Genre: New Adult
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: September 20, 2016
“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
I canÔÇÖt help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didnÔÇÖt take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper everÔÇª
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes thereÔÇÖs one a week or three in a day, but I need them. SheÔÇÖs the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. NameÔÇÖs Ryen, loves GalloÔÇÖs pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just donÔÇÖt expect to hate what I find.
He hasnÔÇÖt written in three months. SomethingÔÇÖs wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, IÔÇÖm going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. ItÔÇÖs my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldnÔÇÖt even know it.
About The Author:
Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily.
Her books include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as, Corrupt and Misconduct. Please look for Punk 57, coming September 2016 and Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella), coming January 2017.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.