by Tanille Edwards
Meet Milan, a young supermodel with a disability from New York’s Upper East Side, who falls deeply in love as she is coming of age. In this romantic drama, the emotional conﬂict of a girl’s inner soul is revealed as she deals with a ﬁrst love, the pain of loss, and the pleasures of stardom, all while coping with a lifelong secret. In the world of Milan, the people are real, the situations are rolling, and the truth is often concealed. Broken is a racy circle of sisterhood, laced with a touch of earthiness, glamour, wealth, and fame.
When we got there, I was glad. By then, I needed to know. Were we all really going to be apart next year? “Have you and Sierra ever been apart like that? For months and months at a time?” I asked. Frenchy just stared at me. Then she shook her head and looked away.
“Why would you ask me about that?” Frenchy asked.
“You were talking separate colleges. I had never imagined it like that.”
“Oh, yeah? What has Sierra told you?” she asked.
“About what? College? She’s just been psyched about her SAT Subject Tests. She never said you guys were going to separate schools.” Frenchy looked me dead in the eyes.
“I am just as much your bestie as she is,” she said.
“What else did she tell you about us being apart?” she asked.
“Nothing. I’d never asked.” I shrugged. I could sense some hostility.
“Don’t ask that question ever again.”
“Are you telling me what I can do?” I asked.
“I love you, Milan, but … there are some things you learn quickly. Love cannot protect you.”
“Why are you upset?” I asked. What had I done?
“You know above 65th we don’t get upset. We smile even if we stab you in the back.” My jaw dropped. I couldn’t help it. Were we in a fight?
“Wait. I don’t want to fight with you. Best friends means we are together on the same side. What did I do?” I asked again.
We stood in front of the stables hashing this out. Then a tall, thin young woman appeared. She had a very friendly face and a long dark brown ponytail. Her riding gear was covered in horse hair and dust. “Hey, girls. Why haven’t you girls gotten your horses yet? Frenchy, your horse will need a saddle. You always forget.”
“I wanted to introduce you to my friend, Milan. Milan, this is Lane.”
“Follow me.” We walked to the stables.
“I forget on purpose. I think the help here should have my horse ready,” Frenchy texted me. Suddenly, I started to not feel so well. My stomach was beginning to cramp up in knots.
I followed Frenchy to get her saddle. Her horse was a beautiful mix of light tan with white spots. “Milan,” Frenchy pointed behind me. I turned around to find Lane walking over with a young black horse. I walked over to her.
“This is Toby. He should be pretty gentle.”
“I hope so.” I took the reins from Lane.
“We’re up!” Frenchy said. Toby and I walked behind her to the indoor riding area.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tanille is the co-author and creator of the children's green book series "Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures." She is also the author of the new media young adult novel with music "Cameo by Tanille." Th¬e Undercover Starlet Journal is a title Tanille created to inspire young women and has extended Undercover Starlet into brand extensions that appear throughout
her novels. Tanille has been writing since age 16.
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