Dropout by Carrie Ann Ryan
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Series: Bad Boy Homecoming #1
A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.
Grayson Cleary left town before graduation day and never looked back. Most people back home pegged him as a dropout. Over time, he’s worked to make something of his life and leave his past behind, so when his ten-year reunion comes up, he has no intention of attending. When his best friend begs him to go, Grayson finds himself confronted with a past he’d rather forget and the one woman he’s always craved.
Kate St. Dalton had everything when she left her hometown. Not only was she Valedictorian with a full scholarship, but she was also engaged to the boy of her dreams. Then, life threw a wrench in her plans, and she had to find a way to live the new life fate handed her. The last thing she needs is the hot boy from high school returning to town as the sexy man of her dreams.
When the two take a chance and use the reunion week to burn up the sheets, they’ll have to remember that it’s only for a few nights—not for a lifetime. And decide if what they have is just a fling…or something far more than a mere reunion.
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Kate didn’t know what to say, so she did the only thing she could— she wiggled out of his hold and straddled his lap, pressing a soft kiss to his lips.
Grayson’s eyes darkened, and he palmed her butt, his hands big enough to cover most of her. “You know, if I thought my sad story would have ended up with this reaction, I’d have told you earlier.”
Kate pushed at his shoulder. “Oh, stop. I’m honored you told me, Grayson. I’m so pissed off that you went through that and that I was so self-centered I didn’t know.”
He squeezed her butt. “We didn’t run in the same circles, and while others were shitty to me, you were always nice. You cared even when you had so much on your plate. I had such a damned crush on you, and you never made me feel beneath you.”
She lowered her head. “I wish I would have known about you. Or at least known more.”
He lifted her chin with his finger. “We found each other now, Kate. That’s good enough. No use looking into the past when we can’t change it.”
She blinked back tears for him, for her, for everything they would lose when the week was over. “It’s reunion weekend, Grayson, looking into the past is what we do.”
He shook his head. “Others might, but I’m looking at you right now, and that’s my present.” He kissed her softly. “Damn shame the future’s about to hit us square in the face, but I’m not letting myself worry about that when I have you in my arms. You’re my present, Kate, just like I’m yours.” He cupped her cheeks with his hands and kissed her a bit harder. “I don’t want to leave,” he whispered, his voice hoarse. “Not tonight, not on Sunday night.”
A tear slid down her cheek. “I can’t think about Sunday, but you don’t have to go tonight.” He kissed her again, and she fell against him, knowing if she thought too much about what was to come after he left, she’d break.
She’d done the worst thing she could have on reunion weekend.
She’d found the one thing she’d missed out on when it should have mattered, and now she knew if she didn’t find a way to stop time, she’d miss out on him all over again.
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
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