Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . .
At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria “Vic” Savedge finds her future mapped out in detail. She will marry Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia’s most prominent families. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, Vic hasn’t really considered any other options. Until she meets a woman named Chris.
A transfer from Vermont, Chris is new to Southern mores and attitudes. Though instantly captivated by Vic, she is also drawn to the entire quirky but charming Savedge family. But the young women’s friendship is not your basic college-girl variety. For neither can resist their mutual attraction–an attraction that erupts into a passion that will forever change the course of both their lives.
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|Title of eBook: Alma Mater|
|Release Date: 12-18-2007|
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Chapter OneIf knowledge were acquired by carrying books around, I'd be the sharpest tool in the shed," Vic thought as she carted the last load up three flights of stairs on a hot summer day.
Sweat rolled between her breasts. Light poured into the rooms, the windows thrown open to catch any hope of a breeze. As she placed the carton on top of the old kitchen table, it swayed ever so slightly from the weight.
"Dammit!" a voice complained from outside.
Vic walked to the kitchen window that overlooked a well-maintained yard. A small creek bordered one side of the property, a line of thick pines obscuring the view into the neighbor's yard.
Vic leaned out her window and listened to the sounds of struggle and fury. She trotted down the stairs, jumped the creek, and emerged through the pines. A young woman perhaps five feet five inches tall, blond, her back turned to Vic, was cussing a blue streak while trying to slide an old dresser from the back of an equally old Mercedes station wagon.
"Need a hand?" Vic's low alto startled the woman.
She turned around. "You scared the shit out of me!" Her voice betrayed Pennsylvania origins.
"Sorry." Vic smiled. "I'm your neighbor. Vic Savedge. Come on, we'll get the dresser out and we can carry it up together."
"I'm Chris Carter." The woman held out her hand.
Both women smiled and shook hands.
Then Vic removed the dresser with one pull.
"How'd you do that?"
"Patience. You lost yours," Vic sensibly replied.
"Guess I did." Then she slyly added, "Anyone ever tell you you're big and strong?"
"Every day. And it doesn't get them anywhe...