Meet Keri Patterson, a sophomore at Arbor University, pursuing a dream to one day be a part of an Indy car racing team. Along the way, she meets and falls for an older man. With the innocence of her first love, Keri tries to balance her ambition to be the first female member of a racing pit crew and her awakening femininity. Will Keri and Kyle's romance survive the hairpin twists and turns, or is disaster looming?
Kyle is not without problems of his own. He wasn't expecting to meet the girl of his dreams before the ink is dry on the divorce petition. Trying to keep the two facets of his life separate, he discovers there is a fine line between love and hate, as well as deception and protection. But life doesn't always get wrapped up in neat packages. Sometimes it blows up in your face.
Excerpt: (Birthday scene Keri mentioned yesterday)
"Birthday girls get their pleasure first." Kyle dipped his head lower.
Keri closed her eyes and relaxed, smiling to herself. If I am ready for the next step, how do I let him know? Soon, the now-familiar ache in her stomach began to grow, and Keri let go of Kyle's head, grabbing her pillow as she moaned and whispered his name. Minutes later, he had made his way back up her body.
"Oh, Kyle…" She panted, wanting more. "Don't stop, please?"
Keri nodded. "Be gentle?"
"I'll try to make it good for you," he promised, rolling on top of her. She felt his fingers inside her again as she reached for the growing sensation. All of a sudden, he stopped and scrambled out of bed.
"What's wrong?" Why did he stop? What’s he looking for?
"Nothing, sweetheart." He searched through a dresser drawer. "Ah, here they are."
He came back to the bed and took her in his arms. "For your protection.” He waved the blue square package at her.
"Oh." Thank God one of us remembered; birth control wasn’t on my mind! Brilliant, Keri…just brilliant. You’re acting juvenile again.
He caressed her body again then pulled on the condom and start probing. "Honey, this may hurt a little at first," he warned. "But it's got to be done. I'll be as easy as I can. Just say the word, and I'll stop right now."
Keri shook her head. "No. I love you, and I want you."
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