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Title: Face the Music
by: Andrea K. Robbins
Publication Date: 6/14/2012
Age Group: New Adult
After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.
Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.
I picked up the sink sprayer and aimed it at his chest. “Back off, buddy.”
He backed away, his hands raised in surrender. “You wouldn’t dare. You don’t have it in you.”
A challenging grin played on his lips.
“Don’t underestimate what I’m capable of,” I said, reaching with one hand to turn on the water.
He lunged for me. I shrieked and drenched him.
He looked at me for a second, as if he couldn’t believe that I had the audacity to commit such a
crime. He then looked down at his shirt, and back up at me again. “You’re really gonna get it
I dropped the sprayer, threw a towel at him, and shuffled for the other side of the table, but I
wasn’t nearly quick enough. “No fair, I’m a cripple,” I complained when he pulled me into a
bear hug and pressed his chest into me, soaking the back of my shirt.
“And I’m sick,” he retorted, pinning my arms behind my back and wrestling me to the ground.
His body was heavy on top of mine, his breath ragged in my ear. The stubble on his chin felt
prickly against my cheek as he held me captive on the floor. Heat radiated off him in waves.
“You’re really hot,” I whispered, wondering if he was feverish. It felt like I was trapped inside a
sauna. Not that I minded.
“Thank you.” He flipped me over onto my back, straddled me with his legs, and pinned my arms
down above my head. His nose was inches from mine. “You’re not so bad yourself.”
Born and raised in eastern Missouri, Andrea K. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Idaho State University and hold degrees in Human Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and Secondary Education. She currently resides in southern Idaho with her husband and two young daughters and enjoys teaching Jr. and High School science and health classes at a local school district. Robbins is also working toward her Masters degree in Science Education through Montana State University. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family or getting lost in a sappy love story.