Faux Beau by Marina Adair EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Marina Adair
- Language: English
- Genre: Women’s Friendship Fiction
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Take Life by the Balls
Try on something new.
When Milly Smartt decided to walk a mile in her sister’s shoes, she
had no idea just how badly her feet would ache. She considered it a
win that she’d been able to make it up the tiny slope and snap on her skis
without breaking her neck.
Or falling on her face. Or the other million ways a
person might die when they decide to go skiing for the first time in twenty
years. So she wasn’t surprised when, standing on the iced-over powder,
staring down the ten-foot slope, her legs began to wobble.
To clarify, she hadn’t actually made it to one of the big-people slopes—
that would require a ski lift, and the only way Milly’s feet would ever leave
the ground would be for a pedicure.
No, she’d opted for the bunny slopes.
“Shins out, hands forward, shoulders in front of your hips,” the
instructor, Kelly, called out.
Kelly had blue-streaked hair, enough body ink to fill a dictionary, and
the patience of a kindergarten teacher on a field trip. Which was fitting since
Milly was the only student over three feet tall. Yup, she was standing in the
middle of a group of elementary schoolers, struggling to keep up.
Milly looked around at the snow-blanketed Sierras, the forest of deadly
icicles hanging from the sequoias, and was surprised by how everyone hadn’t
keeled over and died of hypothermia. The big flakes that were coming down
were hindering visibility, and the winds coming off the white-capped
mountains had turned her nose Rudolph-red. In fact, she would sell her soul
for a hot cup of cocoa—spiked of course.
Except Milly wasn’t a quitter. Something she’d learned growing up with
an independent, impulsive, don’t-take-crap-from-anyone older sister, who
never walked away from an adventure and never gave up when things
seemed impossible. Zoe was the outdoorsy and outspoken sister with this
bold look on life, which was how she’d lived—spontaneous. On the other
hand, Milly was more introverted and bookish, and god, did she love a good
plan—color-coded with itemized checklists.
But today wasn’t about Milly’s lists, it was about reconnecting with her
sister’s memory in the only way she was ready for. And that meant spending
an afternoon in her sister’s skis. No matter how ridiculous she looked in
Zoe’s Barbie-pink snowsuit and white snow cap.
She only had another couple of weeks to pack up her sister’s belongings
before her parents showed up on the doorstep and insisted on helping. Sorting
through her sister’s personal items was like sorting through her sister’s life—
which always brought on an acute sense of loss. But it was time to stop
grieving and move on with her own life. It had been nearly nine months since
Milly had walked away from her dream life in New York and returned to
Sierra Vista to become Zoe’s caretaker. Four months since cancer took her
sister. And four months since Milly promised her sister that she’d live a full
life—a life big enough for the both of them.
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