Falling for the Bully by Sam Crescent

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Falling in Love, 3

Max Carter was an asshole as a teenager. He did stupid things, and one of them was hurting Aria Smith. As a grown man, he has to own up to his mistakes, and now he has to prove to her he’s changed. When he discovers she’s going on a date with some stranger, jealousy fills him. 

Aria’s first mistake was getting drunk. Her second one was not deleting her internet history. Her third mistake? Agreeing to use Max for all her sexy desires. He’s an asshole, one she’s been determined to avoid. But it’s the little things, like how he walks her to work and back home every single day. How can she say no?

They were only supposed to be a bit of fun, and their friends were never supposed to find out. However, they can’t hide their feelings for one another, or at least Max can’t. For him, it’s not about fucking—he’s in love with her. Only now, he’s got to make her fall for him, too.

This single man is ready to settle down and become a husband and a father, but will his woman give him the time of day?

This is the concluding installment of the Falling in Love series.



“So you’re just going to give up. You’re not going to explore other options?” he asked.

“I have no other options. It’s fine.” She didn’t look at him.

“How horny are you right now?”

“None of your business.”

“I bet you’re wet. There was a lot of hardcore stuff. Spanking, rock hard fucking. I was shocked by the kind of stuff you watched. I mean, you’re sweet and lovely, but I guess what they say is true. It’s the quiet ones you’ve got to watch out for.”

“Get out.”

Max held up his hands. “I’m not judging you.”

“Then why are you here?”

“Because I want to offer you my services.”

“Are you, like, an escort or something? Is that what you do in your free time?”

He laughed. “No, I don’t prostitute myself at all.”

She pressed her hand to her face and groaned. “Are you talking in riddles here? I don’t want someone to have sex with. I want a partner. Someone who means something to me. Not somebody paid to do the pleasure.” She couldn’t even believe she was having this conversation with him.

What she hated even more right now was how tempted she was to be with him. Max wasn’t the guy for her. They had nothing in common, and yet, she couldn’t help but wonder if using him like this, wouldn’t be worth it?

The two of them together, they were toxic, but she had no intention of having a long-lasting relationship with him. Far from it.

She wanted something special with a guy she could trust, but that wasn’t going to happen through a dating website or with any kind of matchmaking thing. She had to find a guy for herself.

Max took a step toward her.

In high school, she had hated him. She still hated him, but what he offered tempted her.

“You know I’m not used to offering this for anyone. I take girls, fuck them, and forget them.”

“Then leave.”

“Tell me you’re not tempted.”

Again, she wished she could argue with him. That she didn’t feel this overwhelming need to tell the truth.

Max smiled. “You see, you are tempted.”

“So what? We have sex and then go about our business as if nothing ever happened? Is that what you’re offering?” she asked.

Max stepped right up close to her. His body was so close to hers, she could smell his cologne. “I’m offering you the chance to work out every single dirty thought you’ve had with me. Nothing is off limits. You give yourself to me, and I’ll give you what your little pussy has been demanding.”

“What happened to the nice guy? The one that felt guilty.”

“He’ll never disappear, Aria. He’s right here. I can make it up to you.”

“I don’t want or need pity. Not from you. Not from anyone.”

“I’m not giving you pity. Not even a little bit. I’m giving you an option you’ve always denied yourself.” His hand cupped her hip, and she bit her lip, trying to contain the moan that one touch created inside her.

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings)
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Written by Neringa on 1st May 2019

Not sure how I feel about this story. Max and Aria could be so stubborn and frustrating. That fumbling around each other at the beginning was irking. I wasn't sure if they really had no clue what they wanted or they played dumb. And more then once, when they say/think something and I'm questioning 'Why?', when theres no reason/need for them to feel like that. And theirs friends were annoying. So, they guessed that theres something going on between Max and Aria, but why they are trying to push them to admit it. If they aren't ready to admit it, they aren't. Why they can't leave it be?

Great book.
Written by Michele DelRey on 28th Apr 2019

Aria and Max was a great love story. This book was about love, hope, chemistry and redemption. I could not put this book down. I loved Max and Aria so much, I think they were an inspiring couple because they worked through their past to have a great future. Loved it.

Written by Nutnut 1 on 26th Apr 2019

Awesome read I couldn't wait for Max to fall and when he does he falls hard

Hot story!
Written by Rhonda on 26th Apr 2019

This is the third and final book in this little series and it belongs to Max. He wants Aria but she doesn't want him. In high school, they were enemies and she honestly has no desire to change her feelings but Max wants to show her that he's not the person he used to be back then. I liked that he didn't pressure her but he still made sure he was around her all the time. It was good to see the other characters from the first two books and get caught up with them. Sam Crescent is an auto buy for me and I really liked this story. Aria was a bit stubborn and I wanted to smack her a few times but she was only trying to protect her heart. I'll forgive her for that. LOL

Max and Aria
Written by LRCH on 26th Apr 2019

I loved this book!! I loved seeing Max chase after Aria and make her feel beautiful and loved. And see him grow up also!!

Falling for the Bully
Written by A on 26th Apr 2019

Loved Max and Aria! Bullies that grow up, teased girls that learn to heal and some extra hot sex. This was a great book with a wonderful HEA.