Sara hasn't heard from Jonathan in ten years, ever since he broke her heart when she was fifteen years old. Until now, that is, when she receives a letter from him, asking her to come work for him.
Now a famous rock star, Jonathan's willing to pay Sara enough that it would cover her student loans and she could start saving for the wedding she wants to have with her boyfriend Kevin, convincing her to put aside her old feelings of heartbreak and take the job.
But things get complicated when Sara gets to Los Angeles to work for Jonathan's band and she finds she still has feelings for him. Will she be able to keep things professional, or will Sara's old crush come back to haunt her and ruin every relationship in her life?
Please enjoy this excerpt from Lila Lacroix's debut novel, a new adult rock star romance:
I got into Jonathan's truck, an old clunker he bought off a friend's father for five hundred bucks. Sometimes I wondered how it even managed to turn on in the mornings, but Jonathan had it for two years now and while inconsistent at times, the truck always eventually started.
Tonight the engine roared to life no problems. Climbing into the passenger seat, I watched as Jonathan drove us along the back roads of the city, towards the lake. I was silent, enjoying the moment, enjoying being with Jonathan while we drove.
Eventually we arrived at the lake and Jonathan turned off the car. The full moon was out, the faint blue light illuminating the lake just enough to make out the light ripples in the water. The thought flittered in my mind that this was actually an incredibly romantic setting, but I refused to allow myself to admit that this was why Jonathan had brought me here. The thought of it was absurd.
Finally, Jonathan broke the silence.
"You know, Sara, I do care about you." I didn't know what to say, so I stayed silent. I looked away, down at my shoes, as Jonathan turned towards me. Two fingers gently touched my chin; they were like velvet against my skin. Gently, but firmly, he moved my chin up to look at me.
"Sara, you're beautiful. I wanted you to know that before I left. You're the most beautiful girl I know."
I don't know what possessed me; I don't know what overtook me. What I do know is that I leaned in suddenly and kissed Jonathan Knight on the mouth. Heat spread through me as my lips locked with his, and to my surprise, Jonathan didn't pull away. He leaned into the kiss, sending tingles running through me as he grabbed my waist and pulled me closer to him in the driver's seat.
His tongue slipped into my mouth, slowly exploring mine, discovering me. It was my first kiss, my first ever experience with a man. Pleasure flowed through my body, it was as though someone had turned the thermostat up ten degrees.