Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be on the blog tour for Girl Spoken For by Suzie T. Roos. Today, I have an amazing excerpt to share with you, plus the book trailer! First, here’s more information about the book:
Girl Spoken For is the first in an all new YA series that is edgy with a splash of innocence and a smidgen of humor that fans of Some Boys by Patti Blount and Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles will enjoy.
I was “spoken for” by a Mob grandson, which was either terrifying or kind of cool – I wasn’t sure which one yet.
When the realities of life shatter her fragile innocence, Tatum Duncan’s courage and resilience are tested. She’s determined to be in control of her future. But the love of her life, Zach Bertano, and his mob family may have other plans.
Will she “speak for” Zach, like he has “spoken for” her? Or will Tatum walk away?
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And now here’s the excerpt. Enjoy!
“You May Need Me”
The route to the principal’s office would be a long and lonely walk. But I wasn’t alone. Zach Bertano was in the hall and headed straight for me. Zach, the loner guy every girl wanted but no one could get close to. We were friends, but he never asked me to do anything with him. He was just a “school friend”—a hot school friend. He was tall and slender. Not to mention I had a thing for guys with Johnny Cash black hair and onyx eyes. His smile was the only bright thing in my life at the moment.
Zach was “different.”
“Hey, Tate, I heard you get paged.” He stepped up to me.
His brightness warmed my soul like hot cocoa going down.
“Why did you take on ‘Neville the Devil’ by yourself yesterday? Then you skipped last period. What’s going on? Are you okay?”
I couldn’t breathe. Zach knew how to make me feel cared for. “I’m fine. And trust me, I’d rather have been in class than walking all the way home.”
He had one of those infectious laughs. “You walked? If I’d known, I could have driven you. That’s a long way. Now, tell me why you attacked Neville. What did he do this time?”
What girl thinks she can impress a guy by telling him she went postal on a jerk who asked for a blow job? “Plain and simple, he wasn’t a gentleman. And I’ve had . . . well, kind of a bad couple of weeks. I just wasn’t thinking straight. So here I am.”
He stepped closer, looking down at me. “I heard about your grandma—I’m real sorry, Tatum. I know how much she meant to you.”
It would have been easier if he’d stepped on my toes, but instead, Zach had to juggle the “I care” card.
The intercom clicked on. “Tatum Duncan, immediately report to the main office.”
I started to shake, knowing my life had come down to one decision. Dear god, my mother was right. It was over for me.
One suspension. Zero scholarships. Equaled Maryville.
The heater must have clicked on. The cami under my mom’s favorite poodle sweater from her high school days stuck to my body. When I’d asked her to wear her old sweater this morning it made her unreasonably happy, and she’d eagerly handed it over. Little did she know I’d planned on wearing it with a miniskirt and the combat boots she hated so much.
I adjusted my skirt and sweater. “Guess they’re looking for me. See ya, Zach.”
“Wait. I’ll go with you.”
I paused, looking back to examine his face. He was serious.
“Why? For what?”
He kept walking, passing me. “Because you may need me. Let’s go.”
And now here’s the official book trailer! Enjoy!
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She and her husband have lived everywhere from Philadelphia, PA to out West in Santa Monica, CA. They’re thankful they could expose their children to different American lifestyles and cultures.
Besides writing, Suzie’s hobbies include movies, traveling, and especially concert going with her husband and friends.
She’s always been an animal lover and animal rights advocate. She is certified by FEMA in IS-00011.a Animal in Disasters: Community Planning. She’s also an active volunteer at the Humane Society of Missouri.
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