EXCERPT: Car Crash by T. Gephart
Kitty was not only beautiful but also incredibly intelligent—except when it came to relationships.
It seemed if a guy was a loser, corrupt, deadbeat or unavailable, she was completely and utterly attracted to him. She definitely had a “type,” and all of them had been one bad decision after another. Dallas had trouble of his own. Finding women wasn’t a problem—he could charm the pants off almost anyone—but most of those “pantless” women ended up being a few bananas short of a fruit basket. Not always the best candidates for his sex-without-strings philosophy. He was one date away from ending up a 60 Minutes special. While both of them were at the top of their game professionally—she a high-powered executive assistant, and he one of the best tattooists in the city—their personal lives had become a dumpster fire. No one in their right mind would have suggested they join forces to help each other wade through the crazy. Surely that was a recipe for disaster? But without reason, logic or even sanity on their side, they decided to do it anyway. It was a hot mess primed for a head-on collision.
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“As much as I’d love to pretend I wasn’t the idiot who did this to myself, there is no one else to blame,” I laughed. “I think the key is somewhere in the living room. Either that or we’re going to need to saw it off.”
“Let’s try to find the key first. I’ll go check the living room,” Josh offered, hiding a grin.
Dallas moved closer, inspecting the cuffs. “Lucky you only restrained one hand.” His fingers trailed along the red line forming on my skin as he leaned in.
I nodded, breathing in his heady scent of shampoo and soap that smelled so good I forgot my hand hurt. “I wanted to give them a dry run.”
He smirked, his eyes blazing with mischief. “Well, when you’re ready for the wet run, make sure you call me.”
Sure he was crude, and flirted like it was his life’s mission, but he one hundred percent had the goods to back it up.
We’d slept together once, and it was by far some of the best sex I’d ever had. Dallas had made me come so hard I almost blacked out with just the right amount of freaky and seductive. He didn’t treat me like a china doll or a whore, exploring my body like I was a gift designed for his unwrapping. And unwrap me he did, over and over again until we were nothing more than a sweaty heap on the floor. But as much as I would have loved the repeat, I decided it was a one-time deal. Not only because we’d been there and done that, but I was relationship napalm. If we dated, there would inevitably be something wrong with him and we’d become decent friends lately. Besides, he thought monogamy was a type of wood, so it was best we kept the fireworks in the past.
“Maybe I will,” I teased back, only half joking.
At least if I slept with Dallas I would be guaranteed orgasms. I’d had to fake it with the last guy I’d slept with. It was either that or he’d keep poking me like I was mound of Play-Doh, and trust me, no woman wants to be tongued for an hour and feel nothing but chafing.
“Dallas,” Josh warned, returning with the tiny silver key between his fingers. “You want to wait until we get Kitty unlocked before you try humping her leg?”
“At least he’s house trained.” I smiled, relieved the key had been found.
Josh moved closer and with a quick twist, the metal unlocked and my wrist was finally free.
I cheered, throwing my arms around Josh and giving him a huge hug. “Yay, you guys are my heroes.”
Josh blushed, giving me a quick squeeze before releasing me. “Just try and be more careful next time.” He put the key on my bedside table.
“What about my hug?” Dallas grinned, edging Josh out of the way as he watched me stand. “I not only aided this operation, but I also brought you dessert.”
“You brought me pie?” I asked, remembering when I’d called him he’d been at a diner.
He nodded, opening his arms and waiting for me to fill the space. “Sure did, babe. Apple, just like you asked. I put it on your kitchen counter on the way to the bedroom.”
I didn’t even think, wrapping my arms around Dallas and nuzzling against his beautiful firm chest. Pie definitely deserved hugs. “You are the greatest.”
“Please don’t, Kitty.” Josh laughed from behind us. “He already has an ego the size of the Grand Canyon, positive reinforcement is not the way to go.”
Meet the Author: T Gephart
T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.
T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past “colorful” experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don’t have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.