In the emotional and dramatic sequel to Tryst, Skyler and Blake’s relationship is finally out in the open. But as new challenges open up old wounds, their love is put to the ultimate test... Blake is desperate to be the kind of man that Skyler deserves, but with his latest film putting him on the verge of superstardom, being there for her is growing harder and harder. As his filming schedule takes him on the road and away from the woman he loves, he discovers that being in a public, committed relationship is no easy task—especially from two thousand miles away. Skyler wants Blake to pursue his dreams, but his constant absence weighs on her more than she admits. Even as she throws herself into new distractions, she finds herself facing uncertainties and jealousies that could tear apart everything they’ve built. And when disaster strikes while Blake is away, she’ll have to decide if their passion is worth the pain...
He grabs for the cork, and pauses to look at me with a serious look. “I would finish off that glass of wine if I were you.” I go wide-eyed as I do as I’m told, bringing the freshly filled glass to my lips. It tastes bitter, but the warmth that follows as it runs down my throat helps the flavor. The heat of the wine bottoms out in my stomach and courses through my insides like a rising tide. Blake watches me take my first gulp before continuing his mission as he pops the cork back into the fancy bottle of wine and grabs it by the neck. He waits for me to take my final sip, smugly smiling as he does until the last drop is gone. My nerves are bunched up tight in anticipation of what the hell is going on. I place the glass on the table, and shamefully wipe at the corners of my mouth, knowing in that instant that being a lady is not my forte, and that this restaurant doesn’t suit me, or us, at all. Blake extends his hand to me again. “Ready?” I rise from the table, noting he still has the bottle in his other hand. His firm grip around mine shoots a thrum of electricity up my bare arm. “What are we doing?” I ask, confused but thrilled. “You said you prefer spontaneous.” “You want to be spontaneous right now?” I don’t try to hide my sarcasm. “You were right about this place. It’s not our style.” The word ‘our’ rings wonderfully in my ears as he says it. “I say we take this night out onto the streets.” I laugh, covering my mouth, definitely taking note that we are gathering stares. “What are we? Some run of the mill L.A. hooligans now?” He grins. “Well, we can at least enjoy this bottle of wine.” Without letting me respond he’s already trotting back in the direction of the elevator with me in tow, and my giggles are relentless. As we reach the shiny metal doors once again, he pulls me into a far too brief of a kiss. “I love you.” I lick my lips, staring up into the wondrous boy who managed to steal my heart. “I love you, too.”
In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun? With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood. Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…
Alex Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn't scouring city parks or cafe's to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that's just the way she likes it.
Links: Website: http://www.authorarosa.com/