Monday, March 31, 2014

Diary Entry

March 31st 2014

It's Monday the last day of the month. 

Just finished 
 On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. I was hooked in the first few chapters of the book. I hadn't even finished before I added the rest of the available series to my kindle. Be sure to check out my review (Here). 

Currently Reading 
Embrace by Cherie Colyer (Goodreads) I'm only 25 pages in but so far I'm captivated it has a beautiful cover.

I notice when the hubby is home he makes it harder to read. It's let's watch this or do that. Which is fun, but cuts into my reading time. However currently our DVR is almost full of tv shows so maybe we need to focus on catching up a little bit.

Reading Tastes
I've been on a paranormal kick for a long time but contemporary romance is quickly becoming my current favorite. There is just something great about a happy ever after romance. I'm still semi new to the New Adult genre and haven't decided how I feel about them yet. Most of the New Adults I've read I really enjoyed. I'm also hoping to read a few of the new upcoming books to movies.

I read the book last year in anticipation of the movie coming out. This week when the hubby came home from his Aussie TDY we had our early date afternoon trip to the movies. I enjoyed the book but loved the movie. It's one of the better book to movie adaptations I've seen. My hubby hasn't read the book so we didn't have the play by play of what was different in the book vs movie commentary. My hubby liked the movie as well so I know we will be adding the Blu Ray to our collection. I'm hoping to talk a few of my girl friends into seeing the movie again. I also need to read the next one but I'm not sure how I feel about the third one. 

As a kid this was one of my favorite movies. Loved all the cheesy movies I've seen them all a bunch even had the nintendo game. My hubby isn't as thrilled but I can't wait to see the new movie. I told him to save the date for opening night.

I feel like it's time to update the blog a little with a new picture. I've been playing with one but I haven't created one I like yet. Maybe in April I will be able to design one I like. I've got a whole list of goals for April that I'm looking forward too starting. I need to start challenging myself more and reading more. I've been such a slacker this year. 

I've been drooling over all the exciting new covers this year.
These all have beautiful covers I can't wait to read.  
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads)
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (Goodreads)
Winter Falls by Nicole Maggi (Goodreads)
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis (Goodreads)

Beautiful covers
by Holly Kelly (Goodreads) I think this cover is stunning. I'm curious to check out the series. I have the first one on my kindle and looking forward to reading it.

1 day closer to getting our blue tick puppy.
Less than 1 week from Game of Thrones season 4
I drink coffee every morning like right now it's a couple of shots with a little coconut creamer. 
I'm watching a cheese 80's movie that I love while I blog. 

Happy Monday!!!!!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? March 31st 2014
Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

I only read 2 last week I hope this week will be better.   

Read last week
The Convenience of Lies by Kimberly Castillo (Review)
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (Review)

Currently Reading
Embrace by Cherie Colyer (Goodreads)

Up Next 
Night Broken Patricia Briggs (Goodreads)

Rest of the week 
Blood Vine by Amber Belldene (Goodreads)
The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray (Goodreads)
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes (Goodreads)
What are you reading this week?

Blitz: Mr Right & Mr Wrong

Title - Mr Right & Mr Wrong
Author - Grigory Ryzhakov
Publication Date - September 1st 2013
Genres - Adult, Comedy, Romance


Having two admirers can be a real headache, especially when a tough agronomy course at Imperial College comes on top of that, not forgetting a part-time job at a florist’s and a mother desperate to marry you off.

Have I mentioned a stalker who keeps sending roses, and a Professor who thinks it’s fine to bury you under an extra pile of academic papers? Arrrgh!

Blake may be cute and charming, but Terrence is no less attractive in his business suits. What is a poor girl to do? Dating both of them is the right thing if you listen to Trish and that’s exactly the way Kurt handles his men.

Party after party, you have to deal with these bouts of guilt mixed with hangovers while mulling over the same dilemma over and over again – Blake or Terrence? Terrence or Blake?
Think, Chloe, think!

Mr Right & Mr Wrong is a wonderfully warm and witty yet thoughtful romantic comedy, from which you will not only pick up tips on the intricacies of London dating, but also discover a few moral and ethical aspects of plant neurobiology. Not so much chick lit as chic lit, offering sophistication alongside Chloe’s amusing complications.


