Release Date: March 16, 2015
Genre: NA Romance
Eighteen year old Tatum Krause wants nothing more than to finish her senior year without any more drama. After the near overdose of her drug abusing mother the previous year, she moved out in the hopes of making something better for herself. However, the week before her final year, she ends up needing the help of a sexy stranger who’s about to flip her world on its axis.
Jacoby Ryan only wants one thing: to forget his past. The last two years have been filled with empty feelings and women in an attempt to stem the heartache and guilt. He’s ghosted blindly through the motions until late one night, he finds a car stalled on the side of an empty highway where he meets a beautiful girl with a haunted look in her eyes.
She has a secret, but so does he. Despite their magnetic pull, the two come to the shocking revelation their relationship isn’t so black and white. Is it possible to fight a bone-deep attraction when the entire universe is telling you it’s wrong?
“Tatum—I’m really sorry,” I begin, but she cuts me off.
“Why’d you do it?”
“I shouldn’t have.”
“But why did you?”
The closer I get, I can see the redness in her cheeks. Her eyes are bright and she’s breathing heavily. I can’t help it, she’s turning me on. “I did it because I wanted to. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have acted so impulsively.”
“Kiss me again.”
I freeze. Certainly I misheard her.
She takes a step towards me and I’m caught between rushing her and running away. What did I get myself in to?
“I said, kiss me again,” she states slowly when she’s standing mere inches from me.
My mind is racing and I’m caught between doing what is right, and what I want to do. What kind of signals did I send her by kissing her and what kind of rejection am I going to send by turning her down? “Tatum, I—“
She takes one step closer. “Please. I’m begging you to kiss me.”
I don’t know if it’s the innocence in her eyes, or the fact she’s begging me, but she crumbles my resolve. Before I can think through my actions, I wrap my arms around her and pull her to me, crushing my mouth against hers.
She doesn’t hesitate. Tatum pulls me into her as if she can’t get close enough, gripping the front of my coat and anchoring my body to hers. When she lets out a small whimper, I feel as if I’m going to detonate right there, my dick getting hard in my jeans. She sucks my bottom lip into her mouth, giving it a small nip with her teeth and I shudder. And not from the cold. I slip my tongue into her mouth, imploring her to let me. I become bolder, tangling it with hers, tasting her. She tastes fucking amazing, like sweetness and a hint of vodka.
My hand begins to glide towards her ass when I remember. I have to stop this. This is my student. Good god, she feels incredible but this is so wrong.
It takes all my will power but I wrench my mouth away from hers, gasping at the loss of contact. My stomach twists when I watch her bring a shaky hand to her lips, touching them as if to gauge if this was all a dream. It’s real, sweetheart, I want to tell her. Fuck, that was definitely real.