The Tailgate: An Original Short Story [NOOK Book]

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A digital original short story about young lovers at separate colleges, exploring the early years of the central relationship in Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel, The Matchmaker.

Clendenin Hughes first kissed Dabney Kimball during a Nantucket snowstorm freshman year of high school. Ever since that moment - God, the rush, the chemistry! - Dabney has known that she and ...
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The Tailgate: An Original Short Story

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Overview

A digital original short story about young lovers at separate colleges, exploring the early years of the central relationship in Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel, The Matchmaker.

Clendenin Hughes first kissed Dabney Kimball during a Nantucket snowstorm freshman year of high school. Ever since that moment - God, the rush, the chemistry! - Dabney has known that she and Clen are an unsplittable unit - essentially the same person in two different bodies.

Of course, with Dabney now at Harvard and Clen at Yale, those bodies are 140 miles apart. And traveling is a serious challenge for Dabney, for reasons she'd prefer not to discuss, reasons having to do with her mother (or lack thereof). But with the big Harvard-Yale game coming up, Dabney is determined to make the trek to New Haven to see Clen. She's even borrowed a sexy black outfit from a classmate down the hall.

But when she arrives at the tailgate to see sparks flying between Clen and Jocelyn, a girl with dark blue eyes and luscious black hair, Dabney fears the collapse of a bond she has never questioned before, a bond so important that she'll be lost without it. A stirring portrait of young love at a crossroads, THE TAILGATE introduces two irresistible characters and invites us into a world we don't want to leave. To learn the fates of Dabney and Clen, read Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel, The Matchmaker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316376167
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,600
  • File size: 516 KB

Meet the Author

Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket and on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing to the radio or dance in public. The Matchmaker is her 13th novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Terrible

    Total rip off. Just save the $2 and buy the real thing should b more clearly labeled. I had no idea short stories like this were even sold.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Short story!

    Knew this was a short story and love Elin Hilderbrand novels. A little disappointed with how short of a story it was. Still enjoyed it since I just read the book "The Matchmaker".

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