Moment in Time by Lisa Mondello(Summer House, #1)
Publication date: June 26th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
This summer isn’t about dying. It’s about living. Jenna Traynor has been given her life back. After two years of chemo and missing out on college life, she is in remission. Spending the summer working on Nantucket Island is a good place to start life again. Hot guys everywhere, fun times at the clubs, long walks on the beach and beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean from her back porch. Living life again was the plan. And then she met Bobby…
On leave from the military, Bobby Callahan needs one thing: a quiet beach to run and train so his leg will get strong enough for him to return to his post. For the past three years the only thing that made him get out of bed was the military. He’d joined the service to get away from sympathetic eyes and worried faces. He didn’t count on meeting a girl like Jenna whose thirst for life made him break out of the walls he’d so carefully constructed around himself. And once he realized she had his heart, he knew he never wanted to let her go. And then fate stepped in…
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* * This series is a New Adult College Romance series that contains sexual situations that are graphic and explicit and not intended for readers under 18 years old.* *
One thing I know for certain in this life is that I’ve never felt the way I do now. I rest my head on Bobby’s shoulder as we lay naked together in my bed. Neither one of us bother to reach for the sheet to cover our body. What’s the purpose? My skin is still slick with sweat from sex, but through the open window, I feel the cool breeze coming in from the ocean as night rolls in and the room darkens completely. The only light in the room is the small slice of light coming in from the bathroom. I didn’t realize until now that I’d forgotten to shut off the light earlier when I’d quickly changed. Now that small slice provides the only light I need to see Bobby’s beautiful body.
I feel more than hear Bobby’s stomach rumble with hunger. We’d taken care of another hunger that has me sated and unable to move. He’d chosen me over food. It’s stupid. Somehow, it brings me comfort. I don’t know why.
“What’s this,” he asks, looking at my arm and rubbing at the trail of marks across my inner elbow that I know are there, but I can no longer see in the darkness. “I have shitty veins,” I say, rubbing my other hand over the spot as if I had the power to wipe the marks away. “I have some on my thigh too.”
“I noticed,” he says with a grin.
“I hate them. They make me look like a junkie.”
“No, they don’t.”
I lift my head to look at his face. “Don’t lie.”
“Okay, you look like a junkie. But you’re not.”
“No, I’m a cancer survivor. At least for now.”
With his fingers he lightly makes a circle around my breast, touching me just hard enough so it doesn’t tickle, but light enough to send shivers through my body.
“You’re beautiful,” he says softly.
I lift my gaze to look at him again. He’s looking at my breasts. “Are you talking to me or my tits?”
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at Blogspot and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information.