BLOG TOUR – Kickflip Summer
by Danielle Jacks
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 15th 2020
All I want is one last summer of fun with my best friend, Toby.
Blue Oaks Theme Park seems like a perfect place to work while blowing off some steam. It’s our last summer before university and we want to make every day count. The thing I didn’t consider was being attracted to my new boss.
But it’s just one summer. One quick fling. What harm can it do?
Returning home is something I can’t avoid. My dad wants me to start getting serious about my future, while I want to spend the summer teaching kids skateboarding.
As always, he gets his own way, but when a cute brunette – literally – knocks me off my feet, I’m finding the theme park interesting in a whole new way.
A summer romance. Totally insubstantial. I can handle that. Right?
Two people brought together by chance. Both finding something they don’t know they need. A sweet romance about finding a home in the heart.
from the main path into the small woodland. My concentration stays with my
phone until a squirrel jumps from a nearby branch. Stopping to admire the small
creature, I hear a second pair of footsteps echoing in the distance. My heart
begins to race when I don’t see anyone approaching. Studying the trees, nothing
looks suspicious. I loop back around and hide behind a large trunk, waiting to
see if anyone appears. My breath hitches as someone begins to move towards me.
To steady my nerves, I count to ten, waiting for the person to move closer. I
leap out from behind the tree and push the rock hard body against the bark. My
eyes wander up his face, lingering on his lips before I meet Bear’s brooding
eyes. The surprise on his face would be comical if I didn’t feel so on edge.
He smiles with amusement.
could probably push me away if he wanted to. We stare at each other, neither
one of us willing to back down.
are you following me?”
His face is unreadable. “It’s not safe for you to be walking around these woods
looking after myself. Besides, why would he care what happens to me? We haven’t
known each other that long and we’re only co-workers. “Strange men like you
could be following me, you mean?”
be a serial killer lurking in these woods.”
for a second. Why is he so confusing?
almost sound like an accusation. I haven’t done anything wrong.
midday. Besides, I’m a big girl. I can look after myself. What have I done to
make you think otherwise?”
bet all murder victims say that.”
soften, although I keep my expression neutral.
interesting happened here? The only thing that’s scary is the theme park rides,
and they are built for thrills.”
other, I slowly become aware of where we are. The surrounding forest begins to
breathe again as the tension leaves my body. I ease away, allowing him to
regain his balance.
I roll my eyes. “Get over yourself.”