GENRE: YA Fantasy
Kay flopped down on her beach towel. The familiar excitement in her hazel eyes set me suddenly on edge. I’d seen that look oh-so-many times whenever she spied a good-looking guy.
“You have to see the new counselor who started today,” she gushed. “Vali something or other. He’s teaching archery.”
“Is he cute?” Nikki said, her voice burning with curiosity. She was already sizing him up as a potential summer fling.
“Not so much cute as impossibly hot.”
“You mean hotter than Brian?” Nikki stripped off her hoodie to reveal her daring red tank top. “So when do we get to meet him?”
“Great,” I muttered, rolling my eyes, “another guy who thinks he’s god’s gift to females.” I conveniently ignored my annoyance at the stereotypes lumped against me. My experience with good-looking guys, especially the athletic sort, taught me that they really were conceited when it came to their sex appeal with the opposite gender. And a handsome face did nothing more than hide a dangerous nature that lurked beneath.
Kay chose to ignore my comment, not expecting, of late, anything less. Nikki, of course, threw me a look of pure exasperation and disbelief. How I could disregard the poor guy before I’d even met him? But I didn’t have to meet him to know he would be no different than the others.
A man in his mid-twenties jogged past. His eyes turned in my direction and he stumbled.