Upper YA short stories by today’s hottest authors.
Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and
sizzling nights with a new crush. Those stolen glances and first kisses can
quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.
Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend
in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special.
Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really
Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs:
After breaking Dylan’s heart last year, McKenzie returns to Sutton Lake for
another summer. McKenzie realizes love was in front of her the entire time, but
is it too late for Dylan to forgive her?
Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley
16 year old Ryan thinks he’s in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran’s
farm in a remote town … until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so
cagey about her past?
Forbidden by Melissa Frost:
The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it.
Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother
he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?
Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager:
Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son
the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the
girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them
from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?
Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee:
Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being
rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason
reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers
to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with
her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?
An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall:
Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject
for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just
fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can
Lola tell her family about Sarah?