Exclusive extract from Sparkling Stars by Jess Wright
“Excuse me, excuse me, coming through, emergency, emergency.”
Megan turned at the sound of a familiar voice.
“Sorry, so sorry.” Brendon, tall, ginger and wearing a cerise T-shirt with ‘Rainbow Lover’ stamped across the front, was barging past several scowling passengers waiting to purchase tickets. “Can’t be helped, though, crisis situation.” He tilted his chin in the air, tugged at his roll-along case and set his attention on Megan.
“What the…?” Megan said, glancing back at the British Airways employee she’d just been speaking to.
“There you are,” Brendon said. “Seriously, you are a hard woman to track down in a place as big as this.” He bumped into the ticket desk and banged his passport on top of it.
“What are you doing here?” Megan asked.
“What do you think?” He rolled his eyes. His cheeks were flushed and several strands of hair were stuck to his forehead. Megan knew he would be complaining about that in a minute, and teasing it back to its usual carefully flicked style.
“I have no idea…” Megan said, though she couldn’t deny that she wasn’t thrilled to see one of her best friends in the world at her side. Especially when things had gone so wrong and she’d been so desperate that running away had been her only option.
Brendon turned to the airline lady. “I’ll have what she’s having.”
“What…?” Megan said. “What do you mean?”
“Where is she going?” Brendon asked, indicating the ticket that had just been set over the top of Megan’s passport.
“She’s going to Los Angeles, lucky thing.” The heavily made-up woman gave a big grin.
Brendon let out a whistle. “Wow, I’ll have me some of that.” He slapped a credit card down over his passport. “Are we travelling first class, sweetpea?”
“Er, no, not this time.” Megan had never travelled first class. But she would one day. She’d make sure of it. She had big plans for the future, just as soon as she got over this hiccup.
“I guess you want to sit together?”
“Yes, please.” Brendon nodded and wiped his fingers over his brow. “We have lots to talk about.”
“Are you sure about this?” Megan asked. “I’m on a one-way ticket. I don’t know where I’m staying or when I’ll be back.”
“Oh, yes, of course I’m sure.” He rubbed his hands together and grinned. “It sounds like the best type of adventure, and somewhere so glamorous too. Just think, this time tomorrow we’ll be strolling down Rodeo Drive. I’ve got a friend working there by the way-we can go to the Dolby Theatre and see the stars, drink champers in the Beverley Wilshire and pretend to be Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Oh, just think of all the hot men there’ll be. I vote we head straight down to Muscle Beach. We’ll sit and drink cocktails and watch the…waves!” He winked and licked his lips. “The waves of muscle and rippling abs, that is.”
Sparkling Stars by Jess Wright
Now available from Totally Bound, Amazon and WHSmith.
Jess Wright will be attending a book signing at Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex on Wednesday 20th July at 4.30pm.
Jessica Wright shot to fame in 2010 when she first appeared in the flagship ITV2 show The Only Way Is Essex. Jessica is one of the most loved and talked about stars in the UK. Jessica has proven her popularity with the nation by carving out a fashion career with her own e-commerce site and highly successful range at Lipstick Boutique. 2015 saw Jessica launching a career as a fiction author and releasing her first novel.
Jessica has 1.5 million followers on Twitter and 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
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