*** From USA Today Bestselling author MJ Fields***
From bedroom performances to center stage, Memphis Black’s dreams have come true.
Together with his band mates—Finn, River, and Billy B—he takes some time for fun in the sun in Miami while gathering inspiration to finish their first full-length album. Some down time before hitting the road to tour the country, spreading their kind of rock like an STD.
Tallia Priest, a preacher’s daughter grew up next door to Madison Black, her polar opposite and very best friend. Tallia has harbored a crush on Madison’s older brother Memphis for a lifetime.
A boy like him would never notice a girl like her, yet he did … once.
After a tough freshman year of college, Madison invites Tallia to join her in Miami for a much needed break. Madison fails to mention they will be staying with ‘Steel Total Destruction.’
When Tallia arrives, there is no way for a stunned Memphis to miss the transformation of the once awkward, innocent girl next door.
Forbidden desires must be hidden, lines cannot be blurred, and no one can ever know.
Will the heat in Miami tempt them even further? Will buried secrets destroy lives? Can a broken heart ever be mended?
It’s all fun and games until someone gets rocked.
Before I know it, I have her hand and am dragging her behind me while I snarl at Finn, who is just about ready to bust out laughing. I stop when she tugs her hand away and looks back. She’s looking to escape, and those two fuckers are looking like that wolf, the one that wants to eat the little girl, and they aren’t going to eat her.
Fuck that. I will kill them first. Red Riding Hood. Yeah, that’s it. Little Red Riding Hood. “If you think for one second I’m gonna leave you out for them to try and snack on, Tales, you have lost your fucking mind.” I hold out my hand. “Let’s go.”
She hesitates for a moment then grabs her purse and looks up at me. “Where are you taking me?”
“You’ll sleep in my room, just until Mads gets here. Then I will lock you both up somewhere.” I say it in a way I know makes her nervous, and hell, that’s kind of hot, too. I grab her hand again and pull her behind me. She doesn’t fight me; she comes willingly. I open the door and turn the light on, and all she can say is wow, her eyes wide and full of wonder.
My blood is pooling in a place it shouldn’t be right now, and I think of that green ogre chick, the one who’s a princess.
Then all hell breaks loose, and she is a nasty green ogre. Fuck, Tales, you need to show me your inner, what’s her name? Fiona. Yeah, that’s her name. Shrek and Fiona.
“Nice, right? Hop in bed,” I say, pulling back the covers. She looks at me all wide-eyed, and damn, damn, damn.
“Where will you sleep?” she asks.
Her mouth drops open, and I feel a little off. Not a lot, just a little.
“Is there a problem, Tales? Would you rather be out there where they—”
She shakes her head. “Okay. It’s just—”
“I will be a perfect gentleman.”
“You promise?” she asks, looking back and forth between the bed and me. I point to the bed. “Like a slumber party.”
“Those two girls?” she asks and a slight frown traces her lips. “They came out of here.” There isn’t a question in her voice, and I sure as hell can’t lie to her after she saw them.
“They left. Clean sheets.” I point to the dirty sheets pooled on the floor. “It’s been dealt with.”
She climbs in, and I am right behind her.
Once we’re settled in, I ask, “You comfortable?”
She pulls one of the pillows from the top and puts it in the middle. “I’m fine, and just remember, I’m not like them.”
“I know who you are, Tales.”
“Right.” She rolls to her side, facing away from me.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I ask as I settle in next to … the pillow.
“Nothing. Thank you for a place to sleep, Memphis.”
“Of course. Sorry I didn’t get Madison’s message. Phone wasn’t charged.”
“But you knew she was coming?”
“Yep.” When I think about the statement, I know she is judging me for being, well, me.
“It’s charging now.”
“She’ll text me when she gets in,” she says, tightening the blanket around her. I let the quiet hang in the air like a fucking black cloud for as long as I can stand it then finally say, “Tales?”
“I’m really sorry about your father.”
“Thank you for the flowers.” That statement seems like a big fuck you to me.
“Sorry I couldn’t make it.”
“He doesn’t know you didn’t come, Memphis.” She yawns. “Goodnight.”
USA Today bestselling author MJ FIELDS's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members. She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 2013. Today she has completed six self-published series,The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, The Men of Steel series, Ties of Steel series, and The Norfolk series. MJ is a hybrid author who publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co- written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix is available now, Morrison will be released on December 22nd, 2015. There is always something in the works, and she has three, yes, three, new series coming out this summer, and fall. MJ was a former small business owner, who closed shop so she could write full time. MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, people, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.