In this New Adult / College, Coming of Age story Tessa Ross tries to fight her attraction to bad boy Lucas Links. He is hot, arrogant, and has a sexual past that most boys his age could only dream of, (If they even knew they could dream of such things).
Lucas, the star quarterback seems to have it all, super star athletic abilities, expensive clothes, cars, and women who literally stop just to watch him walk by. On the outside he appears to have it all.
Tessa is a young woman who lives her life always doing what is right to make everyone else happy. She tries desperately to hold herself accountable to the demanding expectations of her family and everyone around her.
Is Tessa as innocent as she appears? Is Lucas just a spoiled young man who seems to have what every male, and female wants?
If you Love an emotional story that is full of spicy hot goodness. If you Love to follow a story from beginning until the bitter sweet end. If you are often left wondering what happened next... get your tissues and lip balm ready you are in for the read of your life.
Holy Wow, this is an emotional read.
Tessa's family lives on a farm. Her parents have been having problems, but she's wondering if it's all starting to end. Her mom is cleaning out the house and it's like a bad omen. She's just waiting for the divorce talk. This is supposed to be a great year for her, but with taking care of her younger siblings and the entire house, how can she focus on anything? When she meets Lucas, he's just like the other white hats....Nice to look at, but that's it. She's not the type to fawn over a man.
Lucas is the star quarterback in a school that has just merged. He has a dark past and is from a family who is too wrapped up in themselves to give a damn about him. Living with his mother who is an alcoholic, drug user, and promiscuous, he has picked up her habits. When he sees Tessa, he's immediately taken by her. Funny thing is, she's the one girl who hasn't fallen at his feet. Now begins a very long and difficult web of emotional pains.
For Tessa, as if dealing with a first boyfriend, a parental divorce, and raging hormones isn't enough, she has multiple run-ins with the girls of Lucas's past. Some more ugly than others, but all leave a little cut that will lead to a big scar in the relationship. How does a good church going girl deal with girls of loose morals and boyfriend who is trying to get on the right path?
This book was hard to put down. You knew inevitably that Lucas was going to do something to screw up and that Tessa would fall apart and try to fix him. This is the basis for their ENTIRE relationship. The only other thing they have going is a very steamy sexual attraction to each other. It was hard to read Lucas making the same mistakes and Tessa trying to help him, when she's falling apart. For as protective as Alex is at first, he just steps out of the protector role and all Tessa really has is Jade. I kind of felt like Jade just wanted to make sure she was the one to lose her virginity first.
The flow of the story was great, the scenes got a little steamy at times, but turned comical quickly. I loved that it's filled with actual teenage quirks. The length was great. I had it read in two nights. I'd rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars. Be warned, there is a cliff hanger, but it looks like the next book is already out, "New Love".
“Hey, hay boy,” Jake yelled to Lucas who stood in a crowd of cheerleaders. “You played awesome.”
Tessa looked down feeling her face turn red as she saw him laugh and smile at her. He walked towards them receiving Jake’s hi five. “Thanks little man. Do you think your sister liked the game?”
“You bet she did. She smiled a lot more today than usual,” her eyes widened as she continued looking at the ground.
Alex came up smiling and Tessa finally forced herself to speak, “Great game, you guys played well together.”
Alex smiled, “We did,” he patted Lucas’s shoulder.
“What’s this ‘hay boy’ shit Lucas?” Sadi yelled from behind Tessa as she shoved her causing her to fall into Lucas.
Lucas caught her, “Back off Sadi. I told you two weeks ago that we’re done.” He looked down at Tessa who was still in his arms, “You okay?”
Her eyes narrowed, “I’m fine,” she turned around and looked at Sadi, “You need to watch your mouth in front of kids, especially these ones.”
“Kiss my ass, farm girl,” retorted Sadi, and she reached out to shove her again.
Lucas caught her hand, “Back off Sadi,” and slowly released it.
“You boys enjoying the homegrown Prosti-tots now?” Sadi hissed.
Alex grabbed the kid’s hands and took Tessa’s arm she pulled it away.
“I will catch up in a minute,” she said to him through her teeth.
Alex smiled at her and walked away knowing she would be just fine on her own.
“Now that the kids are gone, Barbie gone badly, I'm only going to tell you this once. If you ever put your hands on me again I will kick your ass all over MY town,” Tessa growled and looked at Lucas, “You done with this trash now?” He chuckled and shook his head yes. “Alright then.”
“Your threats don’t scare me, bitch,” Sadi yelled.
Tessa smiled at her and walked into Lucas. She looked at him, and he could sense she was nervous.
“I’m going to kiss you,” she whispered.
“And I’m going to enjoy it,” he whispered back.
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About the Author
I am a very new self published writer. I will tell you I have always had a very vivid imagination. Starting at age 3 (as it states in my Baby Book).
Sigma was my very first love (imaginary boyfriend). He lived about fifteen miles from my childhood home, (a farm). I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our families snowmobiles, (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and "Thank God" I was able to take care of him.
Next was my very first self publishing gig. At eight my cousins and I (and yes I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.
Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 (Kick ass cousin BTW) and very far away from home during a very scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).
Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I can do that, (meaning writing). I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped. I have two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Ten books in 13 months. CrAzY and wonderful.
I love love! ( I would love to reference Pinks new song here, however I am not sure if that would cause copyright issues.)I also tend to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.
I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend most the time. I run a small business out of my home and spend time reading and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets and friends and noise ninety percent of the time, and I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, and books.
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My Way Series,
by: HJ Bellus
Covering up pain is easy. It’s keeping it tucked away that’s hard. I’ve always needed the cover of tattoos to hide the nasty past that leached its way into me, tainting me beneath my skin. Not the shiny, trendy tats, but the ugly broken kind, meant to keep the world at bay. If they weren’t enough, then my piercings, foul mouth and crazy hair usually did the trick. Life had taught me to never follow the rules, because when you do, you get burned.
That philosophy served its purpose, until I met someone who turned my life upside down. Milly, the little hoochie, stormed into my life and changed everything with her undying faith in me, her love and her shitty coffee concoctions. I found a family in Milly, and her sexy farm boy, Cree. She accepted me without hesitation, and never ran from the dark and dangerous secrets that I harbored. My new family loved me unconditionally, with their showers of sprinkles and impromptu dance parties.
My life was perfectly imperfect until Tripp and his crazy-ass ideas of princesses. Our relationship is what most would describe as fuel meeting fire. We were both hell bent on burning each other to the ground. Tripp, fresh out of rehab, moved in with Milly and Cree to try and make a new life for himself. Tripp, the sexy as hell, charismatic beast, soon became one of my best friends. We shared our love of ice cream and tattoos as we blazed our own path that could only lead to a beautiful train wreck. The only question left is, will we set the countryside ablaze with our hot tempers and foul mouths, or will we paint our own happy ending filled with all the gushy shit normal people crave?
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We meet Lacey and Tripp in book ONE in the My Way Series,
Meet HJ Bellus:
I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...
-Loves country life & music
-Gets the case of the "fuck-its" often
-love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay)
-My heart is happy writing!!!
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