The Purple Crayon
**I tumbled backwards but I felt a pair of arms wrap around my shoulders and pull me up straighter. I turned to the person who caught me. “Tha—,” I started, but when my eyes caught the person’s blue-violet ones, I stopped. “You’re staring, that’s rude,” he leaned forward and smirked, showing two dimples on either side of his cheeks. I blushed and looked away, anywhere but his face. “It’s okay, I mean, be as rude as you want, I’m totally fine with you ogling my face like you were,” he said smoothly. “I wasn’t ogling your face,” I snapped. He raised his eyebrows, “Is that so?” I nodded. “Okay, gorgeous, if that’s what you think." Then he looked to the ground bent down to pick something up. “Well, whadda ya know. Looks, like you should watch your step from now on,” he told me and held up the object the I tripped over. A purple crayon. **Ryder McKinley has been in love with her sister’s boyfriend since she first met him two years ago. And after one amazing, drunken night, Ryder thinks that they’ll finally be together. But he doesn’t. David rejects her saying that he loves her sister and always will. Heartbroken, Ryder doesn’t know what to do. That is, until Bax Carson, David’s friend, comes into the picture. Ryder gets the revenge spark and accepts Bax's offer to help her. She knows he’ll want something in return, so they make a deal; Ryder gets to get revenge on David, and Bax . . . well, Bax gets her Ferrari. They start a fake relationship, to make David jealous, of course. But when she learns more about her ‘boyfriend’, she stops the faking around him and lets down her guard. Ryder McKinley never meant to fall for Bax Carson, but she also didn’t mean to trip over the purple crayon that sent her falling into Bax’s arms for the first time either.