Carter Reed by Tijan
Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.
Here is an awesome excerpt of the book...
"Tell me what happened." His plea was so soft.
I broke. This wasn't the stranger anymore. This was Carter, the boy I had grown up with. I flung my arms around him and pulled him down. Instead of fighting, I clung to him now.
He wrapped his arms around me and rolled to his side. He patted my back and tucked his head into the crook of my neck and shoulder. I felt his lips brush there as he repeated, "You have to tell me. I won't hurt you. I will protect you."
A shudder went through my body. At last. Those were the words I was desperate for. He moved his hands, one sliding down to my hip and the other cradling the back of my head, he pressed into me. The last of my reserve fled then. A gasp escaped me and I pressed against him. I needed him.
Shame flooded me. He knew. What kind of person was I? Fighting, running away, and then starting to tremble in his arms?
His hand started to caress my hip. His fingers slid underneath my shirt and moved under my pants' waistband. He held me there, his hand splayed out. I tried to resist, but I wanted to wind my legs around him. I wanted to pull him on top of me and feel his hand between my legs. But I didn't do anything. I lay there, still, as my heart pounded inside of me. He could feel the beat against him. The thumping drowned everything else out.
He pressed a soft kiss to my forehead and raised himself up again. He looked down at me. The plea in his eyes was still there. As he brushed some of my hair from my forehead, he asked, "Do you not trust me?"
I nodded. "I'm scared of you."
A small grin appeared at the corners of his mouth. "You are?"
"I don't know who you are anymore." I couldn't believe I was admitting any of that, but I needed to trust someone. I had to if I was going to survive what I had done. Feeling a little bit brave, I touched his chest. My hand spread out like his was on my back. His heart was steady. I murmured, "I know who you are. I know you're the Cold Killer. I know what you did for AJ." A tear slipped from the corner of my eye. It fell unheeded. "I always wanted to thank you for that."
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What I think about this book?
What more can I say other than I loved this book. I feel in love with it within the first few pages. The story just sucked me in. I could not put it down and read it all in one sitting. Five stars out of five all of the way. If I did not have other books that I had to read for other stops, I would have looped read this book.
More about the author...
Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!
I did an interview with her and this is what she had to say...
What inspired you to write your first book?
Nothing really. It was just the need to get these storylines out of my head!
What books/authors have most influenced your life most?
I don’t read too much lately, maybe that’d help me! I used to love J.D.Robb, Charlaine Harris, J.K.Rowling. I also loved S.C.Stephens Reckless series too.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No because I wrote the story how it was in my head. Some have loved it and others have hated it, but I put out what I am proud of.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Knowing that whatever I write, it will be picked apart by someone.
While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
Well, there’s a part of me in every book I write so yes! J
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
I like the look of Minka Kelly from Friday Night Lights.
What is your favorite positive saying?
Just keep going.
What is your favorite book and why?
Probably Harry Potter because of how she wrote them and it’s a completely different universe!
If you were interviewing yourself, what are the top 3 questions you would ask yourself?
1. What’s your next project?
2. Why do you write?
3. What keeps you writing?
(I have no idea. Honestly. I hope these are alright!)
What book are you reading now?
None right now. I’m trying to only focus on Fallen Crest Public.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Any time I get a harsh review about my books, it’s hard.
What has been the best compliment?
I love it when people say that they’re still thinking about my books days after reading them.
Do you have anything specific you would like to share with your readers?
Just thanks for the support!
Where can you find Tijan?
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