The Tailgate

An Original Short Story
By Elin Hilderbrand (Audiobook, 2014)
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.

  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $3.98 US/$4.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478955351

    • On Sale Date: 05/06/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Little, Brown & Company

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Audiobook

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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 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.

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.
  • Elin Hilderbrand . . .

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    is "touching and uplifting" -- U Magazine

    "blends real-life issues...with illicit romances." - People

     "is the queen of the summer novel." - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

The Tailgate
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $3.98 US/$4.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 90
  • ISBN-13: 9781478955351
  • On Sale Date: 05/06/2014
The Tailgate

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The Tailgate