Abby's Chapter

February 10, 2015 at 7:06 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
Today's the day! Today's the day! Today's the day I release Abby's chapter in thanks for the pre-orders of Breaking the Rules. Now I know after you read this I'm going to have people ask: are you going to write Abby's story? For now, this is all I can say--stay tuned.
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Here is Abby's Chapter:
“I’m going to kiss him tonight.” From the back of the club, I point at the hot guy playing electric guitar on stage. He has gorgeous brown hair that’s a little longer than most guys wear it and a body made for sin.
Sitting beside me, my best friend Rachel squints through the haze of dry ice and dancing beams of light, and when she spots my prey, her mouth pops open. Rachel’s the anti me with her blond hair and blue eyes and this is her first time at a club. I’m dark hair and dark eyes and continuously walk the line of selling my soul.
It’s Sunday and we’re at one of those teen nights for the local bar. This for her is wild. This for me is tame. But kissing the guy who obviously can play a guitar in a way that causes me to blush can make this evening worthwhile.
“It’s either that or kissing Logan,” I say over the pounding beat of the drums and she laughs. She thinks I’m kidding, but I’m not. Talk about another guy built for sin, but I’ve been warned off of him by several friends of ours that I respect. Logan’s my type of crazy, but he’s also the type I can easily mess up in the wrong ways.
I’m not interested in jacking up anyone’s life other than my own. At least not the lives of the people I care about. Anyone else is fair game.
Rachel brushes away the strands of her hair sticking to her face. We’ve danced tonight, her and I. Not much, but enough that it’s worn Rachel out. An accident a few months back killed her stamina, and for a time her ability to walk, but she’s on her feet again and loved the idea of dancing and I love her enough to make her happy.
Next week, Rachel, Logan and I will start our senior year of high school and thanks to a custody battle that left Logan having to choose between two people who actually care enough to pay for lawyers to fight over him, he’s now attending school with Rachel and me. We only have a week left until life returns to completely complicated and chaotic.  
Another glance at my cell and I scan the crowded room. Isaiah, Logan, and Rachel’s older brother, West, left a few minutes ago to bring Isaiah’s car around and they’re taking too long. I was banking on the four of them leaving by eleven-thirty, but West coming with us bought Rachel another half hour of time. Damn brother doing some damn interfering. She needs to leave because I have an appointment and I don’t like mixing my friends with my clients.
“Stay the night with me.” Rachel rests her water bottle on the seat beside her. “We’ll pick up tacos and maybe some queso on the way home.”
My eyes snap to hers at the mention of queso and I hate that my stomach rumbles. “I can’t.”
“Why not?”
She knows why not. “I told you, there’s a boy up there that needs to be kissed. Just think how lonely he’ll be when no one kisses him on his upcoming break. It’s seriously a tough sacrifice on my part, but someone needs to boost his ego. No one wants to watch a sad and broken guitar player unless they’re a hipster at a coffee shop.”
Lying, for me, is easier than telling the truth. Plus, I’d rather live in a world where I was going to kiss the boy instead of crucifying my soul.
“If you’re going to kiss a boy, I’d prefer for you to kiss Logan.”
I laugh, but it fades when I notice she’s not laughing or smiling with me. At times, Rachel’s too serious for my taste. “Let’s do tacos tomorrow. I’ll buy.”
I won’t. I’ll con West or Isaiah into buying, but I’ll still take credit for the tacos because that’s how I roll.
“Logan’s a great guy, and even I notice how he looks at you.”
Logan looks at me like he also really likes queso, but he deserves better than what I have to offer. My cell buzzes and Isaiah informs me he’s outside and ready to leave. Thank freaking Jesus. “Let’s go before the boys stalk in here looking for you and ruin my chances with guitar boy.”
Before she can say anything else, I grab her hand and lead her through the crowd. A few times I turn in her direction and encourage her to dance with the beat. Rachel doesn’t mind using her body for the purpose of music and neither do I. My body is meant to be used, I just wish sometimes I used it a little less.
At school, a lot of people call me names, say that I’m evil, label me a slut and even a killer. Maybe it’s all true. Maybe it’s not. Regardless, I don’t have time to overthink anyone’s thoughts or judgments.
People who live in the luxury of a steady paycheck and food in their bellies get too caught up in right and wrong, good and bad, heroes and villains, even truth and lies. As if we’re all either one or the other.  As if we all have a choice. As if I have a choice. But I don’t believe in choices. I believe in survival.
The moment we step outside, the heat of the August night hits us in a way that reminds me why I love being awake after midnight. It’s like walking into a warm bath surrounded by starlight. I was made for warm weather. Maybe that’s because I often feel emotionally cold.
Isaiah’s Mustang growls in front of the club and Logan hops out of the passenger side and moves the seat forward so I can enter the back. He eyes me like he thinks I’ll slide in. “Come eat with us, Abby. I’m buying.”
I tilt my head and he adds, “For everyone.”
I toss a glare into the backseat where West is sitting. If he told them that I only eat when his boss decides to share his lunch or dinner I will publicly castrate him. Because West doesn’t cower, not even to me, he meets my eyes and shakes his head that he’s kept my secret. Not sure if that makes me feel better or worse.
“Tomorrow,” I say and pivot to the club.
Seconds before I’m about to step back in, a strong hand catches my wrist and Logan’s blue eyes bore into mine. “Doesn’t have to be tacos. It doesn’t have to be food at all. Just leave with us.”
Logan’s one of the good guys and my heart honestly twists with the silent expectation he has that I can be one of the good people, too. He’s a poor soul who believes I have a choice and that’s the reason why I won’t kiss him.
I look over at the car and see three other people who also believe I’m more than what I am. Three other people who see the world in black and white. What they want from me isn’t possible.
I fix my tank top over my jeans and straighten as if to pretend I’m just as tall as Logan. I’m no longer the Abby I wish I could be, I’m the Abby the streets have taught me that I am.
A shadow crosses over his face as I permit Logan to meet the girl the rest of the world is scared of. I hate this, but sometimes even I get tired of lying. “You need to go and I need to work. Don’t stop me again.”
“Doesn’t have to be like this,” he says like I expect of him. Even with jacked up parents, in the end, he gets to choose the hand that’s dealt to him.
Unfortunately for me… “It does.”
This time, Logan doesn’t stop me and a little part of the Abby I wish I could be dies as he lets me go.

