No Such Thing

No Such Thing

by A.M. Arthur

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Twenty-two-year-old Alessandro Silva knows that returning to tiny Perch Creek to help his foster mother was the right thing to do. With no degree and a delinquent's reputation, he's lucky to have landed a job waiting tables. But not everyone is happy he's back, and the only thing keeping his move home from being a total bust is his boss's hot brother.

Jaime Winters spent most of his life watching the world go by, first from a series of hospitals and then from behind big stacks of textbooks. Studying is easier than facing the fact that years of heart failure means he's still a virgin at twenty-three. Until the new waiter in his sister's diner awakens desires he'd long ago given up on.

The last thing Alessandro wants is to fall for someone as fragile as Jaime. And Jaime may have a new heart, but he's scared of what giving it to another person would mean. Their no-strings-attached, instructional approach to sex keeps emotion safely at bay, until a secret from Alessandro's past forces them to confront their feelings in the present…

67,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426897962
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 02/17/2014
Series: The Belonging Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 184,955
File size: 539 KB

About the Author

A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both the ocean and generational farmland. She's been writing stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. When not exorcising the voices in her head, A.M. can be found in the kitchen experimenting with food and trying not to poison herself or others.

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No Such Thing 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
h2olvr More than 1 year ago
bookshelves: m-m, made-me-think, mystery, fun-read-so-what-if-it-is-not-great Read on July 27, 2015 3 1/2 stars. I really liked the characters, the MCs and their families. I felt the concern of Jaime's sister for his health while trying to give him his freedom. As the mother of an adult child with serious health issues I understood her. Jaime's decision to live life after almost dying was moving. Ase had a past and I respected that before finishing high school he made the choice to change his life. He won my heart in returning home to help his foster mother. I liked their attraction. I did not like the constant miscommunication plot of its only an extended hookup - he cannot really want me - he is so much better than me - he'll leave when he gets bored with me - on both MCs part. I HATED THE COVER! I loved that Ase was so ethnic but do I see that on this cover? No. Big mistake. Note to author: If you want this book to stand out, you need to embrace your characters and put them on the cover. The night out dancing was hot. Jaime finding something new deep inside of him and experiencing being viewed as desirable was new to this man with a scar. He hadn't danced in public in...ell, ever, but his nerves disappeared the moment Alessandro began moving . Arms, legs, torso, chest, all shifting in time to the fast-paced beat and heavy bass - the sexiest thing Jaime had ever seen in his life, and he was going to dance with him. Alessandro wrapped his arms around Jaime's waist and pulled him closer, indirectly coaching him into the beat, and it worked. Sweat dotted his forehead and the small of his back, and the heady smell of so many men, so close together, filled Jaime with something he'd never experienced. A sense of belonging, maybe. The continuation somewhat uncomfortable because the MCs had not talked about perimeters. However it fit the storyline and showed the depth of feeling and communication that existed between the two.
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