Title: Colt & Serena: A Hysterics Companion Novella
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Series: Hysterics #2
Release Day: June 24, 2016
Gay-for-pay, it’s not just a guy thing. I was knee deep in that seedy world for far too long. It was time, time to break away from that lifestyle and make something of myself that I could be proud of. Nothing else mattered once that tattoo gun was buzzing in my hand, that is until Colt – the guitar player from The Hysterics – waltz into the shop I was apprenticing for. He turned my world upside down and I wouldn’t change a damn thing.
**This Book is a Standalone. It is a companion novella to The Hysterics, a rock star romance.**
The Hysterics return in this short, sexy story. Focusing on Colt and tattoo artist Serena, this story begins along the same timeline as The Hysterics and eventually jumps forward to show us a quick glimpse of the future. Kristen Hope Mazzola delivers plenty of steam with Colt & Serena. This couple falls in instant lust, unable to keep their hands off each other as they discover an unexpected connection between them. Their easy conversation made me grin and their compatible personalities had me immediately rooting for them. I loved the way Serena seemed to slip so seamlessly into Colt’s world, making her feel like part of The Hysterics family. Seeing more of Dane and Fallon was icing on the cake, taking me back to their story and reminding me why I enjoyed getting to know this colorful cast of characters so much.
“No one has ever had me questioning my entire life the way you have, and at the same time I’m addicted to the way you make me feel.”
Since Colt & Serena took place within the confines of The Hysterics storyline, I couldn’t help but notice some conflict between the two timelines that made it difficult to lose myself completely in this one. The short length of the story limits character development, but Kristen Hope Mazzola does include interactions and topics of conversation that hint at less obvious aspects of Colt and Serena’s personalities. Their shared aversion to marriage, Colt’s closeness with his family, and Serena’s desire to truly be cherished came through, allowing readers to get a better understanding of the characters. Much like Fallon in The Hysterics, Serena has a past she isn’t proud of but she’s created a life she loves with her fierce attitude and unwavering determination, making her easy to love. I would like to learn more about Serena’s life growing up and I’d love more time inside Colt’s head to unravel some of those emotions he keeps so close to the vest. Hopefully we will get to see more of this couple and the rest of The Hysterics in the future.
There was something utterly captivating about watching Serena pull her jeans off in the back seat of my 1974 Pontiac GTO. I barely let anyone into my car, let alone dreamed of potentially messing up the leather by having sex in it, but there was a first time for everything and if Serena wanted me this badly, I was not going to waste one second driving her back to my place.
With a fistful of her blonde hair, I pulled her down onto the seat so I could get on top of her. “You’re so beautiful.”
In the dimly lit car, I could barely make out all of her ink, but the mystery of her story was that much more intriguing. Shifting her a bit, I pulled her tank top over her head and slowly started to kiss down her collarbone. I wanted to enjoy every inch of her, taste her sweet skin, feel how much she longed for me. Goosebumps rose under my lips as she dug her nails into my shoulders.
“I want you inside me.” She moaned, but she was going to have to wait a minute for her wish to be granted.
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Don’t miss the rest of the series:
The Hysterics (Hysterics #1)
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