They’ve loved each other for years, but they’ve never been intimate before.
Marissa has decided to live without sex, since it’s brought her nothing but trauma. At twenty-three, she’d rather just be celibate, and not even her best friend, Caleb, will change her mind.
After spending his childhood touring as a concert cello prodigy, Caleb is experimenting with living a stable life. For years, he has refused to commit to anything except his friendship with Marissa, but his feelings for her have never been romantic. Until recently.
So now he has to show her that sex doesn’t have to hurt.
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.
Now she was looking at him strangely. “Are you all right?” she asked, moving closer to him. “You look like you’re about to fall over.”