Title: Chasing Stars
Author: L. Duarte
Release date: July 13th, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
As a pampered Los Angeles teen, Portia McGee once created a bucket list with her best friends Tarry and Niki. Though falling in love topped their list, it was the last thing she could ever imagine doing. Through the rejection of her parents, Portia learned early in life that love is elusive.
Now a famous and frivolous A-list actress, Portia has a Hollywood pedigree sealed in gold by a celebrity actress mother and New York mogul father. When Portia’s latest role requires an elaborate temporary tattoo, she meets Will, a gifted tattoo artist with a tortured past. The attraction is electric and immediate, but Will refuses to take the encounter to the next level—a decision Portia associates with the ring he so clearly wears on his wedding finger. Those old, familiar feelings of rejection take hold, and Portia now realizes that she must face the past in order to forge a new future. As their deep bond ignites in Portia an unexpected spirituality, can she finally free herself to once again chase the stars of her early days?
I glance down at Will’s foot, impatiently tapping the cab’s floor. He has his arms around my shoulders and I snuggle into his embrace, inhaling his crisp male scent.
Will is acting a bit possessive and, if I am being honest, I sort of like it. Fine, I love it. In the same way, I feel daunted by the extent of my emotions and my soul aches as I strive to understand the surge of overwhelming feelings inside my heart.
Whoa, time to ditch the deep soul-searching crap. I don’t get my vain little heart attached to anyone. Why? Falling for someone just gets you a shitload of regret when it ends. That’s why.
At this point, I am sure Will is jealous of Jason and the thought is surprisingly delicious. Oh, well, I don’t have to actually fall for the guy to enjoy it.
Will’s eyes seem to be brewing a storm as he pays for the ride and helps me out of the cab. He cracks the back door open and we stagger inside the apartment. Once in, he shuts the door and his body, strong and heated, pins me against the smooth metal door. His scorching gaze imprisons me. Roughly, his lips crush against mine and his tongue invades my mouth. My fingers fist his hair, deepening the kiss.
Will grinds against me and a wave of desire travels from the bottom of my feet, up to my soul. He has a hard-on and an explosive volcano erupts inside me. I kiss him hungrily, reveling in his primal desire. He lips trail kisses along my jawline until he nibbles on my earlobe.
“I want you,” he says in my ear and his breath is hot. My core muscles clench.
“Oh God, Will. I want you inside me, so badly. Now,” I groan with a desperate and urgent need throbbing through my body.
Breathless, he pulls away. “God, woman, you can’t say things like that.” Will steps back, his hooded eyes glitter with desire. He inhales deeply and rakes his fingers through his dishevelled hair.
About the Author:
I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I am always torn between the two. I am also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically do not like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most. This conviction is reflected in my debut work of romantic fiction, Chasing Stars. I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.