Need You Now by Mika Jolie


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Need You Now
Martha’s Way Book 2
By Mika Jolie
Release Date: November 19, 2014
Publisher Secret Cravings Publishing


Elementary school teacher Liliana Serrano has never been one to let others determine her future. Whether it’s her pack of three overly protective brothers or her Puerto-Rican, American heritage, she stands on her own. Which is exactly how she entered her arrangement with Adam Aquilani. The hot formula one driver is aloof, detached and not interested in relationship. After a cheating fiancé, no strings attached sex was just what she needed.
Except one year later, they’re still hooking up and things aren’t so clear cut anymore. Especially when a surprise pregnancy enters the picture.
Adam is determined to marry Lily and raise their child as a family. But Lily refuses to settle for anything less than love.
As the two go on a journey of discovering, secrets are revealed, testing the strength of their connection.
Can they learn not to give the past the power to define their future?
Need You Now is book two of the Martha’s Way Series.

“Liliana,” his voice echoed against the crashing waves of the ocean.

She turned and came face to face with Adam. A cool breeze rolled off the water and blew thick, black hair away from his face. The full moon illuminated his features. Dark eyes searched hers with no trace of the teasing laughter she’d endured from him all day.

“It’s his loss, you know,” he offered. “He doesn’t deserve your tears.”

Pain and humiliation swept over her and she let out a bitter chuckle. “Save the flirting for tomorrow. I can’t do the bantering right now.”

With a smile, he took a few steps closer. One long finger touched the ring then moved up to her cheek and brushed away a tear. He cupped her face, his thumbs caressing her skin. Perhaps it was that he found her at a low point in her life, but his touch affected her. It made her want to be kissed and touched, even if common sense told her everything about him was wrong for her. He was a bachelor, a playboy who spent half of his time in Italy or across the continents racing cars. And way outside her usual dating circle.

“Let’s go inside,” he said in a low voice.

Lily noticed the tightness in his voice. Not that it surprised her. Since the moment they’d met, Adam made it clear he wanted to sleep with her. And what if she gave in to the idea? As much as she’d sworn off men, his blunt offer to rock her world stayed with her all day. She, too felt the attraction.

Only she was too logical, too rational to give in to a momentary attraction. She knew the hottest flames burned the fastest and she would be yesterday’s trick as soon as the sun came up. Because of that she fought the temptation to give in to the flirtation, the teasing. But in private, she wondered how his lips would feel against her own. His hands against her skin, exploring.

“Kiss me,” she breathed.

She heard his quick inhale and for a split second the surprise registered on his handsome face.
“You’re vulnerable right now.”

He stood before her like a book of poetry. She was the starving artist, dying to read all the beautiful words written into his infinite space. “But you want to.” And so did she.

He shook his head and took her hand in his. But she could tell he was fighting the temptation. “Not like this. When we kiss, I want you to only want to kiss me. Not when you are crying over some loser who couldn’t keep his dick in his pants.”

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Author of contemporary sensual, empowered romance, with fun relatable characters. I’m also a wife, and mommy to 2 energizer bunnies. Member of Secret Cravings Publishing. When I do have time to breathe, I like to run, hike with my camera at hand, and work on my gardening and knitting skills. I promised my husband I’d knit him a scarf…that was 5 years ago.
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