Shouldn’t I at least have a memorable night of sex before I go back home? Hell, I’m getting ahead of myself. He might not have any interest in sex. He might be one of those rare guys who still have morals and not fuck the girl until the second date.
He pushes up on his arms, giving me room to breathe. “Please don’t tell me you’re mad. My feelings will be hurt if you didn’t enjoy that as much as I did.” He smiles and it’s infectious.
I shake my head. “No, I’m not mad. A little surprised. And you’ve left me wondering what your intentions are now,” I state, challenging him to spill his guts.
“Does there have to be an agenda?” he asks. “Can’t a hot guy such as myself kiss a beautiful girl like you all because he wants to see if her succulent lips taste as good as they look?”
I narrow my eyes at him then bust out in laughter. “That has to be the corniest pick-up line I’ve ever heard. Do you say that to all the girls?”
“No. Just the ones I want. Just you,” he says with a blank expression. His clear, blue eyes burn into mine with too much seriousness for my liking. Whatever it is he sees in me, he needs to erase the vision quick. I’m not one to settle into a serious relationship, especially a long distance one. And I’m definitely not one for a good lay whenever he sees fit, if that’s what he’s going for. If sex is involved, it’s because I want it.
My mouth suddenly goes dry. I don’t know how to take his declaration. “Well, okay then.”
He rolls away from me, resting his body on his elbows. “Sorry.” He looks up at the starry sky. “Molly gets pissed at me when I don’t use my filter.” He turns his head and looks my way. “I’m kind of straight-forward. I don’t see any sense in pussy-footing around with what I want to say—or do.”
“Nothing wrong with that, I guess,” I say with a shrug. “I prefer someone to be honest with me rather than feed me a line of bullshit. But as for doing what you want…that can get you in a lot of trouble. You’re lucky I didn’t haul off and punch you in the face.” I chuckle. “But, you’re Molly’s brother and I like her, so I don’t want to screw things up with her because of you. Besides, you’re not bad-looking either. And you’re a pretty good kisser, too,” I say as nonchalantly as I can.
“Perfect. Because I’m ready for another round of your tongue,” he says as he goes in for the kill.
I shove my arm in between his body and mine before our lips touch and push him off of me. “Don’t press your luck, lover boy.”
Dramatically, he falls on his back, holds his hands over his heart, and throws in a few faux sniffles. “Wounded.”
Tilting my head in his direction, I give him an apathetic glare. “Tuck your lip back in before you get sand in it.”
He shakes his head. “Damn, girl, you’re harsh. You reject me then pour salt in my wounds.”
I can see him looking at me from the corner of his eye, and he’s trying to contain the smirk on his face. I hope he never attends acting classes because he’ll fail miserably.
He quickly flips over to his side and props himself up on his elbow. “So, you wanna go out later tonight?”
“Wasn’t one rejection enough?”
“Psshhh…I’m secure enough with my game to allow a little refusal here and there. It obviously hasn’t stopped me.”
“So I’m a game to you?”
“No, baby cakes, you’re definitely not a game. I can already see that you don’t like to play,” he adds, protruding his bottom lip.
Would I be a bad person if I admit I want to suck on that lip? Of course, I won’t tell him, but his lips are mighty tasty. And they felt amazing against mine. Maybe I could have a little fun with him while I’m here. Stick to one guy for the week instead of taking my chances with some random freak. I sort of know him, and I sort of know his sister. They seem like good people, so he would be perfect. Plus, he carries a love ‘em and leave ‘em vibe, and that is, after all, what I need. No strings attached.
Propping myself up on an elbow, I turn to face him. “Because I feel sorry for you and your enormous ego, I’ll hang out with you tonight. Let me text my besties one more time to see how they are.”
Blue by Jill Patten was an amazing, engaging and entertaining read. The characters were fun loving and so engaging as was their story. The prologue was a huge eye opener and introduced us to Phoebe, a special and unique character. Phoebe is not your usual blonde haired rich girl on spring break in Florida. She’s a humbled character and saved up her money to enjoy her time away with her 2 best friends. I loved how the author wrote this character. She comes across like people I know, someone who’s like me. She’s worked hard and just wants to enjoy her life on her terms. I related to her carefree and realistic attitude. She deals with her physical limitations daily but doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying life.
Panama City for Spring sounds like fun, but her first day of sun and fun turns into a nightmare when her wallet is stolen. This where the adventure begins. Blue is the local surfer bad boy, living for the day never thinking about the next, or so we are led to believe. Blues character is anything but selfish and we find that out by the way he interacts with Phoebe. He is used to the regular spoiled rich girls only here for a good time all on daddy’s money, but when he learns who Phoebe really is, he plans to make her time in Florida a memorable one. Blue and Phoebe promise a week of fun and nothing else but when trust is built and feelings deepen that’s when things really get interesting.
Gosh to have a book that makes you cry, laugh and scream is something that I love to experience in a book. Blue gave me that and so much more. Phoebe’s situation is sad but her support system is amazing and watching her and Blue find a relationship neither believed could ever happen was a real treat. The author takes readers on a journey of forgiveness, self-discovery and love. I loved how over the span of a week we see how much Phoebe’s presence changes the way Blue views life and how he’s determined to be a better person. Phoebe also goes through changes. Some of these changes will break her heart but others will bring hope. Blue is a good read and one worth taking a chance on.