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The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart.

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Once bitten.

Twice shy.

Yeah, I wish.

I’m on a mission to find myself a nice, solid, respectable man. The only problem is nice, solid, and respectable comes in a meh package and is B-O-R-I-N-G as hell.

It’s been established. I have one type. Bad Boy. I tried the other flavors, I really did. But there’s nothing like the allure of a man who takes what he wants without apology.

As if my love life isn’t dramatic enough, Dean Bennett walks into my life again thinking he’s going to win me back with his charm and charisma. He might come in a different package, but under that expensive suit he’s still the same cocky, arrogant, pompous prick who only cares about numero uno.

I’m not that naïve young girl anymore so I have to ignore the fact that the way he looks at me practically sets my panties on fire.

Everyone deserves a second chance to right a wrong. The problem? He’s not just an ex-boyfriend…

He’s my ex-husband.

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Walking through the revolving door, I’m greeted by a security desk before I can access the elevators. Shit. I should message Glen again to say I’m going to be even later than I expected.

I approach the tall man who looks as annoyed as me for being here on a Friday night. “Hello, I need to head to” —I glance at the envelope— “Heiberman and Lipe Law Firm.”

He taps a few keys. “I think they’re closed already.” His face is void of any emotion.

“Can you tell me if there’s a…” my eyes glance to the folder again. “Mr. Bennett?” The last name causes my stomach to gurgle.

“Let me call up.” He presses some buttons on the phone, listens for a second and then hangs up. “No one is answering.”

I lean over the counter, splashing on my please eat out of my hand smile. “It’s Friday. You want to go home. I want to go home. I promised my boss that I’d get these on the desk of Mr. Bennett.” I cough, bile rising up my throat with the mention of the name. Victoria is really going to have to take care of this in the future. “Can I please just go up to their floor and see if their door is unlocked?”

He shakes his head, giving me a look I’m way too familiar with, silently asking if I’m crazy.

“What can I do?” I ask. “Money? A date?” I look at his left hand. “No. Are you a fan of winter sports?” I’ll totally pull Skylar into this. “My cousin is a Winter Classics skier and her fiancé—” A large palm lands in front of my face.

“Give me your name.” His fingers position on the keyboard.

“Chelsea… Chelsea Walsh.”

He types my name in, and I smile when he pulls a visitor badge out.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.” I take it from his hand and put it over my head.

“If no one is up there, they have a drop box beside their door. You can leave your package there.”

I thank him again and walk steadily to the elevators, dodging people desperate to start their weekend.

I end up riding the elevator by myself to the thirty-third floor. The elevator doors ding open and I file out, my head swiveling right and then left. Spotting the door with Heiberman and Lipe Law Firm, I head over to it to find a list of the names of all the associates and thankfully there’s Bennett second from the top.

Hold on Glen, I’m almost on my way.

My hand pulls on the frosted glass door and it must be my lucky day because it opens.

I step into the darkened reception area. Looking around, I find no one. Heading down a hallway, my eyes zero in on the names on the doors while peeking my head into vacant offices. Finally, after passing the conference room, I see the last name Bennett and peek my head inside to find it empty with the light on. Hopefully that means he’s in the bathroom or something.

I pull out my cell phone, seeing Glen has messaged me back, but instead of responding to his I shoot one off to my boss Hannah.

Me: Mr. Bennett isn’t here. Can I drop the envelope on his desk?

Hannah as usual, replies instantly.

Hannah: Sure. Just leave it somewhere he’ll see it first thing on Monday.

Me: Got it.

I drop my cell phone back into my purse and slowly walk across the room and place the envelope on the chair. As I straighten up, I notice a baseball sitting next to the keyboard like someone had been playing with it and just set it down.

My jaw drops and my gaze scatters across every surface, spinning around investigating each piece of art, photos, anything I can find to tell me this isn’t…

Then as though I hadn’t breathed the entire time I’ve been in this office, the smell of him hits my nostrils. The once familiar scent of the ocean breeze, his deodorant and fresh linen from his clothes. He never was a cologne guy.

