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When I came here, I was already attracted to him. I mean, how can I ignore a man who has gone above and beyond for me? I can’t. But no matter how good looking he is, or how big his heart may be, I never imagined it could feel like this.
This flirtatious dance we’re doing right here on the kitchen counter, is skirting dangerously close to the invisible line I’m trying so hard not to cross. All it would take is the slightest shift of my body, and he’d be so close, there’d be no going back.
Garrett’s chest is heaving as hard as mine, his patience wavering as each second passes us by. If lightning were to strike right now, I’m positive it would have the power to shock us into submission.
As much as my body is begging for him, my mind is still in limbo. How do I forget about the past long enough to accept what’s right in front of me?
I don’t want to have to choose between accepting and rejecting this man. I just want to get lost in him without any consequences.
While I do my best to imagine what it would be like to feel his lips on mine, Garrett’s holding me hostage with his eyes. They’re blazing as his fingertips dig further into my thighs.
He’s a total contradiction—sweetly romantic by day and sinfully lustful at night. If it were up to me, I’d live in a world of total darkness, just so I could explore the heat radiating off of him.
“I want you so bad, Megan,” he says as he slides his palms higher until they’re cupping my ass. Gently, yet with enough force to take what he wants, he pulls me closer until my legs are wrapped around his waist.
“Garrett, I …” I can’t put my finger on the one thing I need the most from him. All I know is that if he doesn’t give me more, I’ll scream. But how do I ask him for more when he hasn’t even started?
“Tell me,” he encourages as he rests his forehead against mine. “Tell me everything.”
Just as I’m about to throw caution to the wind and taste his lips, reality comes crashing down.
Life can change in the blink of an eye.
And every choice can unravel more of the truth.
One split second decision after a lifetime of lies, has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn’t guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle.
This time, she'll have to fight for love with a vice clamping her heart and a gaping hole swallowing her soul––absence won’t make the heart grow fonder.
Lies and deceit.
Broken promises and disappointment.
Megan Campbell knows them all too well.
So far, the pain has won. But the pain doesn’t have to be permanent.
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