Review: Once Tempted by Laura Moore

Once Tempted is the story of Tess and Ward. Tess is a bonefied city girl from New York. Ward is boot wearing cowboy from California. So, how did they end up together? A little hear break, a little luck, a map and a blindfold!

When Tess’s estranged husband dies, Tess decides to make a change. She and her best friend Anna pin up a map, blindfold Tess and let pin the finger on the map decide where she’s going. That’s how Tess ended up driving across the country to Acacia, California.
Tess and Ward’s first meeting was not love at first sight. In fact, it was more dislike at first sight. But even though they disliked each other, there was a spark. Something was there.
While I definitely enjoyed Once Tempted, I was a bit disappointed with the first half of the book. I was reading about two co-workers who were just that, co-workers. I didn’t feel any passion, any spark between them. I kept waiting for the romance, the looks, the sizzle.
About halfway through the book, I started to see the passion between them. It was sprung on me very quickly. We went from no sizzle, no spark, to full on inferno. Once we reached that point, the story really picked up.  I got into it at that point.
I found Ward completely lovable and kind. Just the kind of man you want! Tess really grew as a person and was very likable. The ending of the book was predictable. I figured out what was going to happen and I was right.
However, even knowing how things were going to turn out, I still enjoyed the story. Sometimes having something predictable is nice. I’m looking forward to the next story in this series. I wonder who it will be about, Reid or Quinn? Either one would be great! They were fantastic secondary characters in this story and I can’t wait to read their stories!
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Cover Reveal: Love Square by Jessica Ingro

Tentative Release Date: July 2013

A love triangle gone bad…
 
He was the one guy I couldn’t get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he’s turning my world upside down. 
 
At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?
 
Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.
 
Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can’t help but wonder if it’s meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she’s his soul mate.
 
Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?
 

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I awake and slowly blink the sleep out of my eyes. The sun is fading, casting dark shadows in the room. I turn my head to see I’m alone in the bed. Lying on my stomach, staring non-seeing into the room, I remember how exquisitely fucked I was just a few hours ago.
The feel of his hard body over me and his cock moving in and out of me, the sweat dripping off him as we both came. I feel myself get turned on all over again, and he isn’t even here touching me. Then I remember his muted words spoken right before I fell asleep.
“I want you to know I would have waited another sixteen years to be able to feel that with you again.”

I’m finding it hard to believe that Jacob could rescue me from the prison I’ve put myself in over the years, living the life of someone other than whom I feel I should be. Even if that is my true wish, wishes don’t always come true. 

 
The hotel room door opens and Jacob walks in carrying a couple bottles of water from a vending machine, setting them on a side table. He looks yummy as he walks to the bed with a wide smile on his face. Sitting next to me on the edge of the bed, he bends down and kisses my shoulder and down my naked spine, stopping where the sheet lies just above my ass.

“Hey, sleepyhead.” He murmurs in between those drugging kisses. My legs start to stir beneath the sheet and I’m tempted to take another ride before I have to leave.
“Hi. If you keep doing that, you’re not going to be able to stop me from having my wicked way with you again and I need to leave soon.” I sigh with frustration.
“Maybe that’s exactly what I want.” Running a finger up and down my spine, he stretches out next to me.
“I’m sure it is, but I have stuff to get done before I’m back on the road in a few days. I warned you I didn’t have much time but I would do my best to make this work.”
“It feels like I just got you back, and now you have to go away again. I’d much rather see your beautiful face, instead of dreaming of it. Will you have time to sneak away again before you fly out?”

“I’m not sure. We’ll have to play it by ear. I don’t know how much I have to give you, Jacob. And I’m not just talking about my time either. I’ve been going down this lonely path for a while now and I’m not sure where it’s left me. Regardless of what we did today, I am still a married woman with commitments and responsibilities.” I hate bringing up this fact, but I need the reminder out there that this isn’t a fairytale. Its real life, and its messy.
He leans over and thoroughly kisses me before murmuring, “I know. And I’ll take whatever I can get with you. It’s better than having none of you.”
With that parting blow, he kisses me one last time, grabs his keys and heads out.
“Text me later, baby. I’ll be waiting.”
I sure hope I know what I’m doing, because it feels as though things are going to get extremely complicated.
Author Bio:
Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a

puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can’t wait to share her stories with the world.