Other than a picture of a dog on the table behind his desk, it’s filled with baseball memorabilia of the Cubs. A die-hard Cub’s fan certificate is framed and on display, so others know he didn’t jump on the bandwagon two years ago when they won the World Series. It’s proof that his family has borne the Cubbie fever for generations.

“Do you make it a habit of sneaking into people’s offices?” His voice is coy and flirtatious.

I squeeze my eyes shut then grip the edge of the desk before my knees give out. Shivers run up and down my spine.

Crazy train. All aboard!

“You can at least show your face,” he says, continuing his usual play. “I promise I don’t bite.”

“Unless I want you to.” I spin around, my knuckles white as they tighten on the edge of the desk.

Now it’s his jaw that slackens as he realizes his ex-wife is standing in the middle of his office.

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Happy Release Day & Review – Rescuing Broken by Gina Azzi

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Title: Rescuing Broken
Series: The Kane Brothers #1
Author: Gina Azzi
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance

Release Date: June 6, 2018
Blurb
He thought
he protected her future. But she never escaped her past.
I enlisted
so Evie could have the future she deserved. She was smart and sweet and
confident; I knew she would change the world. Until I returned seven years
later to discover she’s never left. And she’s not the same girl I kissed
good-bye.
Heartbroken
over Jax, I went to my last high school party for closure. In one instant, my
dreams evaporated and everything I thought I knew crumbled. Helpless to move
forward, I watched the years pass.
Now he’s
back. But I’m too broken for second chances. I’m too broken for him.

 

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Excerpt
I can’t believe it’s her. Even with her back to
me, I can tell. I know the outline of her body, the way her dark hair falls
around her shoulders, the delicate curve of her neck. Eons could pass, and
still I would know her.
My eyes narrow at her thin frame, note the way
her shoulders poke through the fabric of her shirt. She turns toward me then
and I realize her skin is two shades too pale and a heavy tiredness hugs are
eyes. She’s my Maywood, but not.
I feel bulldozed. As if the universe is playing
a masterful trick on me. Is it really her? So much time and space are between
us; we’re different people than we once were, and still it’s as if I’m
transported back to high school, walking onto the football field. And instead
of thinking about the next play, I’m trying to figure out how to approach and
impress the beautiful girl that is so far out of my league, a ninety-yard Hail
Mary couldn’t bring her closer.
Her gaze sweeps over me suddenly, her eyes
meeting mine as I stand, my focus zeroed in on her.
She freezes, her shoulders stiffening.
“You sure about this, Jax?”
I take another step, walking toward her. A
flicker of uncertainty in her deep blue eyes has me pausing for just a second.
Her face is impassive as she looks away. If it weren’t for the clenching of her
hands and her tight grip on the underside of the bar, I wouldn’t think I
affected her at all.
But I know I do.
I always have. 
Author Bio
Gina Azzi
loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences,
internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create
the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate
reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with
her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.
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My Review…

Wow, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this story! This is the first book by Gina Azzi that I have had the pleasure to read.  Also this is the first story in the Kane Brothers series, so I am extra excited about that!

This story is about Evie and Jax and how they navigate their way through the figurative land mines in the years that separated them, the things they experienced while they were apart and the love that is still there.  Even after everything that has happened to the both of them.

Evie has such a bright future ahead of her, she is confident in her future and her love for Jax.  Then things happen, things that change her. Gina reveals it slowly through the story, you think you have it figured out but then there is a twist you won’t see coming and it floors you even more. Bravo for that.

Jaxon has loved Evie since high school, he doesn’t want to hold her back so he makes choices of his own that affect the both of them in the future.  He too has dealt with terrible pain and loss.  Coming home he finds Evie, but not the same Evie that he left.

I really empathized with this story, I am an Army vet, my husband is a combat Army vet and has PTSD so I live with it everyday.  They way that Gina describes it is spot on and until you have lived with it or know someone who has it, you can never truly understand.  So thank you for portraying PTSD honestly.

The secondary characters are phenomenal and I cannot wait to read more about them in future books!

Well done Ms. Azzi!

