Publication date: May 20th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. WhenAlexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town shortly after, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. But just as her feelings for her old friend begin to blossom, Ethan returns. Now Alexa must choose—the perfect boyfriend or the wild, thrilling bad boy. It’s a choice that changes her life forever.
*contains explicit material
“He’s a fool for not sticking around and fighting for you.”
“Devin was hurt, Ethan. I don’t think I would have stuck around either if I was just rejected.” My words come out defensively.
“When it’s worth fighting for, you fight,” he states matter-of-factly.
He takes his free hand and brings it up to the side of my neck, pulling me to his lips. His tongue glides over my pursed lips until I slightly open them. Ethan then takes full advantage; his tongue delves in, invading my mouth once again.
Kissing Ethan is intoxicating and could easily become an addiction. I slowly move my left hand toward his torso. Finding the hem of his shirt, I slide my hand under it so my fingers can caress his bare skin with no barriers. His abs flex at my light touch, and I swear I feel him shiver.
Ethan hisses a single word, “Fuck,” as soon as he feels my flesh on his flesh. A quiet moan escapes his lips. I can feel his rigid length getting hard again under the calf of my leg lying across his lap.
“You are a dangerous girl, Alexa.”
Hearing him say my given name makes my stomach flutter with butterflies, and I can feel the wetness between my legs. My nipples are hardened peaks that are firmly pressing against my lacy bra, wanting to be teased, touched, and caressed. There is no way to hide how extremely turned on I am. I want this beautiful man naked, sliding his sweaty body over mine as his cock glides in and out of my sex.
“Please, Ethan,” I plead. “Take me to my room, and fuck me.”
My body freezes after the last words tumble out of my mouth before I have a chance to stop them. Being a virgin, you wouldn’t expect those words to be something I would say to the person who will be deflowering me, but there they were, out there, and I couldn’t take them back.
He groans, grabbing my wrist and removing my hand from under his shirt. His face looks pained, as if removing my hand physically hurt him.
“Not tonight, but I promise it will be soon. You are a hard woman to resist,” he says with a hint of regret in his voice.
“You can’t blame me for trying again,” I say with a little laugh, trying to lighten his mood.
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T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She was the closet nerd who hid her love of reading and writing short stories and poetry when she was younger. Back then it wasn’t considered cool to be into those types of activities for pleasure, whereas today you have TV shows, movies and books that glamorize that being a nerd is actually cool.
T. lives in a quiet, little, country town south of where she grew up. She is happily married to an amazing man who supports her in everything she does and spoils her rotten. They have a crazy little Shih Tzu named Harley. He’s their fur-baby and even though he’s a pain in the arse most days, they love the little guy. She has an obsession with cars, especially fast ones. She enjoys her music louder than anyone should. Admittedly it’s to drown out hearing her own singing voice, or lack thereof. When she’s not at work or busy writing you can find her curled up reading a book on her Kindle with a glass of wine or Dirty Shirley.
T. lost touch with her creative side and stepped off the path of all things written in her early twenties. Six years ago, her passion for reading was rekindled. She began to utilize reading as a way to escape everyday chaos. Late 2013 she began journal writing. After a couple of months of journaling T. realized that this form of writing wasn’t keeping her interest nor was it helping her to relax. After that realization settled in she changed the direction of her writing. Her creative aspirations were flowing once again and she happily embraced it. As her fingers started to dance across her keyboard she began to see her fictional characters begin to breathe life. Writing was only supposed to be a way for the new author to relax, but a story was born and T.R. Cupak is excited to be releasing her self-published debut novel, Alexa Crushed.