The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants
by Lori L. Clark
Author: Lori L. Clark
Genre: Contemporary / Adult/New Adult Romance
Expected Release: March 6, 2014
Estelle “Star” Falconé, a thirty-year-old tattooed bartender, was once a free-spirited dreamer who dabbled in astrology for fun and secretly dreamed of becoming a rock-star some day.
Twenty-one-year-old Shane Harper was once the star of his high school basketball team. With a full ride scholarship, his dream was to play college basketball and study planetary science. When a tragic car accident permanently sidelines his basketball career, college is out of the question.
Sparks fly when their two worlds collide.
Can a relationship survive between a thirty-year-old starry-eyed woman who’s on the run from an extremely dangerous man, and a twenty-one-year-old science guy who’s hell-bent on protecting her at all cost?
***Caution*** for mature readers. Contains graphic violence including rape. This is a complete, standalone novel.
The bedside clock told him he had an hour before he had to be downstairs. Having Star sprawled out across his bed enticed him much more than going down to open the convenience store.
She was facing away from him. He got on his knees and ran his hand along the curve of her body, starting above her waist and moving down over her hip. He bent to kiss her along her spine, trailing feather-soft kisses as he worked his way down to the sweet spot between her legs. She was so wet, he couldn’t resist dipping a finger inside of her.
She softly moaned and parted her legs, allowing him more freedom to explore. He stroked her and gently rubbed her clit. “Shane…” she murmured. Damn, he loved the way she said his name. He reached down and took himself in his hand and began to match his self-pleasuring strokes with the ones he was giving her.
He wanted her so badly. He throbbed, ached to be inside her. She rolled onto her back, and he paused stroking himself. She smiled seductively up at him through lowered lashes and whispered, “Let me help you out there.”
He crawled beside her and she pushed him onto his back. He thought she was going to ride him. Instead, she scooted down, positioning herself between his thighs. His fists knotted in the bedding as she took the length of him into her mouth. His back arched off the bed, and he groaned. Looking into her eyes as she made love to him with her mouth was more pleasure than he could bear. “Fuck…Star. I’m going to come if you keep that up,” he grunted.
“Mm-hmm,” she moaned. The vibration of her mouth combined with the sucking, drove him over the edge. He threaded his fingers through her hair, gently coaxing her not to stop. His toes curled, and his body went rigid. “Shit, Star…I’m coming,” he said through clenched teeth. He tried to pull from her mouth, but she gripped his ass and pulled him deeper, swallowing the warm liquid as it slid down her throat.
He collapsed against the mattress and lay speechless, until Star wriggled up and kissed him on the forehead. He kissed her on the tip of the nose and said, “That was amazing.”
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1 (one) $10.00 Amazon gift card or 1 (one) of two e-copies of The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants by Lori L. Clark.
Lori L. Clark was born in Iowa, where she spent the first forty-six years of her life. In 2007, she loaded up a moving van and relocated to Missouri, where she currently resides. Lori’s only child is a very spoiled Min Pin named Barkley. When not writing, she reads and runs. She completed her first half marathon at the age of fifty.
In 2009, after participating in NANOWRIMO, she began to take seriously the voices in her head. Two New Adult contemporary romance novels, Different Roads, and I Breathe You, were published in 2013, and showed early success. The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants is set to release in March 2014, and has her venturing into the realms of Romantic Suspense.
Lori is a member of Savvy Authors, the St. Louis Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America.
Personal blog: http://www.lorilclark.com
Book review blog: http://www.shereadsnewadult.com
Amazon author’s page: http://www.amazon.com/Lori-L.-Clark/e/B0085953FA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1