Title: Save Me From Myself (Nashville Nights #1)
Author: Stacey Mosteller
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Lyric Hayes spent the first 22 years of her life trying to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend. After a tragedy and her fiance’s betrayal, she's running. Starting over far away from the person she used to be.She's made herself a vow - no relationships. She's trying to heal, not complicate her life further. David Pearson has it all. Confidence, awesome friends, successful business. But, David's dealt with loss too. He knows better than anyone not to judge by what's on the surface. Drawn to Lyric despite her inability to trust, he'll do anything to own her heart. Will secrets and misunderstandings send Lyric running again? Or will David finally save her from herself?
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“Oh yes, the texting,” he replies, and I can hear the smirk in his voice. “Well, at any rate, I’m glad you guys got along. SB hasn’t approved of many women in the past few years, and that can cause huge problems.”
“Maybe it’s because we’re closer in age than most women you date, you dirty old man.”
Releasing my hand, he pinches my side which makes me yelp. He narrows his eyes at me, “Not funny,” he says dryly.
I double over in laughter at the expression on his face, and he glares at me. When I finally calm down enough to look at him, he’s looking at me closely. Uh-oh, I’m not sure I like that expression! Just when I’m about to ask what he’s thinking, he pulls me into an alley and my back is against the wall. He crushes his mouth down on mine, and brings his body flush against me. In seconds, his tongue is in my mouth, and I feel like I’m going to combust. When I tangle my fingers in his hair, he pulls away from me.
“No darlin’,” he says, and taking my hands in his, he pulls them up above my head. I inhale sharply, and his mouth lands on the sensitive spot behind my ear. “I’ll teach you to not call me an old man,” he rasps, and trails his tongue down my neck, raising goosebumps along the trail. Oh. My. I’m trembling weak-kneed, and it feels like my body is on fire.
David begins running his free hand up and down from hip to just underneath my heaving breasts, but I can’t concentrate on anything other than the feel of his mouth on my neck. His very talented mouth. I suddenly feel his hand cup my breast. Just like that, I can’t breathe and my pulse starts racing. David kneads it, and my nipple pebbles against his hand. He groans, and I sag against the wall. He kisses me for what feels like hours, and when he finally breaks away and releases my hands, I grip his shoulders tightly.
We’re both breathing heavy, and he rests his forehead against mine. He stares into my eyes, and his eyes are almost glowing with desire. As I come back to reality, I feel the hard ridge of his arousal against my stomach, and I can’t help but squirm.
Groaning, he closes his eyes and says, “You’re killing me. You know that right?” and I smile, loving the effect I have on him. The same effect he has on me, so it’s nice to know that I’m not alone.
Taking my hand again, we walk back to the alley’s exit. He quickly looks up and down the street before leading me back onto the street towards our destination.
My Review: 4 1/2 stars
Lyric and David's story was something pretty special. Lyric wasn't prepared to enter a relationship when she got to Nashville. Didn't want one. Had ended a relationship about six months earlier and didn't think jumping into another relationship would be a good thing. Lyric's ex is such a douche bag. I was glad that he had the opportunity to meet David. (You'll understand that a lot more when you read the book.) From the minute Lyric meets David, everything changes. David is pretty special. He is so amazingly understanding and gentle. Everything that Lyric needs or would ever want. They have their problems, but they still manage to work them through. I have to say that David's sister, Sarabeth had got some serious issues. I liked her initially, but the crap that she pulled left me not liking her very much. I loved how Anna and Lyric's sister Aria were so protective of Lyric. I wanted to kick someones ass at that particular moment (can't tell you when that is, but you'll know it), because it just devastates Lyric. I loved the ending to this book, and I'll have to say that I would love to read more about this couple. More about their friends, just more. Stacy did a great job of getting me hooked on her book and the characters in it.
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