At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.
But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…
Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He’s shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.
Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.
Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?
**This book is a New Adult Romance – intended for a mature audience.**
The feel of Colton’s skin on mine is more than I ever imagined it would be. God, it’s so much more. I should have known that the sexual attraction between us was so alluring for a reason, but this is unbelievable. It’s like he knows my body better than I do. I’ve never reacted this way before; it’s surreal. I’m afraid it’s going to end, and I’m not ready to feel the lack of Colton against me. Instead, I want more. I reach down and grab at the button on his jeans. He stills on top of me and pulls away from my face. He looks into my eyes and then shakes his head.
“Not today, babe,” he says fiercely and reaches for my hand and pins it above my head. Okay, not what I was going for, but this is pretty nice too.
“Why not?” I whisper against his neck and then press my lips to his pulse.
“I told you earlier. I’m going to take my time with you. I want to get to know your body, slowly.” He grabs my hand and pins it alongside my other. His lips meet mine again in a tantalizing but leisurely tempo. I nibble at his bottom lip and draw the metal ring into my mouth, flicking my tongue across the warm metal.
He moans into my mouth as I let go of the ring. He starts nibbling on my lower lip, pulling it and teasing it with his teeth. “Please,” I beg and push my body against his.
He smiles and places a peck on my lips. “As hot as it is that you want it, not tonight,” he says with ardor and then pulls me up. I sit up, and he sits across from me. He runs his hand along my neck and down my chest, grips my hips, and pulls me onto his lap.
“You have no idea how long I’ve been wanting to kiss you,” he says sincerely and bites my shoulder.
I throw my head back while his lips skim the skin to my chin. “Me too,” I reply roughly. I didn’t even know my voice could sound like that; I’m so out of breath.
“It exceeded my expectations,” he says against my skin.
Becoming more is the debut novel by author Bayli Lane. Lilly’s story was filled with the tumultuous emotions faced by a college freshman. He leaves the peace and predictability of her family, and high school behind and exchanges them for a world filled with curve balls. Her high school sweetheart and boyfriend of four years, Sander, seems to change from day one. Both Sander, and her bff Lauren seem to dive right into all the vices college has to offer, leaving Lilly confused and alone. Determined to make new friends she does, and is introduced to Colton. ****Insert hearts and butterflies here**** Colton is my favorite character in this book. He is of course sexy, looks like a bad boy, but is the sweet and protective. There is an instant, easy connection between Colton and Lilly. Despite the all systems go signal, Lilly still holds on to her relationship with Sander out of loyalty. The ensuing struggles and drama cause Lilly to question everything she thought she ever wanted.
Bad times aside, this was a sweet story. Lilly’s character really conveyed her age and you got to see her grow through her struggles and pain. I really felt for her at certain times and wanted to yell (maybe I did) at her during others, but that’s what made the story great.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.
AUTHOR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
GIVEAWAY (9/9/13 – 9/25/13)
Want to know which songs inspired this story?
PLAYLIST FOR BECOMING MORE
1. Cosmic Love- Florence and the Machine
2. Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars
3. Run- Snow Patrol
4. Paradise- Coldplay
5. Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol
6. The Offering- The Avett Brothers
7. Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
8. Feel Again- One Republic
9. Sad- Maroon 5
10. Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine
11. Way You Are- Kris Orlowski
12. Bloodstream- Stateless
13. Erase Me- Kid Cudi
14. End of all time- Stars of Track & Field
15. In my veins- Andrew Belle
16. Rain Falls Down- We The Kings