By Jacob Chance
Release Date: October 20th
Hosted by: Chance Promotions
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.
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:
Well hello, Derek. If you’ve read Quake and Quiver, you know Derek Santiago is Kyle’s PI business partner and best friend. If you haven’t, oops, now you do. Kenna is Kyle’s baby sister. Both characters were briefly introduced in the previous books, and I was looking forward to seeing how their story would unfold. Well, turns out, Derek and Kenna have had an attraction to each other for years! Sneaks! Tsk. Tsk. Kyle is not going to be happy about that! I’m no mathematician, but I do know what that adds up to…
Best friend + Business Partner + Baby sister + Boinking = Big No No
They have a whole secret history, told in flashbacks, that has been filled with sexual tension. They’ve spent lots of time fantasizing about each other and pushing each other away for various reasons. They try to keep the feelings at bay, but you can feel the explosion between them coming. No pun intended. Chemistry as strong as theirs can’t be denied forever. It’s inevitable. No matter what you do, you’ll get the same result.
Denial + Distance + Derek = Don’t even try. Still happening.
Derek has had a rough past, but he’s a reformed bad boy. Well, at least in public. What do you do when you can’t have the one you want? Well, if you’re Derek, you push their buttons and sexually frustrate them. Kenna is no wilting flower, thank goodness. She holds her own against Derek’s attitude. He wasn’t all attitude, though. Beneath that tatted up, motorcycle riding exterior was a sweet side. His nickname for her gave me heart eyes so big I could barely see to read. Are they ever going to succumb to the feelings they are trying to deny? Why doesn’t it compute with them they are perfect for each other? WHY? It’s so clear.
Lust + Like + Licking + Lions = Love RAWR
Sigh. No one ever listens to me. Maybe because these characters aren’t real they can’t hear me, I don’t know. I do know DELVE made me hungry. They are always eating something good, and then I had to go get a snack. Anyways, DELVE had more than just the forbidden romance aspect. Throw in a little mystery and suspense, and the reappearance of a certain creepy character, and eeek! Wait a minute! Where did he come from?! Why do I enjoy this part of the book so much?! Now Kenna is in danger and suddenly things don’t add up. Eeeeek!
Secrets + Stalker x Sandwiches eaten on the sly / Scary = SPELLBOUND
The darkness in this secondary character once again had me riveted and flipping the page until the very end.
!! + $&@* + vroom + eeeek = WTF
Jacob Chance turned this erotic novella into much more than a forbidden romance. DELVE was filled with mystery, suspense, and sexy steam. Add all those components and what do you get?
Delve = 5 stars