Big Sur, and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my
neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return, his hoop
dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any future we might have shared.
to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to
collide. Not now. Not here. Not him. But he struts back into my life
like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened the
time he did.
my heart. When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer
is simple—we can’t.
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hand through my hair, roughing it at the top, while I gazed at her, soaking in
the way her light-green eyes looked almost brown in the dim overhead lights. “I
guess this is goodbye, huh?”
head as my brows pulled together. “No.”
she said, her tone soft and scolding.
I searched her expression, praying I wasn’t being an idiot. All this time
together, the nights we’d shared, the secrets we’d kept. It couldn’t only be
me. I swallowed. “The way I see it, I’ll be focused on basketball, and you’ll
have dance. That doesn’t mean we can’t talk. That doesn’t mean we’ll never see
each other again.”
lost in her thoughts for a minute, and I knew she was considering my words.
“So, what? We’re long-distance … friends?”
forward, placing my forehead against hers. “You know as well as I that you
can’t put a label on what we are. We’re just Amelia and Tobias. We’re moon and
earth, living among the stars and sun. We’re everything. And no matter the
distance, we still make sense together.”
breath hitched as she sucked it in. “That’s beautiful, but gravity weakens with
head, refusing to accept her point. “Not when it comes to us.” I swallowed
around the thickness building in my throat. “Not when we defy gravity.”
her hard, pulling her body close while her mouth molded to mine. We fit so
well, not even she could deny that. And she didn’t. Not when I stripped her of
her clothes and lay her down. Not when I buried my head between her legs and
stroked her devilishly with my tongue. And not when my fingers pushed inside
her, working her center until she screamed my name like it was a curse word.
sweat coated her body when I pulled her into my arms and wrapped her legs
around my waist. Our mouths stayed on each other as I walked her to her bedroom
and placed her on her bed. I yanked my clothes off next and kicked them to the
side before sitting at the edge of her bed and pulling a condom from her
nightstand. My cock was hard as stone as I rolled it on, already missing the
feel of her wrapped around me.
hovered above her, fitting myself to her body and readying myself for that
first thrust, I leaned in to steal another kiss before placing my mouth on her
ear. “I’ll find my way back to you, Amelia.” I bit down on tender skin and
nudged against her entrance, relishing the moan that slipped past her throat.
“I’m about to make sure you don’t forget that.”
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences graduate from the University of Washington
who writes heartfelt and inspirational Contemporary Romance stories about.
“Capturing the Edge of Innocence.” K.K. currently resides in central
Florida, works full time as a Digital Producer for a leading online educational
institution, and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns
her heart.K.K.’s publishing
journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer
Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the
Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award
for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.’s love for inspirational and
coming of age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you
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