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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Only on Reading Teen: Deleted Scene: Dare You To (Ryan's POV) by Katie McGarry PLUS Giveaway!

In my very first draft of Dare You To, I had a twist where Ryan and Beth told his parents and her uncle that they were dating in order to get out of a situation. I also had that Ryan’s father owned a tobacco farm. These parts didn't work for my story so I took them out, but I was sad to see this scene cut. ~ Katie


My Dad once said, “I didn’t grow up thinking I want to be a tobacco farmer, but 

sometimes what you think is going to happen and what happens are two different things.”

Four o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and the last thing I want to do is help bundle the 

tobacco to be cured. I’m not a tobacco farmer, but, even with a college degree, Dad is. 

I’m making it into the majors. There is no way I will be doing this for a living.

The screen door to the kitchen creaks when I open it and I make a mental note to find 

some WD40 in the barn. Our house is one of the oldest in the county. When Mom’s parents died, 

she took her inheritance and updated the house, but no matter what she remodeled, she never 

made the house new.

I sling my pack on the back of a chair and open the fridge to fish out a snack before I 

begin working. High heels click against the linoleum floor. “Good, you’re home, Ry. We need to 

get moving.”

Moving? “Where?”

Mom smacks my shoulder and slams the refrigerator door shut. “No eating. You’ll ruin 

your appetite.” She wears jeans, a blouse, and a pair of sandals that have heels and she frowns 

when she assesses my blue jeans and t-shirt. “I keep waiting for you to learn how to pick out 

clothing. But it should do. She said dress was casual. Anyhow, get into the car or we’re going to 

be late.”

Uh-oh. Casual dress. Don’t eat. Ruined appetite. Mom’s schmoozing someone for her 

Ladies Luncheon Committee at church. “I’ve got plans tonight.”

“We know. Hence the reason for dinner. ” Dad walks into the kitchen dressed in a nice 

pair of jeans and a blue polo. “Ryan should drive separate.” The sparkle in his eye makes me 

nervous. “Our boy has plans with Scott Risk’s niece.”


A slim woman with perfect blond hair pulled into a bun answers the door at Scott Risk’s 

house. She air kisses my mother’s cheeks and hugs my father. “Oh, it is so nice to finally meet 

you. Scott’s on the back patio grilling some salmon steaks and vegetable kabobs.”

Thankfully she holds her hand out to me, “I’m Allison, Scott’s wife. Scott has told me so 

much about you.”

Besides the picture in Scott’s office, I know nothing about her. “Nice to meet you, 


Allison nods to Beth’s closed door. “Beth’s in her room. Scott said you can go in and 

hang out until dinner as long as you keep the door open. No need to bore you two with silly adult 

talk.” She bats her long lashes at my parents. “As long as that is okay with the two of you.”

I think she means no need to bring Beth out in public.

“That’s fine,” Dad intervenes before Mom can say no. 

“I’m confused. I thought Beth was sick,” I say. At least, she wasn’t at school today.

Allison peeks over her shoulder to Beth’s room, then places a hand on my mother’s arm, 

and leans in to whisper the secret, “Female problems, but she’s doing much better now. The 

adjustment of moving has been stressful and we know how stress can mess with women.”

“Poor dear.” Mom spent the entire five minutes on the drive over explaining to me on the 

cell how important it is we make a good impression. One because the committee wants Allison 

on the board, two the church wants them as official members, and three Scott Risk specifically 

wanted to meet the parents of the guy dating his niece.

Great. No pressure for a relationship that doesn’t exist. Won’t my parents be excited 

when I find the courage to break the news.

“Ryan,” says Mom. “Be a gentleman.” Meaning if you touch Beth, she’ll drag me to 

church every second she can spare.

Allison leads my parents to the back of the house while I stand in the foyer, staring at 

Beth’s door. A lot happened last night and I haven’t had a chance to think any of it through. In 

fact, the last time we spoke, I thought we had an understanding. Guess not.

I knock on her door and a few seconds later, Beth appears. Hair falls out of a sloppy 

pony tail and a pillow crease indentation stretches across her cheek. A short tank top shows her 

smooth midriff and fluffy white cloud sheep graze on her pajama bottoms. Groggy and Beth 

make a sexy combination.

“What are you doing here?”

I have no idea. “Scott and Allison invited my parents over for dinner.”


“Surprise.” Scott comes up beside me. “Allison made the plans a little over an hour ago 

while I was on my way home from Louisville. She thought because you two were dating that we 

should all meet. We decided to let you sleep a little longer. Are you feeling better?”

“I guess.” Beth’s eyes flicker between me and Scott. “Did you say dating?”

Scott shrugs. “Two dates in a row. He wants to take you to school. What would you call 


Beth kneads a palm to her forehead. “I promised Ryan I’d talk to you and I know I should 

have done it this morning, but I felt like…crap so what I’m trying to say is…”

The lines around Scott’s mouth slide down as his forehead crinkles. No. She’s going to 

keep her promise and tell Scott that we broke up and say that she was the one to blame. That may 

not be what I need. I pick up where Beth had left off. “That I had promised her that I would take 

her to Dairy Queen before the party. That’s where most of my friends meet up.”

The lines around his mouth head back north. “I’m fine with that as long as your parents 

are. I think the four of us can handle dinner fine on our own.”

“Scott,” calls Allison, “Can you come and check the salmon?”

He nods before leaving the two of us alone. 

“What was that?” Beth hisses. “You wanted him to love you and I was about to make that 

happen and then you go and put us on a date?”

