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Book 1 in The Lost Summer Series
The Companion Prequels to The Kaleidoscope Seriesr
Melina Christopoulos is the devil in Dior.
At least that’s how sixteen-year-old AJ Hertz has always seen her. And he should know. He’s been best friends with Lina’s triplets, Theo and Lexi, since third grade. But Lina? She’s hated him from hello . . . and the feeling is pretty much mutual. The only thing the two teens have in common is their drive to succeed, Melina as a rising star in the modeling industry and AJ as a soccer phenom gaining national attention.
For as long as he can remember, AJ has dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, so when he’s accepted into the summer training program at the country’s most elite soccer academy, he leaps at the chance to go. His parents scrape together the cash for tuition, but paying for a room on campus is out of the question. So Theo and Lexi’s father saves the day, offering to let AJ stay at the Christopoulos family’s vacation home on Lake Loman, just minutes from the academy. There’s just one hitch: he’ll have to share the house with Lina and her mother, who use it as a convenient home base for Lina’s hectic summer modeling schedule in New York City.
The thought of living with his archenemy for three months—and without Theo and Lexi for backup—turns every one of AJ’s freckles into hives. Melina is hard as nails. Cold. Heartless.
But what if . . . just maybe . . . she isn’t?
Coming May 2023!
Life is a Kaleidoscope
Book 1 in The Kaleidoscope Series
Life is a kaleidoscope, doodlebug.
Those words haunt seventeen-year-old AJ Hertz. They’re one of the last things he remembers about the summer before his senior year.
The summer before his whole world came crashing down around him.
As one of the top-ranked high school soccer players in the country, AJ is destined for stardom on the pro soccer stage. But just days into his senior year, he and his mother are involved in a tragic car accident that takes her life and leaves him with a career-ending head injury, a three-month gap in his memory . . . and the sickening feeling that he’s forgotten something very important about that lost summer.
Mired in grief and confusion, AJ teeters on the edge of an abyss for months, longing for death and shutting both friends and family out of his life. Along the way, a mysterious secret ally leaves clues that tug at his memory—and his heart. But just as AJ’s heart begins to open again, he suffers another painful loss, and his violent reaction lands him in juvenile court facing serious criminal charges. Instead of putting AJ in detention, however, the judge hands down a unique sentence, one that forces him to face his emotions, his actions, and his victims.
As AJ carries out the judge’s orders, he forges new relationships, restores old ones, and unearths the shocking secrets that connect them all. But even as AJ finds a new reason to live, one question still haunts him: What—or who—is lost inside his broken memory?