🍒𝓕𝓲𝓵𝓽𝓱𝔂 𝓛𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓵𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓲𝓮𝓼🍒
𝓑𝔂: Trilina Pucci
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary, Friends To Lovers, New Adult Romance
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: March. 26, 2020
Donovan Kennedy is the girl dreams are made of.
Five years ago, she was our best friend.
Our moral compass.
The girl that held our hands everywhere we went.
The three of us were young. Innocent.
Nothing could touch us — not even heartache.
That was then.
Now she’s back. All grown up.
With red lips and long legs — a challenge waiting to be accepted. A prize that’ll turn our world upside down.
Brothers turned to enemies.
Hearts torn apart.
We never expected to fall for the girl.
In the end, she’ll only choose one —Me.
🍒𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀🍒
❝𝐹𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡. 𝐿𝑎𝑠𝑡. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦.❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟔/𝟓 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Filthy Little Pretties by Trilina Pucci has the perfect equation of teen friends to lovers drama, angsty goodness, heartbreak, and romance to keep you right on the very edge of your seat! It’s taken me a couple of days to finally sit down and put my review to paper, and I have to admit… I have the BIGGEST book hangover everrr right now! Filthy Little Pretties is NOTHING like I expected… it’s better! I feel confident saying, this was unlike any new adult read that I’ve read and I LOVED it! Get the tissues ready you guys, this rollercoaster of a love triangle between a childhood trio is about to tear your heart apart!
Trilina Pucci is still a fairly new author to me, I’ve read a couple of her releases and loved them but Filthy Little Pretties has me ready to binge her whole backlist! I can almost guarantee this is my TOP READ OF 2020. I know, I know we are only three months in, but it’s just THAT dang good. I’m a HUGE new adult reader, and Pucci captured and kept my attention perfectly! I was completely captivated and could not put it down! Wonderful world and character building, flawless writing, Filthy Little Pretties was an absolutely perfect new adult romance! P.S. – My review is FILLED with quotes and it took me FOREVER to picks and choose because I had SOOO many highlights!
If you enjoy new adult/young adult angsty romances then you do NOT want to miss Filthy Little Pretties!
Sometimes choices have to be made and sometimes there’s no choice at all…
❝𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒—𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑢𝑠ℎ 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑑.
𝐼 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑤𝑜.❞
Donovan, Grey, and Liam were childhood best friends. Their trio was inseparable, unbreakable. Until at twelve years old a nasty divorce steals Van away from her two favorite guys.
Now, five years later, it’s senior year at Hillcrest and Donovan is back.
❝𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑒’𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒. 𝑁𝑜𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒. 𝐼 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓.” 𝑆ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑟𝑚.
“𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ‘𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑦’ 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒.❞
The boys never forgot their favorite girl and Donovan never realized how much she missed, needed, loved her two guys until they are back in her life again. But things are different now. The trio isn’t kids anymore and feelings of friendship have grown and changed over time…
❝𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦.❞
Donovan refuses to acknowledge the flirting and the feelings but she can only ignore them for so long… the more she falls, the more the boys fall too. Liam and Grey are willing to sacrifice everything, even their lifelong friendship. They have shared everything but the one thing they aren’t willing to share is Donovan.
❝𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑. 𝐼 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑’𝑣𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟, ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑜. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑢𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑑𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟.❞
But if she chooses, she has to let one of them go and Donovan’s not willing to give either of them up.
Friendships will be tested, what happens when Donovan’s forced to make a choice?
❝𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑖𝑑. 𝐼’𝑚 𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑠.❞
💙(𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: We have not one but two leading men in Filthy Little Pretties, Gray and Liam. Both boys are so similar but yet so different. But both would do absolutely anything for Donovan.
❝𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐵𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒.❞
Gray McCallister is the dark and broody, intense all American boy with a whole lot of rough edges. Gray loves hard and he’d burn the world down around him for Donovan. He may make a few bad decisions, but his heart was always in the right place… with her.
❝𝐼 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠, 𝐶ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑦.”
