Title: A Different Side (University Park #4)
Author: CM Doporto
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015
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The highly anticipated story from the University Park Series.
Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport, has every woman dying to get caught in his trap, but he’s only interested in catching one girl – Lexi Thompson. But will he learn how to deal with his inner demons or will they continue to control him to the point of destroying what he loves most? Read Raven and Lexi’s story from a different side.
Can be read as a standalone. Recommended age: 18+ for adult content and sexual situations
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I rubbed my chest, feeling the crack in my heart spread, shattering it into a thousand pieces. How could I make her understand that I wanted to be with her, but I wasn’t what she needed? I just had to tell her. Tell her how I really felt and hope she’d understand.
“Lexi, it’s not that I don’t want to be with you, because I do. I want that more than anything. It’s just that…”
“It’s okay, Raven, I get it.” She wiped her cheeks. “I’m not what you want.”
Damn. She had it all wrong.
“Hell, you’re everything I want and more.” I cupped her face with both hands. Using my thumbs, I wiped the tears streaming down her cheeks. I couldn’t keep holding on to her. Either I needed to be with her or walk away forever. But I couldn’t stand to think of Lexi being with another man. Giving her virginity to another guy, even if he was better than me.
“But you said you didn’t want to be with me,” she sniffed.
“Just because I said I’m not good for you, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be with you.”
She stared at me. “I’m so confused, Raven.”
I grinned. “It’s really not that complicated.” I took a deep breath and lowered my head. Every force of nature couldn’t keep me from being with her. Lexi was all I wanted and needed. I couldn’t fight it any longer. The effect she had on me was like nothing I’d ever experienced.
And I wanted more of it.
Everything she had to offer.
Looking up at her, I said, “You see, because not only do I want to be with you, but I also want to make love to your body until you can’t stand it. Until your begging for me to stop.”
“What?” she muttered.
“But not like this. Not while you’ve been drinking.” I stroked my fingers along her cheeks and her body shivered against my touch. The need calling from within us was strong. So strong I was ready to forget about everything I just told her. But I couldn’t. I had to do this the right way. She at least deserved that from me.
“Raven, stay with me…please,” she pleaded and I almost said yes. “I don’t want to be alone.” She released the covers, exposing herself to me. Even with a strapless bra on, she had the most perfect breasts I’d ever seen.
“If I stay with you that could be dangerous.”
“I like dangerous.” She bit down on her lower lip, pulling off an erotic look that revved up my hormones.
The rise in my pants told me to get on with it or get out. “No, you like stupid and that’s me.”
She let out a soft laugh. “You’re not stupid, Raven.”
“Well, I’m stupid, crazy for you.” It took all my strength to peel my eyes from her body.
“Will you show me just how crazy you are for me?”
Lexi knew how to tempt me. No question about that. I kneaded my fingers through her hair and rested my head against hers. I took a few deep breaths, trying to calm myself. The exchange of energy between us was agonizing. Never had I wanted someone so badly before. My soul called out to Lexi’s, dying to be connected with the piece that had been missing. Lexi held a piece of me I couldn’t function without. I needed her to be whole.
Opposing Sides (#1):
College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection?
The Same Side (#2):
The engagement’s off and with Collin behind her, Lexi has decided that the temptations of Raven Davenport are too strong to be ignored. It doesn’t take long for Lexi and Raven to find themselves wrapped in each other’s affection, but not without the challenges that life poses. But can she withstand the world he’s created or will the forces that are against them rip them apart? Love, faith, betrayal, and heartache ripple through their lives as they fight to be on the same side.
The Winning Side (#3):
Lexi’s determined to keep her word and stand by Raven’s side because her love for him is too strong to deny. As Raven learns to deal with the issues that are destined to destroy him and their relationship, their love is taken to a new level. As doors are closed and new ones are opened, Lexi and Raven find themselves in a heavenly bliss, but not without the challenges from Raven’s past. With a true test of love, Lexi and Raven have to decide if they are willing to do whatever it takes to be on the winning side.
Recommended age: 18 years and older due to language and sexual situations
Born and raised in the United States of America in the great state of Texas, CM Doporto resides there with her husband and son, enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Red Head Parrot and several fish. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, where she is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. To learn more about her upcoming books, visit www.cmdoporto.com and sign up to receive email notifications.