BLOG TOUR ~ Getting Dirty by Mia Storm
A poem by Blaire Leon
If sex is dirty, why would I do it with someone I love?
If sex is dirty, then didn’t we all come from the dirt?
What if I like the dirt?
What if I want to get dirty?
What if I want to roll in the mud until I’m so fucking filthy that I’ll never be
When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron’s Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who’s bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he’s ever met.
But it turns out Blaire hasn't been totally honest.
She's the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra
State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.
Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?
“What year are you?” I don’t even realize I’ve said it until it’s out of my mouth.
Her eyes flick from the book to mine. “A senior.”
I feel my eyebrows arch before I can stop them. “You look younger.”
She bites her lips between her teeth for a moment. “Is that good or bad?”
“Neither, I suppose.” But my insides burn, knowing that she’s not as off-limits as I originally thought. It’s nearing the end of January. Commencement will be here soon enough. She
graduates and all bets are off.
“So…” she says, twisting a finger into the ends of her hair. “I know you like old, dead poets. How do you feel about hearing something fresher?”
I lean toward her. “Such as?”
“I’m reading in a poetry slam tonight. It’s just something over at Tino’s in Jonestown on the fourth Friday of
every month. There’s no prize money or anything, but I perform something new pretty much every month.”
“A poetry slam…” I want to say yes in the worst way, but it feels dangerously like a date.
She must read the hesitation in my eyes. “If it’s too weird, no worries. I just thought, since you like poetry…”
She leaves the thought dangling. Like a noose. And I jump right into it. “Yeah. Why not?”
The answer to that rhetorical question is that it’s not May yet and she hasn’t graduated. I’m risking everything I’ve worked the last three years toward. My entire future. But the voice of reason is being drowned out by
the raging waves of something rolling up from the deepest layers of my being like an undertow. Something
base and essential. And unrelenting.
“Do you want to meet me there?” she asks, standing from her seat and giving me a better view of the entire exquisite length of her.
“Yeah…that’s probably best.” Plausible deniability. No, Dr. Duncan, I didn’t have any clue she’d be there. Just went to hear the poetry.
“Great,” she says as she gathers her book and shoves it in her bag. “It starts at nine. There are usually five or six poets and it’s a random draw, so I don’t know what time I’ll be reading.”
I nod without standing, no longer able to tame my erection. “I’ll be there at nine.”
“You know where Tino’s is?”
Love is blind it does not take into consideration age, gender, race, looks or popularity. it's pure and raw and you don't get to choose who you love this is for the case of Blair and Caiden.
Before I say any more I have to point out that this story is unconventional and it needs to be read with an open mind otherwise you will miss the point entirely. LOVE IN ITS PUREST FORM.
When I first started this book I wasn't too sure what to make of it because at the beginning it felt familiar and has some some similarities to previous books I had read, so I wasn't too sure exactly what would make of it and then it completely took on a life of its own and sucked me right in, I became really captivated and invested in this story on all levels.
I love age difference romance but this was so much more it had layers of complexity and depth of emotion and explore the real challenge and consequences face by individual who choose to love despite everything and everyone who says it's wrong. LOVE IS NEVER WRONG and I admire Blaire and Caiden for fighting for their love and connection.
I love this story it had so many messages that applies to our everyday lives. From the very first page the connection was instant and it grew into something fierce.
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