“𝐼 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑘 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑢𝑙𝑡. 𝐼’𝑚 𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑦, 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑦. 𝐼 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝, 𝑝𝑙𝑒—”
“𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡.❞
Liam Brooks is the laid back, charming, level headed, best friend. He’s the one who lightens up tough situations and keeps Gray out of trouble.
I adored both of these boys, for the same reasons that Donovan loved them but I can’t choose and you can’t make me!!
❝𝐿𝑖𝑎𝑚 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑚𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡. 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑒.
“𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡, 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡?”
“𝐼 𝑑𝑜. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑓 𝐼’𝑚 𝑓𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒, 𝐼’𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑜 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢.”
“𝐼 𝑤𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡.❞
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Donovan ‘Van’ Kennedy, what I wouldn’t give to be in this girl’s shoes!!! Two guys who are willing to do absolutely anything for her… Ummm yes, please! I love Van, she has her own demons to battle but she is a truly kickass heroine! I loved her attitude and I loved it even more when she brought those claws of hers out! I don’t even want to mention who she ‘chooses’ but I do have to say that even though I myself could have never chosen, I think she chooses perfectly for her although I must admit I could feel how completely torn she was at having to.
❝𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑢𝑠, 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟’𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑦, 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠…❞
♥♥♥ 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓸: These three have had everything they’ve ever wanted given to them… except for love. That, they get from one another. Donovan has a special relationship with each of her boys. With Liam, he’s her confidant, her best friend that she can relax and cut up with. And with Grey, she’s his calm. The two of them have such a bond that neither of them needs to speak a word and they just know what the other needs. But the three of them together, they are the perfect trio. The banter between the boys, and even between them and Donovan had me literally laughing out loud so many times. I loved that there was a bit of humor thrown in when readers could have gotten bogged down by all the angsty goodness. It was most definitely appreciated to help take the edge off a bit.
❝𝐼’𝑚 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑡ℎ𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑒’𝑙𝑙 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑒, 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑢𝑠. 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑, 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒— 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒.❞
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝟓/𝟓 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻: Steam isn’t even the right word for this one!!! The sexual tension, HOLY FREAKIN HOTNESS!!! Oh my gosh and there’s this one scene where all three… Umm, I hate to tell spoilers so I guess you’ll just have to read that scene for yourself! But trust me when I tell you, H-O-T!
🌪 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Nope, no cliffhanger. Mistakes are made and hearts are broken but after a whole lot of angsty drama, the story wraps up beautifully and Donavan ends up with exactly who she needed, the only one who could really love her the way she needed to be loved. Just the way it was always meant to be…
❝𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘 𝑢𝑝, 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑠, 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑗𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒.”
“𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑦 𝑤𝑒’𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡. 𝑌𝑜𝑢’𝑑 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑝 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡, 𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑠. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑐ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝐼’𝑑 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒, 𝑡𝑜𝑜.❞
Although Filthy Little Pretties is standalone, there is PLENTY of room for stories from other characters, and I’m really, REALLY hoping we get those stories too! There are definitely a couple of characters who I feel like would make an EPIC couple…
❝𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑤ℎ𝑜 ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑠?”
“𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒’𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑜.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. teen drinking. If you would like to know more about what those are, feel free to DM me!
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Liam steals the cup from me and takes a large gulp, then pulls it away from his lips to look at it before throwing the rest on the grass.
“That won’t do.”
“Liam,” I laugh. “That was my drink.”
He brings his face close to mine and growls, making me giggle and back up, as he stalks toward me. I hold my hands out, “You better stop it. You’re drunk and can’t be trusted. Grey—a little help?”
But Grey doesn’t move a muscle as he swigs his own drink. Bastard. He’s enjoying this.
Liam puts his arms behind his back and chuckles.
“He can’t help you. And you’re right. On both accounts—I am drunk and shouldn’t be trusted.”
He lunges for me, wrapping an arm around my stomach and swinging me around. I scream, laughing until he pulls me to his chest and stares down at me. The specks of yellow in his eyes almost glow in the light.
“So terrible you are.”
He blows a breath full of whiskey at my bangs, clearing them from my face.
