Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Release Date July 3, 2014
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It all started with a simple phrase.
The moment Vanessa Hilliard walked into the tattoo shop uttering those two words was the day my life began its downward spiral.
Or maybe it’s the day my life began.
My name is Rex Grayson.
And this is my story.
The day I met Rex Grayson, I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for. He sparked something inside of me — possibility. A word that never existed in my world before. He caused me to question who I was and made me want things I never dreamed were possible.
We’ve both got a mountain of shit in our past.
My name is Vanessa Hilliard. I have an affinity for the unusual and seriously twisted.
He thinks this is his story.
But it’s really mine.
**This is a full-length Adult Contemporary Romance that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Love Sucks. The two words that would change it all. It changed everything for him and it was the beginning of a big change for her. Neither willing to admit it, but both finding themselves in a new and unique position. The position of starting something neither of them want, but both need.
Following on the heals of Finding Autumn, Beth Michele takes us on an exciting and enticing journey through the lives of Rex and Vanessa. Rex, a tatted hottie just trying to make a living and a new start is so full of guilt and anger from many years before. He just wants to put ink on skin and live his life. He doesn’t need a woman to complicate things for him. Nothing good comes from getting involved with a woman. He knows he just needs a fix every now and then and he doesn’t look back after. That’s not to say he doesn’t have a heart, but he knows it’s best just to keep it locked tight.
Vanessa has her own issues. She refuses love. It is not that she doesn’t want it, I think deep down she really does. But love can’t be bought and if that is what love is, she will gladly sit it out. She doesn’t need anyone else buying her time or her love. Love Sucks. That is the end of it. She will never fall in love because she doesn’t understand the concept of it. It is not something that was ever really given to her and if relationships work like that of her parents, she wants nothing to do with it, EVER! I mean, look where it has gotten her so far…
But from the moment Vanessa walks into that tattoo shop, everything changes. He doesn’t refuse her tattoo, he just wants to make sure her decision is the right one. Swearing to never step foot in there and face him and his arrogant self again she will get her tattoo elsewhere. But when the stars align and her best friend, Olivia, and fiancé, Hunter, decide to meet up with his brother, she doesn’t have anything to lose by going along. It will be nice to get her mind off of things for a while. Well…
There of course is a problem with this night out… Hunter’s brother is Rex. Yup… tensions rise, tempers flare and steam begins to ooze out of Vanessa and Rex. It is both a verbal and non-verbal faceoff for these two and it is damn hot. Not just a little hot, but holy crap hold onto your panties hot.
The pages ignite with passion and though it is not a perfect path, Rex and Vanessa have something going on that is beyond hot.
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I subtly open my legs, hoping he might take the hint and move his hand where I really need it. Instead, he continues to drive me crazy with his calloused finger circling just above my knee.
His warm breath fans my neck, and I bite back the noise that wants to escape when his tongue makes contact with that sensitive spot behind my ear. “You taste so good,” he murmurs, “and I bet you’re already wet for me.”
“Beyond wet,” I whisper back, not wanting the taxi driver to hear and think that I’m a sex-crazed freak, even though I feel like one.
Rex inhales a jagged breath, his hand finally wandering higher up my thigh. “I can’t wait until my tongue can find out just how much,” he says quietly. And when I glance up at him, his eyes denote a hunger that lights a flame inside of me. One that’s been buried for quite some time.
I press my lips together, staring out the window in an attempt to distract myself. My skin tingles with anticipation as I try to rein in my breathing that is currently out of control. But I don’t have to wait too long. Within minutes, the taxi pulls up in front of his building.
Rex pays the driver and practically jerks me from the seat, latching onto my hand as we fly into the building like two sex-starved lunatics. He hesitates the moment we enter the glass door, glancing up at the flight of stairs then back to me. With a devious grin, he scoops me up under my knees and I let out a yelp of surprise.
“Ahh! What on earth are you doing, Rex?” I laugh, my head dropping back.
He continues striding up the stairs with purpose. “What does it look like I’m doing?”
“Why are you carrying me? I can walk, you know.”
“Blondie, shut up and kiss me,” he demands. “I need motivation for climbing.”
ABOUT BETH MICHELE
Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.
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