Kimberly Derting has been in love with love since the first grade, when she would make "boyfriends" hold her hand during recess . . . whether they wanted to or not. In high school, she discovered romance novels and she's been hooked ever since! She is the award-winning author of the Body Finder series, the Pledge trilogy, and the Taking trilogy. Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both The Body Finder and The Pledge were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. These days, she spends entirely too much time ordering stuff off the Internet, binge watching Netflix, and holding hands with a guy who doesn't have to be forced (her husband).