A Series of Agains
by Kiarra M. Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Single mother, KaLena Tweed, is a bright-eyed law student who has absolutely no reason to be wary of the world. But when her son is kidnapped by her boyfriend, her outlook swiftly changes. Ultimately her beloved son is returned to her untainted, but the same can’t be said for Lena, who is forever changed.
A hellish dating experience has permanently scarred KaLena, and five years later she is both the victim and villain in her own life’s story. Like a badge, she proudly wears her pain and anger for the world to see. For her, trust is a thing of the past and these days the only thing Lena can trust anyone to do is stay far away from her—and even further away from her son. But unfortunately, a woman has certain…needs that just can’t be denied, so she resorts to taking on a friend with ‘benefits’.
Sheriff Tristin Sullivan is as kind as he is handsome and KaLena is unable to resist making him the lucky new recipient of her ‘benefits’. He quickly proves that he is undeterred by Lena’s lethal mouth and foul attitude. In fact, it turns him the hell on. Although their physical chemistry is hot enough to scorch even the sun, KaLena is careful to make it known that anything more is simply not in the cards for them, because her ability to trust was stolen at the same time her son was. Not one to be easily dissuaded, Tristin vows that he will have her trust and her heart because he’s damned determined to earn them—through a series of agains.
Cue an epic, sexy, and endearing battle of wills.
“Trust me,” I finally replied. “No one wants to see me in a bathing suit—especially not when Beatrix is prancing around here like a toothpick in a bikini.”
Tristin stood up from his chair and pulled it closer than close to mine. When he laid back down, he leaned over and said, “Personally, I like that you aren’t a ‘toothpick.’ You shouldn’t hide your beautiful, curvy body, KaLena.”
As he spoke, his cool breath tickled my earlobe and sent the good kind of shivers down my spine. The sensation was one I hadn’t felt in years, and rattled me so much that I hopped up out of my chair. I rested my hands on my hips and glared at his shirtless, lean body stretched out on the beach chair. The fact that even right now, I was attracted to him didn’t sit well with me.
“Listen,” I began, keeping my voice low so as not to make a scene, “I’m going to need you to stop saying inappropriate shit to me, okay?”
The bright sun made his unusual eyes twinkle as he grinned at me and raised his hands in mock surrender. He climbed to his feet and walked over to me, causing me to back up a step.
“I don’t think I’ve said anything inappropriate, Miss,” he said, keeping his voice low, too.
My lips parted to list all of the inappropriate things he had said to me after only two weeks of us knowing one other, but the next words out of his mouth temporarily made me forget how to talk.
“Inappropriate,” he said, walking around me in a slow circle, like a lion assessing its prey, “would be saying how I love the way your body is shaped like a figure eight.”
My heart raced, and I surprised myself by standing still and not running off as he continued his perusal of me.
“Inappropriate, would be saying that your ass puts J. Lo’s to shame.” Again, he slowly circled around me. “Inappropriate, would be saying that you give a whole new meaning to the term ‘thick.’Inappropriate, would be saying you’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever set eyes on, and that I got hard the first moment I saw you.”
Finally, he stopped circling around and came to a halt back in front of me.
“Saying that would be inappropriate, wouldn’t it? But . . .” he licked his lips and smiled innocently, “I’m not saying that, now am I?”
Kiarra M. Taylor is a Pittsburgh native and current resident. She is a mother to a handsome son as well as a beautiful daughter. A lifelong bookworm, Kiarra began writing in the fifth grade and hasn’t stopped since. With so many genres out there she doesn’t limit herself to writing in just one and aims to write across genres. Her interests in books vary as does as her interest in music; she literally likes it all. Some of Kiarra’s favorite authors are; J.K. Rowling, Sylvia Day, Tiffany Snow, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Mary Monroe and ML Rodriguez.
Aside from reading Kiarra has a passion for all things Criminal Justice and currently holds several higher education degrees including a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.
When Kiarra isn’t transferring fictional worlds from the dredges of her mind to her laptop, you can find her nose-deep in a book or spending time with her children.
Ever the social butterfly, Kiarra is very active on social media so please feel free to catch up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads!