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Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.
Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.
Here’s the thing – I love kids in books – not only are they adorable, but they also bring in a fresh dose of reality that no other plot twist ever could. Hence, my avid interest in reading this book and as such Ash (aka the kid!) doesn’t disappoint at all.
“You find a girl you like or somethin’?”
A small, bashful smile cropped up, and Ash dipped his head, hiding his face.
“She pretty?” A nod.
“She like you back?” Shrug.
“You gonna ask her to be your girl?” Shrug.
“Cat got your tongue?” That earned him another smile.
“I’m gonna marry her.”
“Movin’ a little fast there don’t ya think, bud?”
“How else am I gonna make her mine?”
Blake is the President of a MC – and the single father of Ash, a kid just starting his school – he is doing the best he can, but damn if it is exactly going brilliantly!
Gabby is a woman on the run from the past, though she has become complacent – she is finally getting a chance to be who she wants to be without actually fearing her past – not that the fear isn’t in the back of her mind!
Blake and Ash have such an amazing relationship – and Ash in himself is an adorable little man – simple and to the point – I absolutely LOVED their interactions with each and trust me, so would you. Ash had this ability to cut through bullsh*t with an innocence and simplicity that you couldn’t help but be charmed by.
Gabby and Blake have confrontational relationship at start – with prejudices and assumptions leading their way – but soon enough their attraction waylaid into their assumptions, but secrets have a way of coming out and their past – bot their pasts – won’t just stay in the past.
“Because you like her. And she likes you too.”
Who was this kid, freaking Sylvia Brown?
“We’re just…” Friends wouldn’t be the right word for it. “She’s your teacher.” And… “And if anything, she’d probably like it if you drew her a picture instead. You color better than me.”
“You could give her flowers. Girls like flowers.”
“I’m not giving her flowers.”
“But flowers are a girl’s best friend.” Blake chuckled. “That’s diamonds, buddy.”
“Then get her those instead.”
“I don’t think so, bud.”
“Son,I know you like Miss Gabby, but we don’t know her.”
“I do. She’s nice and she’s pretty and she helps everybody.”
“Okay, I don’t know her,” he clarified.
“Then you should talk to her, silly.”
“So what do you say, you gonna be my old lady or what?”She laughed if only to lighten the moment. “Such a silver tongue you got on you.”“Is that a yes?”
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#RIDE OR DIE
Sensing movement, Gabby opened her eyes and found herself staring at a wall of male chest. Leather creaked as Blake drew even closer, closing out what little space was left between them. Body heat licked her breasts sending goosebumps scattering down her arms and across her chest that teased her nipples into stiff, sensitive points.
When he leaned down, placing his face so close to hers she could practically taste the beer on his breath, Gabby shivered. It became painfully clear that the time for fighting this attraction had come to an end. The sheer torture of trying to resist was something she could no longer abide, and so Gabby gave in.
“You want something, teach?”
The low rumble of his voice reached down deep, sending a flood of heat rushing between her thighs. “I—”
“Because the way you’ve been watching me all night tells me you see something you like. Or maybe it’s not so much a like as it is a need,” he growled, one hand reaching up to curl a lock of her hair around his finger.
The way she bloomed for him told her that he was right. He was beautiful, he was edgy, and in the rare moments that he opened his mouth to speak, he was devastating.
She needed him in the worst way. To ease the growing ache inside of her. To temper the need she’d felt from the moment she laid eyes on him. But she didn’t know him. And what she knew of him, she didn’t necessarily like.
“I don’t know if I…like you,” she whispered into the narrow space dividing them.
Bending farther down, the rough hairs dusting Blake’s jaw scratched deliciously against her cheek as he placed his lips beside her ear and whispered back, “I don’t know if I like you either, teach.” She felt the heavy weight of his hand curl around her hip and give her a possessive tug, pressing them together, chest to chest. “Is that a problem for you?”
#RIDE A SPARTAN
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All The Best, Readers ❤
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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