Happy Release Day & Review – Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken (This is a MUST READ)

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Title: Dirty Exes
Series: Liars, Inc #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: New Adult

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Blurb
They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling
series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van
Dyken.
Blaire has never
quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough
to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was
left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to
divorce him less than a year later?
Now Blaire is
getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to
humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover
wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.
Exposing Jessie
isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy
smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s
gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop
on Jessie—for a price.
Now caught between
two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire
will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing
to risk it for.

 

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Excerpt
“What’s with you and nakedness?”
“It’s how we’re born.” I smirked. “Easy.”
“I was also born with crooked teeth and no hair, so I should
revert back to that?”
“Actually,” I licked my lips, “You were born without teeth,
unless God made you extra special…” I pushed away from the counter. “Did he?”
She plastered her ass against the door and looked up at me.
“Did he what?”
“Make you extra special?”
“Why are we in the bathroom?”
“It think it was a power move on your part, lock me in here,
tell me how things are going to be, maybe add in a spanking and teach me my
lesson—“
“—why do I even talk to you?” Blaire wondered out
loud. 
“Because I’m not boring. Like some football players…”
“You never played football.”
“Guilty. I was more of a rugby sort of guy, what prick wears
padding?”
She eyed me skeptically, “No offense but don’t Rugby players
have a bit more…” She gulped and looked down past my waist, “Okay this is
coming out wrong but… thicker—“
The more she talked the redder she got like she couldn’t
bring her eyes up any higher without doing permanent damage to her
retinas. 
I grinned so hard my face hurt. “Thicker?”
“Um,” She pressed a hand to her forehead. “Legs, damn it,
legs!”
“Totally thought you were going somewhere else with that,
spy girl.”
She made a face and crossed her arms. “Stop calling me that,
it makes me feel young, stupid, and inexperienced.”
“Like a virgin?” I said helpfully. “Touched for the very
first time?” She muttered
out a dear God what did I do in a past life to deserve him.
I took it as a compliment and pressed my hands against the
door on either side of her head. “I think you’re asking yourself the wrong
question.”
She frowned, “I didn’t say anything.”
“No, but you’re thinking it.” I whispered. “You’re wondering
what the hell you’re doing in here instead of out there.”
She swallowed and looked away. 
I tilted her face back towards mine, my finger and thumb
cradling her chin. “The past always looks better through I got fucked over
glasses.” I got a bit closer, so close I could taste the mint from her gum.
“You think you still want him. You’re wrong.”
She inhaled sharply. “You don’t know me.”
“I know you blush from here,” I tapped her chin then ran my
hand down the slim column of her neck until it pressed against her chest. “To
here, when you get embarrassed,” I leaned in and whispered in her ear. “Or
turned on.”
She blushed immediately. 
I kissed her neck and said. “Told you so.”
She shoved me away so fast I almost got whiplash. “This,”
She took another deep breath. “This is business.”
“This?” I pointed between her and me. “Is more than
business, but whatever helps you sleep at night spy girl… just be sure to let
me know when you want it to get more personal because I’d love to see every
inch of blush infused skin, and I’d love to eat my way—“
“—No.” Shed jammed her finger at me. “When I called you, you
literally had to kick a woman out of bed.”
“Two, actually.” I shrugged, “Not that it matters.”
“See!”
“So? I like women.”
“I’m not them.”
“No,” I said seriously. “You’re not. If you were, this would
already be finished.”
“There is no… this, or us, beyond you helping me get info on
Jessie and Vanessa.”
“Sure.” I nodded. “Fine.”
“Why don’t I believe you?”
“Because I just lied.” I admitted with a grin, “But at least
you know where I stand.”
“Oh yeah? Where’s that?”
“In front of you.” I smirked. “Obviously.” I walked towards
her again and reached for the door knob, “Look I’m just a guy standing in front
of a girl asking her to—“
“—finish that sentence and I’m going to show you my kung fu
skills.”
Author Bio
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When
she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting
her next book while watching The Bachelor. 
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son,
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My Review…

…to anyone who’s ever been cheated on and imagined your own special kind of revenge….