She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.
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Review: Shattered by Elizabeth Lee

This is not a rock star kind of book in the least, but this song was made for this book… Brantley Gilbert, You Don’t Know Her Like I Do

  
“The relationship I’d once had with Garret and Jesse was now
comparable to a broken window.”

Best friends torn apart by an unfortunate and untimely death. For Jesse, Garret and Alyssa, they were inseparable. Rode four-wheelers, ate lunch together at school, and were each others prom dates. They were each others backbone when times got tough with family. A friendship that started out because of a friends watchful eye ends up being the most amazing bond three young teens could ask for- until one life is cut too short. Now two friends are left to cope without him.

Shattered is now, without a doubt, one of my favorite books.

Jesse!! He’s definitely on my Jerk of My Dreams shelf! He might be the total package. Jerk (obviously!), sweetheart, asshole, small town hottie, and so very loveable. But he’s more like the sweetest jerk- and that is okay! Jesse was a total jerk at time but then would show such sweetness towards Alyssa that it nearly killed me. *sigh* I ❤ him.

Alyssa was so devastated by the loss that she shut Jesse out completely… well as much as she was able to. He tried every which way he could to penetrate that hard head of hers until she finally saw the light. Alyssa was suffering on the inside after loosing Garrett, who was still so ever present and probably will always be. But what she failed to notice was that Jesse was suffering as well.

Alyssa was drowning her sorrows in alcohol and prescription pills, pills which her witch mother made her take since Alyssa wasn’t recovering fast enough after loosing Garret. Jesse tried to be there for her, but she wanted to hurt him the way he hurt her when he left, so she ran into the arms of the towns playboy who was nothing but bad news.

I’ve had this book on my kindle for some time now and refused to read it. I just knew the affect it was going to have on me and wasn’t ready for it. But after reading Give Me Something by Elizabeth as well, I felt like I was ready. Shattered tore me up for sure, but I truly loved this story and the emotion it brought forth from me. I want to feel every word when I read… and sure did with this book! The characters left a lasting impression on me, ones that I don’t think I could ever forget.

The only minor issue I had with this book is the reconciliation between Jess and Alyssa. I felt like when it finally came, it was dealt with too quickly. I would’ve preferred to see them talk it out more than what they did. They’d been through a lot together, and to see it wrapped up so quickly didn’t work for me.

I feel Elizabeth Lee is an under rated New Adult author whose name needs to get out more. She has the right balance of emotion, plot and realism with this story that anyone can connect to. I see a lot of potential in Elizabeth Lee and look froward to her future work.

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Review: Covert Seduction by Callie Croix

Mmmmm…..mmmmm…..mmmmmmmm…..Men in Uniform…..Mmmmm….Does it get any better than that? Only if it’s a HOT HOT Navy SEAL! Mmmmmm…….


Reid Galvin is a Navy SEAL who’s been in a war zone for quite a while. He’s watched friends die and come close himself. All he wants to do is go home to Becca. Only, he’s not sure Becca will be waiting on him. He’s screwed up one too many times.

Becca has decided Reid has moved on. So, she’s trying to move on as well. As she heads out a for date, Reid calls her and wants to see her. He’s back in town. As much as Becca wants to stay home and see Reid, she goes on her date anyway, only to find herself fighting for her life. Reid appears and pulls her to safety, for now. But the threat to Becca isn’t over and Reid is determined to win her back and keep her safe.

The passion between Reid and Becca was unbelievably HOT and SPICY. It was AMAZING. Reid took the time to make sure Becca’s fantasy was played out to the fullest. He was hot and he made her even hotter! On top of that he was concerned with making sure she knew how he felt about her. He realized that life without her would be unbearable. I love it when strong, alpha men can admit how they feel. They can show their emotions to the women they love. They’re not afraid to show the women they love how they feel. That’s a true Alpha male to me.

