Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
On her first day of work, Jane slipped out the front door with a yelled good-bye toward the back of the house.
She marched down the street and around the corner, proud that she was actually going to be twenty minutes early. If only school were this close to her house, she might be early for that sometimes, too.
Connie had told Jane to let herself in the back door when she arrived, because it was sometimes hard to hear the doorbell from inside the house, and Connie wanted Jane to get comfortable streaming in and out anyway. Connie had had a key made for her and everything.
So Jane let herself in through the back door and was met by a shirtless Teo in the kitchen.
If she were a different kind of girl, she would have let out a wolf whistle.
For the record, she’d seen him without his shirt plenty of times in the past. He was the kind of guy who would mow the lawn without a shirt on or would whip it off while playing soccer with his friends. He was a lifeguard, for God’s sake, Jane told herself. She’d seen his naked torso on numerous occasions.
But somehow, while he was sleep-mussed and standing in his own kitchen wearing only a pair of basketball shorts, it was a completely different story.
She tried to calculate the last time she’d seen him without his shirt on and realized it was probably last summer. Jane would guess he’d done a lot of abs work during those long winter months, because she could basically count his six-pack.
“You’re early!” Teo said, putting down his glass of orange juice and covering himself with a paper towel.
Jane turned away to hide her laughter and the blush that was traveling up her entire body, only to walk directly into a kitchen chair.
“Sorry,” Jane squeaked, apologizing to Teo and the chair she knocked over.
“No, it’s cool. Just a little surprising,” Teo said, looking at the paper towel as though he wasn’t entirely sure how it had gotten in his hand. He put it down, then went into the laundry room and grabbed a sleeveless T-shirt, pulling it over his head as he reemerged.
“Thanks. I obviously can’t handle the sight of boy nipples,” Jane said, blushing even more deeply and slapping her hand over her mouth. I shouldn’t even be allowed to speak, she thought.
Teo’s eyes went wide, and he blushed as deeply as Jane had.
She squeezed her eyes closed and balled her hands into fists.
“What are you doing?”
She carefully opened one eye so she wouldn’t totally lose her concentration. “I’m trying to sink through the kitchen floor.”
“Oh, yeah, sure.”
“I’ve never actually sunk through a floor before,” Teo said, but now he was smiling, and Jane could at least relax a little.