Published by Stars Hollow Publishing on April 12, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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Life is a series of reoccurring ripples in time.The moment I saw her…something shifted.The moment my lips touched hers…life got messy.The moment my heart got involved…everything changed.Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength.She is my test.My challenge.At a time when I should be focusing entirely on myself, this radiant woman with a bright, cheeky smile and a cracked sense of humor waltzes in and spins everything on its axis.Vi has the potential to make me weak at a time when I’m determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am.
She’s everything I am not…yet somehow, she sees through my darkness.My pain.My despair.
She doesn’t see me as broken.
She sees me as the man I’m fighting so hard to be.The man that I’m still struggling to see myself.The follow up book to Not The One: Hayden's Story
iTunes Exclusive Release Date: April 5, 2016
HAYDENHer back hits the wall and she looks taken aback. “What are you doing?” she asks, her eyes dancing around my face nervously. A spark of excitement glimmers in her baby blues.“Things between you and I are about to get very heavy, Vi,” I start, flicking my eyes back and forth between hers. “And before all of that happens…Before I drag you down the rabbit hole with me, I have something very serious I’d like to do.”“What?” she croaks, her voice husky and trembling.“Tonight I just want to be a man, who walks a gorgeous woman to her doorstep…and kisses her senseless.”She nods her permission slowly, her eyes sparking with shocked excitement. Without pause, I drop my jacket to the ground and slip my hands around her face. I stare down at her luscious, peach lips. Her hands grip my white dress shirt just above my hips, and I devilishly grin at the tickling sensation of her tiny hands on my sides.“I haven’t kissed a woman for a while. I want to be sure I do this properly,” I say, my voice gravellier than I intended it to be.She nods slowly and lifts her chin. I pause a mere centimetre away from her lips and change course to her cheek. I drop a feather-light kiss on that cheek, breathing in her blissful womanly scent. What is it that women have that makes them smell so incredibly divine? And Vi better than any other I’ve ever smelt? It’s like a combination of expensive shampoo and sweet sugary fruit. I quickly move over and kiss the other cheek, allowing my lips to trickle down to the curve of her jaw and then to her chin. I flick my tongue out on her chin and trail it slowly upward, grazing the tip of her lower lip. Her mouth drops with a throaty gasp, inviting me in. But I hold back. I am savouring every delicious second of this and I won’t be rushed. I press my lips to her forehead before placing another soft drop on her perfect button nose. Then I finally pull back to take in and appreciate her sexy awed expression.“Is that all—” she starts, but I crush my mouth to hers before she can finish her smartarse remark.