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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sharing pieces of themselves - Tortured Past (The Pub Series #2) by Nicole De La Cruz

18+ "This was one of those books I just could not put down. There are twists and turns all throughout the story and you go through some huge emotional jumps all the way to the end. [...] This author's writing is really developing and changing compared to the last book which shows her skill in being able to diversify. This isn't your simple love story - it's so much more than that. - Goodreads, Jennilea Christine


Published: November 20th, 2015

Amy Bennett doesn't have a plan. She loves living her life the way she wants. Alcohol, cigarettes, and sleeping with random men are what she is notorious for - That is, until she and Clive Harrington have a one night stand after her best friends wedding. However, the night didn't stop there...

They quickly find themselves spending more time together - Sharing pieces of themselves they've never shared before.

As they both begin to face their own demons, will their past keep them from having a future? Or is their love strong enough to get through it together?


Needing a taste of nicotine, I go to reach for my cigarettes only to come up empty. I realize that I must have left them at what’s his name’s apartment. I check my purse again; maybe I stashed away one for just in case.

“Need a cigarette?”

I jump at the sound and look up to see Clive leaning against the wall in the parking lot. He’s wearing his normal black tight jeans, leather jacket, and his grey beanie he seems to never take off. He has all of his facial piercings in today, making it easier to see that it’s not Kyle. Even though I would never confuse the two: Clive’s eyes seem almost older, like he’s already lived a long hard life. I find it weird when your best friend’s husband has a twin brother, but it’s even weirder when you’re attracted to that brother.

“Thanks,” I reach out to grab the cigarette from his hand. I place it between my teeth, about to take his lighter, but he takes a step toward me. He’s so close that I can feel his body heat through my very thin, short dress. I really need him to step back before I make another mistake.

“Amy, you need to suck.” I look up at his face, which is only inches from mine. His blue eyes are almost clear and his pierced eyebrow has me mesmerized. I realize I have stopped breathing. I don’t even know how long we have been standing here. I look down at his hands, which are holding up a lighter in front of my cigarette. Shit. I inhale, letting the smoke fill my lungs and instantly feeling my stress go away. I don’t like the way I act when Clive is around. Even when I first met him (over a year ago) he had this strange effect on me. Like my body was drawn to him, but I knew it was wrong.

“Walk of shame?” I see him look me up and down, his eyes hovering on my ass. I feel my whole body get warm and start to tingle. What the fuck is wrong with me? I make men nervous, not the other way around.

“Nah, I like wearing skimpy clothes and stilettos when its 40 degrees outside.” I roll my eyes, acting like he has no effect on me whatsoever.

“I can think of other things you like to do.”

I feel my whole face heat up. I can’t believe he really just said that. “Fuck off. Too bad you’ll never find out again.” 

He lets out a chuckle as he leans against the building again. “Can you ever be nice?” He asks.

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About the author:
Nicole is a new author who has recently decided to pursue her passion for writing. On most days, you can find her at home with her Husband, their 3 cats, and new puppy. She has an obsession with Breaking Benjamin and watches too much reality tv. 

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