The suspense and tension of Becca’s life being danger added an extra element to this story. The tension from that wasn’t as ramped up as I’ve seen in other stories, but it worked with this one. Any more tension from the threat would have been too much.

Mmmmm…..back to the hot Navy SEAL…….Mmmmmmm……

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Broken At Love by Layla Payne


When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopath half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see them—as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputation—after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semester—but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tell—and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself…even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good

Taryn: Hey Quinn, thanks for taking the time for an interview today with My Secret Romance!! First, do you have a nickname by any chance? What color is your hair? Eyes? Boxers or Boxer briefs? And out of curiosity…what are you wearing? 😉
Hey. A lot of the guys call me Q. Black/blue. Boxer briefs, if I have to wear them. A suit and tie, at the moment, because Emilie and I are about to leave for dinner.

Taryn: Now, I haven’t read your story yet, but you sound perfect for my Jerk of My Dreams shelf. It’s where all the real hot douchebags sit. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. J It’s the guys that we hate to love who we just can’t help falling for. Are you one of those?
I guess plenty of girls hate me, and I’ve never pulled any punches. But I don’t lie, either. If that makes me a douchebag, fine. As long as we’re clear on the hot part. That’s true.

Taryn: Describe yourself, Twitter style, in 160 characters or less.
A guy who’ll never forget what a lucky bastard he is, or stop working hard to deserve the second chances.

Taryn: For those who haven’t read your story yet, what would you say about it? How would you sell it to me?
I’d say it’s worth reading in spite of me. You’ll get to meet the most beautiful, strong, determined, talented woman in the world. And you’ll get to see her save my miserable life.

Taryn: If you and your brother were to come with a warning label, what would it say?
Objects are less stable than they appear.

Taryn: Have you ever been in love? Had a broken heart? Describe it.
I’m in love now, for the first time in my life. My heart broke every time I walked away from her—it was like ripping away pieces of skin with a hot knife. If it’s up to me, I’ll never do it again.

Taryn: What’s the worst thing you’ve done to someone you’ve loved?
I feel the most guilt over calling Emilie pathetic in a room full of my fraternity brothers, but the most shame over letting her believe she was just like every other girl to me.

Taryn: Quinn, did you ever stop to consider the kind of game you were playing and how you could hurt someone emotionally? How would you feel if it were the other way around and you were the one being played?
No. I’ve been the one kicked away. I got over it. Some people say I treat girls like shit. I say I respect girls enough to believe they can get over it, too. They’re not any more or less breakable than guys. We all get fucked over. Deal with it.

Taryn: “It had to be her heart, too, or I lose. Sex and feelings. Shame and regret. That was the game.” 
What was the game? And why go for the heart, too? Are you that callous or was it all about winning for you?
I didn’t make the rules. You’ll have to ask Sebastian.

Taryn: If I was being nosy… what’s in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? In your nightstand?
Leftover takeout and a carton of milk. Nothing; that’s what maids are for. A box of condoms, my cell phone charger, and antacid.

Taryn: What is more important – sex or intimacy? Why?
Let’s just say I’ve had plenty of sex, and none of it was more important than letting Emilie really see me.

Taryn: Do you have a secret you can share with us?
I miss playing tennis so much that I dream about it almost every night.

Taryn: Being athletic person myself for years, I hated having to retire from my sport. I remember the emotions I went through. To this day, I would love nothing more than to get up on a balance beam….but those days are long gone. You were forced to retire due to a knee injury. What were you going through when that happened? Is there a chance that you’ll ever play Tennis again just for fun?
My life was a fucking disaster for a long time after losing my career. It still kills me, but I’m dealing with it. My knee lets me play—Emilie and I play together, and I’m thinking of coaching—just not at a professional level. I’ll always with things had ended differently, but everyone has to face retirement at some point, and I’ve found a way to stay involved in the sport in a media capacity.

