She not only teasers us with a sigh-worthy excerpt from Catastrophic History, but also divulges a few details about the boys of her story. And Oh. My. Swiss. Cheese... Patrick!! He's such a funny, vibrant soul. This boy will constantly have you smiling and when all is revealed at the end? My heart can be seen fluttering high above Golden Gate Bridge.
Teaser & Guest Post - Jess Rothenberg
“It’s okay,” said Patrick, his voice soft and serious. For once. “I’m right here.”
He let me cry into his lap for I don’t know how long, right below a giant redwood tree on the edge of Highway 1. He stroked my hair. Told me everything would be okay. The stars were all out, twinkling and shining, and the ground had grown damp beneath us. I felt him lean back and slowly unzip his jacket. He placed it over me, and I snuggled in even closer. I was so angry and upset I could hardly keep my eyes open, like a little kid after a temper tantrum.
“I bet,” I whispered,” once upon a time, you made someone really, really happy.”
If Patrick answered me, I didn’t hear him. I had already fallen into a dark, distant, stormy sleep.
<3 About the Boys <3
So there are two guys running around in Catastrophic History…. The first is Jacob, the guy who broke Brie’s heart beyond repair, and who (she’ll discover all the way from the Great Beyond) could be hiding a major secret about the night she died.
And then there’s Patrick, a boy Brie meets in her version of the afterlife (a pizza parlor called Little Slice of Heaven), who died in the ‘80s and has been hanging around in a Top Gun-style leather jacket ever since. Patrick’s a bit of a lost soul who shows Brie the ropes of what it means to be Dead and Gone, and helps her navigate the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance) so she can finally move on.
<3 What makes Patrick so swoon-worthy? <3
To me, Patrick’s crazy sense of humor is what makes him so swoon-worthy! But he’s also very loyal, very kind, and has a really big heart. Which, for a girl who’s literally heart broken, comes in pretty handy! Still, don’t let his snarky one-liners fool you… because Patrick might just have a few big secrets of his own. Ooh la la. ;)
Are you clambering for a copy of this already? You should be! My fingers are already twitching toward my copy to reread. Trust me, you want to meet these boys to uncover their shocking secrets and of course, Patrick is 101% guaranteed to make you smile :) Plus Brie? I LOVE HER!
Hop over to Lisa's blog to read a sweet, yet touchingly sad teaser from Once by Anna Carey!