At least once in a lifetime, don’t we all deserve a second chance?
In the past she was wild and promiscuous — In the present, she could steal his heart…
Call Barstow spent the better part of his teenage years fighting off the sexual advances of Karis Hirt. Gorgeous, wild, promiscuous, and his best friend, Trey’s little sister, to boot. This in the teenage boy vernacular is referred to as pure unadulterated hell!
Determined to keep his friends from his sister, Trey swears all his buddies to a hands-off-the-sister pact, which Call takes very seriously. Call’s pledge is only made more torturous when the sensual little vixen, Karis, is determined to make him break his vow. But his constant rejection only drives her to rebel, leaving her reputation in tatters.
Years later, Karis resurfaces in Call’s life—a subdued version of the wild child he remembers. Suddenly the pact doesn’t seem important anymore, nor does her spotty reputation. As Call begins to reconcile the past-and-present Karis, he is inundated with memories of her and soon finds himself head over heels with the girl who consumed his youth.
Can Call not only forget but overlook her shadowed sexual history for a bright new future? Or will Karis’ wild past only lead to their eventual ruin?
Flashback Friday Teaser : * * * Warning for language * * *
“You’re like an arsehole magnet, Karis,” I snapped. “You know that? You attract the worst guys.”
“Well, maybe I wouldn’t go out with guys like him if the one I was really interested in would give me the time of day,” Karis retorted.
I looked away, unable to hold her stare. Everyone knew she had a crush on me. “Well, just because no one else in this group has any morals doesn’t mean I don’t. It’s too bad you don’t respect yourself as much as I do.”
She spun around in a cascade of long blonde hair. “Don’t believe all the hype, pretty boy.” She walked back to within inches of me, brazen little bitch that she was. But I stood my ground and stared back at her, with what I hoped was a cold, disinterested expression.
“Besides, you’re not so different,” she said. “You might not touch, but you look at me just the way the rest of them do. I’m gonna walk outta here and your baby blues are going to go straight to my ass and you’ll admire the cut of my bikini bottoms.” She wiggled her hips and I fought the overwhelming urge to look at the colorful triangle between her legs. “I’ll even put a little extra wiggle on, just for you, Call. And by the time I reach the diving board, you’ll be sporting a full-fledged hard-on, baby, compliments of yours truly, the asshole magnet. And as you stand here fuming and berating yourself that I can make your little Johnson tug like that in the first place, you ponder, what that makes you.”
She puckered up and blew me a kiss, then flounced outside. As promised, she worked that sweet, toned little backside all the way to the diving-board. She strode to the end of it and pointed right at me, where I stood at the door watching, like an idiot. Like a fuckin’ train wreck, I couldn’t tear my attention away. Then she dove into the pool with a dive that was Olympic swimmer worthy. As I turned away, I shoved my hand into my loose-fitting shorts and fisted the traitorous aforementioned hard-on.
I hope you enjoyed the extract. Karis is feisty, don’t ya think? Now, I have to share one of my all-time favorite reviews for this book with you. It’s one of those author beware moments. When a reviewer starts off with “I read reviews about it and they weren’t raving to say the least. But I thought, it’s about 100 pages surely I can make it with some brain cells still in good condition.” OUCH! As a writer, you tend to read write-ups like this, with only one eye open. LOL Needless to say, I couldn’t get a real read on whether the reviewer liked the book or not. It’s one of those really up and down critiques, they give some praise, then in the next sentence take it away. LOL. But I truly appreciated the honest feedback. And in the end, I think it’s actually a good review. Here it is in it’s entirety:
This little book fell into my hands more or less by accident. I read reviews about it and they weren’t raving to say the least. But I thought, it’s about 100 pages surely I can make it with some brain cells still in good condition. So, my expectations were low. However, this book surprised me big time. I related to Kare. The story overall is mushy but it touched me on a personal level hence the ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Truth be told, it was a relief to read that story but at the same time I wasn’t very comfortable with my own personal trip down memory lane. If a book can evoke such strong emotions, even unwanted, then it deserves a good rating. I’ll stick to Paranormal. Safer.
Thanks for stopping by, folks, and thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings. Have an awesome weekend. And Happy Reading. ~ H K