Series- Knotted Roots Book # 1
Genre-Young Adult Romance
Release Date-March 29, 2013
Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton’s summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty’s farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can’t seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?
“Her name’s Lulu. She’s a real beauty, isn’t she?” he asked as he continued to smile down at me. I continued to gaze at him, unable to form words. I nodded instead. “You’re not much of a talker, are ya?”
“Y-y-yes,” I stammered. “I mean…what?”
“Betty told me that you volunteered to help muck out the stalls today. Are ya ready to get to work?” he asked.
“What?” I had no idea what he was talking about, but from the glint in his eye and the little smile on his face, I knew it couldn’t be good. “I have no idea what that is.”
“It means clean out the stalls that the horses are housed in,” he replied, his smile growing wider as he stared at me. “You’re new to all this, aren’t ya?”
“What gave you a clue?” I couldn’t hide the sarcastic tone in my voice. Great, the first time I was finally able to form a coherent thought and I acted like a total witch. Great impression I’ve made on him so far.
“It’s not that bad, I promise. Kate used to handle this, but with her early admission to USC…well, we’re glad to have your help,” he said as he handed me a large, dirty pitch fork. I held it away from me, unable to hide the disgust that I felt.
“I don’t think so. I didn’t sign up to be the resident pooper scooper,” I replied, putting my hand on my hip, dropping the disgusting tool on the ground as I looked up at him.
He laughed. The sound was like music to my ears. I never knew that the sound of laughter could make me feel so full of light. When he laughed it was as if the angels sang directly in my head. I was stunned into silence; all bravado disappeared in the presence of his happiness. I knew that my mouth had gone slack again, but this time I couldn’t stop myself. I’m sure he believed I was a complete idiot after yet another disastrous meeting.
“Knotted Roots” Playlist
1. Hunter Hayes- “Wanted”
2. Pink- “Just Give Me a Reason”
3. Kelly Clarkson- “Dark Side”
4. Glee Cast- “Girl on Fire”
5. Hunter Hayes- “Somebody’s Heartbreak”
6. Hunter Hayes- “All You Ever”
7. Hunter Hayes- “Rainy Season”
8. Demi Lovato- “Give Your Heart a Break”
9. Avril Lavigne- “Keep Holding on”
10. Danny Gokey- “I Will Not Say Goodbye”
Each and every song on this playlist was an inspiration for a scene in Knotted Roots. Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” is literally the theme song for the book. I listened to this song on repeat during the entire time I wrote. His whole album is amazing and kept me going through the long nights of writing.
About the Author:
Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn’t work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Ruthi-Kight/e/B00C470JAS/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
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