Title: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise, #2)
Author: S. L. Scott
Expected release: September 9, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Two words sum up my summer in paradise: Evan Ashford.
I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He’s become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more… needing to know he feels this too.
Although our connection won’t stop the summer’s end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry… Will our good intentions be good enough? But I’m all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I’m wrong.
Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman: Mallory Wray.
Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others’, reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again—soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won’t get to see her face every day. I’ve been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can’t help myself when it comes to her.
I kiss her.
Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.
He steps in behind me and holds me so we’re both under the water. Backing up, he grabs the shampoo, squirts some in his hand, and starts washing my hair. “I also washed your hair that first night.” He kisses my shoulder. “If you’re asking me if I always ask girls that question afterward, the answer is no. I never cared enough about anyone to even think to ask. I really cared if you had a good time.” He leans down to my ear and whispers, “I secretly hoped you’d stay with me that first day, but—”
“But I was so pissed that I woke up alone.”
“Yeah, you scared me a little,” he laughs.
“You made love to me when all I was looking for was a good time.” I also laugh, rinsing the shampoo out of my hair.
His hand goes to his chest, ego wounded, and all dramatic. “Oh how your words pierce my very manhood. So, you didn’t have a good time then?”
He slides his fingers, conditioner coated, through my hair, carefully spreading it throughout.
I playfully respond, “I didn’t say I didn’t have a good time, but you made love to me. You didn’t fuck me.”
“Oh, I see. So Mallory Wray came to the island to get laid? Thank god, I was there to be of service, but my humblest apologies that I left her dissatisfied and in need of a proper fucking. I can only hope that I’ve made up for it.” I see the sparkle in his eyes as he teases.
Shimmying my soapy body against him, I say, “More than made up for it, but if you’d like to keep making up for it, you know where to find me, hot stuff.”
He steps out from rinsing his hair and I step under, closing my eyes and letting the water fall down my body. When I open them again, he’s staring at me and I recognize the look though it takes me a second to place it, a flashback to our first night together again.
His smile lessens as he looks at me, his other hand rubbing the back of his neck. His gaze drops away for the briefest of seconds, but when it returns there’s confusion, his expression mystified again.
He asks, “What am I going to do with you?”
“Just love me. That’s all.”
I fell in love with Evan and Mallory’s story in Good Vibrations and Good Intentions does not disappoint. Picking up right where they left off, Evan and Mallory continue to grow and fight for their love. This is the first series I have read by S.L. Scott and I love here writing style. I felt like I was right there in Hawaii with the characters really experiencing everything they went through. I devoured both books over the weekend and really fell in love with them. Evan is so swoon worthy and you can’t help but love him. Such a beautiful man with a troubled past that has really affected everything in his life. To watch him learn to love and trust was really something. Mallory is strong yet she not. Suffering a broken heart really did a number on her and she really needed to learn to let her whole heart love and see what happens. Their friends are so great and I would love to see spinoff’s for their characters. Evan’s mom is a bitch but I keep hoping deep down there is some good in her. But the biggest surprise of all is how hard I fell for Evan’s dad. I absolutely LOVE him!! I will say that I am now NEEDING more to their story, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I’m really rooting for them!!!
S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of Amazon bestseller, A Prior Engagement, her debut novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Amazon best seller, Sleeping with Mr. Sexy, and Morning Glory—all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.
Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.
Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.
Visit her website at http://www.slscottauthor.com