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296 pages, Hardcover
First published May 1, 2018
"...if the king or queen were visiting your house, they might see something they wanted, and they'd take it. So it behooved hosts to fill their house with extra knickknacks or objets d'art, so they could give away something less valuable or sentimental."
"You're important to me, Isa, and things that are important to you are important to me. No matter what's going on with my sister."
Who's the reason I'm here this summer.
Which, in turn, makes her the reason Isa is here this summer. Would Ben still have sent that email if we'd gone to Key West like we planned?
"Are you sure about this?" I ask, and everyone's head turns toward me. I look at Ellie, and... oh wow, I never understood the "glaring daggers" thing, but those are some sharp eyeballs.
Maybe that wasn't exactly the best thing to say when your sister tells you she is engaged, but I can't help it.
Leaning back in my chair, I fold my arms over my chest. I like Alex---I do. He's a genuinely nice guy, but he comes with a lot of baggage, and I can never escape the feeling that it's more than a little unfair that I'm going to have to carry some of the weight, just so Ellie can be a princess.
"Well life isn't always fair," she says,"and I'm dreadfully sorry my falling in love with a wonderful man is an inconvenience to you."
I snort. "Oh, right, because you'd've fallen for Alex even if he worked at the Sur-N-Sav, I'm so sure."
Ellie's eyebrows nearly shoot up into her hairline. "What is that supposed to mean?"