After being hurt in the worst way, Taleah Bryant tries to move on with her life. Shes in college has a new best friend and is avoiding her twin brother and ex-boyfriend at all costs.
On move in day Taleah goes to a fight with her roommate and meets the most intriguing pair of hazel eyes she's ever seen.
Vin has always been a play boy. Fight, sex, and not caring has always been routine. Before his fight he finally sees the girl that will change his world.
Family tears them apart, a mistake brings them together, and girlfriends sabotage their love.
Who can be trusted? Whose to blame? And will love ever be enough?
Due to mature content 18 & over!
Ant, the 30-year old guy, the younger dude, and Mr. Fuck-me Eyes, walked over to where Cadence and I were standing.
Ant introduced them. “This is Mark.” He looked at the man for reassurance of his name before continuing. Vincent’s trainer, co-manager and Rico, Vin’s best friend and sparring partner, and this is Vincent”.
Cadence extended her hand to them and shook theirs.
“Don’t even think about Te.” Cadence nudged my shoulder with hers, directing her eyes to Vin. I looked at her confused. “Ant has told me things about him and after what you have already been through, let’s just say he puts what Dom did to you to shame.” I trusted her and her opinion, but there was something about him. And she would know after having to be there for me more than once in the past 6 months while I nursed a broken heart. I was still taking in her words as stood there locking eyes with Vincent and then I finally snapped back into reality when he closed the distance and kissed me.
What the hell?!
I pulled back and looked wide-eyed at him. Then suddenly he was gone, not gone as in I imagined him. But gone as in, Dom pulled him away before we got to the good part. Why Dom thought he still had a say in my life was fucking foolish and if I must say reckless, by the way Vin was now looking at him. I swear I told Tony and Dom to treat me as if I wasn’t Dom’s girl before we left…didn’t I?
Fuck this! I tore Dom’s hand off of Vincent and punched him in the throat…again. You would think the man needed to get his tonsils out as many times I’ve done that shit. I could hear Cadence cursing after me as I pulled Vincent by the arm so he couldn’t beat the shit out of my brother who was in shock until a second ago, and walked away.
Vincent looked at me then kissed me again. Who was this guy? I mean seriously. “Hey,” I said pulling away. I didn’t know him or why he felt like kissing me. I backed up again against the wall trying to catch my breath, but when I looked up I finally saw those damn eyes. Hazel. That’s all I kept thinking. Who the hell has hazel eyes so perfect that you can get lost in every color you see in them? Me. That’s who.
“Hi, I’m sorry I just needed to kiss you for some reason. I’m very sorry” Vincent said, looking at me like I was his next breath.
“Hi, I’m Taleah,” I say, not moving, just looking into those damn eyes.
“I’m Vincent Santiago” he reached for my hand. I took it and automatically felt that sudden spark. Wow! I thought; this is a fairy tale kind of thing, but no it was real life, my life.
Boy oh boy, gimme a break, can my body get any more worked up than it is right now? Listen to me thinking about fairytales including a man I just met.
“I’m Taleah Bryant,” I told him shaking his hand.
“Wow, I saw you and I swear I felt my heart burst. Fuck! That sounds like a line” He smiled shyly.
I laughed at him. I mean what else could I do? Yes, I’m used to guys hitting on me. I know I’m a pretty girl, especially with the curves and more than a few times people try to guess my eye color. But, Him noticing me was beyond my wildest dreams. I took a look at him finally; I mean really looked at him. HOLY SHIT!!! Those eyes weren’t the only thing I figured I loved about him. Nope, those perfect cheekbones, along with that perfect nose (for being a fighter I expected him to have a crooked nose, hmmm back to that later), square jaw and pouty lips, that his damn tongue was running across this very minute. Oh stop! Wait! Is he trying to taste me? I thought wide-eyed!
“Don’t do that” he whispered.
T.S. Dooley is Texas born and raised. A librarian, mother, and military wife. After being a blogger for so long, she decided it was time to tell her own story, and alas you have met Vin and Taleah. The book took a while, but finally found its way to the pages of the story you are about to read or have already read. I am so thankful to everyone who supported my work, and can only hope you all love it as well. The first story of many to come in fact.