From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible Vastness of Us and the On Dublin Street series comes a heartfelt and beautiful new young adult novel, set in Scotland, about daring to dream and embracing who you are. Order your copy of THE FRAGILE ORDINARY today!
About THE FRAGILE ORDINARY:
I am Comet Caldwell.
And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.
People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.
But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.
When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.
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“Endearing and relatable, Comet-the girl who is searching for her place in this world-will shoot through the sky and into your heart.”
— #1 New York Times bestselling author Erin Watt
to at the same time, I’d like to think I’m not
self-absorbed. I did offer to spend the rest of the day with Vicki, not wanting
to leave her alone when she was feeling so down about her parents’ separation,
but she insisted she had a ton of work to do for the show.
was kind of glad it would be over soon. It had stolen all their time, and yes,
as petty as it may seem, I was jealous it had brought the two of them closer
to the esplanade. Not only was I jittery over my confusing conversation with
Vicki about what it was Tobias wanted from me, but I was tense over meeting up
with Stevie. We were basically about to hand him an ultimatum, and ultimatums
usually didn’t turn out well.
my heart started to pound, my pulse thrumming hard in my neck. He turned and
caught sight of me and began to stride up the street toward me. His pace
quickened and he seemed so determined my knees quavered a little.
but the greeting died on my lips as he cupped my face in his warm hands and
bowed his head to kiss me.
as I closed my eyes and clung to his arms. His lips were soft, coaxing,
brushing against mine, teasing me. Heat flashed through my body from the tips
of my toes to my cheeks, and I leaned in, looking for something beyond even
this. This felt nothing like Ethan’s kiss.
and murmured against them, “Open your mouth.”
without hesitation. When his mouth returned to my mouth he touched his tongue
to mine, just a flick, a torment that made me whimper in confusion. Everything
within me seemed to tighten, coiling into an increasing tension as his tongue
danced more forcefully with mine. It was a dance I easily followed, kissing him
back with more fervor, my fingers digging into his arms.
with an urgency I’d never felt before.
sought to catch our breaths and equilibrium. “I should have done that last
night,” he finally whispered.
made him smile with such affection that I wondered how I could have possibly
doubted his feelings for me. Tobias King liked me. Me. Comet Caldwell. If
someone as special as Tobias could like me so well, maybe I was a little bit
About Samantha Young:
Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017
Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.