Updated: Apr 17
LOVE AND HIPLIFE BY NANA PRAH
Lamisi Imoro will do anything to complete her PhD before the extension is up. It doesn’t matter who dies, leaves her high and dry, or hates her guts, she’s on fire. But, her supervisor wants to prove just how much he’d love to see her fail by throwing obstacles to thwart her from reaching her goal. Desperate for help and nowhere else to turn, she’s forced to ask for the assistance of the hiplife artist who once saved her from a nasty fall. She finds that their scorching attraction is a problem and is determined to tamp her rising emotions because nothing will stop her from getting what she set out to accomplish.
Blaise Ayoma is on the verge of taking African Francophone countries by storm with his new style of music. Learning how to sing in French without butchering the beautiful language is harder than he thought. Multi-linguist, Lamisi is the key to his success. When his presence in her life puts her in danger, will he end the budding relationship in order to keep her safe?
The intimacy of them in the backseat ensconced in a way that people who had known each other for years would engage in should’ve been uncomfortable.
Not even a little bit. The weight of Bizzy’s leg settled on her thighs set off a familiarity that she wanted even more of, so she took the liberty of resting her hands on top of his lower leg.
The tantalizing sparks of awareness where they touched made her breathing shallow and rapid. She’d hyperventilate if she didn’t gain control of her body, so Lamisi ducked in deep inhales and releasing them slowly.
What had she been thinking by getting so close to him? Her heart hadn’t settled into a normal rhythm since they’d sat in the same car. Now, she doubted that any part of her body was getting enough blood with the speed the organ was racing.
That’s right—she had wanted to ask her favourite artist questions regarding his work that she was sure no one had ever queried him about before.
Precious caught her attention in the rear-view and smirked as if she understood the lies in the excuse her mind had created.
Now that she knew he didn’t have a girlfriend, she’d ceased fighting the magnetism pulling her closer to him as if they were each tied to an elastic cord that had reached its peak stretch. A wonder she hadn’t crawled on top of him already.
Precious waved towards the sellers surrounding them. “Do either of you want abolo and one-man-thousand?”
Lamisi snapped out of her daze of sensation. “I almost forgot that Alhassan asked me to get him some. He can eat two big bags of the one-man-thousand in one sitting. Please get me enough of the fish and of the abolo to keep him happy.”
She didn’t miss the tightening of Blaise’s calf muscle against her. When she gave him her attention, he was staring at her with a tight frown.
Without thinking, she rubbed her fingers along his shin. “Are you in pain? Should I go back to the front seat?”
His muscles clenched again at her touch, and then relaxed.
“No pain,” he said in the husky voice from their mountain encounter.
His fingers as they grazed her arm spiked a barrage of incredible sensations that caused goose bumps to burst out onto her skin.
“Stay,” he whispered.
The dry state of her mouth made it difficult to speak, so she nodded.
Oblivious to the fireworks going off in the backseat of her car, Precious asked, “Blaise, do you want anything?”
His gaze remained steady on Lamisi. The passion that filled his eyes as the tip of his tongue licked his lips enticed her. Of its own accord, her body leaned closer to him. One more taste wouldn’t hurt. Their first kiss, although nice, hadn’t satisfied.
Halfway toward her destination, Precious’ throat-clearing jarred her out of the craziness she’d been about to indulge in, and she sat straight up.
ABOUT NANA PRAH
Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eighth-grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule. She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s reading, over-indulging in chocolate, and enjoying life with friends and family.