Taryn: Thanks for being here today, Quinn. Maybe next time your brother can come. 

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Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

This was officially the worst book that I’ve read so far this year.

Perhaps that’s a bit mean, but I just can’t put how I felt about this book mildly. The reason I initially started this novel in the first place was because of all the high ratings and reviews- I mean, the book had over 500 five-star ratings on Amazon… That’s impressive. I just assumed that after hearing all the hype about this story that I would end up feeling the same way as everyone else seemed to have felt… Unfortunately though, I couldn’t have been more wrong. How this book managed to pull so much positive feedback is seriously beyond me.

In all honesty, I thought this book had five-star potential when I first started it. I truly loved it- Watching Nell and Kyle’s relationship progress and blossom into something more than friendship was incredibly sweet… The author really made you feel like you were experiencing first love all over again- I couldn’t put the book down and while I was loving living in that moment, I still felt a lingering sense of dread at the same time knowing that Kyle dies. However, I still had hope that even though a horrible incident awaited, the book would still stay on course and continue to be a great read. Yet, after Kyle dies and Colton entered the picture the book took a major turn for the worst.

The first few chapters of this story while Kyle was alive was like reading something completely different, with completely different characters and a completely different author from the rest of the book. Actually… If I’m being honest here, the only likable character in this book was Kyle… And he died… So, that’s that. The heroine, Nell started off as your typical sweet and innocent heroine… Before turning into an alcoholic with self-destructive issues. Her dramatic change was like night and day and while I can understand the toll death can take on someone, her behavior was completely over-dramatic and unbelievable.

God, and don’t even get me started on the hero Colton… He’s about as far from drool-worthy as you can possibly get… Unless this is attractive to you:

…And I’m not talking about Eminem per se… I just mean, unless you’re into former gang members who talk like a cliché street thug and have emotional issues as well, due to the loss of his “homies” T-Shawn and Lil Shady among others then Colton probably isn’t your type of guy. Be right back…

I’m not kidding guys… This story-line was absolutely bad horriblehorrendous awful. It honestly took everything in me to push through and see the book to the very end- It was like reading a really dramatic Lifetime movie mixed with an old Ice Cube music video.

Not to mention, the hero and heroine laid eyes on each other for all of maybe two seconds before having that stupid “insta-love” connection that so many authors these days love to over use. The chemistry between these two just felt extremely forced throughout the entire book and had absolutely no relationship development what-so-ever.

None.
Zip.
Nada.

Ugh, and the freaking music mentioned in this book…

BEYOND over-kill. By the time I finished this novel, I was able to name every band and music artist on the face of this earth… That’s how much it was talked about. Oh, and FYI: Both characters magically have voices like Adele and Billie Holiday when they sing, all while playing the guitar together and being the best duet since Johhny Cash and June Carter. Riiiggghttt.

Over-all, I just don’t have much of anything positive to say about this book- It literally had everything imaginable from murder, lack of parental support, gangs, transformations, death, music, a million sex scenes, denial, guilt and destructive behavior all thrown into about 350 pages. There was just seriously too many issues going on in this story to even count. The only advice I have to give you before buying this book is to do all of yourselves a favor and save your money- You’re going to need it to pay for the therapy you’re going to have to have after finishing this novel.

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Review: Jilted by Kelly Jamieson

Jilted is the story of a hot fireman who get left at the alter. Literally. Left. At. The. Alter. His bride is standing next to him, when another guy, Gavin, shows up, picks her up and waltzes right out of the church with her.
Josh stands there, dumbfound (I mean, who wouldn’t be right?). Then he goes after her only to have no idea where to look for her. Devon, his ex-girlfriend and his ex-bride’s ex-best friend, helps Josh look for her.
Confused yet? Don’t be. It’s actually pretty straightforward.
Josh and Devon enjoy a week together, in the honeymoon suite Josh was to be in with his new wife. Over that week they grow closer together again. But what happens when they go back to reality?
I really wanted to like this story. I loved the premise. The mixed up, what in the world is going on premise. But it fell a little flat for me. I was annoyed with Devon through most of the book. She was sneaky and underhanded. I know she has mommy-abandonment issues, but that doesn’t excuse the sneakiness. Josh, bless his heart, just let it go. He was jilted by one fiancé, just to be used by his ex-girlfriend. He just let it go? Saint? Nope. Martyr.
I was hoping for more from this story. Two-star crossed past lovers reconnecting….fabulous! I just couldn’t get past Devon’s sneakiness and Josh’s ability to forgive anything.
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Jerk of My Dreams #10 & A Giveaway!

Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We’ve all read them and we’ve all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn’t touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn’t admit that the meaner the man, the further we run… Towards them! *sigh* 

That’s what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.
 
 
 

Aleatha Romig’s Consequences will take you on an emotional journey you won’t soon forget.  It’s the kind of story that lingers in your mind long after you have closed the book. 

Bridget and I decided to join forces on this one.  This is the kind of book that must be read with others.  You’ll want someone to talk to during this read or at least talk you off the ledge.

Bridget: Hold on to your pantyhose!! HOLY CRAP!!

Nadine: holy shit! What the hell…I’m still at the beginning, but what the hell?!

Bridget: I know! It’s effing crazy. promise it pays off

Nadine: It’s like reading Beauty and the Beast for grown ups complete with a dream library. I hate him one minute, the next I like him. What is wrong with me?!

Bridget: Totally beauty and the beast!

Alright, now that we’ve read it and had some time to mull it over, what did we think?

I honestly was at thirty percent and didn’t know what to think of this one. Thank goodness I had friends encouraging me to continue. The book came around and delivered, erasing my doubts. My hang up was that I felt that the story was repetitive and over descriptive at times. Then, I found myself addicted and couldn’t give up on these characters. Maybe I was experiencing Stockholm Syndrome also. Whatever it was, if you feel that the story is stalling at times, continue on and it will pay off.

Claire is in a confusing and icky world with Tony, and the author put me right there with her. The ending shocked me as much as it did Claire. You could have knocked my over with a feather. Seriously. What the heck just happened to me? I was wrung out, and thanks to all that is holy, I had Truthdownloaded on my iPad and ready to start.

Aleatha Romig really has an engaging story to tell, and the characters stayed with me long after I finished the book. You will feel mixed emotions throughout this book toward the characters and their relationship. I really would love to talk more about the characters and plot in this review, but I’m too afraid to give away any spoilers. I finished this book four weeks ago, and still feel strongly about it. This is definitely a good time to start this series and get in on the conversations about Consequences.

Consequences blew me away. I was sucked in from the very beginning. The writing and storytelling were superb. My emotions were scattered everywhere. When I said this story will take you on an emotional journey I was not exaggerating. Ms. Romig did an amazing job making me feel Claire’s fear, anguish, frustration and love. Several times throughout reading this I questioned whether I should seek mental help. One minute I am horrified by Tony’s actions and urging Claire to run, the next my heart is melting at how tender he can be and hoping things work out for them.

There is so much more going on than what you see on the surface. I don’t want to give anything away. I will say that Tony is such a fascinating character. Once you realize Tony’s motives you will scrutinize his every move from before and anticipate the ones to come. My mind is reeling with all the information I gathered by the end of the book. This one packs one heck of an ending that will sending you running for the sequel, Truth.



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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: This is Forever by S.A. Price

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Did it get you curious? Winter is the very sexy bassist for the band 13 Shades of Red, and his book, THIS IS FOREVER will be releasing December 2013. Wanna see the cover?
 

 
Now isn’t that just sexy? From now till December if you check out some of your favorite blogs that are rocking the mini graphic on the side column, we will be giving some teasers, excerpts and interviews about the book, on the 10th of the month.
 
