Don’t miss today’s Teaser Tuesday from The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman, on sale 4/15/15.
She takes a step closer. She’s so much shorter than me that her face tilts toward mine like a flower angling toward the sun. I want to kiss her so badly. Is that what she wants? She licks her lips, her gaze not moving from mine. I notice, not for the first time, how pink her lips are, perfectly shaped, dewy.
Experimentally, I cup the back of her neck with one hand—just slip my fingers under her hair, feeling the impossible heated softness of her skin. I pull her closer, watching her face for signs. She closes her eyes, delicate eyelids fluttering. Her body arches ever so slightly, a ballerina preparing for a great leap.
Before I can second-guess myself, I bend down and kiss her. The instant our lips touch, bursts of light explode behind my closed lids. I think of the fireworks she drew on the bright red envelope she sent me, gorgeous miniature supernovas dusted with glitter. Her lips part and her small hands reach out to grip my waist. It’s so unlike any kiss I’ve ever known. Kissing Lucy felt aggressive, like being devoured; kissing Dakota is like melding, like I’m dissolving into her and she’s dissolving into me.
About The Truth About Jack:
Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she’ll leave behind the artists’ colony where she grew up―hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt―and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan…until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.
Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn’t quite go where she expects…
Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota’s letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn’t jive with the free-spirited girl he’s only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she’ll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life…without revealing his deception.