“He seems so perfect, Nat, but then he says things that confuse me.”
“He asked me to forgive him and said this was all new to him, and Marissa acted like she was a jealous ex or something. I don’t understand it. When I asked him if they dated, he said they had a “history” but that he wouldn’t call it dating.”
“Maybe they just bumped fuzzies in the wine cellar.”
“Did you really just say that?”
“What would you like me to say? They shagged, boinked, screwed, banged, humped, or fucked? Take your pick.”
“How much time a day do you spend on Urban Dictionary?”
“What has my bride to be said now? Do I need to wash her mouth out?” Gabe asked as he approached us. It was sweet that my two best friends were checking up on me.
“Oh, baby, you know you love this dirty little mouth.”
“God, do you two need a room?” I asked as they practically began to maul each other. “I need to grab a few things and head back to the apartment for a nap.”
“Is that code for something else?” Gabe asked. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at him.
“No, Gabe. I really need to go back to the apartment and get a few hours of sleep so that I can get ready for tomorrow.”
“Okay, but don’t forget about me, and it’s not too late to change your mind about coming to my parents tomorrow. You know the invitation is always open.”
“It’s all good, and I could never forget about you.” We said our goodbyes and I left.
I’m not sure if I walked or floated into the apartment. After placing my grocery bags in the kitchen, I headed back to bed. A fresh arrangement of flowers was on sitting on the nightstand. I was thankful that I had taken the time to remove one of the Bachelor Button’s from the arrangement to dry before I left. The faint scent of apple filled the room. The flowers were delicate and varied in color from white to pink. I quickly opened the card and read.
To the promise of more to come – Dec
Emily Barnes life was in temporary mode. While her budding career was flourishing, she was currently homeless and staying at her Aunt’s home where she was employed as a cook and housekeeper. Watching over the apartment she is thrilled with her new digs and the ability to cook and experiment in the kitchen. She however did not expect Declan Hayes.
Declan is entranced by Emily and is not a man who is used to not getting what he wants. The more time he spends with Emily, the more he sees the man he wants to become. Their journey is not easily paved though and after a unique start both are wanting to see where it will lead.
This had a few unexpected surprises. I thought Emily had a zest for life and was infectious in the little things that made her who she is. Declan is a bit of a puzzle which you understand as the book progresses. Highly entertaining read.