Release Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway:
Come From Behind
By Ariella Zoelle
Is it possible that Tavish’s fender-bender on a snowy day will lead to him getting romantically rear-ended?
Having a car accident turn into a meet-cute? That definitely wasn’t how I saw my day going.
Because as soon as I collide into the back bumper of a fancy German SUV that costs more than a year of my college tuition, I’m pretty sure my life is over. Nightmares of getting yelled at and sued for what little I’m worth flash before my eyes.
But I somehow lucked out by hitting the nicest guy in Wintervale. Leith is more concerned about me being okay than the state of his ride. Having a stranger care more about my well-being than my last two exes combined has me blubbering in a way that merits getting called “kid” by the older man.
Instead of leaving me for dead on the side of the road like I deserve, Leith is my knight in shining armor who comes to my rescue—albeit on a slightly banged-up white stallion after our little run-in.
If the wreck wasn’t enough incentive for us to get together, the cosmic universe practically shoves me into his arms when we get snowed in, with nothing else to do besides getting to know each other.
Maybe if I’m lucky, he’ll be the one “rear-ending” me in bed tonight.
Come from Behind is a Suite Dreams series standalone side story novella. It’s a super sexy, incredibly swoony, age gap, forced proximity, no angst romance set in the small town of Wintervale that is as sweet and funny as it is hot and steamy.
Chapter 4: Tavish Hartigan
“You’re such an amazing cook,” I praised Leith before savoring another bite. “This is the best stir-fry I’ve ever had.”
“It’s nice to cook for somebody besides myself.” His pleased smile was swoon-worthy. “I’m glad you’re enjoying it.”
“Is there anything you’re bad at?”
My question made him laugh. “I never mastered the fine art of parallel parking or math.”
“Both are things I could live without.” I laughed before taking another bite of the delicious dinner. “Thanks again for letting me stay with you. I don’t know what I would have done without your generosity or if I had rear-ended someone who wasn’t as nice as you.”
“Things have a funny way of working out for the best in this town.” He gave me a reassuring smile that made my heart flutter like a nervous butterfly’s wings. “I’m a big believer in everything happens for a reason.”
“What reason do you think the universe had for making me crash into your life in the literal sense of the word?”
He stroked his chin as he reflected on my question. The scruff on it emphasized his masculinity, but somehow it didn’t intimidate me. “Maybe it was so I’d take care of you.” His lips turned up in a devilish smirk that made him even more attractive. “Of course, if your parents heard me say that, they might make that mean something very different.”
The words were out of my mouth before I could stop them. “I wouldn’t be opposed to that.”
His eyebrows arched up in surprise. “Oh?”
Part of me wanted the ground to open up and swallow me whole. But some part of my heart dared me to be courageous. “I’ve only dated two guys my own age. They were more interested in quick orgasms than in making me feel good.” My face was on fire, but I had gone too far to stop now. “I’ve never had anyone ‘take care of me’ in the euphemistic sense.”
His voice seemed to drop an octave, sending shivers through me. “There’s something to be said about the experience age brings.” His interested eyes roamed over me, setting my soul ablaze. “As a gentleman, I should refuse.”
“I swear it sounds like a ‘but’ in there.” My hopes lifted at the prospect.
His lips quirked with amusement. “But you are incredibly tempting. You’re so cute and sweet that it makes me want to take very good care of you.”
My dick perked up at the sound of that. “What’s stopping you?”
“I brought you here to be safe, with no expectations of anything happening between us. I don’t want you to feel obligated to have sex with me because I’m letting you stay here.”
It was now or never. I got up and walked over to his side of the table and straddled his lap with far more confidence than I felt. “What if I said I wanted to be with you because you’re literally the nicest and most gorgeous man I’ve ever met?” I licked my lips as my heart hammered at the excitement of being so daring. “I know you’re way out of my league, but—”
He stopped my protest by carding his fingers through my hair with a gentleness that made me want to purr like a kitten. “Please don’t say that. You deserve whatever your heart desires.”
“Even if that’s you?”
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Ariella Zoelle adores steamy, funny, swoony romances where couples are allowed to just be happy. She writes low angst stories full of heat, humor, and heart. But sometimes she’s in the mood for something with a bit more angst and drama. If you are too, check out her A.F. Zoelle books.
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