Chloe attends a late night BBQ party

Out in the garden I see the fire set up in the barbeque mangal. The garden furniture is scattered around. There’re still at least ten people present. Blake goes inside to find a bottle of wine for me, while I get to know everyone.
I sit on the sofa, which, I remember from last time, is normally located in the lounge. I’m immediately offered a roasted marshmallow on a stick. Blake sits down next to me.
“It’s for you,” he says. “Is Merlot okay?”
“Yes, thank you. Do you have glasses?”
“Just drink from the bottle, you’re the only ‘winepire’ here.”
“What have I missed?”
“Only the feast.”
Our conversation is interrupted by the sound of a guitar. The guy with a ponytail, whom I remember from that night out at The RIM, starts singing a tune, ‘The Sulphur Man’ by Doves as Blake tells me. I’m impressed with the guy’s strumming technique. It’s not the easiest song to play at all. My own guitar skills don’t stretch as far as three basic chords. I put my head on Blake’s shoulder and surrender to the song.
Then I ask if there’s another marshmallow I could have. Blake hands me the packet so I roast my own. I wait for the brown crust to form, and then wait a little more for it to cool down and then devour it.
“It’s the best with wine,” I tell Blake and give him a piece to try.
He smiles as his mouth takes the marshmallow from my fingers; he looks cute, like a mountain cat. I kiss him on the cheek, which startles him.

His eyes seem to become wider and the fire is reflected in them. We kiss, this time properly. Our hands catch up and we end up with our arms around each other. He tastes of beer, but I don’t care.

When our lips part we just look at the fire without saying a word and keep holding on together.
“Are you ready for flying lanterns?” he asks me after another song finishes.
“Come with me.” He takes my hand and we go back to the house. I suspect it is simply a cunning plan to lure me inside.
I’m wrong. In the kitchen he opens a cardboard box sitting on the floor.
“I’ve ordered all this from China. Wax candles, rice paper lanterns and string. Have you done this before?”
“No,” I reply.
“You’ll love it.”
“I pick green, it’s my favourite colour,” I say.
“Okay, I pick red then.”
“Your favourite colour?”
“How did you know?”
He takes a round bamboo frame with two aluminium wires forming a cross inside it and embeds a candle in the hole in the centre of the cross. The paper lantern has four flaps on its open end, which Blake uses to wrap around the hoop and fixes them with staples. I copy what he does. We attach fishing lines to the metal wire as a precaution to make sure the lanterns won’t fly away and set fire somewhere.
He brings a hairdryer and we inflate the lanterns. Then we ignite the candles and carry our masterpieces outside. I’m paranoid that I might release the string, so I attach its free end to the back of a garden chair.
“Good idea. Now make a wish,” Blake says as we still hold our lanterns.
I look at him and think, “Be mine.”

Grigory (a.k.a Grisha) Ryzhakov grew up in the Russian Far East, bathing in the icy waters of Seas of Okhotsk and Japan and playing hide-and-seek in the snowdrifts that carpeted his native town of Korsakov.
He later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting his MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State and PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University.
Meanwhile, Grigory has been ceaselessly creating poems, songs and prose until eventually he wrote his debut novel "Mr Right & Mr Wrong".

"Usher Syndrome" was his first published story, also adapted for the stage and performed at London's Barons Court Theatre in 2010.
To connect with Grigory, please visit his blog:

You can also find him on Twitter/Facebook - @GrigoryRyzhakov
His songs are available on SoundCloud -

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review: On Dublin Street

Title - On Dublin Street
Author - Samantha Young 
Series - On Dublin Street #1
Genre - New Adult Romance
Format - Kindle
Published - August 31st 2012


Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.


Jocelyn (Joss) has issues so for years it’s been impossible to share her past or let people in. Even her best friend doesn't know about her tragic loss as a teenager. When her best friend moves to London with her boyfriend it’s time for her to find a new flat. Unfortunately in order to have a decent place with a good roommate she’s going to have to go over what she wants to spend which is ok because she has her inheritance. Joss plans to find a roommate who she hopes will keep her social so she doesn't fall into just working at the bar and writing all the time. 

When she finds Ellie with her beautiful apartment Joss knows that she’s the one. The quickly become fast friends and Ellie is able to pull Joss out more being social not locked in her room writing. Only Ellie has a brother who is dead set on changing Joss’s life forever even if she fights it. As the two dance around the attraction they feel for each other it’s Braden who talks her into a six month companion deal with benefits. As if that's not enough to worry about suddenly Ellie is sick which will test Joss in ways she can't imagine.  

