BEAUTIFUL by Ella Bordeaux
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Skylar Woods unknowingly drew Wyatt Smith toward her. He wanted … needed to
learn everything about her. Though he sensed her beauty was more than just skin
deep, Wyatt struggled to understand the sadness she attempted to mask with an
When Skylar’s eyes met Wyatt’s for the first time, her breath caught and she couldn’t
look away from the new guy standing in the school office smiling at her. The
connection only grew when Wyatt sat next to her in English class, allowing Skylar to
dare to believe he might actually be interested in getting to know her.
For the first time in months, she felt alive.
The moment Wyatt expressed an interest, the notes started again … the ones that
reminded her of a past she could never move beyond—the event that changed her
life forever and robbed her of any chance of happiness.
Never believing the rumors being spread around school about Skylar, Wyatt made
sure he went out of his way to prove how much he cared about her.
But when the past resurfaces, will Wyatt stand by her side? Or will he turn against
her like everyone else?
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ABOUT ELLA BORDEAUX:
Writing young adult fiction under the pen name of Ella Bordeaux, Kelly Elliott is a
New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author.
Finding her way back to one of her favorite genres, Ella will be publishing her first
young adult fiction book, Beautiful, June 7, 2016.
Ella lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter and two puppies. When she’s
not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
The moment I saw him walk into my English class, I had to catch my breath. That
was twice now that I’d seen him. He was breathtakingly handsome. His dark hair
made his eyes pop all the way from across the room. All of the girls immediately
started whispering, praying he would notice one of them.
I sat in the back right corner, as far away from everyone as I could. There was no
chance of him seeing me.
Then, our eyes met. I instantly felt my cheeks blush, like earlier when he’d smiled at
me in the office. I wasn’t so sure if he was looking my way or not now.
Is he smiling at Jenny or at me?
Jenny was a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed cheerleader. She could pretty much
just look at a guy, and he would fall for her.
Mrs. Hathaway grinned at him and then told him to pick a seat. He turned and
looked directly at me again. My heart started pounding so loud that I was sure
everyone in the classroom could hear it.
“I heard he moved here from New Mexico. He wanted to play football for a Texas
high school, so a college would notice him,” Jenny said as she started to mess with
“What’s his name?” Beth asked.
Jenny shrugged her shoulders. “Who cares? Look at that body. My God, they make
them good in New Mexico.” She jumped up and moved over a seat right before he
got to her table.
For some reason, my heart was breaking. How stupid of me to think he would notice
me. Even if he did, everyone would tell him to stay away from me.
He passed by Jenny’s table, walked right up to mine, and smiled.
Oh. My. God.
“Hey, I’m Wyatt. Mind if I sit here with you?” he asked.
That drop-dead gorgeous smile melted my heart.
I smiled. “No, not at all. It’s open.”
He sat down, and I glanced over toward Jenny and her posse. If looks could kill, I’d
be on the floor right now.
After practice, I looked up and saw Skylar in the bleachers. She was sitting on the
opposite side of the field from everyone else, and I immediately knew why. Jenny
would agitate her if she’d sat on the home side.
Running over, I took off my helmet, and Skylar walked down to the field.
“Hey,” she said with the cutest damn smile.
God, the things this girl does to my heart.
“Hey back atcha.”
“Smith! Get in the shower now!” Coach yelled out.
Skylar looked at Coach and scrunched up her face. “I didn’t get you in trouble, did I?”
Laughing, I said, “Nah. Besides, seeing your beautiful smile is worth it.”
Her eyes lit up, and my stomach felt like I was on a damn roller coaster.
“I have tonight off work,” she said.
My heart started beating faster, and it wasn’t from all the running I had just done in
practice. “Oh, yeah?”
“I was wondering if you might…like to go to a movie? I mean, it would be a double
date ’cause Mitch and Michelle would be there.”
I wiggled my eyebrows. “A date, huh?”
“A double date,” she replied with a chuckle.
“Smith! Less than thirty seconds to get your ass moving and into the shower!”
Skylar glanced over to Coach again and then back to me. She jutted her lip out into a
pout and said, “You’d better go before you get in trouble.”
My heart stopped as my eyes fell to those lips. I was falling hard for Skylar, harder
than I’d ever dreamed I could.
I started to run backward. Winking, I said, “Count me in!”
Beautiful was a Very Sweet Read for me. I am Hooked to Ella Bordeaux writing. I Couldn't get enough of the book. I devoured it in a One Sitting. It is that good. I will be checking out all of the other books of Ella definitely.
I Would give Beautiful 5 STARS and highly recommend it.