The story of you and me-Pamela DuMondThe Story of You and Me

She’s driven to save a life.

He’s haunted by breaking one.

Some secrets are too risky to share.

But nothing’s more dangerous than falling in love…

She’s driven to save her life. He’s haunted by breaking one. Some secrets are risky to share. But nothing’s more powerful than falling in love…

Nineteen-year-old Sophie has the kind of hope that makes her do weird things–like leave her family and friends behind in her small hometown and travel thousands of miles to a strange city–Los Angeles.

She didn’t plan on getting into the middle of a bar fight on the USCLA campus her first night in town. She didn’t want to be rescued by twenty-one-year-old Alejandro, the hottest guy she’s ever met. She has no time to fall for a guy because her stakes are high–life and death.

Sophie’s starting a promising, experimental USCLA Medical study that could heal her debilitating disease. But California’s filled with all kinds of alternative healers offering medical miracles. When she ventures on her own to find them, she quickly discovers that L.A.’s a tough city, with bad guys more than happy to take advantage of her.

She hires Alejandro to be her driver and her bodyguard. Their journeys take them to sunny beaches, dicey ghettos, campus hang-outs, gang-infested hoods and celebrity parties. And she learns that healing doesn’t always come the way you think you need it.

Sophie’s healing is six-foot-two-inches tall, has stunning hazel eyes, black, shiny hair and a rock solid chest that shelters her. Her healing is a smart, gorgeous Alpha Boy with a killer sense of humor–Alejandro.

As they fall in love, she realizes Alejandro isn’t your typical college party boy–he has a dangerous past. And Sophie isn’t the only one who keeps secrets.

A Story of Hope.  A Story of Love.  A Story of Redemption

*Recommended for New Adult and Mature Young Adult Readers

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Alex grinned at me and pushed the phone away from our faces for a second. “I’ve got this,” he whispered. Pulled my hand that held the phone close to his face. “Yes, Bubby Sophie.”

“Perfect, Alejandro,” Nana said. “Are you in a romance with my granddaughter? You do know she is a shiksa, yes? It seems many young men of the Jewish faith will happily date shiksas, but not be serious about marrying them. Will this be a problem for you in the future?”

“Nana!” I hollered and collapsed back into my seat. I face palmed my hand into my forehead in sheer humiliation that only a family member could initiate.

Alejandro ran his finger over my cheek and traced my jaw. His fingers landed squarely under my chin that was collapsed in my hands on my chest. He gently lifted my head up. “Put the phone back toward me,” he whispered.

I blushed but did as he asked.

“Bubby Sophie?” he asked.

“I thought for a second I lost you.”

“You’re not going to lose me, Bubby. In fact, I can’t wait to meet you some day soon. In regards to your shiksa granddaughter? I’m crazy about her Wisconsin accent—”

“What accent?” I slapped Alejandro’s thigh with my free hand. He caught my hand and interwove his fingers between mine and pulled me close to him. Which meant I was practically sitting in his lap.

A man in a truck in the next lane honked, leered and said, “Get a room!”

I glared at him. “Get a life!” I struggled to flip him my middle finger but it was currently engaged and wrapped tightly next to Alejandro’s middle finger. He squeezed my hand and winked at me. “Ignore the assholes,” he whispered into my ear and turned back toward the phone. “I adore your granddaughter’s snarky sense of humor…”

I stuck my tongue out at him.

“… her beautiful dairy queen face, the fact that she’s girlie but still thinks football is important and her sheer determination to get things done. So, no, I don’t care that she’s a shiksa. I also don’t care that she’s stubborn and that she’s probably going to test me even further once I get off the phone with you. Can you live with that, Bubby Sophie?”

“Yes,” Nana said. “You seem like a nice young man, and I greatly appreciate you letting me practice my foreign language skills with you.”

“You’re welcome.” Alejandro smiled at me.

“I must run or I’ll be late for the sing-along in the lobby. We’re performing a medley of Michael Jackson songs this week.”

“It’s my honor to have made your acquaintance,” Alejandro said.

“And you, Alejandro Maxwell Levine.”

I leaned into the phone. “I love you, Nana.”

“I love you back, my favorite granddaughter.”

“I’m your only granddaughter.”

“I know,” she said. “Which is number six on my top ten reasons why I love you the most.”

She paused for a moment and I heard her breathing, hard and raspy into the phone. “Nana? You okay?”

“Never better. Just promise me one thing?”

“What?” I asked.

“Life is full of mysteries, odd twists and turns. You think you’re traveling down one road only to discover you veered off and venturing down another. One that is completely unknown. And the new road has no fancy navigation system, no streetlights, or signs and you have no reception on your fancy phone. What do you do? Tell me, Sophie. What do you do?”

Alejandro squeezed my hand. He gazed into my eyes for a second. Smiled. Then turned his eyes back on the road. A lock of his black-brown hair escaped from behind his ear and fell onto his high, sharp cheekbone. He lifted my hand to his mouth and kissed it. Softly. Tenderly. I broke out in chills. Everywhere. “What should I do, Nana?”

“Be kind,” she said. “Just be kind to each other.”

“Okay,” I said.

But she’d already hung up.

 

About the Author

 Pamela DuMond is the writer who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

 She’s addicted to The X Factor. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon – not that other actor guy,) make her cry every time she watches them. (Like – a thousand.) She likes her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark and she lives for a good giggle.

 When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, yoga, movies, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her furballs. If she ever gets her act together, she might even blog more often.

 She’s constantly updating her website, which you can find at :

http://www.pameladumond.com

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Title: The Story of You and Me

Author: Pamela DuMond

Release date: September 17, 2013

Genre: Coming-of-Age, Contemporary Romance

Age Group:  New Adult, Mature Young Adult

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Links to the book:

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18519734-the-story-of-you-and-me

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F9UOO2Q

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-story-of-you-and-me

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