What is supposed to be just friends quickly develops into more forcing Joss to decide if she wants to fall in love with Braden or run away before she gets hurt. She will have to confront her past and risk it all for love.
Joss is a great character she’s so natural she’s exactly like I would expect someone to be who suffered the tragedy she has. She’s strong independent and makes me smile. She stole my heart she’s just the kind of friend I would want the way she supports Ellie. Plus she’s a writer who loves books how could I not love her. Braden at first frustrated me but he got better as the book progressed maybe it was his floozy blondes that I didn't like. Ellie loved her she’s sweet as apple pie.

All my bookish friends have been telling me I need to read this series for the last year but I’ve not found the time. Some steamy books without the story I find just not interesting. This book has the story with a mixing of steamy moments thrown in but they don’t overpower the story. The whole story is one that captures the heart as well as the mind I was drawn in right from the start and had a hard time putting my kindle down. I loved the characters they felt real, and I felt like I was watching a movie the story just flows so smoothly. I’m a sucker for a happy ever after love story and while this one is filled with emotions I still had my happy ever after. I honestly loved the whole book, and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I even purchased the next 2 novellas and two books, which I can’t wait to dive into. It’s not a clean story so adults but I can see mature teens enjoy the book as well. I can’t wait to suggest it to someone else. 
5 out of 5 stars

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Stacking The Shelves March 29th 2014
Stacking the Shelves is a meme by Tyngas Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.

No review books this week. I'm trying really hard not to add to my huge review pile.

All ebooks.

Down London Road & Until Fountain Bridge &  Before Jamaica Lane & Castle Hill by Samantha Young - I've just finished the first book in the series and loved it. I can't wait to read the next four.

What did you get this week?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Follow Friday

Follow Friday
Hosted by:
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Each week a new question, new answer, and new blogs to follow. 
If you want to follow via GFC just in case it goes away I ask you follow a second way, email, Linky, Bloglovin'. 
Featured blogs this week:

This Week's Question:

Snap it Time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic. Answer:

This is my fur ball Grimm. He's just over a year and weighs well over 100lbs. I love this boy he's my best buddy. With all the rain we got a little over two weeks ago my boy went out and played till his heart was content and covered in mud. He doesn't understand why I won't let him come inside covered in mud so he likes to pout. He also shares my love of books. As you can see he's content to let me stack books by him and he's not a book eater. I also had to share his little four week picture he's so tiny and cute it's still hard to believe he grew into the monster his is today. 
 "What you don't like my mud?"

What picture do you have to share?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What's Next?

What's Next? 
Hosted by IcyBooks

Picking out what to read has always been a struggle for me. I've got lots of review books and even more non-review books. 

My Choice's for what's next:

This next pick is all about Dragons. I've got a craving and picked a few I have that would be perfect to read next. Only narrowing it down to one was kind of hard.

Slayers by C.J. Hill (Goodreads)

Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they 
will fall in love. But will they survive?


Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey (Goodreads)

The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.
Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider...
And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed - Dragons!
Stormwalker by Allyson James (Goodreads)


Book One of a the Stormwalker series. Allyson James also writes as NYT Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley

Half-Navajo Janet Begay possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she's caught in the storm's evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can't seem to touch with her powers. He can wield fire and not get burned, and Janet's never sure where he goes when they're not together. 

Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother's people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas.

I've had all three of these on my bookshelf forever. I planned to read all the Pern books this year but so far I haven't started them yet. 

That's what HE said Thursday

That's what HE said Thursday
Hosted by Chapter Break

Every Thursday we post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. These are direct quotes from dialogue in a book. 

This weeks is a little steamy only because my book I'm currently reading is a little on the steamy side but oh so yummy. I can't believe i waited so long to read this book. Everyone has been telling me for years how amazing it is. 

On Dublin Street 
by Samantha Young 

His lips touched mine, soft, gentle, and he pulled back, those pale blue eyes of his bright with heat. “Joss is a girl’s name. Possibly a tomboy’s name.” He smirked. “Jocelyn, on the other hand, is a woman’s name. A really sexy woman’s name.” He pulled back. “So strip, Jocelyn.”

This works as a perfect teaser if you haven't read the series and reminder if you have. 

What's your "That's what HE said" today?

My Dusty Bookshelf

My Dusty Bookshelf
I've got an addiction for adding books to my bookshelf but never getting around to them. I'm sure I'm not the only one either. It's just so easy with all the new books to forget about the older ones. I'd like to start reading some of the books I've had for years and just haven't read. I thought this would be a good way to share and rekindle some interest in my dusty books. Plus I love giving books a little extra spotlight when I can. 

