(A Less Than Zero Rockstar Romance, #2)
Publication date: June 23rd 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
“She snuck up on me and stole my heart…”Friends with benefits, that’s always been my relationship speed.My band Less Than Zero is set to conquer the world.Nothing and one is going to tie me down.Except ethereal animal lover, Alexandria LeRoux, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.Our secret, spontaneous global hookups are decadent, erotic, extraordinary.For the first time in my life, I picture my future with her.Until one fateful night threatens to destroy my chance forever…
“I’ll travel the world for him…”I set out that summer with only one goal in mind.Conquer sexy Viking drummer Jace Deveraux before he left on tour.Our first time was so sublime, it ruined me for anyone elseWhat’s a girl to do? Enjoy him in as many countries as possible, that’s what.Now, he says he wants a future.But I’m tired of putting my own dreams on hold for the band.Unless we can find a compromise, things aren’t looking hopeful.Our lives orbit on different courses.But gravity always seems to pull us back together…Will Alex leave Jace when a blast from his past threatens all they have built?Or will Jace take matters into his own hands?
LIMITLESS is a steamy, whirlwind, playful, rollercoaster, round-the-world romance…with horses, drums and a bit of social media thrown in for good measure.
“Please tell me there are beers here.” Without thinking, I ripped off my sweaty t-shirt and grabbed a replacement LTZ shirt out of my bag.
“Um, yeah. Over there.” Alex’s eyes were transfixed at my bare torso as she pointed toward the deck.
“Great. Well, let’s go.” I gestured, flexing my biceps. She quickly looked away, embarrassed at being caught ogling me.
Externally, I kept a neutral face but internally I was secretly pleased that she liked what she saw. Having a hot, young woman like Alex find you attractive wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Even if I’d never do anything about it.
We headed toward the makeshift bar on the deck. I grabbed a Manny’s and she grabbed a Coke.
“Sucks that me and Zoey can’t drink in front of all of the parents.” Alex pouted. “God, I can’t wait to be twenty-one. Or to be somewhere it doesn’t matter.”
“Ah, it’s not all that different.” I laughed.
“How old are you?” Alex asked.
“Twenty-three.” I smiled. “Too old for you.”
God, her eyes were the most amazing combination of blue with dark flecks. Her skin a smooth, caramel-colored tan with the slightest pink tinge on her cheeks. With only a hint of mascara and lip gloss, she was quite possibly the most naturally gorgeous woman I’d ever seen. Girl. Not that I’d ever, ever, ever do anything about it.
“True, you’re an old man.” Alex’s eyes crinkled when she laughed. “You’re practically retirement age.”
“Ha ha.” I grinned.
“So, Zoey and Ty have really hit it off.” Alex gestured over to where our friends were tangled together, giving each other googly eyes. “They’re a little over the top.”
“Ty’s never had a girlfriend before, so she must be pretty cool.” I knew how girls worked, especially best friends. I wasn’t going to give up any intel to Alex on my man Ty.
“Was that redhaired girl at the club your girlfriend?” Alex cocked her hip and pulled a long drink on her soda. I couldn’t help but watch her lips as she took a swallow of her Coke, thinking that she was more beautiful than the models who usually advertised the beverage. Again, not that I’d ever do anything about it.
“Um, no.” I raised an eyebrow at her.
“Hmmm. She raised her eyebrow back at me.
“We’re leaving on tour for six months.” I sputtered.
“Uh huh.” She held my gaze.
“She’s not my girlfriend.” I huffed. “Now is not the time for a girlfriend.”
“I said the same thing to Zoey.” Alex looked at me directly. “She’s going to college in the fall, it seems a little irrational to get serious about a dude this summer.”
“Well, I like to tend my own garden. Ty can tend his.” I glanced around, not super interested in the way the conversation was heading.
“Fair enough.” Alex took the hint good-naturedly, absentmindedly playing with a few of the bangle bracelets on her wrist. “I’m not going to college, I want to travel the world. It’s pissing my dad off to no end.”
“Really? Where will you go?” I was genuinely surprised, figuring Zoey and Alex were attached at the hip.
“Everywhere! That’s actually what I wanted to talk to you about. I figure if I can get a good following on Instagram, maybe I could even start funding my travel that way.” She gestured excitedly. “I know it will take a few months, but maybe you know some shortcuts or ways to get there faster.”
“Hmmm, well, I have a marketing degree but in real life I’m not an expert at all. It’s been a bit of trial and error with the LTZ account. Basically, it’s all about watching your analytics and seeing what is working and what isn’t and just doing more of what resonates.” I explained.
“Well, it will be a piece of cake then,” Alex said sarcastically.
“Look, I can help you get started, I’ve discovered a few shortcuts.” I took another pull of my beer.
“Oh, for the love of God. Get a room,” Alex muttered when her attention was diverted to the show our friends were putting on.
Ty and Zoey were full-on making out in the middle of the backyard and everyone was trying to avert their eyes, which was nearly impossible. I started laughing. Clearly, they didn’t care at all who saw. Why should I?
“Well, Alex the adventuress?” I nudged her with my shoulder. “Are you gonna stare all night or should we figure out a way to make you famous?”
“Yes, please. I’ll need a project because I’m pretty sure that I won’t be seeing much of Zoey for the rest of the summer.” Alex laughed.
I couldn’t help but flash her a smile, hoping my dimples were on full display. Chicks dug my dimples.
“So, um, Jace, just so you know I don’t want to be another annoying Instagram model. No cheesy, posey, pouty stuff. I mean, I’ll do what I need to do, but I want to find a clever way to travel and also raise awareness about animal rights.” Alex said as we walked over to an open bench seat.
When she was only 15, Kaylene Winter wrote her first rocker romance novel starring a fictionalized version of herself, her friends and their gorgeous rocker boyfriends. After living her own rockstar life as a band manager, music promoter and mover and shaker in Seattle during the early 1990's, Kaylene became a digital media legal strategist helping bring movies, television and music online. Throughout her busy career, Kaylene lost herself in romance novels across all genres inspiring her to realize her life-long dream to be a published author. She lives in Seattle with her amazing husband and dog. She loves to travel, throw lavish dinner parties and support charitable causes supporting arts and animals.
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