This story, whew….this story was just everything.

There are a few characters that play a major part of this book, so to just narrow it down to two (“This is the story of … and …”) would do this story injustice.

This is a story about trust, vulnerability, strength, preconceived notions and learning your self-worth. But before you think this is a downer of a story, think again! Rachel brings the funny, she brings the witty and she brings the smexy that we all know and love with her books!

I enjoyed how the story would take you by the hand and make you think “Oh this couple would be just lovely!” and then the story would say “Ah, ah, ah….think again my friend!” and pull you into a entirely different direction! Well done Rachel, well done! She takes you by the hand and leads you on a merry chase! Like I said above, I had some preconceived notions on who should be with who and this story brought my thinking around to a new and fresh idea!

This story is original and that’s a real testament to Rachel’s writing.  Every time you open any of her books you get a original, fresh, smart, funny story!

I hope she comes out with more books about this cast of characters! I would love to see some more in depth with a few of them!

Thank you Rachel! I bow down to your greatness!!

Get your hands on this book, you won’t regret it!

Happy Release Day & Review – Him & I by Melody Eve

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Him & I, an all-new sexy, standalone romance from debut author Melody Eve is available NOW!Him&I-FINAL-AMAZON

Love is a risk.

Roman has never been willing to take those odds, until now.

A beautiful stranger, overheard telling the desk clerk she’s on her honeymoon alone, arouses something in him. Something primal. Something protective. He finds himself doing and saying things he swore he never would in an effort to understand the pain in Aria’s sensual eyes.

His scars are so deep, they may never heal.
His need for control is ingrained.
His desire for her is unparalleled.

The challenge of winning her may be the biggest risk of all.

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Melody EveMelody Eve is a Midwestern mother of five children and five fur babies. She is a contemporary romance author who loves writing sexy Alpha male heroes and smart, passionate heroines. Keep your eyes open for Melody’s new release, Him & I on Amazon in 2018.

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My Review…

Wow, wow, wow! What a helluva introduction to a new author!

Him & I is the debut novel from Melody Eve.  I am an avid reader and newly minted blogger so I can say with confidence that this author is going to be huge!

This is the story of Aria and Roman.  This is a page turner!

Aria has been burned badly (in the figurative sense) and is running away from it all to lick her wounds in private.  She thought she had everything she wanted, she was willing to “settle” for what she had before it blew up in her face.

Roman, oh my me! Obsessive, stalkerish, over the top alphas are my weakness and he checked all the boxes! He too has had some bad things happen to him in the past, and it has made him into the man he is today.

This story isn’t just about “insta-love”, it’s got some twists and turns and you get little nuggets of information which make you scream for more, more, more! Ms. Eve doles those little nuggets out slowly.  Make sure you take in all the words and savor them so you don’t miss a thing!

I hope to read more about some secondary characters and I loved the surprise at the end.  You are a dirty, dirty tease Melody! I love it!

This is a must read, get your grabby hands on it!

Congratulations Melody Eve, I see a bright future ahead of you and I will be stalking you in the future (in a healthy, respectful way!!).  Cannot wait to read what you put out next!!

Happy Release Day & Review – Only Him by Melanie Harlow

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Sometimes your first love deserves a second chance…

He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything.

But I’m not a lovesick teenager anymore, and I’d never let that cocky troublemaker break my heart again.

So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him “for old time’s sake,” I say I will. After all, it’s been twelve years, and I’m stronger and smarter than I was back then.

Except…he still does something to me. He’s got those eyes that make me weak, those hands that drive me wild, and a body I can’t resist—especially once I see the tattoos. It doesn’t take long for our trip down memory lane to go from sweet to sizzling.

We’re just as good together as we were back then—better, even—and I’m willing to give the only man I’ve ever loved another chance.

But he’s got to tell me the truth.

* * *

All I wanted was to see her again. Tell her I’m sorry. Make her smile.

Okay, that’s a lie. I wanted to do more than that—a lot more. But I know she’s better off without me, and I promised myself I’d behave.

Except I’ve never been much good at keeping promises…or my hands to myself when I’m around her.

