Harlin (to Charlotte): Is she serious?
Charlotte: Yes, Harlin.
Harlin: Okaaaay. I'm Harlin. I have a motorcycle. I'm a dropout. Wow, I sound like a delinquent.
Charlotte: You kind of are. But Kari, he's also a sweetheart. Even if he pretends like he doesn't care, Harlin's a kind soul.
Harlin: I think you're trying to make out with me.
Charlotte: Oh my God, shut up. *laughs
Kari: *smirks at Harlin* I can't say I'd blame her if she was... But while we're on the subject of making out, tell me about the first time you kissed her.
Harlin: Now this is just voyeurism.
Charlotte: It was sweet. And technically, I might have kissed him. *looks over* Did I?
Charlotte: Either way, we just kissed. Standing in the halls of Saint Vincent's, covered in green paint.
Harlin: Sounds kinky.
Kari: Alright, I'll give you a break on the tongue antics, for now, and ask instead about the first time you... realized how much you liked each other? Kidding. Let's get to the meat of your story. Charlotte, if you could redo things and let Harlin in on things earlier, would you? Or do you think he had to stay on the dark with this one?
Charlotte: I can't change things. And I'm not sure I would. I want to be normal. I want to act normally. All I want is for Harlin to remember me and the best way to do that is to keep living.
Harlin: She should have told me.
Charlotte: No. No, it was better this way. *looks away
Kari: *smiles sadly at Harlin* I might agree with Charlotte, at least on this one. But if you could tell her anything, without repurcussion, what would it be?
Harlin: I would never say anything mean to Charlotte. I'll do anything for her and she knows it.
Charlotte: I do.
Harlin: And if she wants to lie and sneak around...
Harlin: ... then I know it was for a good reason. We're solid, Kari. End of story.
Charlotte: *puts head on Harlin's shoulder
Kari: Can't argue with that, and I for one loved your story. And okay, I admit it Charlotte, you have one of the best boyfriends around. I think it's about time to wrap this up, so is there anything either of you want to say to my readers before you go off to have that make out session?
|(TOTALLY how I picture Harlin)|
Charlotte: Thank you, Kari. Harlin's alright. *side eyes him*
Harlin: Mm, hmm....
Charlotte: Okay, yes. He's great. But our story... it's not just about us. It about love. Real, unflinching, unbound love--from the universe. From... somewhere else. And how the light loves, how it acts, it's painful sometimes. But I have to think that--
Harlin: --it's just so beautiful.
So there you guys have it. Hope that was a nice enough teaser to entice you to want this book! And who can really complain about super hot boys, and kissing?
Now if you want to win a copy of this book, just fill out THIS form to enter!
Contest ends June 5 and IS international, as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country. This is a preorder, and not an ARC. The book will not be shipped until release, which is June 21.
No entries will be accepted through the comments, but they are more than appreciated!