By Carrie Elks
Publisher: Carrie Elks
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Genre: Womens Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Length: 265 Pages
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About the book:
Twenty-eight-year-old Beth Lawrence finally has her life back on track. A job she loves, a wealthy husband and a beautiful home are a far cry from the tragedy that struck when she was nineteen. But now that her past seems firmly behind her, an old flame walks back into her life. Bringing back painful memories of a time she's worked hard to forget, reviving a passion she tried to bury years before.
Niall Joseph is an up-and-coming artist, recently returned from success in America. Volunteering to teach in an inner-city drug clinic, the last person he expects to see is the girl who broke his heart nine years earlier. Working closely together allows their old wounds to heal, forging a deeper connection between them. One that slowly starts to burn.
As she becomes tangled up with a neglected child and her drug-addict mother, Beth finds herself drawn to Niall. But neither of them can anticipate how hard it is to tread the thin line between friendship and desire.
I curl my palm around the back of his neck, weaving my fingers into his hair. When I press my lips to the corner of his mouth I feel his warm gasp of air against my cheek. With my heart thumping against my chest I kiss his jaw, his cheek, the soft skin beneath his ear, and his hands circle my waist, his fingers digging in like he’s trying hard to hold on.“Kiss me.” His words sound like a plea. I continue my route, dragging my lips down his neck, resting them in his collarbone. “On the lips, Beth, please.”I can almost taste his desperation as I move back up. It’s as needy as my own. I rock my hips into him and he’s as sensitised as I am. I can feel his hard outline through his jeans. My heart races when I place my lips back at the corner of his mouth, because it feels like I’m on a precipice. I could turn and walk away right now and somehow salvage some kind of sense out of this whole situation.But I don’t. I couldn’t walk away even if I tried. I’m so full of him it hurts. I can feel him, smell the gentle scent of soap wafting from his skin, and hear his harsh breaths as he tries to get some control. He’s taking me over and I want it so badly.“Niall?”“Yes?”“Kiss me.”
Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. At the age of twenty-one she left college with a political science degree, a healthy overdraft and a soon-to-be husband. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.