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The Stillburrow Crush - Chapter 3

Tomorrow is the big day for 2010 debut author Linda Kage. The Stillburrow Crush will (finally!) release. We've been previewing the first three chapters of Linda's fab book and today we're posting Chapter 3. But first, if you're not up to speed, here's the blurb:

Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.

But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?

Click here for Chapter One, which Linda posted on her blog last week.

Click here for Chapter Two, which we posted yesterday.

And today we're posting Chapter Three! Here's a sneak peak:

My heart did a little skip. He was wearing his church clothes: a pale gray, long-sleeved, button-up shirt with a blue tie that had maroon diamonds running in diagonal lines down the front. His shirt was tucked into darker gray, almost charcoal, pleated pants. I could tell he’d shaved since the day before because his jaw was smooth and naked. He looked sleek and expensive and flawless.

I wanted to run and attack him too. I wanted to beat on his chest and demand, “Why’d you hurt me yesterday? Why’d you have to ask me for that stupid walk?”

But then he peered into my eyes, holding his face and his body still. And those eyes of his—those all-too-expressive eyes that crinkled softly—held sadness and compassion. I blinked away a sudden stinging, lowered my head, and began to retreat.

Click here to read Chapter Three!

And be sure to stop by Linda Kage's blog today where she'll be interviewing her hero, Luke Carter.

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