Mint to Be Loved by Elias Raven

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Paige Murphy is your typical type-A, over the top, sexually-repressed, nerdy girl. Born into academia, she comes from a long line of strict, overbearing librarians. A poster child for the Never-Been-Kissed Fan Club, Paige’s life is one of banality and conformity.  

If not for her childhood best friends, Kathy and Sarah, providing comic relief, she would have succumbed long ago to the bland, starched life of cardigan sweaters and tucked-in white shirts with going pantyless on workdays her only form of rebellion. Freshly graduated from NYU, Paige has just landed her dream job at The JP Morgan Library and met the man of her dreams on her very first day!  

Nicolas Bennett is a newly-minted history professor at NYU. Single, with dreamy good looks and riveting blue eyes, he has a smile that has left Paige in a constant state of erotic daydreaming. Now she finds herself torn between playing it safe and longing for a life she has never known.  

When a mysterious package addressed to Paige arrives at the library, she is drawn into an ever-deepening mystery revolving around the good professor. Will she find that love is not for everyone, or in her case is she Mint to be Loved?


𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘵


Nick (yep, that one) barely notices me as he spies my newly acquired stash of thin, chocolate mint candies. Assuming they’re set out for the taking, he opens the jar and reaches for a piece ignoring the bell sitting next to the candies that clearly says: Ring For Service!


“Hey! I whisper loudly startling The Prof.


“Those are mine! I continue enjoying how rattled he looks.


I watch him pull his hand back and he starts to apologize. Then I step into view from behind the cubicle wall and give him the full view of yours truly (“I would like to thank the members of the committee.” Yeah, my head can be a mess at times).

“I, I, um, I…” he loses his words and his sense right along with them. I look at him a bit angry (total fake out).

“You? What? You just feel entitled to take whatever you’d like without asking?” I continue.


As is par when he’s nervous, he smiles back at me with an anxious smile that is as handsome as it is awkward. Then he totally recognized me!


“I apologize Miss. These happen to be my favorite candy as well. When I saw them sitting out, my desire outweighed my manners.” he replied smoothly.

“Are you always led by your desires, sir?” I asked (going a little risque).



Elias Raven was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and just recently relocated to the great state of Georgia. He's an avid reader and loves the feel of a good book in his hands. He has quite a collection of antique books and when not writing, he can be found most weekends shopping flea markets and used book stores to expand his collection. He is a talented musician and has been playing guitar on and off for 15 years. He has an amazing singing voice with a four-octave range. He also loves to pursue culinary endeavors in the kitchen as a gourmet cook. He began his writing journey in his early twenties as a spoken word artist performing at various coffee houses in Southern California. About five years ago, he published his first poetry anthology The Painted Shadows and his first novel Cain – Sins Of The Father. Since then he has gone on to publish a multitude of books in a variety of genres as well as guest appearances in various anthologies.


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