Saturday, 25 October 2014
Becoming Us by Amy Daws Cover Revel
Finley has been grabbing coffee at Chaz's C-Store every morning for over a year. As a senior at K-State, she's found her groove on campus and not much can shake her. When basketball God, Jake LaShae, strolls into Chaz's, with his tall, broad, and lean bod...he gives Finley's dreams material for weeks. Jake appears to only want a friendship, but Finley thinks if she's patient, it'll turn into more. Then, scandalously hot, Brody, stumbles into her path, barefoot no less. Finley thinks his silly but sexy mannerisms might just be what she never knew she wanted. Becoming Us takes you on a journey through all the fun and crazy drama that happens when you're a senior in college...and falling in love.
I storm out of my apartment frustrated at Angela and in desperate need of air. I can’t keep doing this crap to myself. Tormenting myself over what Jake is thinking and why we’re no longer speaking. I mean, we go from being practically best friends to mere acquaintances. This makes no sense. I did nothing wrong. I look up when I hear a door slam from across the parking lot and see a guy rushing down the steps of the upper level apartment that sits kiddy-corner from my building. My eyebrows knit together as he pads across the parking lot straight toward me. “Hey,” he says looking up at me and holding a half empty black trash bag. “Um, hi,” I reply figuring he’s going to ask me where the dumpster is. “You’re Finley right?” “Yeah, that’s me,” I reply feeling slightly surprised. He looks familiar. I know I’ve seen him around campus before but I’ve never spoken to him. I look him up and down and feel a stirring in my abdomen. He’s somehow managed to pull off comfortably sexy. I didn’t even know those two words could go together. He’s wearing a loose pair of athletic shorts and a white t-shirt that shows a nicely sculpted body underneath. Jesus, this guy has something. My eyes continue traveling downward and see that he’s completely barefoot. My excited perusal is momentarily distracted as I think about the nasty things that go down in this parking lot. No shoes is simply not safe. “You work in the computer lab right? In the business building?” he asks scratching the back of his head. He has dark brown hair that looks like it has a natural curl to it, but it’s cut short on the sides. The top is slightly longer, long enough to yank on. Woah…where did that thought come from? “Yeah! In the business building,” I answer and silently chastise myself because he just said business building. Get your shit together Finley. The corners of his mouth turn down like he’s trying to contain a laugh. I absolutely like that look. I need to find more ways to make this man conceal laughter because it is hot as hell. “You live here?” he asks changing hands with his garbage bag. “Yep, that building.” I turn around and gesture back behind me. “I just moved here this semester. I live with my buddy, Mark. His roommate bailed on him, so he needed someone to fill the space. I was in a month-to-month lease further off campus, so it worked out for me to move in.” “That explains why I’ve not really seen you here.” He tries to contain his laughter again and I get a good look at his eyes and have to take a big gulp of air to calm myself. His eyes are this gorgeous navy blue. They remind me of a really great dark denim wash. Those eyes, his dark, curly hair, and his creamy complexion make one delicious package. How have I over-looked this guy for so long? “Where are you headed?” he asks and I see a twinge of nervousness fleet over his face. “Chaz’s, I’m gonna grab a coffee or something. Honestly my roommate was just driving me nuts.” “Cool, mind if I go with you?” he asks. I glance down at his feet and look back up and my eyes collide into his sheepish smile. Another adorable look I must make him do over and over. “Yeah, I, uh, should probably go grab some shoes.” He gestures for me to follow him and I can’t help myself. I follow.