Title: Sweet Thing
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Contemporary Romance
(old man/much younger woman)
Release Date: April 29, 2019
I knew how old she was.
I just didnât care.
Aria Amherst lied about her age the first night we met.
But when I kissed herâ¦ I knew exactly how old she was.
And once I kissed herâ¦ I needed more.
I wanted all of her. I wanted everything she wasnât really offering.
Until I found out that her father was making a deal with my business partner.
Then I wanted her more.
Ryker North blew into my life like a wall of hot, tattooed muscle.
And did I mention heâs a drummer?
And a businessman?
And thirty-five years old?
And my father is going to kill me when he finds out Iâm dating his new client?
But take my word on this. Heâs worth every risk Iâm taking.
SWEET THING is a full-length standalone older-man-very-young-woman sexy romance filled with forbidden lust, too many âfirst timesâ to count, inappropriate touching in public, and an angsty, but perfect, HEA.
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âWhen will you turn eighteen?â he whispers into my mouth.
âSunday,â I whisper back.
âTwo days from now?â he asks, still kissing me.
âMmmm-hmmm,â I mumble back, thinking if this is kissing I shouldâve started doing it sooner.
He pulls away, a pained look on his face. I know heâs going to leave. Right now. Heâs going to yell at me for deceiving him and walk right out my sisterâs door.
âOh, God, Aria.â
âIâm so sorry. I really am. I wonât tell anyone if you donât. Please donât tell anyone I brought you up here. My father would be pissed and heâll drag me home to the boring suburbs, and my exciting pretend adult life in the city will be over!â
âYouâre mad,â I say. âI know youâre mad. Andâ¦ and Iâm bad. I know that. This was bad. Iâm bad. And I probably deserve to go home.â
âNo,â he says. âThatâs not what Iâm thinking about right now.â
âYouâre not?â I say, genuinely surprised because if I were him, Iâd be thinking that yeah, this girl has no clue what sheâs doing and has no business being left alone in her sisterâs apartment in the city for four weeks.
But thank God, I donât say any of that out loud. Instead, I say, âThen what are you thinking about?â
He looks at me hungrily. Like heâs the Big Bad Wolf and Iâm Little Red. Like he wants to eat me up in one gulp.
And I look back at him like maybe I want him to do that.
âTwo days?â he asks again.
âYes.â I nod. âIâm meeting my parents for tea at the Corinthian and then weâre going to see that musical everyoneâs talking about.â
âGod help me,â he says.
âWhat? Why? I said I was sorry. Please donât tell. Please,â I beg.
âIâm not gonna tell, Aria.â
âYouâre not?â I brighten.
âNot if you donât,â he says. And that hungry look is back. Only itâs like heâs starving and needs to eat something now. Anything, even if itâs me.
And to tell the truth, I feel the same way. My body is all tingly and my lipsâI reach up to touch them. They feel all weird. His touch lingering. The minty taste of his mouth still fresh inside mine.
âWhat are you thinking about?â I ask.
He reaches for me, then steps back without touching. I want him to touch me, I realize. I didnât intend for that to happen when I brought him up here, but I do.
But I see that heâs about to leave, to walk out and never come back, so I reach for him.
He shakes his head and backs away. âI shouldnât have kissed you. I just canâtâ¦â
I wait for him to continue, but he doesnât. So I say, âYou canât what?â
âI canât help myself. I have to go before I do something stupid.â
âNo!â I say, grabbing onto the sleeve of his coat. âJustâ¦ wait.â
He looks at me over his shoulder and says, âAria. If I stay here another second Iâm going to lift up your little skirt, pull down your pink panties, and stick my fingers inside you until you come.â
My mouth drops open.
âAnd if you open your mouth like that again, Iâll stick my cock inside it.â
I shut my mouth.
âIâm sorry,â he says, shaking his head. âThat was so fucking inappropriate.â
Which it totally was. But it was also totally hot.
âI gotta go.â
And then he does. He leaves. He opens the door, walks through it in a rush, and closes it behind him.
And when I open it back up to call him back, heâs already out of sight. Nothing but footsteps on the stairs.
JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.
Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.
She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.
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