High Heels and Lipstick

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Readers love the Deep Secrets and Hope series

by
J
O
R
AMSEY

 

Book One

 

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Readers love the Deep Secrets and Hope series

by
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O
R
AMSEY

 

Book Two

 

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By
J
O
R
AMSEY

First Time for Everything (Harmony Ink Anthology)

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EEP
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ECRETS
AND
H
OPE

Nail Polish and Feathers

Shoulder Pads and Flannel

High Heels and Lipstick

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ARMONY
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ARMONY
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of author imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

High Heels and Lipstick

© 2015 Jo Ramsey.

Cover Art

© 2015 Catt Ford.

Cover content is for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted on the cover is a model.

All rights reserved. This book is licensed to the original purchaser only. Duplication or distribution via any means is illegal and a violation of international copyright law, subject to criminal prosecution and upon conviction, fines, and/or imprisonment. Any eBook format cannot be legally loaned or given to others. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher, except where permitted by law. To request permission and all other inquiries, contact Harmony Ink Press, 5032 Capital Circle SW, Suite 2, PMB# 279, Tallahassee, FL 32305-7886, USA, or [email protected].

ISBN: 978-1-63216-726-2

Library Edition ISBN: 978-1-63216-727-9

Digital ISBN: 978-1-63216-728-6

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014920179

First Edition February 2015

Library Edition May 2015

Printed in the United States of America

This paper meets the requirements of

ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper).

To Amy for being as strong as Chastaine, even if she doesn't believe it.

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Essex Technical High School teacher Nicole Grace, who won character naming rights in last year's school auction. Eleanor Alice owes her existence to you!

Chapter 1

I
SHOULD
have known better than to log into my Facebook account. For the two months since I'd reported what Jim Frankel had done to me, I'd been shown every single day that being online was a bad idea. Yet I kept going back because of a stupid, masochistic need to see what they were saying about me.

Whore. How about I kill you so you stop screwing up lives?

Posted right to my wall. In public, where everyone would see. Not that most people had any problem with it. The post had about two dozen responses, and every single one of them agreed I was a whore. At least a few of them said I shouldn't be killed.

My eyes stung, and I squeezed them shut. I couldn't cry. Getting my laptop wet wouldn't make the damn thing work any better. But the words were right there in black and white. People hated me, and they were glad I'd been raped.

I should have just gotten away from the computer, but it was like a car accident. No matter how much I didn't want to see, I had to look. The next post wasn't much better, but compared to the first one, it was almost positive.

Happy new year, slut.

This time, I slammed my laptop closed and pressed my hands against my eyes. I had to set my profile to private so this would stop happening.

But as long as it was public, I saw what people said about me. It was better than them talking behind my back while I had no idea what they were saying. I'd been trying to convince myself to change my profile settings for two months now, and every single time, I'd talked myself out of it. It was better to know my enemies than be ignorant and have stuff sneak up on me.

“Chastaine, come down here!” my mother bellowed from downstairs.

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