A Girl Called Malice (Facing the Music, Book 2)

Facing the Music

Book 2
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It’s not easy being the Queen Bee. Alice Taylor should know.

You know that girl. The one that the whole school’s social life seems to revolve around. Alice used to be that girl until she decided to quit sixth form college. Suddenly her ‘friends’ aren’t so interested in following her around and her attention-grabbing behaviour is about to get her kicked out of home. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, her world starts spiralling seriously out of control.

Only new friend Zac Newton seems to believe in her. Lifeguard and poolside hottie, Zac is quite literally her lifesaver. But then, he’s never met ‘Malice’, her mean-girl alter ego, and Alice wants to keep it that way. She knows this is her last chance for a fresh start until her past catches up with her at the worst possible moment.

As everything Alice has worked towards comes crashing down around her, she realises that the hardest thing of all is being yourself...

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About the author

Aurelia B. Rowl lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her understanding husband, their two fantastic children and their mad rescue mutt. She regularly wows them with her curious, hastily thrown together meals whenever she gets too caught up with her latest writing project... or five!... and has developed the fine art of ignoring the housework.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Oct 3, 2014
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781474007559
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Erotica / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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Eligible for Family Library

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From driving tests to relationships, Valentina Bell thinks she’s a failure, with a big fat capital F. At this rate, she’s certain she’ll be a virgin forever. So Lena’s friends plan Operation: Popping the Cherry to help her find the perfect first time. Yet somehow disastrous dates with bad boy musicians and fabulous evenings with secretly in-the-closet guys aren’t quite working out how Lena planned.

Soon Lena’s avoiding Operation: Popping the Cherry to spend time with comforting, aloof Jake, her best friend’s older brother ,who doesn’t make her feel self-conscious about still clinging to her V card. But could Jake show Lena that sometimes what you’re looking for most is right by your side?

A Forever for the 21st Century

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT

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David is doing his damnedest to resist temptation—but Dawn isn’t making it easy. 

Just graduated, David’s busy looking for a job while Dawn, their way-too-bloody-sexy American foreign exchange student, is working on her tan. He can’t help watching her, even though he knows the Study-Abroad program insists no “relations” are allowed between students and the host family. 

Dawn’s clearly off-limits, which is why he has to stay strong and resist her incessant coaxing. I mean, he knows they’re not really family… even if he’s known Dawn since they were kids and his mum keeps on about them being “like brother and sister.” 

But when Dawn discovers David’s secret hidden in his parents’ shed, things really begin to heat up. Using her new leverage, provocative Dawn makes it very clear what she wants—and David finds himself giving in to her appetite… and his own.

He’s just a guy, after all, and Dawn’s teasing ways can’t help but slowly break down the barrier between them until they both give in to their desires…

But what are they going to do about the feelings that have developed between them in the meantime?

NOTE: Previously titled Foreign Exchange, this is a slightly less naughty, but no less sexy re-telling--updated and redressed for your reading pleasure.


EXCERPT:

"David?"

I woke up with a grunt, hearing my name being hissed from beside the bed. It was dark, but I could make out her outline in the moonlight coming through the window. She was on her hands and knees, crawling toward me.

"Dawn?" I felt her find the bed with a thud. 

"Ow." She whimpered. 

"Christ!" I reached for her, groping in the dark. My hand found her arm, helping her up into the bed. "What are you doing?" 

"Ta," she said, thanking me. I could smell the alcohol on her now. "It's a long way when you're legless."

"Shhhh!" I looked toward my door. I was listening for my Mum or Dad but didn't hear them. "C'mon, let's get you to bed."

"That's where I am." She crawled up against me in the dark and pressed me down, snuggling up against my bare chest. "Hey, you sleep naked! When did you start that?"

"Since I was fourteen," I whispered. "Keep your voice down, Dawn."

"I am." She kissed my shoulder. "You feel good."

"Okay." I tried to untangle her limbs from mine. "You are pretty well lashed, and I think this is a bad idea. C'mon, let's go."

"Noooo!" She slid her bare foot up the inside of my calf. She'd lost her heels somewhere, I noticed, but I could feel the skirt and blouse pressed against me, her body full and warm underneath, flushed from the alcohol. "Don't make me go."

"I think you'd better." I tried to sit, but she was clinging to me too tightly. 

"I'll scream," she whispered into my ear, her breath hot against my neck.

"You will not." I edged my way out from under her. 

I heard her intake of breath and knew she really meant to do it. What was wrong with her? Panicked, I rolled onto her, finding her mouth with my hand in the dark and pressing it there, hard. 

"Button it!" I hissed, feeling her wiggling and squirming underneath me. Her skirt was riding high up and I felt her bare thighs against mine, her skin like velvet.

"Unbutton it," she murmured when I moved my hand away from her mouth, her fingers working her blouse from top to bottom between us. 

Keywords: Coming of Age, New Adult, College Romance, Sexy Novel, Forbidden Taboo Romance, Steamy, Kinky Smut

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