The muscles in the back of my neck tense. Guess her three second I’m sorry from last 

night doesn’t mean crap. “Yeah, because he’s going to love me when his sick niece, whose 

standing there looking all…” Hot. “Vulnerable in her PJ’s, tells him that I broke it off with her 

because she was being mean. Not sure I would have won the sympathy vote on that one.” 

“I’m not sick,” she says. “Or vulnerable.”

That leaves hot as the only option and I’m not saying that out loud. “I’m not discussing 

girl parts and their problems. Get some clothes on. I’ll take you to the party then bring you home. 

Tomorrow, after my parents and your uncle fall in love, you can keep your end of the deal.”

She rolls her eyes. “I may be a girl and have parts, but those aren’t my problems. I faked 

it. And if I’m doing this you’re buying me dinner.”

“Fine.” Anything to get her to turn around and get ready. Every single time I walk away 

from Beth I swear I’ll never get frustrated or mad at her again. Yet, three seconds in her presence 

and she can push me from zero to a hundred.

I need this girl out of my life.

Beth does her patented slow pivot and my jaw hits the ground. Black Chinese characters 

decorate the spine along the small of her back. Her body curves inward towards her waist and her 

skin is smooth, white…

She kicks her foot back and slams the door in my face.

Nope. I definitely need this girl out of my life.

Katie McGarry
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  1. A lot! It's one of my favorite genres <3 Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    Happy reading

  2. I loved Brooklyn Girls, but I'm currently looking for some new choices.... Can't wait to see what your thoughts are!

  3. Yes I did and I really love the new New Adult genres.
    Thanks for the giveaway =)

  4. I just got into new adult and i can't stop!

  5. Yes, I have read a few. There are some I love and then there are some that were so-so.

  6. Other than this series, I tried getting into it but I just couldn't. I don't know why, maybe I haven't found the right book to suck me in.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Yes. I'm honestly having an overdose of New Adult stories for the past few months! :)

  8. Of course! Most of the Jennifer Armentrout/J Lynn ones, and some Cora Carmack, and a Ranae Rose. Probably a few more too :)

  9. A lot of NA reading. Growing to be one of my favorite genres.

  10. I have read New Adult, Bad Rep by A. Meredith Walters loved it and cannot wait to read more New Adult

  11. Yes! I have read Colleen Hoover, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Tammara Webber NA books.

  12. Yes, I love New Adult! It's my favorite genre right now.

  13. New adult is one of my favorite genre and read it on a weekly basis.

  14. yes i have :)
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  15. I've read several NA books. Love them and looking forward to the category expanding. :)

  16. As of late, I rarely read anything that isn't new adult. It's my fav!

  17. Yes, I have been reading a lot of NA titles this year! It is a nice change of pace from my normal paranormal genre that i read too much of.

    Thank you for the giveaway & the deleted scene!

  18. Yes, though I'm hoping New Adult will branch out from just romance

  19. Na is a fun new genre lots of good books, jlynn, sophie Jordan, Katie mcgarrry, and tons more, just read a little too fat and thst was good.

  20. New adult is my current favorite genre. It's almost all I read at the moment!

  21. I've read a lot of New Adult, some good, some not so good. I still love YA though. Thanks for the deleted scene!

  22. I'm sure I have but think all this genre stuff is kind of crazy.

  23. oh have I read any New Adult. I love that genre...

  24. I've only read few and they were sooo good :) Thanks for sharing!

  25. i have to agree with 3 comments up from mine.. its possible i could have but with classifying books according to genre is confusing for me.. i usually read whatever sounds good to me!!

  26. I probably have read a couple of new adult but I am not fully sure what that means, but the books I read usually fall into; I cannot put this book down until it's over or I could have left not reading that book, but hey you never know until you read a book whether or not you actually liked it or not.

  27. i just read breather by allison glines

  28. New Adult is probably my favorite genre! Pushing the Limits is one of my favorite books!

    -Marianne Robles

  29. New Adult is my favorite book genre. This is one of my favorite NA series!!!

  30. New Adult is basically all I read. It's just easier for me to relate to it, because I'm in that age group.

  31. The most recent NY I've read was Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield. I really enjoyed it.

  32. I love NA. It's one of my favorite genres because I can relate so easily to the characters (sometimes).

  33. Yes, I have! I am loving this new "genre" of books. I'm a college student, so I can really relate to a lot of these young characters and what they go through. :)

  34. Not recently. I've been busy with life so I haven't gotten around yet. But hoping my weekend will miraculously clear up:)

  35. Yes, I've read quite a few lately.

  36. Not yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Not yet! But i really want to!!!
    Mary G Loki

  38. Loved the deleted scene. And a signed copy of Pushing the Limits? Eeek! :)

  39. I love reading New Adult and I've read all of the books before Dare You To and I love them!

  40. Yes, I have read a lot of new adult but Katie McGarry's books are described as YA.

  41. Yes, I have! And one of my favs are The Edge of Never!

  42. Read all the Katie McGarry Books... amazing!! :D

  43. I've read some new Adult, and I have to say that I really liked them!

  44. This is probably the only series I've read of New Adult and I love it!

  45. Yes I've read some NA books, however I am dying to read some that I've been waiting for since I heard the description and the cover. I hope that my christmas pile will have a few NA books :)

  46. Yes, I've read both Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. Oh and of course Pushing the Limits and Dare to you! All are great and a few are even some of my all time favourite books!

  47. I have! I'm very particular about it though because I feel like the same story-line is used with so many books in the genre. But I do enjoy them

  48. Yes, definitely! I'm sort of on a new adult kick.

  49. I really like NA contemporary romance actually. I love Hopeless, Slammed, The Sea of Tranquility, and definitely Pushing the Limits.


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