For fans of New York Times bestselling authors Samantha Young, Sylvia Day, and E. L. James comes the stunning, erotically charged story about a woman who’s not looking for love and the tempting billionaire who left her breathless . . .
As a gifted opera singer, Allegra Orsini’s only obsession is music-until she meets him. A strikingly handsome and powerful man with a life splashed across the tabloids, Davison Cabot Berkeley isn’t what she expected. He’s unlike the other wealthy patrons who dine at Le Bistro. Davison sees more than just a coat-check girl working her way through grad school. And from the moment he looks at her, those deep green eyes ignite a fire inside Allegra she’s never felt before.
She craves Davison’s touch-his possession-endlessly. Even though every fiber of her being is telling her to stay away, that it’s best for both of them, she can’t. As his passion consumes her, Allegra can no longer deny Davison’s hold on her. He’ll never let her go. But as much as she wants him, Allegra can’t surrender to his love-not until she faces a painful secret from her past that could destroy them both . . .
We’re having a read along for Sofia Tate’s Breathless For Him. Each day we’ll be highlighting three chapters, with notes from Sofia! Be sure to follow along as we get ready for the release of Devoted to Him on December 2nd.
Read Along Chapter 16-18
“Wake up, sleepyhead,” I whisper, leaning down to plant soft kisses on him.
I hear Davison mumble. “Why would I want to do that when I have a gorgeous creature sitting on top of me and making me all hot thanks to her skilled mouth?”
“Because we have something important to do this morning.”
“We need to have make-up sex.”
Allegra is recovering at home from her fall. She still hasn’t seen Davison. Lucy and Tomas show up (who appear to have grown closer) and they show her a video Tomas took on his phone of an argument between Davison and Ashton after the fall, accusing her of uploading the video to sabotage Allegra’s performance. She admits that she did it, saying he should know what kind of person he’s involved with. Then his mother shows up and orders her to leave.
The next time Allegra sees Davison is at Le Bistro and they exchange words. He tells her to have dinner with him after her shift at his place the next night. She agrees. Over dinner, she tells him the whole story about her mother’s murder. Concetta was from Naples and immigrated to America where she met Allegra’s father. They married and had her. One night after a baller recital when Allegra was five, her mother was attacked as they were walking home. Carlo Morandi was the perpetrator-he had been obsessed with her mother since their childhoods in Naples, but she didn’t like him. As he was stabbing her, he said if he can’t have her, then nobody could. Allegra ran away and hid as her mother was being stabbed. The police found her a few days later hiding in a basement of a nearby building.
The next morning at his place, Davison and Allegra have sex. At work, Allegra notices a strange man watching her. She spots him again as she’s walking near school with Lucy, but Lucy doesn’t see him.
The night of Allegra’s graduation recital has arrived. Davison picks her up to take her there. She prepares backstage and rushes back to take a selfie for Davison, but someone grabs her and kidnaps her.
Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Sofia Tate was shy, quiet, and never misbehaved thanks to her Catholic school upbringing. If only the nuns could see her now-an author of contemporary erotic romance novels that have gorgeous Alpha heroes, strong heroines, and loads of naughty words and hot sex! She has an MFA in creative writing from Adelphi University. Sofia has lived in London and Prague. She currently resides in New York City.
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