Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She’s having the time of her life…or that’s what she keeps telling herself.
It’s a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you’re afraid you won’t like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey’s loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey’s mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.
I didn’t let myself wonder what that kiss meant in the grand scheme of things, or about the fact that Tuck’s hands were everywhere, pushing things pretty far past anything resembling friendship. Maybe this would ruin everything. Maybe Tuck just wanted me for that day—to slash and burn the undergrowth of longing that had rooted itself in our friendship. And maybe even if we wanted more, it would never work in the real world, back where Tucker Halloway was my brother’s best friend and a boy who collected crushes like other boys collect comic books.— Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson (via lauraanninblue)
But I didn’t care. All that mattered was then, that moment. All I knew was I wanted him too. I’d wanted hum for so unbearable long that I ached with relief to finally stop fighting it.