Just A Taste
Scarlett Se Leva
Publication date: February 17th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A FRIENDS TO LOVERS, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE.
Six years ago, I pushed her away, too afraid of the feeling she evoked.
Now here she sits in my kitchen, reawakening my desires.
I’ve never wanted something so badly in my life.
This time I won’t run.
I won’t stop.
Until she’s mine.
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Slipping off the bed, I reach my hand out. “I can take it.” I remove the plate from her dainty hand.
She pivots, moving away from me, but I’m not ready for her to go. My mind rakes for ways for her to stay longer. It’s been a long time since we’ve said more than a few hellos to each other.
“Where are you rushing off to?”
She turns. “Just to help Mom. Did you need anything else?” she asks. Her feet fidget. I see that nervous tendency hasn’t changed.
“Quick question… What grade are you in again?” I know the answer. My obsession with Simone had me keep track of the details I overheard her mom tell my dad. I’d hide in the corner listening to them talk, trying to glean any morsel of information I could about her. Every brief whisper of her name, each tale of accomplishment… I lapped it up.
“I’m a junior. Why?”
An idea takes root.
“Just needed help with my calculus class.” I sprinkle a dash of lie. The class has been kicking my ass. I overheard your mom bragging to Dad about you taking advanced calculus. I’m a straight-A student, but it will provide an opportunity for us to spend more time together, and in doing so, rekindle our friendship.
It’s a means to an end.
Her cheeks ripen like a red apple.
“Actually, numbers are the one thing I feel I comprehend.”
“Great, let me get my book. I can’t afford to fail this class.” Smiling to myself, I turn to my book bag laying on my desk across the room. Then I drift to the love seat in the corner. “Are you going to tutor me from over there, or are you going to sit?” I smirk.
She rolls her eyes at my comment.
“Come.” I pat the empty spot next to me.
She blinks and clears her throat. “I didn’t agree to tutor you. You asked a simple question. How did my answer get construed into me tutoring you?” Her face is void of any humor, and she eyes me with a slow burn from top to bottom.
There she is. My cannonball. She never liked me telling her what to do. I see that hasn’t changed.
I lean my head to the side, my brows knitting, squinting at her. I always got a kick out of her reactions. I poked, poked, and poked until she blew.
Her brows pinch together.
She’s always been a worthy opponent, and so
Scarlett Se Leva writes unexpected, steamy, suspenseful romance.
When Scar isn’t busy penning her next book, you can find her with her family watching movies, drinking wine, curled up in a corner with a book or running after her three daughters.
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Love the cover!
Eva Millien says
Happy Book Birthday, Scarlett! I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a wonderful romance for me to enjoy! Good luck with your book and the blitz! Thanks for sharing it with me an d have a spectacular day!
Mya Goss says
Absolutely beautiful cover!!
Julie Bickham says
Putting this on to read list.
Cathy French says
This has a nice, sweet and playfully romantic cover. I enjoyed reading the excerpt.
Linda Romer says
Just a Taste sounds like a Romantic read. Thank you
Debbie P says
This sounds like a great read!
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says
I like the cover and it sounds like a good read!
Shelly Peterson says
Sounds good. I love the cover.
Marisela Zuniga says
Thank you for sharing, the book sounds great
Mary Preston says
I like friends to lovers and second chance romances.
Bea LaRocca says
I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for posting about this book
Sounds like a great read and one I would love to read and the cover is great.
What an interesting book! Great cover and excerpt. I’d love to read more.
Stephanie Jones says
Barbara Montag says
What a teasing tempting book!
And I love the cover.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Xia Lee says
Love the cover
Leland Lee says
Can’t wait to read
Daniel M says
sounds like a fun one
Denise Duvall says
Like the excerpt! Sounds hot!
Antoinette M says
I like the cover!
Amy Green says
Whipping up excitement with great ‘TASTE’! Such a delicious read that you’ll be going back for seconds!