Publication Date: September 3, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crave
Fate changer Daisy Layne is nervous about searching Europe for a firstborn son doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday. But she’s the only one who can save him. No pressure or anything. She needs the help of guide Andrei Vasile, who she’s been talking to online for two years. Still, meeting him in person…that’s a whole different story.
Andrei is determined to keep Daisy safe, even if touching her could kill him. At least, that’s what his family has told him about fate changers like Daisy. She’s strong and beautiful, and it’s his job to keep her alive. Unfortunately, what she doesn’t know could kill her.
Save a life. End a curse. And never, ever get too close...
“So, are you that type?” Daisy said as she dragged her feet.
“The kind that doesn’t ask for directions.” She smiled as if she’d come up with the perfect joke. Which made her adorable.
“Are you that type?” Now he was smiling.
She gave him a confused look. “What type?”
“The kind who uses the ‘men won’t ask for directions’ cliché.”
Her lips tugged at the corners as she tried to keep from smiling. “Well, it’s true. I’d ask for directions.”
“Prove it. Put your money where your mouth is.” He nodded at a man approaching them with a newspaper under his arm. “Go ahead and ask him.”
The man had a scowl on his face. His steps were quick and sharp.
“Um, maybe not him,” she said.
“You scared of him?”
He chuckled. “Guess I win then?”
“We were betting?” She walked single file behind him, so the man could pass. “You didn’t say anything about a bet.”
He stopped and turned to face her. “It’s an easy wager. A kiss.”
She took a step back. “There was no wager. You have to say what the bet is before the thing you’re betting on happens. No bet.”
This time, he took a step forward. “I thought it was implied.”
“No, it wasn’t.”
Another step closer. “So, you’re the type that doesn’t pay her debts.”
“I do, too.”
“Then you’re afraid.”
“I am not.”
“What’s stopping you?”
“Then I’m going to collect my winnings.”
Before she could back up again, he took another step and cupped her face in his hands. She started to say something, but he stopped her with his lips on hers. He kissed her for a good long moment, savoring her soft mouth. Enjoying her response in the way she kissed him back and the way her body leaned into his. He released her and looked into her eyes.
“Best bet ever,” he said.
Her smile lit up her face. “There was no bet.”
About the Author
Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother's animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. With kids of all ages populating Brenda's world, it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical for both younger readers and the young at heart. And because she married her prince charming, there's always a romance warming the pages. Her favorite books are The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Kings Row by Henry Bellamann, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. When she's not writing, she hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. In her free time, Brenda enjoys hanging out with her family, haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or just reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).