by B.A. Wolfe
by B.A. Wolfe
What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?
Cassandra Pierce had her whole "perfect" life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.
Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.
What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they're keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?
It was hard to sleep; I was tossing and turning more than ever before. The butterflies in my stomach were in full force as I recollected about each kiss Jason gave me; on my lips and on my bare skin. My thoughts were interrupted as I heard the beeping on my phone. I saw the light illuminating my room as I reached over to grab it; it was a text from Jason. I was suddenly extremely grateful I let him plug his number into my phone after we left the garage earlier today.
Are you asleep yet?
How could I be sleeping? His lips just rocked my world; my heart was racing too much to be sleeping.
Not a chance.
I put my phone down and got out of bed. I didn't know what else to do so I let my body decide. It would have argued with my brain either way. I let my infectious craving for his lips guide me downstairs to his room as I quietly crept to his door.
I took a deep breath and tapped on his door. He swung it open immediately as if he knew I was on the other side. The room was dimly lit, but I could see just enough. He was standing there in nothing but boxers; I couldn't help but look him up and down from head to toe. His mouth was open and his breathing was heavy as his chest rose and fell quickly, matching mine. It didn't take long for the hunger inside to take over. He stepped forward and grabbed a hold of me, pulling me close to him as he took us over to his bed. I didn't know where we were going to take this tonight, and quite frankly, I just didn't care; all I knew was I needed to be with him. It could have been Jase, it could have been my hormones, but every part of me was craving his touch. I got a taste and I needed more.
“Cassie,” he whispered.
“Shhh,” I whispered back. I put my finger over his mouth. I didn't want to hear what he was going to say, we had done enough talking for the night.
I stepped up closer to him, raising myself on my tippy toes so I was closer to his lips as I pressed mine hard against his. I heard a small moan escape him as he tangled his hands in my loose hair, pulling us onto the bed.
We fell onto the bed and I positioned myself with my back against it as Jason hovered over me, his arms on either side. I took my hands, placed them on his scruffy face, and pulled him closer to me. Somewhere between being pulled onto the bed and Jason hovering over me, our lips had lost each other; this was not going to work for me. I didn't even have to pull hard as his lips curled up and lowered down to my face. “I've never seen you like this Sweetheart,” he whispered into my ear as he nibbled on it.
I was sure a soft moan escaped my lips as he took my ear into his mouth. “I've been holding it in,” I told him.
“I can tell,” he said quietly before running his lips down my neck then into the curve of my shoulder. It was making me shiver from my neck all the way down to the aching spot between my legs. He was trailing his way down my neck when I suddenly realized I needed to take off what was keeping him from continuing further down.
“Wait,” I breathed out. Jason lifted his lips from my skin as I wiggled my arms enough to slip off the cami I was wearing, throwing it to the side of the bed. He closed his eyes and let out a deep breath.
“Damn Cassie, you are going to be the death of me.” He opened his eyes back up, piercing them into mine. I needed more.
“Please keep going,” I begged him.
“You don’t have to beg, but it's so damn sexy when you do,” he said softly as he brought his lips back to my skin, taking his time as he moved further down to my bare chest. He slowly grazed his lips across each breast before making his way down, trailing kisses until he got to the top of my yoga pants. He was driving me wild; I was having a hard time not ripping all my clothes off. This was not normal for me, but I loved every moment of it. He was bringing out a side of me that hadn't existed before, and I hoped it didn't go away.
I grabbed his upper arms and rolled us over so I was on top of him. I could feel that this was just as good for him as it was for me, as his excitement was sitting between my legs.
“Enjoying yourself?” I asked in the sexiest voice I could find.
“You have no idea. Now get down here,” he said as he pulled me down to his lips, biting down on my lower one before smiling and finally pressing our lips together again. Kissing him was what I always imagined it should feel like. Not wanting our lips to ever be apart because they felt too good pressed together. I knew deep down kissing had to be that amazing or people wouldn’t be so passionate about it. I completely understood it now and I could finally say the feeling happened to me. Jason, he made it happen, he was the spark that lit my lips on fire. I couldn’t help but go insane inside as his lips continued to kiss me like his life depended on it. I slowly released my lips from his and began placing kisses on his chin, running them all the way down from his chest to the very top of his boxers. I slowly raised myself up and loved seeing the satisfied grin plastered on his face. I put my hands on his shoulders and caressed them all the way down, feeling his chest form goose bumps as I did. I took my index finger and traced a line along the top of his boxers, making a soft moan rumble through him. I lowered myself back down on top of him; his hands grabbing my back as our bare chests collided together. I leaned my mouth close to his ear, whispering into it. “I know you green light this.”
That must have sparked something in him because I heard a growl escape his throat as he rolled us back so he was now hovering over me once again.
“Just so you know, I'm not this guy. I'm not normally the guy who has a hard time controlling himself. You seriously have me going crazy right now,” he said with a heavy breath
“Just so you know. I like it.”
“The term ‘away’ comes in many forms and phrases. Get way, stay away, far away, go away, went away, and move away, but the term that best fits my situation… Run away. “
Cassandra Pierce is a college senior with a secret so big it could shatter her life. Or so she thinks. Running away was the only thing she thought she could do. Escaping the life her parents so carefully planned for her. Well one could say Controlled for her.
“I. Was. Screwed. There was no other way to put it. Life kept throwing obstacle after obstacle in my path to test me, and I was failing each one. My spirits were low. My positivity had turned to negativity, and my thoughts has become jaded. I didn’t fail. Cassandra Elizabeth Pierce never, EVER failed anything. It wasn’t an option, but at this moment, I felt as though I didn’t have options. It was failure, nothing else.”
Following her GPS to visit her best friend leads her to an adventure that she never saw coming. After wrecking her car she meets Jason the self-proclaimed town Knight in shining armor she realizes that her GPS sent her way off course. This is where I already started falling in love with Jason and his charming ways. This man, I am not even sure words can describe what a perfect guy Jason is. From his words to his actions he is everything a girl would want in a guy.
“People become too reliant on having the world at their fingertips. Enjoying the moment and not knowing what’s going to come next, that’s the real deal, Cassie”
“If you wait for the right time for anything, it will always be too late”
“Okay. There’s that look. Sweetheart, every guy wants it, but knowing when it’s right is what makes the moment of making love so special. It has to be something that you give, not something that I take.”
The Love between these two is just beautiful. It is raw and real and not overran with expectations. It is welcomed and cherished and gives hope. When Jason told her he knew her secret, I was so happy with his reaction to it..
“I saw it in your eyes when they wanted to take you to the hospital and then when I saw you again lying in your bed in the ER. I knew you had more going on and you were scared. I knew the look all too well because I had it once myself. I wanted to help you; I felt this instant connection to you. I can’t explain it, and it sounds cliché but.” He paused and let out a deep sigh before continuing, “ But maybe you got lost for a reason.”
But Jason has his own secrets. And lord help me I wanted to scream and cry and throw my kindle when they came to light. OMG My chest it still hurts! I just Gah I didn’t want to believe it when they said it. I just wanted to yell NO NO NO!!! THIS IS NOT FAIR!!! TAKE IT BACK!! TAKE IT BACK!!! Again as I write this I have tears streaming down my face. This book has me an emotional wreck. I have the biggest book hangover. I LOVED this book, I HATED this book, I wanted to THROW MY IPAD across the room.
“Because in the end, everything will be okay. It has to be.”
5 stars for this book! Please go buy this book asap you will not be sorry!! It will bury itself in your soul and stay with you forever! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!
B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn't one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fill a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.