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Comments (20) -

United States Seth Monica Ballinger says:

OMG! LOVE IT! I'm hooked! where's the rest? ;) lol!

Pure torture to get one chapter when I've been dreaming of this book for so long.

And so it is Logan. Interesting.  My money was on Jax.  But I have no problem with Logan.  None at all.

I love Abby and I love this book so much already, even though it doesn't exist yet.

So good!! Loved it. Thank you.

PS- I hope this inspires you to write a full book! Smile

Mexico Ana Rodriguez says:

Thanks for this chapter, Logan and Abby would make an amazing book!

It's killing me that it's just one chapter but hey, it's great and an entire chapter help. Also, YES IT IS LOGAN!!

I'm digging Abby's chapter. Now I'm going to pray to every God I know that we'll get more cause I'm greedy like that. Smile

I'm glad that it's Logan. I heart Logan.

Oh my goodness, Katie, you have out-done yourself! This really shows Abby down to the darkest part of her soul, but shows us that she has some light in her as well. Thank you so much for sharing this chapter!

This is the most amazing thing I've seen all week! It would make my year to hold the rest of Abby's story in my hands!! Laughing

This was perfection..I have been dying for Abby's story and Logan seems perfect for her. I would love to read her entire story.

Best thing ever! This really brightened my day! I hope you make this a whole book and soon!!!!!!

I like more Ethan

Ive waited so long for this and its finally here yaaaay this brings me so much joy. I thought itd be logan who she likes its so perfect i cant wait.


Logan?  YES!  I have been hoping for Logan's story!!!!!  Please oh please oh please write the rest!!!

I want this book NOW!

I am totally in love with this; and honestly think that a story complete with Abby (mostly just Abby and more Logan) and the rest of your lovely characters would be truly wonderful and tear jerking, and heart-wrenching. I hope one day (especially from this view into Abby's world) that everyone will get to read a story about Abby (and of course Logan) - I'll always be looking forward to it!

Such a stunning new chapter!

Puerto Rico Christy M. Tejeras De Jesús says:

So good!! I want to go into the mystery of Abbi's mind. She needs backup from her fans even if she doesn't know we exist. XD
amazing chapter, like always. Thumbs up, Miss McGarry!

I'm in love with this !!!! I need more. I hope you write a story them both of them Smile

Ame/Odie este capitulo porque ahora quiero conocer más sobre la vida de Abby, su personaje es tan poderoso y misterioso que se merece tener su historia, ojala podamos leerla pronto!

Love / Hate this chapter because now I want to know more about Abby's life, her character is so powerful and mysterious, she deserve to have her story, hopefully we can read it soon!

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