I step forward and her eyes snap open. She puts a hand up, stopping me.
“You’re like a razorblade, Jackson. And I’m not thick-skinned enough to survive you.” Tears rest at the corners of her eyes.
“I’m sorry,” I blurt. The words are simple, but I’ve never meant anything more in my entire fucking life.
“Sorry is just a word.” She shrugs and the movement jars one tear loose. “It’s like a band-aid with you.”
My eyes track the tear trailing over her smooth, porcelain cheek, until it drips from her jaw. My vision blurs.
“Take care of yourself.”
I blink, clearing the blur when tears escape.
Two steps forward is as far as I get before she stops me with a look and turns, pushing by onlookers.
Of its own accord, my body propels forward, needing to go after her.
Four hands press against my chest. I refocus on my surroundings, finding Gemma and Julia pushing against me.
“Let her go,” Gemma says softly.
“I don’t think I can.” A humorless laugh escapes me.
HITS (Hidden in the Stars) (a Falling Stars novel Book 2)
Jackson “Jack” Shaw is the lead rhythm guitarist for the chart topping rock band The Forgotten. He’s also the step-brother of their lead singer, Christopher Mason. Jack’s had his heart shredded by a girl he thought was The One. Drowning his heartache in alcohol, women, and drugs, Jack hides his heart in a sea of fellow stars.
That is, until he meets Miz Liz in a burlesque club hidden in East L.A. A woman who’s perfected the art of teasing and ensnaring her audience with leather, lace, satin, and a voice like a siren’s call. She turns on all the right body parts, but also rejuvenates one particular muscle in his chest that Jack was sure he could keep hidden.
Eliza Campbell is a single mother who will do whatever it takes to support her family. Even if that means giving up on the dreams she’s had since she was a child. Stubbornly independent at times, Liza’s carefully scheduled days and plans aren’t ready for almost seven feet of dirty, rocking, tattoo covered Jackson Shaw. But then again, one night won’t change everything.
Jackson’s an addict, and just one taste puts him back in the precarious position of falling in love with a woman who’s mastered the art of ensnaring and teasing.