I can make her laugh, I can make her cry, I can make her body surrender to mine in ways that neither of us could have imagined back then. I can—and I do—love her more than she’ll ever know.

But I can’t tell her the real reason why I’m here.

And I can’t stay.

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Melanie HarlowMelanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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My Review…

Melanie just keeps getting better and better…

Only Him is the second book in the One and Only series, but can totally be read as a stand alone.  However a true Harlow Harlot, who has read all of her books will see past characters make appearances throughout the story.  By no means does that detract from the main characters, Maren and Dallas, and their story, it just adds more to it.

Oh my, this story of Maren and Dallas is beautiful.

Maren is such a free spirit, a true spiritual being trying to better herself and the people that she meets and loves.  She is just a lovely soul.

Dallas is such a misunderstood, right brain, artist.  I could so relate to him on a personal level (my daughter is a total right brain artist too)  I could empathize with his turmoil and pain that he grew up with, being judged.  Being found lacking, never comparing to the perfect ideal his family had.  But Dallas is perfect in his own way.

When Maren and Dallas met all those years ago, you think oh young love.  How it burns so hot and so fast.  Heartbreak is inevitable, and years pass.  Will their connection stand the test of time? Read it find out!

The twist in the story is heartbreaking and you know what’s coming and you want to yell at Dallas to do the right thing (I know I did!)

Maren and Dallas’ souls were meant to be together. Even though time was long and lonely road for the both of them, I was happy that they found each other again.

Melanie has yet to write a book that I haven’t proclaimed as a “Must Read”.  This is a definite Must Read!

Happy Release Day & Review – The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise

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Title: The Right Stud
Authors: Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 4, 2018

 

Blurb
Wall Street
Journal bestselling author Ilsa
Madden-Mills and
USA Today
bestselling author Tia Louise are back with an all-new romantic comedy filled
with Southern sass and steamy scenes that will have you laughing out loud and
fanning yourself. Pour the sweet tea and get ready…
“The best way to get
over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”
As soon as
Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I
need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.
A few
stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home
run—until he disappears without a trace.
Whatever.
Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.
I resolve
to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on
turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.
What I
don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!
You see, my
sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home
improvement star of The Right Stud, and
he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.
With a
suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and
renovate my old house while he films his new show.
But my
roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and
possible love—apart.
When push
comes to shove, is Jax really The Right
Stud
or is he just another nail in the coffin of love?

 

 
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise
are not a secret duo, but simply themselves.
Great
friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve
teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading
ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women—and who
sometimes you just want to slap.
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My Review…

What a fantastic collaboration! Ilsa & Tia make magic happen!

The Right Stud is the story of Ashton and Jax and what a great story it is.

Ashton is been treated poorly, and is trying hard to keep the precious memories of her grandma and her house safe and sound.  Against the odds, she fights and has hope when she meets Jax.

Jax, The Right Stud, not only a descriptive of him but also the name of his show that he is trying hard to make it to the big time.

Their chemistry is off the charts hot!  Their kisses alone can make you blush and swoon. Twists in this story will make you say “Whoa”.  The secondary characters (including the animals) were fantastic and really brought even more to the story.

This is a fast paced, easy read, page turner! Such a fun and refreshing read! I am hoping Ilsa and Tia will collaborate again, there is a couple of characters I would love to read more about!

Blog Tour! This is a MUST READ! Envy by Dylan Allen

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Envy, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from Dylan Allen is available NOW!

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If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.

Graham was born to be a star.

Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.

Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.

For a while, I thought I could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.

Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.

I wore that love like a crown . . . until he placed it on another’s head.

Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure.

When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past. Just like that, I’m back in his arms.

He promises this time will be different. But I’m afraid to believe him.

Because behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go.

I know a star that bright can’t belong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.

I want all of him . . . even if wanting what doesn’t belong to me leads me to ruin.

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Excerpt

“I’ve been saving something for you,” he says softly. His breath is warm on my mouth, and I part my lips.

My pulse is thudding in my ears, but I hear myself ask, “You have?” right before his lips touch mine. It’s just a touch, reverent and tender and it says …

He lifts his lips off mine and breathes. “Can I do that again?”

