AGAINST THE RULES by Isabel Lucero
Release Date: June 11th
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When my brothers all but force me to go out with them the weekend before the school year begins, I don’t expect anything more than a few drinks and some laughs. What happens is better than I could’ve hoped for.
I meet a strikingly beautiful woman who’s new in town. Our night starts with us laughing and drinking in the bar, moves to my bed, and ends with her disappearing into the night without any exchange of information.
Monday morning, she walks into my calculus class and knocks the breath from my lungs.
My one-night stand is now my student.
Never one to cross the line and always one to play by the rules, I make sure to tell her nothing more can happen. But as time goes on, I start wanting to erase the line and throw the rule book out the window. Because even though it’s against the rules to be with her, I feel like, with Nova, I can find happiness again. But she deserves more than becoming my dirty little secret.
She looks at me with such emotion. Her lips part in shock, and her wide, soulful eyes are staring into mine. They’re full of wonder and surprise, and both joy and sadness. I know what I told her may not be fair. Because in the same vein it’s giving her hope while also taking it away. I’ve admitted my feelings and then told her nothing will ever come of them.
“I’m gonna go,” I say, gathering my things.
“No,” she replies, reaching out for my hand before quickly snatching it back. “Please stay.”
“It’s better if I don’t.”
I stop what I’m doing and let my eyes roam over her face. “Because all I want to do when I look at you is pull you into one of those private study rooms and take advantage of you.”
She bites down on her lip. “You wouldn’t be taking advantage.”
“I’m your professor. It’s an abuse of power.”
“I’m still a woman,” she states. “I’m not a child, and I don’t have a problem telling anybody no. What you don’t get is that I want you to do all the dirty things that are running through your mind.” She lowers her voice. “I want you to fuck me in the study rooms, in your office, or in the classroom. I want it all.”
My cock twitches at the same time I let out a low groan. “You’re making it hard—”
“Am I?” she questions flirtatiously, cutting me off.
I pin her with a look and she presses her lips together, fighting off a grin.
“You’re making it hard to be responsible, to follow the rules.”
“I hear there’s multiple professors sleeping with students.”
My eyes widen. “Who said that?”
“Like, half the student body. Everyone hears rumors.”
With a sigh, I say, “And that’s exactly why I cannot do this. I don’t need rumors to be going around about me.”
She huffs, her body going rigid. “Okay. I get it. I won’t bother you anymore. I won’t talk to you unless it’s about class. I won’t flirt. I’ll let my hopes go, and you won’t have anything to worry about.” She collects her belongings and stands up. “But when I start dating, you better not have one single thing to say about it, because this is what you want. I appreciate what you had to say earlier, but I’d be your dirty little secret if it meant being able to spend time with you.”
About the Author:
Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood.
Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn’t on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn’t need.
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