COLOR ME IN
LAST CHANCE, BOOK 2
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 30, 2018
COVER DESIGN: X-Potion Designs
COVER IMAGE: Stone Creek City
Caleb White has been a lot of places and made a lot of decisions he isn’t proud of. He’s ready to settle down and figure out who he really is. Where better to do that than Last Chance, the home he was ripped away from at sixteen? A fresh start is in order, but he has no idea how the hell to do that when he’s not even sure what he wants in the first place.
Ryan Daily is a pro at hiding his insecurities. He’s never fit in and has spent most of his life knowing there’s something missing. Just when he thought he’d found it, his whole world fell apart and he lost everything.
Then comes a sleepless night in a twenty-four-hour café, where Caleb and Ryan forge a connection full of laughs, junk food, and whispered secrets. In the middle of a budding friendship, they see the blossoming of desire neither of them expected. Ryan has kept his heart protected after having it shattered, and Caleb—no stranger to attraction—finds what he has with Ryan is on a whole new level from anything he’s experienced before. In a world of black and white, they bring each other color.
But life is never simple. When the past comes knocking, Ryan and Caleb will have to reach through the darkness to find the light they see in each other or risk slipping into the shadows for good.
Ryan jumped out of the car, and Caleb cursed. He darted out himself, slamming the door behind him, but of course, Ryan made it to the house before he did. “You fucking cheater. That doesn’t count,” he teased before playfully tugging Ryan’s beanie off his head and slipping it onto his own. “I hope your head is cold now.”
“My head is just fine, thank you very much.”
They chuckled as Caleb unlocked the house and they went inside. He’d kept the heater on, so it wasn’t too chilly. They both took their jackets off and tossed them to the table. “I think I’ll keep this.” Caleb pulled the beanie over his ears a little better.
“I guess it’s a good thing I have another one. I think it looks better on you anyway.” The second Ryan’s sentence came out, Caleb could tell he wished he could snatch it back. His eyes fluttered bashfully as he lifted his arm and scratched the back of his neck. “Shower…I need one…so…I’m going to head up.
”Well, that was that, then. Caleb wasn’t going to push, wasn’t going to pry. Ryan had to be comfortable with who he was and what he did. He was obviously nervous about it, which made sense, and Caleb valued this new friendship too much to risk it. “Okay. It’s been a long day.”
“It has been.”
“I’m going up too.”
So that was what they did. Caleb hit the lights, and they went upstairs, separating in the hallway.
“Good night,” Ryan said with his back to Caleb and his hand on the doorknob.
“Night, Sweet Tooth. I’ll see you in the morning.”
Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s a hopeless romantic, a lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together.
She loves reading, flawed characters, and hanging out with her husband and children, who she adores. She and her family live in Southern California, soaking up the sunshine while also missing seasons. Not a day goes by that she isn’t thankful she gets to wake up and do what she loves.
Life is good. Riley also writes young adult and new adult under the name Nyrae Dawn.