Enjoy an excerpt from Bella Andre's new contemporary romance series about the Morrisons, "Kiss Me Like This."
"I know we got off to a rough start,” Sean said, “but if you'll give me another chance, I promise I'll take things slow this time.”
They were nearly at the doors of the library when Serena stopped and faced him. “I know you probably think I'm easy because you've seen my pictures in magazines, but―”
“I didn't know who you were last night.” When she looked him in disbelief, he raised two fingers on his right hand. “Scouts honor. I thought you looked a little familiar, but it wasn't until after you left that my friend Kurt told me who you were.”
The way she tensed at that told him more than she likely intended to reveal about how she felt about her fame. Clearly, she wasn't too big on it. The thing was, Sean wasn't too surprised by this because his rock star brother was like that, too. Drew hated when his ever-increasing fame got in the way of his music.
Then again, Sean thought, modeling wasn't exactly the same as writing and performing songs, was it? So if she hadn't done it for the fame, why had she done it? And why was she here at Stanford when she clearly could have been in Paris or Milan making thousands of dollars an hour in front of the cameras?
“If you didn't recognize me, then why did you come up to me like that?”
Was she joking? Did she really not know how beautiful, how sensual, she'd been out on that dance floor...or how stunning she was now as she stood in the morning light in her baseball cap and baggy clothes? Did she truly think that the only reason a guy would approach her was because she was famous and he wanted to say he'd made out with a celebrity?
Of course, the more he thought about it, the more he could see that plenty of guys were probably exactly stupid enough to be more interested in Serena's notoriety than anything else.
Wanting to be as honest with her this morning as he'd been a jerk the night before, he said, “You were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen.” She flushed at that and was about to walk away, when he told her, “But it was more than just your beauty that drew me, Serena.” When she looked back up at him, he felt like he was falling into her deep blue eyes. “You saw.”
“And when we touched―” He reached for her cheek the exact same way she had reached for him the night before. “―it was the most explosive, most intense thing I've ever felt in my life. And everything bad just disappeared.”
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