A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...
Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…
Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.
With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart
Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a fashion stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve always been an avid reader—reading was actually my favorite time of day when I taught second and third grade
But it wasn’t until I became a local newspaper columnist that something clicked. I finally realized I could turn my love of words into my dream of writing fiction.
I write Adult and New Adult steamy contemporary romance. I am represented by Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency.
I also own a hand-stamped jewelry business called Tags-n-Stones, which requires me to stamp letters and/or words onto pieces of silver. They go hand-in-hand perfectly.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't realize this was book #4 when I requested it on Netgalley - So I'm going to go back to read the first 3 books after this -
I really loved this story - Jesse works in a tattoo shop - she's covered in tatoos, blue hair and punk clothes - but she couldn't be anything but who she is - a really sweet and caring girl. Anyone would be lucky to be her friend. But Jesse has a strong personality and doesn't take crap from anyone.
Nate is a sweet guy - he's had a hard life growing up and is afraid of becoming like the one nightmare he's lived with his whole life - his dad. And now his brother is starting to show signs that anger is heriditary. Nate does everything in his power to prove that he's not going to cave into his emotions. By taking girl after girl, never getting close enough, he finds himself lost in the pleasure, but never treuly feeling free.
When Jesse gets a photo assignment at school, she asks Nate to go with her to take some pictures since he knows some great spots -
Their friendship has been a good one - Jesse is Nate's safe girl. He's nothing like her type and they have a good easy friendship where they can easily handle each other.
But when Jesse accidently walks in on Nate and another girl, she notices he has another side to him that she craves.
Out of town, when Jesse gets a flat tire, they end up needing to stay the night in a hotel. Their friendship changes that night and Nate isn't sure it's for the better.
There is something about Jesse that makes him feel free, and the hard thing for Nate to accecpt, is she's ASKING him to let himself go and take what he wants.
The ONE thing Nate is terrified of doing with someone else.
I really enjoyed this book - these two are not perfect, but are perfect for each other :)