A Scene from Promising You (Jade #4)

Promising YouPromising You (The Jade Series #4) comes out later this month, but for now I’m sharing a scene from the book! This scene involves Jade and Garret talking about Ava’s reality show.
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“I watched Cassie and Kurt, that morning talk show. They had your girlfriend on as their first guest.”

“You were on the Cassie and Kurt show?” Garret kids.

“Your other girlfriend. Ava.”

“She’s not my girlfriend so stop saying that.”

“Well, this morning she basically told all of America that you’re her boyfriend.”

“Great. That’s just what I need. Like I’m not getting enough emails and—” He stops.

“You’re getting emails from fans of the show?”

He sighs. “Somehow my email got out and I’ve been getting like a thousand emails a day.”

“When did you start getting the emails?”

“Last Saturday. At first it was just a few, but then more started coming in and now it’s out of control.” He reaches over me to get his phone from the table by my bed. “That reminds me, I need to get a new email address and shut the old one down.”

“Did you read any of the emails?”

“A few. They’re pretty much all the same.” He swipes through his phone.

“What do they say?”

“Just stupid shit. I don’t even remember.”

“Can I read one?” I hold my hand out for the phone.

His eyebrows raise. “You’re not going to like what they say.”

I keep my hand extended. He gives me the phone and I open one of the emails and read it out loud.

“‘Garret, I love you. Will you marry me? Kristy.’” I hold the phone up to him. “What do you think, Garret? Yes or no?”

He pushes the phone down and kisses me. “Email her back. Tell her I’m already engaged.”

“That’s a lie. You shouldn’t lie to your adoring fans.”

“It’s not a lie. You and I are engaged.”

I laugh. “Really? When did this happen?”

“Sunday. With your concussion you probably forgot.”

He looks serious and for a moment I believe him. Memory loss is a side effect of a concussion. I glance at my hand quick. No ring.

“Don’t tease me like that. For a minute I thought you were telling the truth.”

“And what if I was? Would it be so bad if we were engaged?”

“No.” I smile as I say it, which is so unlike me. A year ago I didn’t even want to date anyone and I definitely didn’t want to get married. “But I’d like to be able to remember the proposal.”

“When it happens, you’ll remember it.”

His comment has me imagining how he might propose. Not that I’m expecting a proposal anytime soon. Or ever.

He tucks my hair behind my ear. “You know, that’s the first time you haven’t totally freaked out when I brought up the marriage topic.”

“That’s not true.”

“It’s true. You hate it when I talk about it. In fact, I think Kristy or whatever her name is, would probably marry me before you would.”

“Kristy is not getting you. And none of these other girls are either.” I pick up his phone again and open another email. A photo pops up. “Garret, this girl sent you naked pictures!”

“Really? Let me see.” He grabs the phone and checks out the photos.

“Hey! Don’t look at those!” I reach for the phone.

He hands it back to me. “You’re way hotter.”

“You’re just saying that,” I mumble as I open another email. “This one says ‘Garret, I want to lick your—’ This is disgusting! She doesn’t even know you and she’s saying all these things she wants to do to you. I don’t even do those things to you!”

“Maybe you should,” he says, smiling as he gets up.

I scan the email again, seeing if I would want to try some of these things on Garret.

Excerpt taken from Promising You (The Jade Series #4) 
Copyright 2014 Allie Everhart