By Jacob Chance
Release Date: October 20th
Available on Amazon
Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Jessica Hildreth
He was my brother’s best friend and seven years older than me.
He was a tatted up bad boy, indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style.
So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other?
She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time.
She was a good girl who avoided guys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do to her-to do with her. She was too young
though, and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted. I couldn’t touch her-couldn’t taint her with my darkness. I knew it
could never happen. It would never happen…
but it did.
He’s Lucifer in the flesh with those deep brown eyes and dark-as-sin hair. My eyes move down, taking in the close-shaved beard hiding the contours of his
chiseled jawline, before continuing on to his full lips. I carefully study their masculine shape. I can still remember what those lips felt like on mine;
even though I’ve done everything I can to forget. I wish I could erase the memory of how he gripped the back of my hair tight in his fist and tugged me
forward until our lips were just a whisper of a breath apart.
“Is this what you want?” he’d asked. I could feel his warm breath on my mouth before he’d softly brushed his lips against mine. “Do you want to see how
close to the fire you can be without getting burned, little girl?”
I tried to pull away, incensed at being called little girl. I wasn’t a girl. I was a twenty-one- year-old woman; perfectly capable of knowing what I should
and shouldn’t be doing. I knew which heading kissing him fell under – insanity.
He was my brother’s best friend.
He was seven years older than me.
He was a pig when it came to casual sex; indulging in one-night stands like they were going out of style.
That alone should have been enough to repulse me, but for some odd reason, it didn’t. It only made me wonder what kind of things he would do to me. I was
smart enough to recognize that those three things combined were a recipe for disaster. The wreckage left over would be the pieces of my heart, and I
couldn’t put myself out there for him on the off chance that he wouldn’t break me. My heart was damaged enough already.
He’d held my head in place as he’d swooped in, taking my lips in a kiss so hot I felt like I was going to burn up in flames. His tongue had plundered my
mouth, punishing me for pulling away, for trying to resist him. He showed me who was in control with that kiss. He showed me I wouldn’t ever truly get away
from him, and I hated him for that. I hated him for ruining other guys for me; but most of all I hated him for what he’d said when he pulled away from me.
“Stick to kissing those boys at school. Men want a woman in their arms, not a little girl.” He looked at me with such disdain, I wanted the ground to open
up and swallow me whole. I wanted to disappear, go someplace where his painful words couldn’t hurt me anymore. Where my memory could be wiped clean of
Derek Santiago and his handsome face.
That kiss is still the hottest one I’ve ever had to this day, but I still despise him for the cruel words he callously threw at me. Those words tore me apart and made me second guess myself. It took me a long time to realize what he said wasn’t motivated by me at all. It was the result of him despising himself.
~*~TSC REVIEW ~*~
Just when I thought that Jacob couldn’t create a hotter character than Kyle, he brings us Derek. And holy smokes, is he scorching!!
We first meet Derek in Quake (which is an awesome book, in case you haven’t read it!) He’s Kyles business partner and best friend. He’s sexy, street smart and tough as nails. Growing up in the neighborhood he did, he had no choice.
Kenna is Kyle’s little sister, which automatically makes her off-limits. She’s sweet and spunky, and always wants to take care of people. And that suits her nurse persona just fine. She was eighteen when she first met Derek, and the chemistry was instantaneous.
I LOVE the taboo love stories. It’s the whole we-want-each-other-but-can-never-go-there push and pull. The want and need starts out cool, warming every time they are around each other, simmering for years until it starts to boil and you lose all self control, finally giving into temptation. The sexual tension between Kenna and Derek is palpable. Then you throw in the suspense elements and you have an overall fantastic read.
Jacob has definitely ingrained himself as one of my favorite writers, which is amazing considering he’s only on his third book. This book can be read as a standalone, but to fully appreciate the characters, you should read Quake and Quiver first.
I’m very excited to see where he takes us next, and look forward to reading him for a very long time.
About the author:
Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.
A writer of erotic romance, DELVE is his third release and is the follow up to QUAKE and QUIVER (Book 2 in the QUAKE Duet.)
Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.
Other books by the author: