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The Moment We Fell
By Kelli Warner
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 25th 2019
Wave Runner Publishing
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· $50 Amazon gift card
· Wooden sign that reads: Coffee: because adulting is hard
· Coffee mug
· Decorative candle
**************Nothing good happens when people keep secrets.***************
Paige Bryant’s dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer died along with her mother.
Drowning in grief and plagued by guilt, Paige is blindsided by a provision in her mother’s will
that sends her to live with the father she never knew. Forced to start over in a new town and at
a new school where she’s now the principal’s daughter, Paige is convinced that her life can’t
possibly get more complicated—until fate throws her into the path of the only boy her guardian
tells her is off-limits.
Despite two years on the straight and narrow, Cade Matthews can’t escape his time as a
juvenile delinquent. With his dad behind bars, Cade’s feelings of anger and betrayal are as
relentless as the rumors he’s trying to outrun. The only person not listening to the gossip is the
new girl with her own set of troubles, including a father who will never give Cade a fair shake.
As Paige tries to adjust to her new life and an uncertain future, a set of unopened journals
reveals a dark family secret. When tensions rise to a boiling point, can Paige and Cade make
peace with the past before it destroys them?
Cade slides off the rock and moves to stand in front of me. The rain has stopped. “Tell me about your mom.” Everything in my body threatens to shut down, as if he just pulled the fire alarm on my soul. “What was she like?” Unable to look him in the eyes or grasp a cohesive sentence that consists of more than three words, I stare at the dirt and mumble, “She was amazing.” Cade’s tenor is soft when he asks, “What made her amazing?” “How much time do you have?” Leaning in, he whispers, “As much time as it takes.”
“Dude, you’ve got total stalker eyes,” Jared says after the song comes to an end. “Shut up,” I growl. “I get it,” he says. “But unless you’re willing to go over there and talk to her, you need to holster the daggers you’re throwing at that guy.”
What I want is to know more about this girl. This mix of hurricane and humility that I’ve never experienced before. She’s sassy and self-reliant, tenacious and timid, and beneath her moments of boldness, deep down where she thinks no one can see, this girl is wounded.
“What does your tattoo say?” Without a word, Cade draws back his sleeve to reveal three words: Live Every Day.
Paige tilts her face to the ceiling. Tears leak from the corners of her eyes and I swipe gently at the wetness with my thumbs. “Why are you crying?” “I’ve been so lost since my mom died,” she whispers. My heart aches at her pain, and I want to make things better for her. But sometimes things just hurt and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Mom wasn’t a perfect human being—none of us are—but in my eyes, she came pretty close. She was selfless, always trying to do the best she could for me, even when I didn’t appreciate it or even notice. She impacted my life in a million little ways by merely being a part of it. When I think of it like that—I finally get it. I finally understand the one thing I didn’t before. I thought my grief was a punishment for all I had done wrong, for not being able to save Mom. But the truth is—my grief is proof that I loved her, and that she loved me in return. And that, by any measure, isn’t a punishment. It’s a gift.
I glide across the floor, my powerful legs propelling me effortlessly into the air as I leap, my arms brushing the air gracefully in a grand jeté before I land once more. For a moment, I close my eyes, losing myself in the rhythm, dissolving into the joy exuding from every limb. I whip my leg powerfully in a double fouetté en tournant followed by three more as pure bliss pulses through me. As I move, I envision all I’ve endured—the pain, the emptiness and the longing for a world I’d lost without warning—and I imagine it dissolving into the floor beneath me. In its place springs hope and love and endless possibilities. There’s room now for all that. There’s room for the happy, confident girl who’d been exiled the day her world crumbled beyond her control.
Paige’s Top Ten Tips about Moving to a Small Town
1. Find the coffee shop. There’s always one in a small town and identifying where you can get your daily caffeine fix is essential.
2. Be open to making new friends. No one wants to sit alone in the school cafeteria.
3. Prepare to stand out. Being the new girl in school comes with a lot of unwanted attention, especially when you are the principal’s daughter.
4. Join the dance team or be prepared to say no—repeatedly.
5. Stop trying to figure out why your mom sent you here. It’s your home now, don’t fight it.
6. Every small town has its annual traditions. Embrace them and take your little sister to visit Santa.
7. Get used to talking about your feelings. Everyone is going to want you to do that.
8. Rumors and gossip travel fast in a small town. Watch what you say and don’t believe everything you hear.
9. Be open to possibilities. Maybe things didn’t turn out the way you expected, but change can bring new beginnings.
10. Don’t write off the bad boy in town. There’s likely more to him than meets the eye. (wink)
Kelli Warner writes humorous and relatable young adult and contemporary romance novels, the kind of
stories that get your insides so wound up in an ooey gooey mess that you forget about the un-fun stuff in
life. She’s passionate for a good cup of coffee (even a bad one on a desperate day), enjoying time with
friends and family, and spending lazy Saturday mornings watching the Food Network. Kelli and her
husband live in Oregon with their two teenaged children and an outstanding border collie named Lucy