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Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner.
So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score once and for all—by getting him fired.
But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.
"Quinn. Excellent. I've been looking for you," Joe says, clapping a hand on my shoulder. "I'd like you to meet the newest addition to the Tudor Tymes team."
New Guy is beside him. He's a few inches taller than me, with wide shoulders that strain against his billowy pirate shirt. The eye not covered by the patch is a stormy grey. When he pushes the pirate hat back on his head and out of his face, I catch a glimpse of shaggy blonde hair.
I smile at him, ready to welcome him to our strange little world, when he lifts the eye patch and I fully see his face.
"No need for introductions," New Guy says, with a smirk. "Q and I go way back."
The smile freezes on my face. Because even though it's been five years and even though he's now taller than me and I've never seen him dressed as a pirate before, I recognize that smirk. Of course I do.
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My dream, ever since I was in the second grade, was to one day walk into a bookstore and see a book I’d written on the shelves. So when I got the call in March 2015 that Swoon Reads wanted to publish Wesley James Ruined My Life, it was a life-changing moment for me. Now, with the release date ...read moreadvice, writing, wisdom, Jennifer Honeybourn, author, Wesley James Ruined My Life