“Oh, God, please do it again,” I say in between gasps of air.

This time, his lips linger, and when I kiss him back, he groans and drags his lips away. He presses his forehead to mine, his breathing ragged.

“I ache, Apollo. I’m fuckin’ dying.”

His voice is making me ache.

Inside and out.

From the roots of my hair to the tips of my toes. I wonder briefly if it’s possible that my legs are dissolving because, standing up suddenly feels impossible.

As if he can read my thoughts, he grasps my waist and holds me fast to him.

His hands. His touch. They are my body’s favorite. It’s been far too long since I’ve felt the addictive pulsing between my thighs that only Graham has ever inspired.

My nipples pucker so fast and tight that it stings.

“Graham, I need … I’m …” I can’t form a coherent sentence.

“Shhh, I know baby,” he whispers before his tongue sweeps my bottom lip. I press myself into him and whimper when I can’t get close enough. His powerful hands cup my ass, and he grinds himself into me.

I lift my leg and hook it around his waist in a desperate attempt to get closer.

More,” I moan.

“Everything,” he whispers. Then he lifts me off my feet and walks us until my back hits the wall.

He pins me there, both of his hands on either side of my head.

He holds me up with the deliciously warm and heavy weight of his sexy as fuck body and captures my mouth again. It’s messy, greedy, uncoordinated. All of our kisses are like this. Desperate attempts to make up for all of the ones that we should have already shared.

Graham’s lips pull away from mine, and they travel down my chin. I throw my head back, and Graham nips my neck before he sucks it so hard that it stings. And then he works his way down my chest, sucking, biting.

He presses his hand to the space between my breasts and with one swift yank, rips my shirt right down the middle.

“Fuck, I’ve been dreaming about these sweet nipples,” he growls before his mouth closes over one of my aching peaks. The moan that tumbles from my mouth is guttural and comes from an untouched place inside of me. I look down and gasp as waves of pleasure catapult through. The sight of his head at my breast. His eyes closed while he suckles, licks, bites, and kneads my breasts.

His hair skims my collarbones; his fresh, clean scent surrounds me. His mouth is devouring. I feel like I’m being consumed by the collective force of all of our longing and need.

Surely, it can’t be a good thing to feel so much all at once. I haven’t felt this way since …

It’s time for you to leave.

The words that I’d managed to forget now barrel through the thick haze of lust clouding my brain.

No, I can’t do this.

The master of my ruin is ravishing me, and I’m letting him.

Even as I shove at his shoulders to push him away, I writhe against him. “Babe?” He releases my nipple with a pop and looks up at me through those eyes that just make me want to forget everything and give in.

I look down at myself and stare at my still wet pulsing nipple. I want to put his mouth back. I also see the small, already dark bruises his mouth and teeth have left all over my shoulders and chest. The stinging on my neck tells me I’ll find the same thing when I look I the mirror.

“Apollo, what’s wrong?”

“Let me down.” I unhook my legs and shove at his shoulders.

He doesn’t move.

“Please,” I beg. I can’t meet his eyes.

He swears under his breath and steps away from the wall and lets me hop down. I clutch my torn tank top, mortified at how easy that was for him to walk in here and just have his way.

I step around him and run to the kitchen. I pick up one half of the stupid spatula and hold it in front of me.

“Oh, Apollo,” he sighs, his mouth turned down in the corner. “Tell me what you’re afraid of.”

“I’m not afraid. I just don’t like it.”

He throws his head back and laughs.

I see red.

“Why are you laughing? You’re ruining my life! Again!” I scream at him. I am wild with frustration and fear. Worst of all, I’m so turned on I want to shove my hand into my panties and finger my pussy until I come.

I want to do it right now. And, I want him to watch.

Oh my God.

What is wrong with me?

He’s turned me into a sex crazed exhibitionist who is ready to abandon every single one of my principles and let him fuck wherever he wants, however he wants.

All in less than four hours.

I don’t want to imagine the rubble I’ll be reduced to if I gave him more time.

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Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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