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Lovin’ U #1: Making It Good

Nicoline Tiernan is back with a New Adult mini-series!


Final_Making_it_good_200When shy Paula meets Wyatt on her first day at college, she’s immediately drawn to him, but she knows the tattooed hottie can’t possibly be interested. Wyatt is blown away the first moment he sees her, and now he has to convince her that he’s the right man for her.

Warnings: mf, losing virginity to a hot, tattooed guy

Word Count: 6341


Wyatt paid for her cone and hoped she didn’t see his fingers shake. Since he’d turned fifteen, women had fallen over themselves to go out with him. He’d never had to try so hard in his life, but he guessed this was a portent of the next four years. School had always come easy to him, though that fact ran counter to his reputation. Even his parents had always been surprised when his report cards had reflected top grades. He’d delayed enrollment for a year because he knew he wasn’t mature enough to handle that kind of responsibility. The time for easy success had come to a close.

And boy, was Paula proving that true. She was wary of him, and she kept staring at his tattoo. He couldn’t tell if she was afraid of the black mamba or fascinated. She licked the base of her butterscotch ice cream, and the image brought to mind what she’d look like on her knees, her long, light brown hair pushed back from her face so he could see her pink tongue dart out to lick his cock with the same relish.

She was pretty, the kind of woman who wore her looks carelessly because she had no idea how beautiful she really was. Wyatt had noticed her right off, but she’d been oblivious to his existence. Maybe he had bumped her when he’d leaned closer to see if she’d smelled as good as she’d looked. It hadn’t been intentional, and it had definitely gained her attention, so he couldn’t regret anything immature he might have done.

“It’s a black mamba,” he said when he caught her staring at it as they waited for the signal to let them cross the street. “The most venomous snake in the world. It’s shy, but if you don’t leave it alone, it will wipe the floor with your ass.”

“Oh,” she said, glancing away.

The walk light came on, and they stepped into the street. He wanted to hold her hand, and he had to actively force himself to refrain from grabbing for it. “Do you want to touch it?”

She stared at him, her eyes wide as if he’d asked another question altogether. Did she even know how soft and kissable her lips looked? He sank his teeth into his lower lip to keep his mind on track. That urge was nothing compared to what she generated when she ran her fingertip down his triceps and along the underside of his arm, following the way it wrapped around him.

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I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. During the day, I teach English, and in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.

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