Series: Milford College #1
Series: Milford College #1
Author: Noelle Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2019
The last thing I want is to share a forty-five minute commute with the most obnoxious (and attractive) man I know. But I can’t afford a new transmission right now, so I’m stuck with Marcus for at least a month.
He promises to be good, but Marcus Greene is never good. And I’m not sure how long I can resist him.
Carpool is the first book in the Milford College series, novellas about the faculty and staff of a small liberal arts college.
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I nod and open the passenger door, reaching down to grab the strap of my purse.
I blink when he gets out too.
â€œWhat are you doing?â€ I ask, my voice sharp because Iâ€™m confused.
â€œIâ€™m walking you to the door. Do you have a problem with that?â€
I donâ€™t have an answer to the question. And since he didnâ€™t give me an answer, I feel like I donâ€™t have to give one to him either.
But Iâ€™m shuddering with something like excitement as we reach the front stoop of my grandmotherâ€™s house. I stop and stare up at him.
Heâ€™s gazing down at me with that same deep, warm expression I saw in him earlier.
Right before he kissed me.
â€œWhy are you doing this, Marcus?â€ My voice breaks slightly because Iâ€™m pulsing with everything Iâ€™m feeling.
â€œIâ€™m just standing at your door.â€
â€œYou know what Iâ€™m talking about.â€
He nods, his mouth relaxing slightly. â€œIâ€™m doing it because I want to kiss you again, and I think you want that too.â€
I lick my lips. He sees it. His expression heats up.
It thrills me so much I quickly get my tongue back into my mouth and swallow hard. â€œI donâ€™t know, Marcus. I donâ€™t usually do thingsâ€¦ just for fun.â€
â€œI know you donâ€™t. But I keep telling you that youâ€™re allowed. Kissing me would be fun for you. And for me. It doesnâ€™t have to mean anything more. It doesnâ€™t have to change anything important about your world. So why shouldnâ€™t we do it again?â€
â€œBecauseâ€¦ because I think it wouldâ€¦ If we do it again, weâ€™re going to do more than kiss.â€
He chuckles softly and reaches up to brush some hair back from my face. â€œYes. We probably will.â€
â€œAnd you think that can be just for fun? Noâ€¦ noâ€¦ pressure or complications?â€ I canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m even considering no-strings-attached sex, but thatâ€™s exactly what Iâ€™m doing.
Thatâ€™s what Marcus is offering.
And I want it so much.
â€œYes. I think so. If thatâ€™s what you want.â€
â€œThatâ€™s all it could be between us. For obvious reasons.â€
He gives a slight nod. â€œYes.â€
This confirms a tiny, lingering question Iâ€™d never even acknowledged. And it makes things so much safer.
Safe enough for me to let myself be tempted for real.
After all, sex with Marcus is going to be good. I know it for sure. And if I can enjoy itâ€”have some funâ€”in a way that both of us agree will lead to nothing disruptive to my life, why the hell shouldnâ€™t I?
Why canâ€™t I be like everyone else and just let go now and then?
It doesnâ€™t have to threaten the security of my world.
I really think I could let go with Marcus and still be safe.
He confirms this by saying in a more serious tone, â€œIâ€™m here for anything you want, Jennifer. Anything. Just name it. But if itâ€™s not what you want, all you have to do is tell me, and Iâ€™ll never make a move on you again.â€
I gulp. â€œIâ€¦ do want it.â€
â€œYeah?â€ He tilts his head down.
â€œSo you want to try to have a little fun and see what happens?â€
Somehow Iâ€™ve made up my mind. Iâ€™ve decided. Everything inside me wants to do this, so Iâ€™m going to do it after all. â€œYeah. Thatâ€™s what I want.â€
His eyes smolder in a way that makes my heart clench.
And other parts of me clench as well.
â€œSo I can kiss you again?â€
I nod. â€œPlease do.â€
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasnâ€™t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.