100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is available now!
100 Proof by Shanora Williams
Release Date: May 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I collected my keys and my clutch before I could process my thoughts, but as I climbed into my car and started it up, driving away from our two-story brick home, I realized I wasn’t doing this for Vin’s benefit.
I was doing it for mine.
I wanted to see him again.
I wanted to know what was really going on with him.
I wanted updates on him and Zay. About California, period. I wanted to see if he’d changed at all—or if he was just giving the impression of it to try and win me over again. Not that he could, but he would try.
I knew this was stupid. I should have cancelled, like Lloyd said. By going to meet him—alone—I was asking for something to happen. I was secretly hoping to feel a connection again, but in the heat of the moment, I wasn’t exactly sure what that something was.
I drove with racing thoughts, wondering what I’d say—what I’d do. Do I hug him when I first see him? Do I shake his hand and pretend to be formal? Do I treat him like my future brother-in-law or as my former love?
I had no clue, but, still, I didn’t stop. I kept going until I was pulling into the parking lot of the busy restaurant and parking the car.
I didn’t fully breathe as I climbed out, didn’t stop moving as I walked towards the entrance. I didn’t fill my lungs with air until I saw him standing in the waiting area, wearing a navy blue T-shirt that clung to his firm upper body, dark wash jeans sitting low and snug on his hips, and his hair a beautiful, chaotic mess. The veins bulged on his arms, the very ones I used to have no problem tracing with the tip of my tongue.
My pulse roared.
And then it hit me.
This was exactly what I wanted to feel.
The electricity between us—the fire that could torch anything that stood in its way. I wanted to witness his smoldering eyes drinking me in, like I was the most beautiful woman in the world.
Lloyd had never given me this look. He had never stared for so long, like he would tear my clothes off right where we stood, no matter who was watching.
My throat tightened.
My core clenched.
But I pretended none of it was happening to me as I walked forward to meet him.
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Addiction. It made him lose everything, his sanity his freedom, the love of his life. Now he has to fight for all of it. He has to gain back his sanity and his freedom from the drink and drugs. He has to win her back.
She gave up on him. She felt betrayed, but running didn’t get her the clarity or freedom she wanted. No it got her tied to the wrong person. now she can only hope that his fight is strong enough for the both of them.
Vin and Marley are the real thing and they have real issues which is what makes this romance so beautiful to read. Money and drugs are the evils in this story. The provider of all vices the destroyer of a love that is strong.
This is a romance about overcoming those vices. Fighting for what your heart wants, for fighting for the freedom to love and be loved by the person that makes you whole. Fighting the people that want to take it all away, so called family and friends.
I loved reading this story and gobbled it up in one sitting. Shanora never fails to get me hooked into her stories. She makes me a captive audience glued to the page till the last page and the words The end.
About the Author:
When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.