Hi, all! Take The Shot is coming out very soon. In about a month or so! It’s so close now. Today I wanted to share a quick excerpt. Newsletter subscribers already received this (sign up so you can get news first here).
I sat on my bed and was startled when I heard footsteps in the other room. A dark, tall shadow came over the door, and I jumped at it, until Noah’s form stepped over the threshold into my bedroom.
He had a sheepish look on his face and he pushed his hair behind his ear. He always did that when he was nervous. Why was he nervous? It was just me. “Sorry,” he said when he saw me jump.
I rolled my eyes. “You Canadians and your apologizing.”
He grinned, but when we locked eyes, I knew then that what had happened earlier had not been my imagination. He sat on the bed beside me, and his hand cupped the back of my head. I froze at his touch and his eyes scanned my face questionably. “Is this okay?” he asked.
“Noah…” I trailed off dreamily.
“Yeah?” he whispered in a small voice.
“Noah…just f***ing kiss me already.”
He laughed and leaned over to actually listen to me for once. He pressed his lips to mine, soft at first, ghosting across mine as if he was afraid to push too hard. His hand gripped the back of my neck, and I was melting into his gentle caresses. His tongue slid over my bottom lip, and I opened to him. Letting him explore that part of me I had kept locked away for so long. His kisses matched his personality — gentle and kind. When he pulled away it felt like a moment too soon, and I saw that my hands were gripping the front of his shirt hard trying to pull him towards me down onto my bed. His eyes shot up in surprise, and I gingerly pulled away and looked down at the floor.
His finger gently lifted my chin up to look him in the eye. “Was that…okay?”
Oh my god, he was too freaking cute.
“Was it okay?” I asked confused. “The kiss?”
“That I did that.”
“Oh honey, yes…” I whispered huskily.
He grinned at me, and I think it was the biggest smile I had ever seen him wear. I wanted to make him feel that way all the time. To have that badge of honor that I was the reason his eyes twinkled brightly when he smiled.
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