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I lean toward her and slip my arm around her waist as I draw her in closer to me, and my chest aches with regret. What happened between us that so much time has gone by without this?
She links her arms around my neck the same way she did when we were teenagers, and I hold her a beat longer than I should.
I bury my face in her neck as I cling on a little more tightly to her. I can practically taste her skin, the delicate porcelain that always beckoned to me.
There’s so much I want to say, so much I need to say, and yet…
I can’t seem to form the words.
This hug, it’s getting too long. I know it is. But time seems to be standing still as I hold her.
I feel someone’s hand on my bicep, a gentle tap, and I realize it’s my dad trying to move me along. I finally pull back.
I clear my throat as I try to force away the emotion lumped there. “It’s good to see you.”
Her eyes glisten, and she brushes away a tear that spills onto her cheek. “It’s good to see you, too,” she murmurs with a tremble to her voice. “Are you in town long?”
I shake my head. “I need to get back to Vegas tonight. I have a plane to catch in a few hours.” She nods as she averts her gaze to the ground.
I duck down to try to catch her eye again, and hers soften when they fall upon me. “I’m sorry. I wish I could stay.”
“Thank you for coming. It means…” She lifts a shoulder as she clears her throat. “It means a lot.”
I reach down and squeeze her hand. “I wouldn’t have missed it.”
I still love her.
Those feelings still burn bright, and seeing her standing here in front of me only reminds me of how some things in this life never fade away.
I fell for the boy next door, and then my father ripped it all away from us. The first person to catch my eye in a long time is a colleague who tells me what we just did over his desk will never happen again. And then my mother calls with news from back home. I have to head back to the small town my father forced me to leave seven years ago knowing the boy I still love will show up, too.
When I finally see him, it’s clear we have unfinished business. But it doesn’t matter. His life is in the Vegas spotlight now, where he plays pro football and goes home to his wife. My life is in Chicago now, where I embark on a torrid affair with my colleague. And then two little pink lines show up with the power to change everything. The first time I saw them, my world imploded. This time will be different. It has to be. I won’t be making the same rookie mistake again.
𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 is the first book in the 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐜𝐞𝐬: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 series. This series must be read in order.
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