When Tad Stevens meets Alexandria Lane, their attraction is undeniable – but Alexandria is sure that their different backgrounds mean they could never be together. And just when she starts to change her mind, she discovers something Tad has been hiding, and her doubts come crashing back. Even though their passion drives them back into each other’s arms, more secrets from Tad’s past could make them lose everything. Will Tad’s secrets tear them apart? Or will the fire between them be enough to let their love grow? Find out in book one of the Beholder Series:Dark Little Secrets!
Alexandria sat in stony silence while Philosophy Guy, as she was now beginning to think of him, stood sputtering across the table. She apologized. What else did he want? While she waited for him to either walk away or respond, she studied him as she would a painting. It was a habit she’d gotten into, especially when she was knee-deep in schoolwork. He was perfectly symmetrical, except the slight crookedness of his teeth and the diagonal fall of his dark blonde hair over his forehead. Beauty lay in symmetry. She took in his broad shoulders and narrow waist. He filled out his jeans nicely, with the fabric clinging to his hips and thighs nicely. The cuffs of his button-down were rolled halfway to his elbows, and his forearms were well-muscled and lightly haired. He had strong, graceful hands. She registered all these things clinically, but then a very non-clinical thought popped to mind, which made her almost gasp with the intrusion. I wonder how those hands would feel against my skin….
A.K. Kruse is a romance writer who has written several novels in addition to the Beholder series. She loves romance of all kinds, because it appeals to people from all walks of life. In addition to writing romance, she loves to research romance novels, and even teaches a college course in popular romance, writing, and research. She lives with her husband, three girls (who she hopes wait until they’re teenagers to read her books), and various pets. She enjoys swimming, art, reading, and good T.V.