Noelle Reid plays by the rules. She is not the type to invite drama into her life, and from the time her father told her when she first discovered boys that she is not to date a pro-wrestler, she's never questioned it. Then Jackson starts getting her heart beating faster, and stealing every thought she had.
What if the one man she's not supposed to love is the only man she ever really trusted? Now she has to decide between being the perfect daughter that she has always been, and finally putting herself and her life first and allowing herself to love Jackson.
Kelly Arlia’s “Perfect Match” is a must-read for anyone with a wrestling fan in their life. Go behind the scenes of a popular wrestling show to meet Noelle and Jackson. Noelle is a sweet and lovable gal who’s been burned before. Jackson is a trustworthy, hardworking leading man with a heart of gold and a knockout body! You can’t put this one down. You find yourself reading on to see if Noelle and Jackson will have a happily ever after despite Noelle’s Pop’s strict dating rule for his daughters: no wrestlers allowed! Kelly Arlia pins every aspect of this love story! The cast of characters could have come straight off the television (I’m thinking of Jackson as John Cena!). For anyone who’s been hurt before, this is an emotional tale that’s very true to life. And – the sexy parts are so steamy; you’ll want to tap out! I can’t wait to get my hands on another Kelly Arlia novel. 4 out of 5!
She stood on her toes and kissed him. He wrapped his arms around her to return the kiss, and the moment she was in his arms she felt safe. This is where she wanted to be. Right there, with him. She was going to trust him. She felt her body tremble, and her lips quiver at the sweet intensity of his lips.
His hips nudged hers and was able to feel his need for her. That stirred things inside her that she could no longer ignore. She reached down between them and put her hand on his erection that was pressing against her belly. He groaned and tilted his head back. She gave him a squeeze. This was such a big moment for them, and god, did she want to be with him but wasn’t ready to declare her true feelings yet. All she knew for sure was, she wanted him, and didn’t couldn’t wait any longer.
“Noelle,” he said barely above a whisper, “Are you ready for your third birthday present?”
She tilted her chin up so she can look at him. She saw the heat in his blue eyes. “Is it you?”
He gave her a sexy smile that made all sorts of places tingle. “You've got to unwrap me first.”
"Noelle, I love you." Jackson admitted.
She could no longer hide the tears, “I’m sorry. I’m still so unsure.”
“I can’t deny what I am feeling. This is the real thing. Here, I’ll prove it.” He took her hand placing it over his heart. His chest was rock hard but more importantly she could feel his heart pounding. “This is new to me. I have never felt so out of control and happy at the same time. Remember when I did my first promo and you asked if I was scared? I made you feel my heart? It wasn’t pounding like it is now. I’m not pretending. I’m forever changed because of you. I cannot sit back and hear about anymore Mr. Evil’s in your life. I want to be the guy in your life, and I’ve never been more afraid or sure of anything in my life. YOU. ARE. IT. FOR. ME. I don’t know how else to get you to believe me.” She still had her hand on his heart and closed her eyes when Jackson put his hand over hers. At that moment she knew this was bigger than the both of them. She looked up at him and saw the tears in his eyes too. She trusted him and knew that he was taking a huge risk. The way his heart pounded told her as much as well. “I love you.” He said it again.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and can never imagine living anywhere else. I have been married for 12 years and have a beautiful creative 6 year old. I have been writing since I could put sentences together. I always thought that I would go the traditional route of publishing, and once I discovered the Indie world, I got hooked.
I am inspired everyday by people, music and other books. I love it when a book I read stays with me long after I read it. If one of my books can do that for one other person, that will make me happy.
Perfect Match is my debut novel. It's about a woman learning to let go of her past and trust in what her future can bring.