This one was on my TBR for ages. I even have the second one on the bookshelf but I haven't gotten around to starting the series. I have plans to in the near future I love the synopsis. 

by Cassie Alexander


From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare.

Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond...

Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed.  But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey’s Anatomy was never like this ...

What's on your dusty bookshelf? Do you have books that have been there for years? I do. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week. Be sure to leave a comment with a link so I can check yours out. Happy Reading!!!

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday
Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the list and onto our wonderful shelves. 
Hosted by Pen to Paper

I'm only half way done with On Dublin Street by Samantha Young but I'm hooked. I need the next one yesterday. 

Down London Road
by Samantha Young


Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece

What do you have on your wishlist?

Blitz: Kiss Me Twice

Title - Kiss Me Twice
Author - Lauren Hawkeye
Series - Three Little Words #2
Publication date - TBR
Genres - New Adult, Romance
Book 1 (Amazon)


The sequel to the New York Times bestselling Three Little Words… a steamy new adult rock star romance!

(love story, new adult romance, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, college)

Can three people have a happy ever after in a world that runs two by two?

After two years of hiding, Adele Cavanaugh has finally found happiness with her first love, serious law student Malachi Hunter… and with sexy Australian rocker Dorian Marshall, the lead singer of the band Three Little Words.

But the universe doesn’t seem to want Adele to be happy. Just when she thinks she can finally be free, the demons from her past make a devastating reappearance… and so does Malachi’s ex-girlfriend. Combined with an opportunity for the band that will take Dorian away from her, Adele wonders if she has been fooling herself all along.

Will Adele find the strength to let love win, even when it comes in a non-traditional form?

The third book in the Three Little Words series, Kiss Me Twice is a steamy New Adult romance that explores the love between two men who would rather share their woman than let her go. Two years ago Adele’s world fell to pieces… this books asks if she’s strong enough to put herself back together again.


