Hello Readers! Another great book for lazy summer days is
About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe!
Check out the excerpt below, and grab a copy today!
About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Publisher: Swoon Romance
Available for Purchase: Amazon
Noah I was three measures into a different Celtic song when a sound broke my concentration. A footstep? Probably not. I frowned and kept playing. But somehow, the shades of darkness shifted. I squinted. Someone stood on the blacktop where we shot baskets, half hidden by the side of the deck. My heart rate picked up. There was only one person it could be. The others were inside, and Amanda didn’t go anywhere without Haley. I kept playing, just more quietly. “You can come out,” I said. “I know you’re there.” Gabby’s voice came from the blackness. “How?” I waited until she reached the bottom of the steps. “A shadow moved or something.” “Oh.” She stepped up and sat on the stair just below the deck’s floor. “That sounds familiar.” Crap. I’d been playing her song again. I purposely plucked the wrong string, the flat note twanging out like a slap. “Haven’t played it in awhile.” Idiot, idiot. You played it a few minutes ago. If she was outside, she heard it. She leaned back on her elbows and faced the backyard. “It’s still good.” I could’ve switched songs. I so wanted to. But a perverse need to show her just how great the song could be filled me with determination. So I let myself fall completely into the music, each note ringing out with precision and aching sweetness. Finally, when my chest was so tight I could barely breathe, I stopped. My body still rocked uncontrollably forward and back, the last notes reverberating into the night. She said nothing. Just sat there as if she deserved the whole performance. And I was caught. I wanted to jump up and go inside. But I also wanted to lean toward her. Remember how much you liked that last summer? Do you still? I had to be the biggest fool between here and whatever the hell river ran through Texas. She sighed, and it broke through the Gabby-cloud in my mind. “What’re you doing out here, Gabby?” She looked over her shoulder at me, but I couldn’t see her face in the darkness. Just her soft voice floated out. “Why didn’t you play games with everybody?” I picked idly at the guitar strings. “I’m tired of games. Especially ones I can’t win.”