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Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin

The story of an Ice Princess, the boy who wants to thaw her, and everything that happens after they get caught with a pair of handcuffs.

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From the book jacket…

Parker Prescott is an Ice Princess. Cold, aloof, a snob. At least, that's what everyone says on Marion Hennessey's blog. And everyone reads Marion Hennessey's blog.

Parker Prescott is a middle child. She's the good one, the dependable one, the one her parents trust. Well . . . she used to be.

Parker Prescott's parents want her to break up with her boyfriend. But she already did, two weeks ago.

And then she realized it was a mistake. He came over. He had the handcuffs in his pocket. Everything went downhill from there. Sort of.

Parker Prescott's world is changing and she no longer knows who she is. Does anyone?

Delacorte (Random House)
ISBN-13: 978-0385735506

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Hardback 320 Pages

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Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin
The Hook
(This is the opening from my original query letter.)
Coming down from the most sexually charged moment of your life to face humiliation, unfulfilled lust, and the boredom of indefinite grounding is tough. Sixteen year old Parker Prescott alternates her punishment time between sneaking out to see her would-be lover and playing internet pranks. One of these activities will lead to an unflattering mug shot, but both will land her in handcuffs.