May I introduce: @AshelynDrake "Our Little Secret"

 by Ashelyn Drake

Becca Daniels needs a passing math grade…but what she wants is to spend more time with Toby Michaels. 
The only problem is Toby is her best friend’s twin, and Tori has a very firm “no dating the brother” policy. 
But Becca’s grade has hit rock bottom and she needs a tutor. It just so happens that Toby is a math genius and more than happy to help—lucky her! Working so closely with the handsome, popular Toby, Becca can’t hide her attraction, and it soon becomes obvious he feels the same way. 
Becca doesn’t want to lose her best friend, but she isn’t willing to give up Toby either. 
At first, sneaking around is fun, stealing kisses right under Tori’s nose. But things take an ugly turn when Toby’s ex-girlfriend Meredith catches them together. Meredith demands Toby take her back and restore her reputation, or she’ll tell Tori their secret. Do they dare tell Tori the truth? Or would that just make things worse? 
Surrounded by secrets and knee-deep in deception, something has to give… 
How far is Meredith willing to go to keep Toby and Becca apart? 
And how much is Becca willing to risk to keep… 
Our Little Secret?


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I giggle, choking on sprinkles.
“You okay?” He sits up and pats me on the back.
“Fine. Sprinkles got me.”
“Chocolate ones don’t do that.” He raises his eyebrow and licks his ice cream.
“No, only the rainbow ones are deadly.” I shake my head, feeling more at ease around him.
“I thought I was going to have to give you mouth-to-mouth.”
I wouldn’t have objected. “Better luck next time.”
“Ooh, the real Becca Daniels came out to play tonight.”
“What are you saying? You don’t like the way I normally act?”
“Not saying that at all. I’m just glad you’re loosening up around me.”
I polish off the last of the sprinkles. “It’s easier to relax when Tori isn’t down the hall.”
“I agree.”
We finish our ice cream in silence. Not awkward silence, though. It’s peaceful. We’re enjoying each other’s company.
When I finish, he cocks an eyebrow at me. “You’re not eating your cone?”
“I never do. The ice cream and sprinkles are the best part. Why fill up on a cone?”
He reaches over and takes it from me. “I’ll be right back. Don’t go running out on me.”
“I wouldn’t think of it.”
He dumps my cone, and his, in the garbage and heads back to the car. “It’s cold out there tonight.”
“It’s not even officially spring yet and you just ate ice cream.”
“I thought you were supposed to be some super genius.” I nudge him with my elbow.
“Certain things cloud my judgment.”
“Oh? Like?”
“Hot girls sitting in my car.”
“Are you hiding them in the back seat?” I turn around, pretending to look.
“What has gotten into you tonight?”
I have no idea. “I guess I feel like I can be myself around you now.” “Why?”
I shrug, not feeling quite so confident anymore. “Because I know my crush isn’t so one-sided.”
“It’s definitely not.” He brushes his fingers across my cheek before cupping my face and pulling me toward him. His lips press against mine, lingering there. It’s not the heart-stopping kiss we had in his bedroom, but it still gives me chills. When he pulls away, it takes me a minute to catch my breath.
I have to tell you something,” he says.
“No good conversation ever started with those words.”
He sighs. “Tori told me a long time ago that she doesn’t want me dating her friends.”
Are we dating now?
“She even made me promise.”
“Oh.” Well, that’s not good at all. Not only am I going behind her back by dating Toby, but he’s breaking his promise to her. “So, what are we supposed to do now?”
He leans forward and kisses me again, deeper this time. It’s not a solution to our problem, but for now, I push all other thoughts aside. He finally pulls away and stares into my eyes. “You know what?”
“Rainbow sprinkles do taste better.”
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She also writes speculative fiction under the name Kelly Hashway. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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