Excerpt The Vow by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

Oct 092019

The Vow (North Woods University #4) by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

“We’re a match made in heaven but forbidden as sin.”

After tragedy struck, I vowed never to fall in love again.

For the last ten years, I kept that promise, never staying with a woman longer than it took to screw them.

Then she walked in…

Back then she was nothing but a little girl, but now she’s all grown up, with curves, and a smile that reminds me of everything I’ve spent the last ten years trying to forget.

My attraction to her is instant, and wrong, on so many levels. I’ll do anything I can, even make her hate me if I have too, to stop it.

She’s here to study, and I’m the newly appointed Dean.

I shouldn’t be tempted by a student, especially one who’s ten years younger than me.

And I definitely shouldn’t be developing feelings for her.

But I am…

Because as badly as I don’t want to admit it Lily might just be the one person to make me fall in love again.

That is if I can let go of the hold her dead sister’s memory has on my heart first.

**This is book four in the North Woods University Series. It can be read as a complete standalone and contains NO cliffhanger, NO cheating, and a HEA. Please be advised this series contains material not suitable for all readers. This is NOT a YA series.**

Excerpt The Vow (North Woods University #4) by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman

“You’re a real prick Sebastian.” Her words are emotionally charged. Good, she’s pissed off, now she knows how I feel.

“I know that, always have been…”

“We both know that’s not true. The way you’ve been acting today, that’s not how I remember you,” she interrupts, “You didn’t treat Amy like this or anyone for that matter. You’ve always been a kind person, the one who would give the skin off his back to help someone else.”

Her name. That’s all I really hear. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to my senses, and I damn near swerve into the other lane trying to reign myself in.

Clenching my teeth I grit out, “Do not say her name. Don’t talk about her, don’t even mention her in my presence. The person you remember me being isn’t the person I am right now.”

Lily crosses her arms over her chest and I swear I see fire flicker in her blue eyes.

“Pff, that much is obvious. The Sebastian I knew never would’ve talked to me like this, or made open ended threats at me.” There’s a pregnant pause and it looks as if she is gathering her thoughts, getting ready to attack me with another set of verbal rage. “You have a lot of balls telling me that I can speak my sisters name in your presence, and even more acting like an asshole to me. I lost so much more than my sister that day, but yet you want me to pretend…” She looks away and strands of blonde hair falls into her face. When she looks back at me it feels like I’ve died and gone to hell.

“Maybe you can pretend that she didn’t exist, but I can’t.”

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