Believe me; it really is going to be a Long Hard Winter. *wink*
 
And now… for a sexy sneak peek at THIS IS FOREVER…
 
Seeing Lola after eight months was a fucking kick in the teeth. She had changed her hair, it was purple with black streaks, and she was wearing one fucker of an outfit. Platform Mary Jane’s, her signature, purple torn fishnet thigh highs with garters that ended in bows with skulls on them, micro mini in black satin with a lace trim. She had tripled up on her belts, her little baby tee molding to her torso like a second skin. It was razor cut in places, showing skin and the purple of her lace bra. Her arms warmers were knitted with little skulls on them. He was pretty sure she wasn’t wearing underwear also, the girl just loved to shock. Dare he think it was for his benefit? He wasn’t sure he even saw her, thinking he was dreaming the perfection before him.
But dreams don’t blow you off… at least his didn’t. His dreams, her especially, blew him. When dreams blew you off, those were called nightmares, and those sucked. Sucked like life was sucking right now. She had walked in with the rest of her band, greeted everyone but him, her gaze lingering a little too long on Colin, Rhys’ little brother, but then moved on as she kissed cheeks and hugged people.
 He had to adjust his groin, discreetly of course, when she and Saffron hugged and snuggled. Apparently over the past several months Saffron and Lola had become quite the BFF, with Lola staying at Saffron’s place in New York when she had to go in for several shoots and meetings with her record company. Rhys had teased him about getting face timed and seeing both of them in little booty shorts and white tank tops… but he didn’t think they were thatclose.
And worse, he didn’t think seeing her all snuggly with Saffron would illicit the images rolling through his head. Not that Saffron wasn’t hot, but he just didn’t dig his best friend’s girl like that.  He grabbed a tootsie pop and unwrapped it, sticking the thick ball into his mouth. He watched her move from person to person, but never to him.
What. The. Fuck.
When everyone sat down, she sat at the other end, didn’t even bother to look at him. He went through dinner in a blur, his anger getting to him more and more. What the fuck was going on? He was beginning to feel like he was invisible. Maybe it was a nightmare?
When she got up and went to the bathroom, he followed, after exchanging a meaningful look with Rhys.
“So you’re just not going to say anything to me?” he said as he caught her coming out of the bathroom.
She looked at him and then sighed. “I didn’t want a public thing to happen.”
Public thing?
He cocked his head and scowled. “And what the fuck does that mean?”
She looked him up and down. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say hi like I want to.”
Winter rolled his eyes. “So you can wrap yourself around Saffron, eye Colin up like he’s a steak, which by the way he’s not even eighteen yet, eww,” he ticked off on his fingers, “Yet you can’t even just turn and wave at me?”
Lola shook her head. “It’s not what I wanted. And Colin is going to be very popular…”
“You just didn’t wanna talk to me at all?” he asked, thoroughly confused. She was the one that pushed for the tour, and by all accounts she didn’t have issue with their past. It was what gave him hope.
She moved closer and shook her head. “That’s not it.”
“Then what’s it?” he bit out, his hands clenched at his sides. Gods, only she could infuriate him like this. Fuck she smelled good. All honey and warm clover… no one smelled like Lola.
Her voice lowered. “Do you like my outfit Winter?”
He growled. Fuck yes he liked her outfit. Loved. Wanted it crumpled on the floor of his bedroom. Wanted to peel it from her slowly, kissing every inch of skin he exposed.
She reached for him, her fingers tugging him closer by the belt loops of his jeans. “Good. You’re supposed to. You don’t get anything from me Winter Tulane. No greeting, no, little wave, no explanation. Eat your heart out baby.”
She got closer, her lips just against his, a slight almost imperceptible move of the hoop through the middle of his lip and then she was gone, back towards the party, her ass shaking with a sashay that had blood rushing from every place in his body to his cock. Fuck. What the hell was going on?
“Hey Lo,” he called after her. She gave him the finger and kept walking.
Game on. Game fucking on, he thought as he followed her back into the room. Confusion didn’t even convey how he was feeling about what happened, but holy fuck the signals she was throwing off were so convoluted he didn’t know if he should fist pump for getting her so close to him or brood over her words.
 
 
Books before this: Giving Up the Ghost (#1)
 
You Burn Me (Prequel/ Bridge book)
 

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