She was back.
I leaned back in the uncomfortable library chair in what I hoped was a casual manner. I stretched, something I actually needed to do after five hours hunched over my textbooks, but I was really just using the movement as an excuse to stare.
An excuse to stare at her.
After weeks of studying her in quick looks and hidden glances, there shouldn’t have been anything new to see, yet I found my gaze dragged to her anyway.
Her hair was long, a riot of silky waves that made my fingers itch to touch. Those waves were so red that they couldn’t have been natural, but it still suited her.
In contrast, her skin was pale, a creamy white that looked like it never saw the sun. Lots of it was visible, since she wore tight, low slung jeans and some skimpy little top with straps no wider than a piece of spaghetti. Yep, wide expanses of skin open to my hungry eyes.
Even more than the skin, I was fascinated by the ink that was etched onto it.
Brightly colored flowers sleeved her arms. I didn’t have a clue what kinds they were, but I knew that they suited her.
I wanted to run my fingers over them, to trace the brilliant, gem colored petals and stems. It was an urge that didn’t sit comfortably. No matter how hot she was, girls with tattoos weren’t my type.
I’d had ‘my type’ carved out for me since birth.
Tugging my stare away, I looked back at my textbook. The black print and yellow highlighter swam in front of my eyes. I blinked once, hard, and snuck another quick glance at her.
This time she was looking back. The expression on her face, in those insanely blue eyes was slightly mocking, daring me to say something, or even to just smile.
A jolt rocketed through me as I felt myself pulled into the intensity of that stare. I tried to open my mouth, to say something, but the words stuck in my throat.
Finally I tore my stare away, mortified. I felt my cheeks flush, not such a manly look for a dude.
I seriously had to get this… obsession, or whatever it was… under control, or I was going to have to find a new place to study. Though I still didn’t understand why she hung out here, in the law library. She could have been prelaw, I supposed, but I’d certainly never seen her in any of my classes. I would have noticed. Not to mention that… well… she just didn’t look like law school was her big calling. There were exceptions, true enough, but most of the people that I crammed into those massive lecture theatres with were a bit more on the conservative side than the redheaded goddess seated down the table.
More conservative… more like me.
Focus, I told myself, trying to shake her from my mind. It didn’t matter how much she fascinated me, nothing was ever going to happen in that direction. I wasn’t even sure that I wanted it to.
She was hot. I wanted her. But I couldn’t imagine us together. I had a preconceived notion of my life, a five year plan, and a sexy redhead with tattoos didn’t fit into it.
The scent hit me first. Wild and sweet, the perfume teased the insides of my nose, heated my gut.
I swallowed thickly, bracing myself, then looked up to find the gorgeous creature from my most prurient daydreams, sitting across the table from me.
“Hey,” she said, and her voice was exactly like I’d pictured it, smoky and full of sex.
“Hi.” My own voice sounded strangled. I took a deep breath, exhaled through my nose, and tried to calm the fuck down.
“Don’t you ever take a break?” She leaned over and drummed her fingers on the open page of my textbook. Those ropes of red hair brushed over the tops of her breasts as she did, and I had a sudden mental picture of that vivid scarlet against the heat of my cock.
Bad Mal. Focus.
“Well?” She repeated her question, and I blinked, struck dumb by the twilight zone of having the object of my affection actually talking to me.
And now that she was, she was going to think I was a total dumb ass.
“I have a lot of studying to do.” Man, that sounded lame. I settled back in my chair and raked a hand through my chestnut colored hair, which was likely sticking straight up after so many hours in the library. “Prelaw. You know.”
“I don’t, actually. I’m in nursing.” She tossed that long hair over her shoulder, and I watched, mesmerized, as the breasts revealed by that skimpy top jiggled with the movement. “I just like to study here.”
Pinning me with a look that I couldn’t tear myself away from, she grinned and sank her teeth into her lower lip. “It’s got a great view.”
Holy hell. Did that mean what I thought it meant?
“Don’t you have to study in nursing? Isn’t that why you’re here?” Way to go, Mal. I flinched inwardly as the most boring words ever poured out of my mouth.
But that was me—studious. Driven. Headed for an Ivy League law school, ideally the one my father had attended so many years ago.
In a word... boring.
I thought she’d make a face, one of those ones that girls do when they suddenly realize that the guy they’ve been talking to is a complete dud. Instead she surprised me by tilting her chair back and laughing. I didn’t get the impression that she was laughing at me.
“Yes, I have to study.” She grinned and let the chair fall flat again, the resultant thunk echoing through the silence of the library. “But I believe in taking breaks from time to time.”
I had no idea what to say to that, so I just nodded my head like an idiot.
Leaning forward like she was about to share a deep, dark secret with me, she pointed to the front of the library. The entire wall and doors were made of glass, with a clear view of the street and campus beyond.
“See that building across the street? The shit brown one?” She pointed; I squinted. I didn’t see as well with my contacts in as I did when I wore my glasses, but the guys in my fraternity poked fun at me when I wore the thick plastic frames.
I nodded again, warily, not sure where she was going with this.
“I live there. I have coffee. And I’m heading there right now.” She stood, the neon lights of the library illuminating her floral ink.
Why was I so drawn to those tattoos?
When I tore my gaze from the ink to look at her face, I found that she was watching me with amusement. “Interested?”
“I—” I sputtered a bit, wishing so hard to be cooler than I was. At first I thought she was calling me on my bullshit, asking me if I was interested in her.
I didn’t lie. I was crazy interested, even if I didn’t want to be. She was like a bright butterfly flitting through the black and white television show that was my life.
She quirked an eyebrow at me when she caught my quizzical look, and I realized she was referring to the coffee she’d offered. She cast another grin my way, then started to gather up her stuff. I stood, reaching out and catching her around the waist before she walked away.
The thin cotton of her tank top stood between my fingers and her skin, but the flash of heat that passed between us burned me.
“Wait. What’s your name?” Slowly I let my fingers fall. It was hard to break the contact.
She watched my hand fall, then studied me for a moment, as if trying to see inside my head.
“I’m Adele.” She cocked her head to one side, clearly waiting for me to reciprocate.
“Malachi. Mal. Malachi Hunter.” Man, why did I feel like I was trying to speak a different language around her? I tried to phrase my next sentence in my head before blurting it out, but she winked at me and turned to saunter across the library floor, heading towards that front door.
“See you if I see you, Mal.”
I sat back down in my seat and watched her walk away. She had one of the sexiest asses I’d ever seen, and my mouth watered.
Why had she invited me over? Was it really for coffee? Or was it for something more?
I had no business going to find out, and yet I barely had time to wonder before my body found itself slamming my textbook closed and throwing my things into my backpack.
I could tell myself that she wasn’t my type all I wanted, but the fact remained that I couldn’t wait to find out.

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson is a writer, yoga newbie, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. She's older than she looks--really--and younger than she feels--most of the time--and she loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories. Hawkeye's stories include erotic historical, steamy paranormal, and hot contemporary. Make sure to check out her work as Lauren Jameson, where her erotic romances take a walk on the wild side.