Title: A Different Side (University Park #4)
Author: CM Doporto
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015
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The highly anticipated story from the University Park Series.
Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport, has every woman dying to get caught in his trap, but he’s only interested in catching one girl – Lexi Thompson. But will he learn how to deal with his inner demons or will they continue to control him to the point of destroying what he loves most? Read Raven and Lexi’s story from a different side.
Can be read as a standalone. Recommended age: 18+ for adult content and sexual situations
I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.
If your a reader of this series like me you'll have been eagerly waiting for this book from Raven's POV, or you'll have been on the fence and not sure what to expect. I have to say I loved this addition to the series. Seeing his prospective gave me a better insight into everything that happened and why he made certain decisions. You got a clear sight into his head and it made this whole story from start to finish as a package so much more with that deeper side of his story. It played with my emotions as the other's did too, but I'm so glad this author wrote Ravens side as it helped fill in some of the missing points from the other books where you only got Lexi's side. Another emotional rollercoaster of a read but so worth it.
Great addition to this series and I loved having this extra insight into their story. You can read this as a standalone but in my opinion you really should read the other books first to enjoy this more.
A Different Side is on sale for $2.99 through October 18!
Her eyes widened and she smiled. “Oh, that point.” She dropped her hand on the console and inched her fingers closer to mine. “Yeah, I remember.”
My fingers ached, eager to touch her skin, but I kept them under control. Slowly, our fingers brushed against each other and then locked together. The softness of her skin made everything inside me melt, rendering my arm useless. She paused for a moment, and then said, “Raven, can I ask you to do something?”
The hunger in her eyes and the fullness of her lips told me what she wanted me to do. And I’d gladly do it. “That depends on what it is.” I caressed her flesh with my thumb, eager to feel more of her.
“Will you kiss me?”
A huge smile spread across my face. “I thought you’d never ask.”
I tilted my head to the side, taking a moment to capture every part of Lexi’s beautiful features. She was gorgeous and I was totally awestruck.
How the hell did I get so lucky?
I wanted her to remember this kiss.
And every kiss after that.
I was ready to take those lips captive and show them what they’d been missing.
I moved closer to her, preparing to give her what she wanted. I paused momentarily, teasing her just a little. “Are you sure you want me to kiss you?”
She nodded, speechless, as her eyes zeroed in on my lips. Her lips begged for me, and I lured her in, capturing all of her breath. Gently, I pressed my lips to hers and her eyes fluttered to a close. I kissed her softly, tenderly, experiencing all of her sweetness.
And damn, was Lexi sweet!
Cupping her cheek with my hand, I steadied my movements, even though I was eager to devour her. I could kiss her lips all night if she let me. Her lips parted, giving me an open invitation, and I took it. I slid my tongue into her mouth and she met mine, eagerly.
She tasted so damn good!
Kissing Lexi was better than I thought and I had kissed hundreds of girls, so that had to say something. But I knew if I didn’t stop, I’d never be able to. It took all my strength to break away.
I peeled my lips from hers. Her eyes remained closed and her lips puckered. “Lexi?” I whispered.
She was clearly drunk from my kiss and I loved that I had that effect on her. “Look at me.”
Slowly, her eyes opened, and I connected my gaze to hers. “You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to kiss you.” I ran my thumb across her lips, eager to taste more of her.
She inhaled and her chest moved rapidly. “I’ve been dreaming about you kissing me since the day I met you.”
Damn. If only I’d known that.
Opposing Sides (#1):
College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection?
The Same Side (#2):
The engagement’s off and with Collin behind her, Lexi has decided that the temptations of Raven Davenport are too strong to be ignored. It doesn’t take long for Lexi and Raven to find themselves wrapped in each other’s affection, but not without the challenges that life poses. But can she withstand the world he’s created or will the forces that are against them rip them apart? Love, faith, betrayal, and heartache ripple through their lives as they fight to be on the same side.
The Winning Side (#3):
Lexi’s determined to keep her word and stand by Raven’s side because her love for him is too strong to deny. As Raven learns to deal with the issues that are destined to destroy him and their relationship, their love is taken to a new level. As doors are closed and new ones are opened, Lexi and Raven find themselves in a heavenly bliss, but not without the challenges from Raven’s past. With a true test of love, Lexi and Raven have to decide if they are willing to do whatever it takes to be on the winning side.
Recommended age: 18 years and older due to language and sexual situations
Born and raised in the United States of America in the great state of Texas, CM Doporto resides there with her husband and son, enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Red Head Parrot and several fish. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, where she is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. To learn more about her upcoming books, visit www.cmdoporto.com and sign up to receive email notifications.