Now that Only Love has officially premiered on Amazon (at the discounted price of $2.99 today only)I am doing a very small teaser...the whole point is for you to get interested enough to buy the book that is on sale at the two biggest retailers for me: Amazon & Barnes and Noble.
We walked out to my patio and I turned on the light so we could see one another. Both of us felt more comfortable leaning against the balcony, him with his Heineken and me with my wine glass of Pinot Grigio.
“Listen, I’m not here to try to talk you out of your relationship with Drake because it’s obvious to me and everyone else you’ve made up your mind.”
“Hold up. First of all, I am not in a relationship with Drake,” I replied defensively.
Colin touched my cheek softly before he snatched his right hand away as if I’d burned him. “He’s going to make his move soon enough and you’re more than receptive. I can see that. Although it hurts my heart very much and the thought of another man touching you and being with you makes my blood boil, I will put up with it because that is what friends do. I realize you no longer want to marry me but I have always cherished our friendship, Deirdre and yes, I do intend to stay here in La Jolla because it’s where you’re happy.”
“What about your business with Drew?” I inquired out loud. “I mean, if you dare tell me you are going back to bar jobs and being a barista with your Harvard degree then I will personally kill you myself.”
“I will still own the bar with Drew but he and Aubrey can handle it while I am away. Actually, I want to buy in on your coffee shop and co-own Ground Beans with you. We both know I am more knowledgeable about the coffee industry than you are so I would be more than happy to help,” he explained with a hint of snarkiness to his tone.
I laughed out loud. “I would love to act all tough shit and tell you to take your money and shove it but I do need all the help I can get with Ground Beans. I know you would be do a lot better job handling the employees than I do and you’re right, I miss our friendship too. More than you could ever know.”
He leaned against the railing and let the gentle breeze flow through his silky fair hair. “They say everything happens for a reason and I always thought those people were full of bullshit but…perhaps we needed that to happen and maybe you do deserve some time away from me. You may think I am being altruistic and a bit of a wimp but I have my ulterior motives. I am secretly hoping you and Drake crash and burn so I can be here to pick up the pieces.”
I smiled wryly. “Well, at least you’re honest.”
Colin leaned in toward me and if I didn’t have cramps from hell ravaging my body, I might have taken him up on the offer his body language was sending out to me loud and clear but at the last minute, I chickened out and backed away.
“This can’t happen. Not after I just got out of the hospital but to answer your question, yes, I am still very much attracted to you. I can’t promise you anything though because I’m not sure what I want and until I do, it isn’t fair to you or me.”
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