Alexa Loved (Alexa Series Book 2)
by: TR Cupak
After her parents died during her senior year of high school, Alexa Morgan is completely alone in the world—except for her best-friend-turned-boyfriend Devin, identical twins Becca and Jessa, and Sebastian, a mysterious associate of her father’s.
Upon graduation, Alexa wants nothing more than to move on with her life, go to college, and forget all the hard and hurtful things from her tragic past. But when her first love, Ethan, shows up on her doorstep—the night before she’s supposed to meet Devin in Miami—it kicks off a whirlwind of events that threatens the good and stable things she’s worked so hard to achieve.
Ethan and Alexa shared one night of passion before he disappeared, leaving her bewildered and confused. But now he’s back, declaring that he loves her and that the only reason he left was to protect her from his malicious stepmother, Olivia.
In her heart, Alexa knows she loves Devin, but her attraction to Ethan is so strong she can’t help but be drawn in by their shared chemistry. Meanwhile, the threat of Olivia lurks around the edges, casting a menacing shadow over everything and everyone Alexa loves.
Before I have a chance to clearly think or say anything more, I am picked up by my hips and slung over his shoulder. I squeal from shock and start smacking his firm backside while yelling for him to put me down but he ignores my request and continues up the stairs completely unaffected. I assume he is taking me to my bedroom, which instantly silences me, but he turns to the right at the last second. Once we clear the door he slings me back over his shoulder tossing me onto the bed in the guest room. I don’t move. I honestly don’t think I could if I wanted to. Ethan’s hungry gaze pins me in place as his eyes shamelessly drift down the length of my sprawled out body, mentally undressing me. My body involuntarily shivers and his eyes snap back up to meet mine. I’m going to be in so much trouble if he acts on what his eyes are revealing to me.
“You look sexy as fuck sprawled across the bed. You have no idea how badly I want to make love to you, Alexa. I never got the opportunity to take it nice and slow. To touch, caress, and cherish every inch of that delectable body.”
Oh my. I snap my legs together in an effort to help ebb the throbbing desire Ethan has caused down below. What in the hell am I going to do? My body is screaming, “Yes! Take me!” and my mind is screaming “No! You have Devin!” I can’t do this. I can’t do this to Devin. I already feel like shit for kissing Ethan. If I have sex with him I will destroy everything I have built these last eight months. I won’t continue to make wrong decisions when it comes to Ethan and Devin.
“Tell me you want me, Alexa.” The tone in his voice catches me off guard. He sounds nervous. All he has to do is look at my body language and he can tell it’s screaming for him to do anything and everything he wants to it. When I look into his eyes I can see that he is hurting and I absolutely hate that I’m the one causing him this pain.
Taking in a deep breath I sit up into an Indian-style seated position on the bed. “Want you? My body is screaming for your touch. Every fiber of my being wants you to make love to me but I can’t do it. I can’t have sex with you because my heart belongs to Devin and only Devin. You hurt me when you left me. I needed you. All I asked was that you didn’t let me regret giving you my virginity but sure enough, that was exactly what you made me do. Devin was here for me. He picked up my shattered pieces and put me back together. Please do not make this any harder for me. I’m begging you, Ethan.”.
T. R. Cupak was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she's not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a fabulous glass of wine or a Dirty Shirley.Despite her lifelong love of literature, Cupak lost touch with her creative side in her early
twenties. Her passion for reading was rekindled six years ago, however, and in 2013 she
started journaling. This practice helped Cupak hone her creative aspirations, and soon she saw her characters come to life. She has rediscovered her passion for storytelling and wants to share her words with everyone who wants to read them.