“Come on, Yoda, you need to catch up. Everybody’s getting crazy tonight.”
The moment he says it, Ethan runs by, stark nude.
I bury my face in Liam’s chest and squeal with laughter as he howls at the sky a few times before sweeping me off the ground.
“Hell yeah. We’re dipping, Van.”
Over Liam’s shoulder, I see Grey down his drink and toss it, making his way toward us. Liam makes it five more feet before Grey spins us around and steals me right from his arms.
“She’s not skinny-dipping.”
My feet hit the floor, and I’m positioned directly between both my giant boys.
“Well, Van…are we doing this or what?” Liam taunts, completely ignoring Grey.
“No” rings out over me by Grey.
My face shoots to Grey’s and back to Liam’s, just in time to see Liam strip himself of his shirt.
“Come on, Van. Don’t be a party pooper. Let Grey be grumpy by himself. Have some fun with me.”
Damn him. He’s so fucking cute. I can’t say no to him. My lips won’t stay neutral; they keep pulling up as Liam takes off his shoes. Then his socks. Dammit.
I turn to Grey, who looks at my smile, then to my eyes. “Hell no.”
“It’s only fair. We had so much fun on the way here. I mean, it is a party…what happened to ‘I won’t tell’ and ‘Have fun, Donovan’?”
My feet carry me backward as I reach for Grey’s sweatshirt that I’m still wearing and peel it over my head.
“Yes, Van. Let’s do this!”
Liam reaches for his jeans, and I cover my eyes, but Grey’s grumpy voice has me peeking through my fingers.
“Leave your fucking briefs on. She doesn’t need to be traumatized by your small dick.”
Liam barks out a laugh. “That water’s cold as hell. We’re both gonna shrivel the fuck up.”
I see Grey kick off his sneakers, and I jump up and down in place, clapping before shimmying out of my own pants and pulling my T-shirt off. I’m left in a lavender lace bra and a white polka-dot G-string. The shirt drops to the ground, and both guys stand there, jeans around their ankles, equal distance apart, staring at me.
“Don’t make this weird. It’s nothing you haven’t already seen, I’m sure.”
Grey’s jaw tenses, and Liam looks out at the lake full of naked bodies and back to me, as I reach behind to unclasp my bra.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. Leave the panties and bra on.”
“Yup,” Grey grits out between his teeth.
I stand shocked by their attitude. “Oh my God, seriously? It’s a body. They’re tits.” I grip my breast to emphasize my point. “Every other person in the world has a pair. Nobody cares.”
“We care,” Grey growls. “You stay covered.”
“This isn’t Bar-they-lona anymore, Dorothy,” Liam teases, saying Barcelona with a spot-on Spanish lisp.
I narrow my eyes and walk in between them, glaring, and turn away to tiptoe over the grass to stroll out onto the empty deck by myself. They stand there still staring at me, and I want to laugh at how ridiculous they’re being. Looking back, I know that I’m a silhouette, so I reach back and unclasp my bra, holding it up and letting it hang from my fingers, yelling out, “I thought you liked bad-decision Donovan.”
🍒 𝓜𝓸𝓻𝓮 𝓺𝓾𝓸𝓽𝓮𝓼 𝓯𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓕𝓲𝓵𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓮 𝓛𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓵𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓲𝓮𝓼 🍒
❝𝐴 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑏𝑜𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢.❞
❝𝑁𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑡. 𝐾𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑑𝑜𝑚𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑦𝑒𝑑. 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛.❞
❝𝐼 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑’𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔— 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑑𝑑𝑎𝑚𝑛 𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑖𝑓 𝑖𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑑𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑤. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑎𝑠 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟.❞
❝𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑦? 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑙𝑙 𝑔𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙.❞
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Trilina is an author, wife, and mama to three rowdy kiddos. When she isn’t making grilled cheese sandwiches, she can be found writing saucy novels that titillate and excite her readers.
Pucci’s journey started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list. But what began as fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. And now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers and this community.
She currently resides in Northern California with her Italian stallion and her feral children, where the days are slow and easy and wine pours are heavy.
(Just kidding… maybe.)