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I’ve been in love with Hadley Monroe for three years. Over a thousand days.
But Hadley doesn’t see me. Not the real me, anyway.
It’s time to change all that.
I need to show her—convince her—that we could be more than friends. That we are actually perfect for each other.
It’s time to put it all out there. Risk everything before it’s too late.
It’s time for a grand gesture.
It’s time to reveal that I’m her Secret Crush.
Praise for THE SECRET CRUSH: “It’s like Clue but with love.” –I’m A Book Shark
My head tilted back, and I leaned on his chest. His thumb continued, now sliding up and down my forefinger. Tiny swipes back and forth, each one like a flame licking my hot skin. My fingers tingled with the need to touch him back, but I couldn’t move. All the noise from the other rooms seemed to fade away as he held me there. And even though I didn’t know who he was, I felt at home in his arms. Like it was where I belonged.
“Close your eyes, Hadley.” My eyes slid shut upon his command. “No peeking.”
I nodded, keeping my eyes tightly shut as he spun me around, facing him. My lips parted slightly as he reached up and cupped my face in his hands. I held my breath, anticipating whatever he was going to do next. My pulse raced as the seconds ticked by. God I hope he kisses me, I prayed.
“I want you to do something for me, Hadley.”
“Okay,” I murmured.
“When everything is over tonight. When the last guest has gone home and the lights are all out. When you’re back in your dorm and the world is quiet, I want you to glance out your window and look out at the stars. At how brightly they shine down from millions of miles away. And then I want you to remember what I’m telling you right now.”
He moved his face against mine, his breath like a warm caress against my cheek. “You, Hadley, shine brighter than them all. You radiate beauty and warmth and passion and determination. You put them to shame, Hadley.”
I sucked in a breath as tears pooled at his beautiful words. And just then, when I was filled to the brim with so much emotion I could explode, his lips came down on mine.
I sighed in contentment as his warm and soft lips pressed against my own with the briefest of kisses, leaving me craving more.
But before I could even flutter my eyes open, he was gone.
~~Jess’s 5* Review~~
I recently just finished this cute novella by Sarah M. Ross. I have never read a book set up the way this novella was written. I am a fan of dual POV and when you start this book you get the "secret crush's" POV. You don't know who the person is and I found myself trying to figure out who this person was as each chapter finished.
The setting of the story takes place in Hadley our main characters senior year of college. It is the fall semester and Hadley is in charge of a fundraiser for her sorority. Since it is my favorite time of year Halloween I was even more excited! Hadley decides to a haunted house which requires all of her friends and crush's help.
Hadley find out that she has a crush by the sweetest gesture of cute notes and little gifts. As you can assume Hadley gets frustrated trying to figure out who her crush is that she tries and takes matter into her own hands. Needless to say her crush was always on step ahead of her.
In the end I loved who turned out to be Hadley's secrecy crush! And I love how this novella turned out. So if you want a light hearted and fun read this is a novella for you!
About Sarah M. Ross:
Sarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her.
She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers' Nation, but couldn't take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!
Sarah's debut novel, AWAKEN, released in January, 2012. Other novels include AVENGE, ATONE, ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, and INHALE EXHALE.