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Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC (May 9, 2014)
Print Length: 100 pages
#1 New York Times Bestseller Jamie McGuire returns to self-publishing with this
page-turning YA account of Erin Easter, one of three Erins in the small senior class of
rural Blackwell High School who not only share a first name, but also their birthday. Erin
Easter, raised by a neglectful single mom, keeps to herself and admires Weston Gates
from afar. The other Erins, Erin A. and Erin M. are the darlings of the community:
daughters of the two wealthiest families in town, best friends, cheerleaders, and
everything Erin Easter isn’t–and they never let her forget it. Erin A. has even claimed
Weston since the 8th grade.
Weston is a well-liked star athlete, and the son of two prominent attorneys. He struggles
daily with the pressures of living up to his family name and secretly empathizes with Erin
Easter’s feeling that she belongs somewhere else; in a different life. Not until he begins
sneaking nights out with Erin does he gain the courage to buck expectations and
acknowledge his feelings … both for his future, and for her.
But when a shocking tragedy rocks the tiny town, Erin’s life is turned upside down in the
best way possible. But when the truth is revealed and everything Erin thinks she wanted
falls into her lap, life only becomes more complicated.
“What are you reading?” A deep voice asked from the seat behind me.
I barely acknowledged Weston’s question, holding the cover of my book just high
enough for him to see.
He nodded, waiting for me to speak. When I didn’t, he offered a small smile, and began
to sit back. “What are you reading?” I asked.
Weston immediately leaned toward me, sharing his cover the way I had.
“Piers Anthony?” Weston cleared his throat to stifle a cough, and then smiled. “I like his
I nodded. “I approve.”
“Good,” Weston whispered. “I was worried.” After a short pause, he leaned into my ear
again. “Why don’t you ever talk to me in Art class?”
We had Art together in seventh period, the class I looked forward to all day. Weston was
in there, but more importantly, people like the Erins and Brady weren’t. We were serious
about our work, and it was the one place during the school day that I could be
“I guess I was just busy.”
“Are you going to be busy today?”
“Well, maybe I’ll get lucky and you’ll take a break.” I turned around to hide my grin, but
not before glancing back and seeing the familiar look of hatred in Alder’s
Whore, she mouthed, glaring at me.
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About the Author:
New York Times best selling author Jamie McGuire has penned the Providence series
and contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband
and three children. She is an RT(R), a graduate of Autry and Oklahoma Northern
College, and a full time writer.