Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop of
Come Back to Me, a New Adult novel by Sarah Alderson, writing as Mila Gray. I can say after reading this book that you will love it. I will be posting my review later this week. If you enjoyed her works of the Lila series and The Sound then you will see a refreshing and different side of this genre of writing. I'm so excited to share with you an excerpt from this book along with her Fantasy Cast which will make you swoon. (I know I did!) Also stay tuned at the end, where there is a giveaway for gift cards and signed copies at the bottom of the post. So without further ado... I present Come Back to Me...Enjoy!
Come Back to Me
by Mila Gray
Publisher - Pan Macmillan
Release Date - 19th June 2014
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository
Home on leave in sunny California, Marine and local lothario Kit Ryan finds himself dangerously drawn to his best friend's sister, Jessa - the one girl he can't have.
But Kit's not about to let a few obstacles stand in his way and soon Jessa's falling for his irresistible charms.
What starts out as a summer romance of secret hook-ups and magical first times quickly develops into a passionate love affair that turns both their worlds upside down.
When summer's over and it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither Kit nor Jessa are ready to say goodbye. Jessa's finally following her dreams and Kit's discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for.
Jessa's prepared to wait for Kit no matter what. But when something more than distance and time rips them apart they're forced to decide whether what they have is really worth fighting for.
A breathtaking, scorchingly hot story about love, friendship, family and finding your way back from the edge of heartbreak.
First lets meet the Fantasy Cast based on the two main characters Kit and Jessa...
Marlon Teixeira - he’s a Brazilian model and the reason I chose him is because Kit is half Portuguese and this is exactly how I pictured him (though with shorter hair as Kit’s a Marine).
Jessa is Lili Simmons - an American actress who is just gorgeous and has the same fresh-faced, sun kissed, slightly innocent look that I pictured when I wrote Jessa.
What do you guys think?! Marlon is like...WOW! Smokin' hot and totally fits Kit's character. and Lili has this determined but innocent look about her which again, reflects Jessa's nature!
And to see them in the novel here is an excerpt exclusively for you all...
‘Better than school, huh?’ I ask.
‘So much better,’ she says, grinning back at me. ‘I could be stuck in algebra right now.’
‘I’ve a math problem for you,’ I say. ‘We have five more hours left before I have to drop you back home. How many of those hours can we spend kissing?’
Jessa flicks water at me. ‘Maybe four and a half, depending how fast you can paddle us back to the beach.’
I make it in record time, leaving the rest of the group for dust. Heaving the kayak up onto the beach, I help Jessa hop out and then pick her up and carry her up the beach while she fake protests. I head to a spot out of the way of prying eyes and lay her down on the sand, hovering over her. She lets out a yelp as water drips onto her stomach, but her arms are already pulling me down, her lips already parting, her eyes already closed.
I rest my weight on my arms and lower myself down until I’m lying on top of her, one leg thrown over hers, pinning her in place. Her breasts press against my chest. She runs a hand down my back. I shiver as she pulls on my neck as though she wants all of my weight on her and I relax my arms a little and press down on her even more. She draws in a breath.
We’re skin to skin for the first time, and her lips, when I finally taste them, are coated in salt and tantalizingly warm against the cool of her skin. Instantly I get hard. Painfully so. I try to shift my weight so she isn’t fully aware of the fact, but she grabs my waist and holds me in place, lifting her hips up so she’s pressing herself against me. Shit. I let out a groan at the feel of her, of her fingers digging into my sides, of her body rocking against mine. I let my hands travel the length of her body, brushing the edges of her breasts before trailing them up her thigh.
She throws her head back and I kiss the base of her throat, licking the salt from her skin. Fuck. She keeps pushing against me and it’s taking every ounce of control I possess not to lose control. It’s been so long since I’ve been with a girl, and the heat from Jessa’s mouth, the press of her fingers and the sound of her sighing when I run my fingers along her thighs is pushing me to the limit.
With a huge amount of self-possession I break away and heave myself off her, then flip over onto my front. I rest up on my elbows and stare at Jessa, who’s lying with one knee bent up and her arms sprawled by her head. She looks like a half-ravished siren − her hair is spread across the sand, her cheeks are bruised red, her chest is rising and falling fast. I place my hand on her stomach and feel the muscles tremble as she takes a sharp breath in.
‘You’re going to get me arrested,’ I murmur, leaning over and kissing her belly.
She holds my head on her stomach and I roll so I’m lying perpendicular to her, my head resting just by her hip. Her fingers stroke my hair and I close my eyes and listen to the sound of the surf and the call of gulls. I’m so fucking happy right now I wish I could freeze-frame this moment and stay in it for the rest of my life.
‘You know,’ Jessa murmurs after a few minutes.
I’m drowsy, my heart only just slowing to a normal rhythm. I turn my head a little to let her know I’m listening.
‘I used to dream about this,’ she says.
That captures my attention. I lift my head and see she’s thrown one arm over her eyes to shield them from the sun. I move so I’m on my side facing her, my hand resting on her hip.
‘I used to imagine that one day you’d notice me,’ she continues, her eyes still hidden from me. ‘And we’d hang out like this in public.’ She raises her arm a little and squints at me with one eye open.
‘You did?’ I ask, surprised. I had no idea.
‘Yeah,’ she says, smiling softly. ‘When I was about fifteen. Remember that summer? Just before you and Riley joined up?’
I nod, stroking my hand from her hip to her waist. I think it’s the part of her body I love the most . . . so far. I haven’t explored all of her yet. I’m sure there are other parts I’m going to like just as much, if not more. ‘You liked me back then? I was a punk.’
‘You still are,’ she laughs.