Author: Nazarea Andrews
Series: University of Branton #3
Publisher: A&A Literary
Release Date: March 13, 2014
Genre: New Adult
More Info: Goodreads
It’s good to be on top… Asher Knox has it all. Girls, wealth, a career most would kill for. He’s just landed the biggest job of his career. And he’s miserable.
She’s fighting her way from the bottom… Megan Beauchamp has no illusions about why she was chosen to be Asher’s PA. She’s pretty, and down to earth, and everything the Hollywood star always falls for. Too bad Megan is just paying her dues and has no interest in anything but advancing at her PR firm.
He’ll throw it all away…Luca James knows what he wants. And he’s waited a long time for the window to open—when it does, he’ll walk away from the career he’s built for a chance at something real.
When Megan’s boss threatens to fire her, Luca and Asher convince her to leave town with them. Between bad hotels and pit stop confessionals, the three are drawn closer together. And the lines blur even more in Branton, where Megan is forced to look at everything she left behind. But when the boys want more, Megan will be forced to choose between the men she loves and the life she thought she wanted. And in a town like Branton, the secrets she keeps won’t be hidden for long.
He’s sitting in the tub, arms looped around his long legs, water pounding down on his head. When he looks up at me, long hair hanging in his startling eyes, I’m left breathless by the desolation in his gaze. I step into the little room, and walk over to the tub, ignoring the water splashing me as I crouch next to him.
“Talk to me,” I say, softly.
“They don’t want this,” he murmurs, a manic gleam in his eyes. “They want Kreigh, and they want me, because that’s what they see–but if the whole world saw me like this, they’d never want me again.”
I shrug. “Maybe not. But you’d miss it.”
He barks a laugh. “I’d be able to eat my lunch with a mate in public. Snog my girlfriend without being watched. I don’t want this, Meggy.”
I catch him by the jaw, and force his gaze up until he’s staring at me. His lips are compressed, an angry line and I struggle to keep the bite out of my tone. “They are the price, Asher. You have the entire world in love with you–“
“No!” He shouts, jerking away. “They love Isaac. No one sees me!”
“I do!” I shout back. His eyes go wide and I soften my tone, leaning into his space, ignoring the water beating down on us. “I see you. We both see you.”
“I’m losing myself, Meg. I’m so scared I’ll get swallowed up in the crazy surrounding Isaac, and I don’t know how to separate myself from it.”
It’s a whispered confession, almost drowned out by the sound of the water. “You keep your eyes on us.”
His eyes, wide and scared, find mine, almost desperately. “What about when Kevin takes you away.”
I laugh, softly and shake my head. “Do you really think I’ll let him? Your mine, Ash. I’m not going anywhere.” I stand, and strip out of my wet tshirt, peeling off my soaked jeans. Good thing we’re arriving tomorrow–I’m running out of clean clothes and cute underwear. “Luca will be back soon.”
His eyes are a little less panicked, and brighter with desire than fear–but he won’t follow me out to the bedroom. He’s not ready for that, and I know it. So I leave him to the shower, and go slip into an oversized tshirt, sitting on the bed and texting Kevin while I wait for the boys to come to me.
This Love ~ Book One
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.
They didn’t know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket–her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.
Atticus Grimes needs help–the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he’s got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.
When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she’s thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can’t happen–he’s a professor and she’s a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?
Beautiful Broken ~ Book Two
She’s been broken by her past. He’s been breaking for as long as he can remember.
Together, they can make each other whole–or destroy each other.
When his best friend asks for something, Dane rarely says no. But babysitting a newly sober Scout Grimes for three weeks isn’t exactly a normal request. And with their history, it’s a recipe for disaster. Not to mention, she’s drop dead gorgeous and he can’t touch her.
There are few people Scout trusts as much as Dane Guillot. He’s always been her safe place, where nothing can hurt her. He’s also been the only man she’s never let herself want–screwing up their friendship isn’t worth one amazing night together.
They have too much history, and too much personal baggage to ever work. But if they are willing to take a chance on love–it might be worth the risk.