Title: Love Me Like This
Author: Lola StVil
Genre: Single Dad/Small Town Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2018
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Heâs an Alphaâs Alpha. And he will do whatever it takes to keep his family safe.
My son is my world. I am raising him to be on high alert about his surroundings at all times. Iâm a former SEAL; it's in my blood. I maintain suspicion about change. Yet the new girl in town, Ryan Shaw, caught me off guard.
Ryan is witty, with soft curves and a big heart. The moment our eyes meet, she wakes something in me I thought had diedâhope. And when she volunteers to tutor my son, I marvel at how much my little guy loves her. It turns out heâs not the only one whose taken by her. In fact, the more I get to know her, the more I want her; not just in bed, but in our lives. I never thought a guy with a past like mine, would ever find love. But now that I have, thereâs no way Iâm gonna let anyone take it from me.
Enemies from my past are out to destroy everything I've built, but they have no idea how far I will go to protect the ones I loveâ¦
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I stand by the hood of her car. Sheâs so close to me I can smell herâan intoxicating mix of sweet vanilla, strawberries, and a musky smell that makes me want to reach out, bend her over, and fuck her right here in the street. Fuck, I can almost taste her.
I canât help but wonder if Iâm having the same effect on her. The way sheâs frowning up at me like sheâs ready to get the mace back out tells me Iâm not.
âWell?â she demands. âAre you going to fix it or not?â
âLook, Iâm good, but Iâm not a miracle worker,â I say.
Her frown deepens, but now itâs focused on the car instead of me.
âItâs that bad?â she asks.
âI wouldnât know. I canât see through the hood,â I smirk.
âI â¦ Oh. Yes. Of course,â she stutters.
She runs a hand through her hair, and I feel my insides knot even tighter. What I wouldnât give for that to be my hand in her hair instead of hers. And it wouldnât stay there long. I would move it down, trailing my fingers over her neck and â¦
Fuck, get a grip, man. I clear my throat.
âHi,â she says.
I look up to see who sheâs talking to and Iâm surprised to see Max standing beside us, grinning up at Ryan.
Dammit. I told him to stay inside. I feel a surge of anger. Not at him; heâs seven and curious. The anger is at myself. I was so caught up in Ryan I didnât realize he had joined us. I allowed myself to lose my concentration and the consequences of that could beâ¦I donât even want to think about what they could be.
âI told you to stay inside,â I snap.
Maxâs grin slips a little, and I hate myself for taking my anger out on him. My tone softens.
âWhy donât you go back inside? I wonât be long here.â
âI want to talk to your friend,â Max says.
I swear he puts a weird emphasis on friend like he somehow knows I want to be much more than friends with Ryan. Before I can say anything, Ryan smiles and extends her hand to Max.
âIâm Ryan,â she announces.
Max shakes her hand formally.
âMax,â he replies. âI really like your name.â
He handled that better than I did. Maybe I should be getting lessons from him.
âDo you go to St Theresaâs?â Ryan asks him.
I feel my heart skip a beat. How does she know that? Is she a part of the Company? Is this the day Iâve been dreading?
Max is nodding his head before I can stop him.
âYes. Iâm in Mrs. Berryâs class,â he announces.
It seems that all the training in the world goes out the window for both of us just because a pretty girl smiles at us.
âI start working there on Monday,â she tells Max.
I feel relief flood me. She didnât know Max went there. She doesnât know who I am or who he is. She was just assuming because of his age.
âYouâre a teacher?â I ask.
âTeacherâs assistant. Iâll be helping some of the younger kids with their English,â she tells me.
âWell damn, teachers have changed since I was at school,â I blurt out.
Ryan and Max both look at me, stunned at my words. They continue their conversation as I go back to the car.
If my teacher had looked like Ryan, I donât think I would have gotten much of anything done. Pretty much like now. The more I try to focus on the engine, the less I seem to be able to focus on anything but Ryanâs collarbone, and how she would writhe beneath me as I ran my tongue over it, moving down lower until she was screaming for more.
I realize my gaze has definitely left her face and I jerk my eyes back up to meet hers, expecting a lecture. Instead, she gives me an amused smile.
âSeen something interesting?â she asks.
âHe will have. Every time he gets under the hood of a car he finds something to distract him,â Max replies, digging me out of the hole Iâm in.
âWhat he said,â I add with what I hope is a charming smile because we both know weâre not really talking about the car engine when I go on. âThereâs definitely something here that Iâd like to get my hands on.â
Lola StVil is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes Fantasy in addition to Contemporary romance. She has written over a dozen books and loves taking her readers on an emotional roller coaster ride. She is currently living in California and enjoys staying in touch with her readers.
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