Excerpt – (from Chapter One)
“Then what kind of man do you think you’ll end up with?” Emme asked softly.
Shayna and Taran slowed their steps, knowing Emme had hit a raw nerve. They all dated. Men rarely glanced in my direction. And if one did, he instinctually took several long steps back. Humans couldn’t see my tigress, but they knew something dangerous lurked within me.
And they were right.
“I don’t know if I’m meant for anyone, Emme.”
Her fair and freckled face heated, despite the cooling air. “I think you are. But I also think you need to believe it’s possible.”
We crossed the next street, where a few kids played Wiffle ball. “Freaks,” one of the more daring boys shouted, before running off at the sight of my glare.
“Eat shit, you little bastard!” Taran called after him. Her stare drifted to each of us. “I’m so tired of these punks and this damn state. I can’t wait to get the hell out of here.”
No kidding. As nurses we should’ve been in high demand, but children weren’t the only ones who sensed we were different. If it hadn’t been for our foster mother begging the director of the nursing department to let me into the program at the tender age of sixteen―and then practically blackmailing her former manager to hire me after I graduated two years later―I wouldn’t have landed a decent job. Taran, Shayna, and Emme had an easier time because of their beauty and ability to portray gentler, more trusting sides. No matter how soft I tried to make my husky voice, or how professional I came across, humans could sense my inner monster, waiting for the chance to claw and nibble. Thankfully, our traveling-nurse jobs had only required phone interviews.
We crossed onto the small path that led into the old soccer field as swirls of orange and red painted the sky. Dusk at the end of September brought an almost immediate chill. My tigress kept me warm enough, but my sisters needed to button their sweaters.
My old canvas sneakers crunched the dry grass of the overgrown lot. This was once a well-kept soccer field until the county could no longer afford to maintain it. A sign near the edge proclaimed the land sold. In another month, construction on a new townhouse complex would begin. Just what Jersey needed, more homes erupting over a tiny plot of land.
On the opposite side, a white Ford F-150 rolled to a stop over the cracked asphalt.
Danny cut the lights and motor. The encroaching darkness shadowed his face inside the truck’s cab, but I still caught his lanky shoulders slumping with relief when saw me. Poor guy probably couldn’t put on muscle if he tried. I smiled. I couldn’t help it. Scrawny, awkward, or not, it was great to see the guy who’d been more than a boyfriend. He’d been an actual friend.
My grin widened. That’s probably why I didn’t nut-punch him when he dumped me.
We walked slowly toward him, until Danny threw open the driver’s door and stumbled to the ground.
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