The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.But her to-do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's impossible to have a fling - when you're actually falling in love.
"Well, apparently I live here now - my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here?? Um, it's a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island...."
Hayden was born a werewolf, a Dark Guardian. But her ability to sense the feelings of fellow werewolves has made her life unbearable. She runs away, only to be tracked by charming, mysterious Daniel, a newcomer to the pack and the one Shifter immune to her powers. As she reluctantly follows him home, Hayden finds herself falling dangerously in love....
"Light Read/Good Narration"
Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe: Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother's cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute.... Enjoy!
"Love on the Lifts"
To Do: Investigate the French Quarter; Buy new hammer; Stop worrying that hard hat is going to ruin my hair; Stop thinking about ex-boyfriend. No guys this summer!
Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying - and thrilling - gene that will change her life forever. Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous... and a werewolf.
Brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor - and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.
"Supposedly, dreams reflect our hidden fears and secret desires, all clamoring for attention. The one I'd had last night had been so vivid that even now, as evening drew near, it still made me squirm in my chair. I sat against a wall in the counsel room where the elders and the Dark Guardians - protectors of our society - were discussing how best to ensure our survival. Because I hadn't yet experienced my first transformation, I was considered a novice and was not allowed to sit at the large, round table with the others...."
One-day admission: $15. Summer job: Pros: Living on my own (plus roommates); Rides are free (but avoid the roller coasters-too scary!); Super-hot coworker...Cons: Periodic homesickness; Dressing like Gretel for job in fairyland gift shop; Super-hot coworker....and boyfriend back home.
Date: July 4 Rental type: 2-person sailboat Rented by: Jen Taylor and Dylan Nelson Rental time: 8:15 p.m. Destination: Out to sea! Life jackets: 2 Time back: ??? Don't wait up!
"That's cute. Go have fun in Australia and leave ME - your girlfriend for an entire semester - to waste away on campus, alone. Great.... Now I've got to find a place for an (unbelievably hot as it turns out) Aussie to crash.
"Oh. No. This can't be happening. Me and Sean Reed? Trust Partners for the entire counselors-in-training program? Sean may have deep blue eyes that make my heart flutter whenever he looks at me, but he's always been a troublemaker. Being thrown together all summer? That is so not going to work. Even if he does have a really, really nice smile. Trust me on this."