Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Stepping out of our comfort zone is where real love begins.
I never thought I’d fall in love. I was content with my life the way it was.
Then a man came into my life like a tornado. He made me feel things I’d never felt before and completely turned me inside out.
When I was just coming to terms with my feelings for him, he got swept off the market and I lost my chance.
Life hit him hard, and now I have a second chance.
Can I push aside my insecurities and fight for our love, or am I already too late?
Trigger warning: This book has a scene of sexual assault.
A M/M bodyguard romance.
Fuck it. It’s now or never.
“Like I said, I’ve always had to have a close friendship with someone before I develop feelings for them. There is one guy I started developing feelings for, and it confused the fuck out of me. I’ve always thought I was straight. I only had feelings for women in the past, but then this guy walked into my life and was just so over-the-top and charismatic that I couldn’t help but be drawn to him. We became friends, and then as soon as I started to wrap my head around the confusing emotions, he started dating someone else, so I had to push those feelings away and deal with the confusing thoughts on my own. I pushed him away as a friend because it was too hard to deal with it all.”
My voice starts to shake, so I pause for a moment, staring right into his eyes to get a read on his reaction.
Damon’s eyes go wide, looking completely bewildered, and it almost breaks my heart. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. He doesn’t say anything, and part of me wants to stop, but I know I need to get this all out. He needs to know it all.
“When I pushed him away, he thought I hated him, but that was the farthest thing from the truth. But now I think I’ve missed my window.”
“Maybe you should tell him and see if he feels the same,” Damon whispers, with hopeful eyes.
For a moment, I wonder if he missed the fact that I’m talking about him…and then it dawns on me that he’s trying to tell me how he feels.
Holy shit! I take a deep breath, trying to calm my racing heart before continuing.
“I’ve never been with a man before, and I’m so sorry I hurt you by pushing you out of my life. I want us to be friends again, Damon. And if you’re patient with me, maybe more than friends.”
Damon is silent for a moment, and I can’t read him, which is a first for me, because normally he’s like an open book. I can usually tell exactly what’s going through his head, but right now I’m at a loss.
“I’ve had a crush on you from the moment I met you. I honestly thought I’d never have a chance with you, so I settled for being friends. When I met Trent, I thought you’d be happy for me, but instead, you pushed me out and turned into a dick. You always had a rough exterior and were a grumpypants, but you got mean. I had no idea what I could have possibly done, and it hurt me. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it was because you liked me and were jealous.”I nod and let out a sigh. “Yeah, I’ve never been the jealous type in the past, and that threw me off too.”
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About the Author:
Laura is a steamy romance author from Alberta, Canada, who melds love and angst together while normalizing mental illness. In her books, you will fall in love with her rock stars, bodyguards, baseball players, and even a hired hit man!
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