Genre: Contemporary Romance
With a Mother that shipped her off to boarding school as fast as she could, feeling unwanted is nothing new to Lo. When she got a chance to convince her parents to let he move back home, she went from feeling unwanted to being wanted by every guy in school.
Chase has always looked forward to summer and seeing Lo. He’s loved her devil-may-care attitude from the start. But when she moves back to town for good she’s changed and no longer the carefree girl she once was.
When jealousy gets the best of some people, you never know what’s going to happen, especially when they want something you have.
Would you let someone take away everything you’ve ever wanted?
I knew exactly how to throw her off her game. But I didn’t wanther to throw me out.
“Lo,” I barely whispered when I came up behind her at the sink.She was rinsing off our plates. I was an inch from being flush against herback. The urge to close the gap was strong. Like a moth to a flame, my body wasbeing pulled to her. My muscles ached, clenched, wanting her wrapped around me.
I reached around her and took the plate, placing it at thebottom of the sink. She turned the faucet off then braced herself, handsclenching the edge of the counter. I heard her breathing hitch, then shallow,quick breaths escaped her mouth. I could see her shoulders rise and fall. Ireached my other hand out and placed it next to hers. “Can I stay?” It was theonly thing I really wanted.
I didn’t care if we just stayed up and talked, or not eventalked. Music, movies, games—I didn’t care. I just wanted to be in herpresence. She blew out a hot breath.
“No,” she breathed out.
I knew if I pushed her too much she would throw my ass out in aheartbeat. But I wasn’t leaving without a fight.
“Please, Lo.” I leaned into her, still not touching her butmoving my mouth close enough to her ear that she could feel my breath and Icould see her hair move from the force of it. “I won’t try anything. I swear.”I’d promise not to touch her, if that’s really what she wanted. I’d promise heranything.
But when I looked down to her arm I could see the goose bumpscovering her bicep. I could practically feel the heat radiating off of her. Itwas euphoric and entrancing. This moment felt just right. It felt like I couldstay here forever. Hovering over the most infuriating and beautiful girl I’dever laid eyes on.
Her shoulders slumped when she let out a deep breath. “What areyou doing Chase?” Lo was trying not to give in but even I could tell that shereally wanted to. She felt it too. “Weren’t you just with Cam?” It was aquestion but came out as more of a statement.
I hated being reminded of that night. I was so damn frustratedwith Lo that I didn’t even think twice. I just buried myself in somethingmeaningless so I wouldn’t focus on Lo running off in the middle of the nightwith some fucking douche bag.
Cam was absolutely nothing to me. I’m a dick for saying it, butit’s true. Lo was becoming everything. I was obsessed. I needed to get underher skin like she did mine.
“That was nothing,” I whispered to her. I knew it wasn’t theanswer she would want or the answer she deserved. But it was honest and shedeserved that much from me. “I’ll do whatever it takes to prove that I’m notthat guy. I’m not Dieter and I’m certainly not Beckon.”
She finally released her hold on the edge of the counter andturned to face me. She kept her head low and avoided eye contact. Her chestrose and fell quickly. “I can’t do this with you. Just last week you werecalling me a whore, now your defending me and trying to prove your worthiness?What is it with you guys? You can’t get me one way so you’ll try to swoon meinto oblivion.” With her last word she finally locked eyes with me.
There was always a wall up in her eyes, but I could see it crackand start to crumble. Lo was putting up a worthy fight but I could feel herfaltering. If I just swooped in and sealed the deal with a kiss I know she’dfinally let go of the chain holding her back.
Leaning into her, tasting her breath, watching her eyes shiftfrom my mouth to my eyes, I was almost there. She put her hands on my chest. Ithought she was going to push me away. She started to but then she gripped thematerial like it was her lifeline.
Our lips touched, but before devouring her like I wanted to, Iasked, “Is this okay?” She took a deep breath, her ocean eyes shut for whatfelt like forever. I was struggling to hold myself back and when her eyesfinally opened I could see her letting the wall crumble.
She moved her lips tentatively and kissed me, slow. It was soslow it was painful. I felt the buzz spread through my body and head straightfor my dick. I wanted to speed things up, but she seemed more comfortabletaking it slow so I followed her lead.. I pushed myself into her, pinning heragainst the counter. I wrapped one hand around her waist and the other threadedthrough her hair and traveled down to her neck.
I didn’t want to be rough but I couldn’t help but jerk hertowards me. She started to open her mouth to me and I took the opportunity tosink my tongue into her mouth and take what she was giving. She tasted spicyand sweet at the same time. It was the perfect, heady combination.
I almost lost my control when she moaned into my mouth. Loreleased my shirt and wrapped her arms around my neck and threaded her fingersinto the hair at the nape of my neck. It tickled but it was the best fuckingturn on I’d ever had.
Her touches were hesitant, but when she finally made contact itwas greedy. I could stay here forever.
Raptured by her.
I was lost in her touch and when she bit down on my bottom lipand tugged a little, every sensation I had shot straight to my groin. I wasrock hard and straining to contain myself. I moved my hand down to her ass andpushed her harder against me.
I wanted her to feel what she was doing to me. Her effect wasonly growing stronger with every second, minute, and hour I got to be with her.It was torture but the good kind. Feeling her like this.
I had no doubts about her. She was wild but tame. Almost likeshe was questioning if she was doing it right. I pulled her against me harder,pressing her into me, not giving her an inch away from my body. She pulled backand gasped for air. I took the moment to kiss her jaw and down her neck.Kissing and sucking as I went. She let out a taut moan and I could feel herpulse hammering in her neck. I kissed her there. Trying to calm her, but shit,even I wasn’t calm.
When I slid my hand down from her neck and to the front of hertank top I felt her jump a little. I rested my hand on her hip and started tocaress the little sliver of skin that showed. I continued to suck on her neck.
“Chase,” she said, and I couldn’t tell if it was a plea for moreor a sign that she was about to stop what I damn well didn’t want to stop.“Chase, stop,” she said so hoarse and raspy, I couldn’t actually believe shewanted me to.
But then she pushed on my chest and turned her head away fromme. Shock coursed through me.
“Lo, what’s wrong?” I asked panting. I knew she felt what I did.Why was she stopping me?
“I just can’t do this,
okay? You need to go to your party.”
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Krista Holly is an avid reader and a Namast’ay in bed kind of girl. She started life in the City of Sin then traveled the country most of her life, going from coast to coast. A gypsy at heart with a passion for traveling and meeting new people. An ambivert, if you will. The only things she likes at Starbucks are Valencia Orange Refreshers and pumpkin bread and the occasional French Vanilla Cappuccino. She loves dogs and cuddling with her 85 pound white unicorn. When she’s not reading or writing or working she’s watching TV with her family or making fun of her brother’s love life.
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