Exclusive Excerpt: Piecing Together Sydney (A Sydney West Novel #3) by Brittney Coon
Next year was my senior year, and I’d be attending classes as a married woman at the age of twenty-two.
God, what did I get myself into? I only wanted to have fun. Now my summer boy will be my husband. How insane is that?
I stared down at my ring, watching it shine in the sun. The diamond captured the light perfectly, turning it into a rainbow of color. For the rest of my life I’d wear a ring on my left hand. Forever Jason was going to own my heart. He was a better keeper than I. My heart surrendered to a cage of ice when it was in my possession. With Jason it was warm and cared for.
Someone cleared their throat a few feet in front of me. I looked up and found Jason giving me one of his signature grins. That smile made my stomach feel like it was filled with butterflies.
“Hey, Syd. Admiring your awesome rock, I see?” He chuckled, sitting down next to me.
A blush burnt my cheeks. “Maybe. My phone’s dead, so I’m bored. How was your test?”
He shook his head. “I told you last night you should plug your phone in, but you never listen.”
I flipped my hair over my shoulder. “Because I would’ve forgotten it on my way out.”
“Not if I unplugged it and put it in your bag before I left for class.” He grabbed my left hand, running his thumb over my ring. “I’m good at taking care of you, Syd.”
A shy smile tugged my lips upward. “Yeah, I know.” I leaned forward and kissed him. He tasted like mint and coffee. I wanted to drink him in and let everything else go. His teeth grazed my bottom lip, sending a coil of need through my core.
Piecing Together Sydney playlist:
1) "Private Parts" by Halestorm
2) "Stars" by Sixx:A.M.
3) "Coming Undone" by Korn
4) "Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato
5) "Falling Part" by Papa Roach
6) "Still Into You" by Paramore
7) "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
8) "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson
9) "Just Give Me a Reason" by P!nk
10) "A Star-Crossed Wasteland" by In This Moment
11) "Father of Mine" by Everclear
12) "I Burn in You" by Lacuna Coil
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About Brittney coon
Brittney Coon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a minor in Film and Media Production. Brittney has always been creative and turned to writing to share the stories playing through her head. In her spare time she reads, watches Friends, attends rock concerts, and hangs out with her cats. She currently lives in Arizona.