Read an Excerpt of Before & After by Nazarea Andrews!

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BEFORE & AFTER Synopsis:

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.

They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.
They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan.

Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale.

But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten?


Scotty is watching me from a barstool as I tap at the drums nervously. It's been two weeks since that first date in Keegan's record store, and I still haven't brought Peyton home. She's flirted, and we've done dinner, and constant texting. She still comes by to listen to us play, but she scooted out before I could talk to her last week, texting quickly that she had a class early the next morning.
Which might be true. It might be she doesn't want to get serious enough that she's meeting Scott
"You need to get laid," Scott says, and I flick him a dirty look.
"Have you even kissed her yet?" he asks, and I duck behind the drums. He barks out a startled laugh, half choking on his beer. "You haven't. Shit, bro, you're losing your touch."
"Shut the fuck up," I growl. "I'm not fucking this up because I'm horny."
Scott laughs again and I stand abruptly, glaring at my brother. Amused blue eyes meet mine, red hair framing a private smile that tells me I'm not in trouble, but I'm skating close to it.
Peyton reaches out and snags Scott's Redd’s, sipping from it as she saunters up to the stage and climbs up. She's wearing a tight little jean skirt that rides up a little when she steps up, and I get the quick flash of her smooth thigh, the hint of bright blue of her panties before she's on the stage and stalking toward me.
She moves with a prowling grace that make me hard, and I swallow, watching as she closes in on me.
"You’re horny and you won't touch me?" She murmurs, soft enough that even in the still quiet of the bar, only I hear her words. "I must be reading your signals wrong, Jokes. I thought you were in this."
Disappointment shimmers in her bright eyes, and I move without thinking. For once, the voices hissing that she's too good for me are silenced as I drag her into me. Her body is hot and
soft under the jean skirt and a tight-fitting tank that caresses every fucking curve. I drop my head down, skimming along her skin.

Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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  1. I have seen a lot of interesting things about this book and I really like the cover as well! I am considering whether or not I should read it.

  2. This book is on my TBR list, Heather, the cover and the summary both make me very excited to read it. Thanks for sharing an excerpt :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. I saw this book on someone's Waiting on Wednesday post. It seems like a good story. I'll have to check it out.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

    1. You should, I have read a few of her books now and they are really good!

  4. Love the cover! The extract is fun and it sounds like a flirty, entertaining read. I'll add it to the tbr as I haven't tried this author yet.
    Trish @ Between My Lines


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