J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.
Excerpt from Chasing Each Other (Chasing #2):
The door slowly opened and my heart stuttered. Brad slowly crept into my room, locking eyes with me. What in the hell is he doing here? The urge to slap the shit out of him was strong, but I somehow refrained.
“Um, hi,” he whispered, sounding nervous. Too shocked and confused, I just stared at him.
“Can I come in?”
I nodded and sat up further on my bed. “What…what are you doing here?” I asked, finally finding my words.
He walked to the foot of the bed and sat down on the side. Handing me a bag, he said, “I hope you don’t mind your roommate letting me in. It’s your birthday and I wanted to give you your gift.”
“Give me a gift?” I questioned.
“Yeah.” He glanced at his watch. “I was afraid I’d miss it, but I still have fifteen minutes.”
I cocked my head to the side. Did he really think he could go out and pick up some whore and then…I couldn’t even bring myself to think it.
“I had to work tonight. I came over here as soon as I got off.” I’m sure he got off all right.
“You are such a liar.” I scoffed and shook my head. “I don’t know why you are here, but you can go.”
“I understand why you’re mad. And I deserve that, but I’ve never lied to you, Miranda.”
Chasing Each Other (Chasing #2)
New Adult Contemporary
Published: July 2015
I was always the life of the party, the happy one.
Until Preston killed my soul.
When he came into my life, he destroyed me. I was a shell of my former self, pretending to be fine while wishing I wouldn't wake up the next day. I never dreamed my best friend would come back into my life...and bring Brad Nicholson with her.
I never dreamed the homicide detective with the cocky attitude could show me my worth again. He could show me that my life could be amazing every day.
Until the day he found out about my past with Preston. Then, I was sure he'd see the real Miranda and ditch me for good.
From a young age, I made a decision.
I knew what I wanted to do with my life and from that point on, my work molded me. Everything became routine. Casual. Until Mackenzie walked into my life, bringing her best friend, Miranda, with her.
From the first moment I saw Miranda, I knew she could be someone special. I didn’t have time for relationships, but she was different. She was a piece of the puzzle that could be missing. But she was broken, I could see that. And all I wanted to do was turn her into the girl I knew she really was beneath her perfectly placed mask.
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