- Book Name:Grounding Quinn
- Book Author:Steph Campbell
- Book Genre:Contemporary, High School, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Contemporary, Young Adult Romance
- Book ISBN:9781463583279
- Book ASIN:1463583273
- Date of Publication:June 12, 2011
- PDF File Size:0.94Mb
- EPUB File Size:0.64Mb
Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson’s biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother. (Solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second.) That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can’t even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy. Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her- the real her, flaws and all- and that scares the hell out of her. When Ben does the unthinkable- tells Quinn he’s in love with her- she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn lashes out, and punishes him for daring to care about her. But how far can you push someone, even someone that loves you, before they are gone for good?
“Huh? He’s with who?” I can’t imagine Grant having any dark secrets, or him being up to anything shady that she doesn’t want to tell me about. He is pretty much the most stand-up guy I’ve met in my life. “So, then, you didn’t know? He’s with Ben.” That is the first time I have heard his name out loud in almost a week. My face immediately gets hot and the air rushes out of me like a deflating balloon. “Uh...why?” I can’t feel my lips. Or my feet. Come to think of it, I can’t feel much of anything aside from the pounding in my head. “They’re just hanging out I guess.” “Uh…why?” Am I on repeat? “I don’t know, just playing video games and all that junk I’m not into. Quinn, is something wrong?” Sydney narrows her eyes at me. “I wish to God people would stop asking me that!” I yell. She flinches at my tone and I immediately feel bad. “Ok, sorry.” Sydney repositions her gym bag on her shoulder and gives me a faint smile. “Come on, I’ll take you home,” I say. “Are you sure?” She looks nervous now that I have snapped at her. The bounce is totally gone from her pony. “Of course Sydney, you’re my best friend. Let’s just go.” “So, what are you up to tonight?” I ask her once we are in the safe confines of my car. “Not much. Grant is probably going to come over later on, but I’ve got to get up early for gym. Nationals are coming up in a couple of months, you know?” I nod. The windows are fogged over from the thick humidity and I can’t see a damn thing. I crank on the defroster full blast, but turn it to the cold setting, trying to cool my burning face. “What about you? You have any plans?” Before I can answer, she reaches for the temperature control. “Geez, Quinn, it’s freezing in here.” I swat her hand away, “It’s the defroster, bitch.” It flies out of my mouth before I can think about stopping it. She slumps against the passenger door looking injured like I’ve just physically attacked her.