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The Things You Kiss Goodbye

Leslie Connor

Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him. Over the course of the summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady . . . and with the new freedom that comes along with him. But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering guy in his twenties, and this "cowboy" is everything Brady is not-gentle, caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina, or "Beta," as he nicknames her. Bettina knows that breaking up with Brady would mean losing her freedom-and that it would be inappropriate for anything to happen between her and Cowboy. Still, she can't help that her breath catches when he smiles, or that she longs for the scent of his auto shop whenever she's anywhere else. When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the truth-and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the men in her life. Leslie Connor has written a lyrical, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about family, romance, and the immense power of love.

Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him. Over the course of the summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady . . . and with the new freedom that comes along with him. But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering guy in his twenties, and this "cowboy" is everything Brady is not-gentle, caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina, or "Beta," as he nicknames her. Bettina knows that breaking up with Brady would mean losing her freedom-and that it would be inappropriate for anything to happen between her and Cowboy. Still, she can't help that her breath catches when he smiles, or that she longs for the scent of his auto shop whenever she's anywhere else. When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the truth-and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the men in her life. Leslie Connor has written a lyrical, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about family, romance, and the immense power of love.
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Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him. Over the course of the summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady . . . and with the new freedom that comes along with him. But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering guy in his twenties, and this "cowboy" is everything Brady is not-gentle, caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina, or "Beta," as he nicknames her. Bettina knows that breaking up with Brady would mean losing her freedom-and that it would be inappropriate for anything to happen between her and Cowboy. Still, she can't help that her breath catches when he smiles, or that she longs for the scent of his auto shop whenever she's anywhere else. When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the truth-and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the men in her life. Leslie Connor has written a lyrical, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about family, romance, and the immense power of love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lauren Fortgang

Length:

8h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:55