Series: The Riverdale Series Book One
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Blog Tour 8/22 – 8/31
Jake Lanza is one of Riverdale New York’s favorite sons. He owns a tattoo parlor in the small upstate town and prides himself on being a fun-loving, live by the seat of your pants type of guy. He has everything he wants in life, a thriving business, a great family and a best friend with whom he could never live without.
Cara Sloane weaved her way into Jake’s life when they were fifteen years old. After her life fell apart at such a young age, Jake helped her heal, and began to pick up the pieces of her fallen life. His unconventional ways slowly had him becoming the anchor in her life.
Now fourteen years later Jake begins to see Cara in a new light. The things he thought he never wanted, he suddenly began to yearn for. The only problem was they were both too frightened to lose the greatest love either of them has ever known. Can Jake convince Cara there is more for them than just a friendship? Is he willing to take that gamble himself?
The door opened again but this time Cara didn’t have to turn around to know who had walked through it. She smiled instantly, dimming the lights as she turned around and bumped into Jake’s hard chest. A laugh escaped her lips as her eyes peered up at him. He grabbed her face, pressing his mouth firmly onto hers. She wrapped her arms around his neck as he hoisted her up, her legs swung around his waist as his hands cupped her ass. He carried her to the pool table, setting her down gently down on the felt then pulled his mouth away from hers.“That’s one way to say hello.” She panted as he shrugged his jacket off his shoulders throwing it onto the table behind her. A devilish grin spread across his face as he pushed her legs apart and stepped between them.“The best way if you ask me.” He said, wiggling his eyebrows. Jake’s quirky trademark gesture that undid her every single time. “Are we alone?” He said as his fingers worked the tiny buttons on the front of her shirt.“Yes.” She said excitement evident in her voice as she laced her fingers through the belt loops of his jeans tugging him closer to her.“Good I’ve been dreaming of doing this to you since I left here. I almost tattooed your name to the guys back piece I was doing because I couldn’t get you out of my head.” He said before his lips crashed onto hers.
Between kisses Jake managed to slide her shirt off, cupping her breasts in his palms as his tongue lavished her mouth. His fingertips toyed with the strap of her bra as she undid the top button of his jeans. Her hand cupped his erection through the denim and she heard him suck in a breath before his mouth found one of her nipples through the lace that shielded her breasts. His hands traveled down to her thighs and he began to hike her shirt higher inch by inch until it pooled around her waist. He tore his mouth from her breast and grinned at her.“Thanks for wearing a skirt.” He smirked and she cocked her head as she slid the zipper of his jeans down.
“You’re welcome. Now shut up and fuck me.” She tried to hide the grin on her face by chewing on her lip. Her eyes gave up her laughter and he grinned at her. “Please?” She offered with a shrug. They both laughed before their lips met.As their tongues danced their lips fused together both sets of hands worked on pushing down Jake’s pants and boxers satisfied when they finally were hanging past his knees. He reached between her legs slipping his fingers under the scrap of fabric that covered her aching mound. He pushed one finger between her folds causing her to arch instantly against his hand.“Damn it Jake stop teasing me.” She said as his finger pushed in and out of her. She wanted that hard length she eyed inside of her not his fingers. He pressed his lips to her neck and spoke against her skin.
“Tell me what you want.” He said his tongue traveling along the base of her neck.“I want you inside me fast and hard.” She all but pleaded, grabbing his head with her hands. She looked into his eyes demanding he take her just as she said.His eyes never left hers and she watched him withdraw his finger from inside her. He dipped his fingertip into his mouth, treating himself to a taste closing his eyes as if to tell her was savoring her flavor. When his eyes opened, she moaned slightly watching him was doing crazy things to her insides. He winked at her as he shuffled her thong down her legs.Cara should’ve be worried that someone would catch them like this especially Rudy, he had only left a little while ago what if he forgot something? She would bet her weeks’ pay that he’d take back all the nice things he had said before he left if he saw the town’s favorite badass and his number one bartender making use of his pool table. For some reason, though the thought of anyone walking in on them didn’t bother her as much as not having Jake at that exact moment. To hell with thinking, she spread her legs and he stepped between them. She wrapped her arms around him giving him her ‘fuck me’ eyes, knowing very well when she looked at him like that he’d lose control.Biting back a curse Jake drove his hard dick into her quivering pussy. Her ass was spread against the felt on the pool table as she willingly widened her legs further to accommodate him. She tilted her body back his hands taking her hips hostage working them to the rhythm of his thrusts. Cara’s head flew back her hair cascading across the pool table, she felt sexy and completely in the moment. She gripped Jake’s shoulders for leverage her nails biting at his skin, urging him to pick up his pace to charge into her harder.
Her release hit her just as hard as he took her. Her body began to move rapidly against him and together they drove her orgasm home. Her legs tightened around him as if to hold him still as she came. In her state of euphoria she could feel him unleash his restraint and let himself join her. He slammed his cock deep inside her, letting out a strangled moan as he buried his face between her breasts.Cara took the sight of them in rubbing her hands down his back as she chuckled. “I swear I will never look at this pool table the same.”Panting, he pulled back and drew out a deep breath. He smiled as he dislodged himself from her bending down to pick up his pants. He pulled them up his legs, tucking his semi-swollen cock into his boxers then drew the zipper up on his jeans leaving the top button undone. He reached over her and grabbed her shirt.“You’ve ruined any shot of me winning a game of pool in this place.” He smiled as he helped her with her shirt.
She hopped off the table and straightened her skirt before frowning. No way in hell was he going to let her on his bike with her bare legs. Then she remembered she had a pair of jeans in the locker in Rudy’s office. “I have a change of clothes in the back. Still want to go for that ride?” She said as she worked on closing the buttons of her shirt.Jake stepped towards her reaching for her hand. He laced their fingers together before he dipped his head and kissed her gently. “Go change I’ll take you anywhere you want to go.” It was more of a promise than a simple statement. She smiled widely at him.“I’ll go anywhere with you.” She gave his lips another quick peck. “I’ll be right back.” He nodded and she scurried off to change her clothes. She laughed at herself for being worried things would change between them.
I need to let you know something. I did not review this book for the tour. I couldn’t I have read it before and it fucking GUTTED me. I don’t know if I can go through that again. So I didn’t want to promise a review. BUT you, Reader, you need to know that this book is so fucking beautiful, so emotional, that you MUST get it. Now. Pieces was so amazing that even writing this little bit of a review is difficult. All of the emotions I felt reading it are bubbling back up to the surface and controlling myself is difficult.
In fact, I haven’t been able to bring myself to read the rest of the series because I believe I need time (and tissues and whiskey) to prepare myself. Janine, I bow down to you. You are an amazing author. I will read more of The Riverdale Series, but only when my heart can take it.
Fitting the Pieces (Book Three)
Jake’s Journal (Book 3.5)
IN HONOR OF THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SERIES YOU CAN NOW GET YOUR HANDS ON JAKE’S JOURNALS
Read his inner thoughts as he goes through the hardest time in his life. Read his letters to Cara as he pours out his heart and soul to her, though his works and drawings he wished to create. Discover the plans he had for his loved ones and the promises he left behind.
Help Janine raise money for the Light the Night Foundation. Janine has signed up for a walk in her hometown of Staten Island, NY. To be part of the team click the link below to donate funds towards the cause. Any donations are appreciated.
Light the Night Walk: http://pages.lightthenight.org/nyc/StatenIs15/TheRiverdaleSeries
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to share with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.