Beautiful Americans

By Lucy Silag

What occurs in Paris...

Secrets--
PJ's deep blue eyes and angelic lengthy blond hair hide a fact that is whatever yet. Will her darkish prior remain the place it belongs within the backwoods of Vermont, or hang-out her within the urban of sunshine?

Passion--
constantly the nice woman, Olivia plans to twirl her technique to the pinnacle of the Parisian ballet scene. yet that isn't speculated to contain dancing on a desk all night...or stumbling into the fingers of the inaccurate boy.

Lies--
along with his emo-trendy bedhead, hilarious comebacks and Southern drawl, Zack may win over an individual. Too undesirable he is after the one one who is forbidden...

Scandal--
All Alex desires from Paris is to nab that berry-red Dior coat and seduce the suitable penny-loafer-wearing boy - and Alex continuously will get what she desires. yet will her scheming repay? Or is she risking greater than she knows...?

Alex, Olivia, Zack and PJ are spending a yr on the prestigious Lycée de Monceau within the glowing urban of Paris. this is often their likelihood to sip cafe au lait in Le Marais, throw mystery events of their host households' Versailles-size flats, and feature the time in their lives. but if the secrets and techniques they proposal they left in the back of pop out, every thing can be ruined...

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Uh-huh,” I say. “Hey,” Olivia leans over to me and whispers. “Before I omit. My host mother used to be speaking approximately your host mom and dad this day! With a few pals that she had over for tea. ” “Oh, relatively? ” I say, going a bit pallid on the point out of the Marquets. “All the women imagine M. Marquet is simply the main handsome,” she laughs. “You must have heard all of them happening approximately him this day. ” I wrinkle my nostril. M. Marquet is an outdated guy, over fifty. “Anyway,” she is going on, “he used to be this mythical bachelor until eventually Mme Marquet snagged him many years again. There’s a rumor that by the point she married him, he’d essentially gambled away the total kinfolk fortune in Monte Carlo! yet now that he’s the Justice of the Peace of the Dordogne, she retains him at the directly and slender. ” this is often bizarre, speaking to Olivia in regards to the Marquets like this. i think paranoid that they could be listening by some means. “That’s simply chitchat,” I say. “The Marquets are loaded. Can’t you inform? ” I gesture to the affluence surrounding us. Olivia seems to be embarrassed, like she didn’t suggest to gossip yet couldn’t support herself. “I’m sure,” she says. “They’re being great to you, correct? ” I nod. “Of direction. I’m gonna move fee at the other folks who simply got here in. ” I go away her along with her older pals, uncertain find out how to procedure what she simply advised me. Are the Marquets particularly hurting for funds? It makes the educate price ticket they acquired for me that a lot sweeter. Zack’s already ushering in additional site visitors, performing because the de facto host, supplying beverages and exhibiting humans tips to get to the balcony to smoke. putting a lager into my hand, Zack drunkenly offers me a bise himself. “PJ! loosen up, my dear,” he slobbers into my ear. “I imagine Jay may be right here quickly. ” I swig my beer with out answering him, registering with soreness that the celebration has grown in mere mins from a small get-together to a raucous residence get together whole with a online game of beer pong being organize at the vintage cherry wooden refectory desk within the eating room. “No! ” I sprint over to forestall them, imagining lengthy, crusty beer stains consuming in the course of the three-hundred-year-old varnish, yet I’m intercepted through Alex, who’s decked out in a brown satin jumpsuit together with her pink stilettos. The collared halter best stretches low to bare plentiful cleavage and the barest trace of a brown lace bra. “Great get together, doll,” she compliments me. “It’s like Bungalow eight in right here. I’m so happy with you. Our little lady is starting to be up so quick! ” She pinches my cheeks. “Is George right here but? ” “Haven’t visible him. ” “Oh, too undesirable. i ponder the place he's? ” Alex geese as Zack tosses her a lager from the place he’s status close to the refrigerator, speaking to Sara-Louise. fortunately, she catches it prior to it crashes to the ground. “Anyway—I instructed you the celebration will be high-quality. What have been you so fearful approximately? This from the woman who acquired the police officers off our tail in Le Marais that evening. You’re a professional, PJ. I’d imagine this may be child stuff for you,” Alex tells me as she makes an attempt to pop off the pinnacle of the beer with a lighter. “Give me that,” I say, starting the beer with a bottle opener i've got on my keychain in my pocket.

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