They said it couldn’t be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school half-way across the country. Amazing what losing your braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren’s nerves and she can’t wait to return to summer camp where she’s valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she’s broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn’t begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn’t giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn’t really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she’s more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren’s friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she’s changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?
Prequel Novella: March 26, 2013
The Camp Kiss That Started It All…
Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out…
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Writing partners Joanne and Karen Rock pen Young Adult books as a team in addition to solo careers as adult romance writers. Married into the same big, boisterous clan, Joanne and Karen quickly bonded over a shared love of books. After a decade of re-plotting their favorite films during family parties, they decided to write a book of their own. They sold their first attempt a year later, and look forward to the release of their debut, Camp Boyfriend. Now the launch book of both a camp series and the Spencer Hill Contemporary imprint for Spencer Hill Press, Camp Boyfriend has already been noted as a story to watch in 2013 and has been featured as a “Waiting on Wednesday” book on numerous YA book blogs this spring. Joanne and Karen are busy plotting new camp stories and look forward to meeting readers this summer when they’re not doing interviews online. With any luck, they’ll be visiting a summer camp near YOU!
In a quest to provide her eighth grade students with quality reading material, middle school teacher Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. Now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line, Karen is thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. Look for Wish Me Tomorrow, her debut adult romance, in September 2013. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter and two King Cavalier spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch.”
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Joanne Rock writes both contemporary and historical romance for Harlequin. Her next Harlequin Blaze, My Double Life, is a May 2013 release. Prior to writing, she received a Masters in English literature from the University of Louisville in KY. Her love of reading made her want to be a writer from an early age. To this date, Black Beauty and her collection of Nancy Drew books have a place of honor on her keeper shelves, and she is as likely to re-read Wuthering Heights on any given weekend as she is to download something new. When she’s not reading, writing or gabbing with friends about one of the former topics, Joanne is usually at a sports field cheering on one of her three sons in athletic endeavors too numerous to mention.
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