Everyone in Sandy Cove knows that Willow Taylor and Max Vincent are like oil and
water. They live to torment one another and if they survive being in the same room together, it’s nothing short of a miracle. Sure, Willow is rich, blonde and beautiful and Max is an achingly hot and talented up and coming rock star—but that just makes it easier for them to hate one another!
Until one night. One drunken night. It was just supposed to be a night of celebration after each of their best friends’, Harlow and Cruz, were reunited. But a few hours of civility leads to one night of unbridled, earth-shattering, cataclysmic sex. It doesn’t help that the details are sketchy in their minds because the off-the-charts after effects still linger. One thing is clear…that night changed everything.
From that moment on, sabotaging each other’s hook-ups was their primary goal until a truce is made. A pact. No strings attached, no feelings, just more of what their bodies crave whenever they see one another. They both get what they want and no one gets hurt.
Until someone does. Until love and tragedy gets in the way. The heat between Willow and Max is undeniable but will that spark of desire be enough to sustain them through the pain and heartache that threatens them?
Excerpt From Max-
Stumbling In-The Shore Series Book 3
I go to her and place my hand on her shoulder, and she turns around and I’m faced with the most unexpected thing that I think has ever happened. Willow turns around and grabs handfuls of my shirt and pulls me to her soft, wanting lips. She kisses me, and it’s just not a kiss that breathes lust but it breathes the fire of passion, of meaning. It makes my hair stand on end and leaves the skin beneath electrified. The soft motion of her mouth with mine, the scent of her hair and the taste of her tongue dancing inside my mouth, spins me into oblivion. There’s more to this kiss. I feel it in my bones. I feel it in my soul. She kisses me like we are music. We are the rhythm joining together with the notes and the melody. I grasp the back of her head and thread my fingers in her hair softly. I deepen the kiss and I reach the point where I swim in this moment so deep that I don’t want to come to the surface… and that’s when she pulls away and I know I’m fucked.
I’m so fucking fucked.
She holds her lips with her long, slender fingers. Her eyes find mine and I’m still lost in whatever that was. I can’t even ask her because I can’t even speak. It wasn’t the normal wanton kiss that happens between us when we just use each other. No, oh no, this was something else.
“Willow…” She holds up her hand to stop me.
“Let’s just leave it at that, Max.”
I walk past her slowly as I hear the relentlessness of the bus’s horn and slide open the door to her room. I turn around and she’s already back to leaning on the rail. Her body turned to the calm waters. The sun shines down on her bare, bronzed shoulders and the wind picks up and blows her hair around again. It’s the last time I’ll see her in person for a while and after that kiss, my head and something else right at this very moment doesn’t want it to be the last time. It’s not the right time to analyze what that kiss was. Maybe it was a goodbye kiss. A proper send off. The end of whatever we were to each other. Was it a blessing for me to go and see where it goes with Cora? What was that? I’ll tell you what it was. The unexpected.
“I’ll miss you, Willow.” Not being so sure she can hear me, I say it as I walk out the door. I leave her with my brain consisting of mush and my lips already feeling some sort of loss.
Most of all… a lot to think about.
~ Willow Taylor
The Shore Series Book 3
1. In what situation is your self esteem most at risk?
Well, usually I don’t care because my self- esteem is so high, but I’d like to think when someone calls me out on my bitchiness. Which can be often. I’m knocked down a few especially by my friends.
2. What are you lying to yourself about? To others?
That I actually have feelings. Lots of them. I have a big wall I put up a lot of the time, but I actually care a lot about things like the environment. I only use Organic products on my hair.
3.How do you decide if you can trust someone?
That’s a toughy. It takes a very long time for me to be able to trust someone. You need to earn it along with my respect and you fuck with people I love and care about, the trust I thought I had in you flies right out the door then I would cut you.
4. What parts of loving come easy to you ? Hard?
Not sure about either of those. I’m a complicated girl and I’m not sure what being in loveis and what it feels like. I thing love is messy. I’m not sure it’s a necessity. I’m doing my best to see past how conflicted I am towards love and how easy it is. As I get older I’m hoping my mind is open to it more.
5.When you walk into a room what do you notice first? Second?
Nice ass and a nice smile. Doesn’t everyone?
6.What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
Farting by accident one night in front of all my friends. We were in Sandy Cove and it was raining. We couldn’t go to the beach so me and the gang stayed in to play charades. I was trying to act out the Easter Bunny and I was hopping around the living room and it slipped out. I blamed the wind coming off the water and hitting a door. They didn’t buy it. I wanted to die.
7. How would you change the world? The things around you? The people around you?
I wouldn’t change a single thing about my friends. They’re everything to me. Each one of them is special and unique. That’s what I love about them. I’d change the world by making skinny jeans out of a more light weight, breathable material and a better hair product for people who’s hair frizzes with humid conditions.
8. What are your goals in life?
Make money, continue doing a good job teaching a bunch of horny 7th graders Spanish, maybe find love. I’m still stuck on that part.
9. What unusual hobbies or interests do you have?
I have discovered I may have a talent for writing song lyrics. We will see where that goes.
10. What are you most afraid of?
Failing. I’ve never failed at anything in my life but I do fear my streak may end sooner than later. Guess you’ll have to wait to find out.
I'm a book nerd turned writer who loves the 'Happily Ever After' mixed with a bit of suspense, drama, and the occasional cliffhanger! My love of books started me on my writing journey. I began writing my first book in July 2012 and since that time I have created 2 series. The first series 'The Reunion Series' debuted in November 2012 and two books followed. My new series 'The Shore Series" debuted in March 2014 and claimed Best Selling status shortly after the release of the first book. There will be 6 Shore Series books in all. I’m also the author of the Romantic Comedy, 39 & Holding. I live in Philadelphia with my adoringly handsome husband, and pretty cute kids if I may say so myself. You can always find me with the Kindle glued to my hands or in my car with the music turned up while
embarrassing my children with my mad car dancing skills.
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