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501 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 21, 2022
❝So many Mustangs,” Aro coos like she’s dying of starvation.
I look over, seeing my uncle’s old Boss 302 displayed off to the side. Ancient, but the car is a legend here. Dylan will be racing it tonight.
“You like Mustangs?” I walk, pulling Tommy.
“Love them,” Aro sighs. “They’re the easiest cars to break into.❞
❝He’s self-righteous, a little uppity, condescending, and his playlist could use a serious update, but… He’s responsible. Honest, compassionate, smart, driven, and he pays attention. He won’t hurt anyone on purpose, and he won’t make kids and abandon them. The other men I’ve met in my life—would-be-fathers and classmates and neighborhood assholes—flash in my mind, and none of them are worth a fraction of him.❞
❝You know what? Screw you!” I say, tears welling again. “I don’t want to care! You’re a smart guy. Figure out why!”- NO CHEMISTRY MY FAT FUCKING BADONKY DONK ASS!!
He surges to his feet, coming at me. “Get in my bed.”
“Get in my bed!” he yells and lifts me into his arms. My heart drops to my feet as he holds me by the backs of my thighs, and I push at his shoulders, his mouth inches from mine.
“What are you going to do?” I gasp. “Make me blow you so you can compare?”
“I’m going to kiss you,” he says.
And he dives in, covering my mouth with his and cutting off my breath.❞
❝Tommy passes by, switching sides, and stands with Hugo.- he hates her for what her father did, but he still won't let the rivals have her!!!
Kade glares at her. “Get…your ass…back over here.” He bites out every word,❞
❝Kade takes Dylan over the edge, plummeting into the water below and going after the girl.❞- he was handcuffed to dylan, BUT HE STILL WENT IN TO SAVE TOMMY FROM DROWNING!!!
She starts to tear up. “I know it shouldn’t have been with me. It just happened so fast. It—”
I look up at her. “Can we do it again?”
"She's not a bomb. She's patient, quiet, unyielding, and permanent. She withstands. Like steel. Like an ax..."
"'I want to crawl inside of you sometimes,' I whisper. 'Sometimes I want you to be all that I can see and hear. So that nothing exists in the world to me but the feel of you...'"
He smiles, but it looks bitter. “I should have found you ages ago. Guess they were right about Weston girls.”
“And what do they say about us?”
He slips a hand under my shirt, kneading my breast. “Not for forever, but certainly for fun.”
Prick. But I laugh it off. “Not as bad as what they say about Falls boys. ‘Can pay the bills but can’t make you come.’”
Hawk “bro-for-brains” Trent (H)
“But you’re not stuck in this life, you know that, right?” I tell her, wanting to know more about that man in her house. “You don’t have to do the things you do. Whenever I think it’s bad or I’m feeling like shit, I remember it can always be worse. Always. There are refugees fleeing wars. People starving. Dying of disease…”
Poverty is no excuse to do the things she or any of her pals do.
Our town got richer—with people like my father and my uncles succeeding and giving back with jobs and events that brought in revenue—and Weston got poorer. But struggle isn’t always a bad thing. Only when we’re desperate do we dig in, and Weston found ways to brace themselves. They’ve risen. Disgracefully, but still.
Aro Teresa Marquez (h)
"You like me?" She bites my ear so soft, chills crawl my arms.
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Pressing her body into mine, her scent hits me, and liquid heat rushes through my veins as her mouth hovers over mine.
She reaches behind me, and I hear the bobby pin slip into the lock of my cuffs. I brush her nose with mine.
"I've been detained before," she whispers as everyone in the room watched. "A few times..."
She moves the bobby pin around, taking my bottom lip between her teeth. "It's actually not that hard once you get the hang of it," she teases.
I nod. "So, what you're saying is handcuffs won't work on you." (🙄🤢)
She smiles. "Maybe duct tape."
I graze my lips over her forehead, brushing her hair with my mouth and dying to have her in my arms. "I love you," I say.
"I know, baby."
"Baby." She kisses my mouth, its corners, my jaw... "Where else does it hurt?" she asks.
"Look at me." She tugs my bottom lip through her teeth. "Open your jeans."
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“You don’t have to worry about impressing me,” she goes on. “And I don’t have to worry about impressing you. We can just…practice.”
“Do you need practice?”
I feel like she’s doing this because she feels sorry for me. She’s trying to help, but I don’t want to use her.
“I just want to touch you.” She stares off, not looking up at me. “And maybe see if I like it.”
Is she lying? I feel like she’s thinking she’ll act like she’s the one who needs help when she’s actually just handling me.
“You can touch me,” she whispers, her breath falling on my mouth. “If you want.”
“She whispers over my skin. “Say ‘you make me hard, Rebel.’”
I grab her ass in both hands, grinding us together just once as I hover over her mouth. “You make me hard, Rebel.”
“I like the way you look,” I tell her.
“I like the way you look, too.”
“Can I…” I start, feeling braver all of a sudden. “Can we do a little more? Can I see…more?”
“Dylan purses her lips, looking away. “Like Hunter cares. Grudge Night is so far off his radar, I’m sure he’s not the least bit interested in our petty games.” She folds her arms over her chest. “He left me on Read the last two times I texted.”
”Sometimes I want you to be all that I can see and hear. So that nothing exists in the world to me but the feel of you.”
“Congratulations, Hawke. You are finally a typical male, after all!”
He pushes off the couch, all of a sudden not so drunk and spitting words right back at me. “And what do you know… You do give a shit, after all.” His eyes smile as he gloats, staring down. “You fucking little liar.”
“It’s going to be hard to leave you when the time comes, you know?” I press my forehead to his. “You’re my only friend.”
He slips his hand down the back of my underwear, grabbing a fistful of my ass and grinds himself into me, holding me flush with his body. “Friends can do this, right?”
“Yeah,” I whimper, a light sweat already covering my body. He comes down, pinning my hands above my head and kissing me.’
’My dad had to take the kid to work with him at JT Racing today, because Matty wouldn’t get off his back. Like literally.’
My name is Aro Marquez,” she says. I meet her eyes. “Aro Teresa Marquez,” she tells me. “And you may not remember me years from now, and maybe no one will think of me and no one will want to, but I was fucking here.”
Yeah, everyone assumes,” he fires back. “Why can a woman be picky, but a man’s sexuality is questioned if he’s not diving into every short skirt like an animal who can’t control himself?”
...you’ve taken over my head, and I haven’t thought about anything else since. You’ve either had me pissed off or naked, so I’ve been distracted.”
I want to crawl inside of you sometimes,” I whisper. “Sometimes I want you to be all that I can see and hear. So that nothing exists in the world to me but the feel of you.”
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"Hawke Trent thinks he is my first rodeo, but I've had foster brothers before.
I still have foster brothers.
And they haven't forgotten about me because I've moved into a new house."
“Only you’re allowed to touch me. I want to do it all with you.”