Today is my turn on the blog tour for WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE by Jennifer Honeybourn, and I have an extract to share with you all today! Enjoy!
I trudge back to the kitchen. Amy is scraping food scraps off a plate into a big green garbage bin by the dishwashing station. It’s steamy and smelly back here, like old fried food.
“Table nine?” she asks, catching sight of me. She sets the plate on top of a towering stack of dirty dishes waiting to be loaded into the industrial dishwasher.
I nod, feeling miserable.
Amy passes me a rag. “Cheer up. Only three hours til closing.”
I dab at the stain but it’s no use. The velvet has soaked up the milk and rubbing at it only seems to make it worse. Also, the fluff from the white rag is now sticking to the dark material.
Most nights aren’t this bad. Most nights I actually like working here. And not only because I need the money, although I do. I’m saving for the school band trip to London in the Fall.
I’ve wanted to go to England since I was a kid and my Gran would tell me stories about growing up in London after the war. She used to go back every year and she’d always bring the best stuff home for me — magnets shaped like Big Ben, a snow globe of Buckingham Palace. All kinds of British chocolate.
I can hardly believe I’ll be there in a matter of months.
I’m still rubbing fruitlessly at the stain when Joe sidles up beside me. He’s dressed in a green brocade long vest, black breeches and shiny, knee high black boots.
“Quinn. Excellent. I’ve been looking for you,” he 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 gray. 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 he’s now taller than me and has a light scruff of facial hair, I recognize that smirk. Of course I do.
Wesley James Ruined My Life
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.
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 all at once—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 just get over it.
Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.
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