She’s his best friend’s little sister. He’s the biggest player of them all.
They shouldn’t be together. But this summer’s just too tempting.
Sixteen-year-old Emilia Moretti’s goal for the summer is simple: forget her brother’s best friend—Nick Grawsky—ever existed. It should be easy: He’s spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he won’t be telling them they’re like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia won’t stay awake at night thinking about him. She’ll need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next year’s showcase, and she’s finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilia’s resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe it’s the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesn’t get stuck believing in happily ever after…
Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, let’s-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer to…lawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest he’s good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. She’s off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, he’s not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who don’t expect much, for girls he doesn’t want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but he’s not sure he wants to…
At least for this summer.
It’s going to be a summer like no other.
Companion novella of ONE, TWO, THREE
“Note to heart : find someone else to have a crush on.
Note to self : stop talking to yourself, people might think you’re weird.”
First of all, I must say this is the first book I read from the Broken Dreams series (even though the book is supposed to be a companion book to One, Two, Three, I could not resist this blurb). It was not a problem at all as this book is clearly Nick and Em’s “bubble”.
I was completely bewitched by Elodie Nowodazkij’s writing and by Em and Nick’s love story… A fordidden, impossible love story…
I loved that the book was written from both Nick and Em’s points of view. They were so cute together I couldn’t help sighing happily with that goofy grin on my face…
“… instead she steps toward me.
She’s way too close.
She’s not close enough.”
I couldn’t help wanting Nick and Em to realize how perfect they were for each other.
Toward the end of the book, things got very emotional, and I was left wanting more of them… I’ll definitely make sure to read all other books in the series!
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The short story: Young adult author, Elodie Nowodazkij writes the stories swirling in her head during her commuting time.
The long story: Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she’d never lose her French accent. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master’s degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies. Unbeknownst to her professors, she sometimes drafted stories in class. Now she lives in Germany with her husband and their cat (who doesn’t seem to realize he’s not human), and use her commuting time to write the stories swirling in my head. She’s also a serial smiley user.