“Move in with me,” he said.
Being cherished is how Tessa Wilder always imagined falling in love. But for years, she’s always gone for the wrong guys. Now that she’s fallen for one of the good ones, she fears rejection.
“I can’t,” she replied.
Justin Jameson quit looking for a woman after being used so many times for his brains. A bit of an introvert and completely oblivious to women’s advances, he can’t even see that his friend cherishes everything about him.
When Tessa needs a place to stay, Justin’s the first to offer her a room. Hearts are opened; feelings are ventured. They’ll finally know what it’s like to be cherished in the city until one moment threatens the relationship they’ve built.
“I can’t lose you.”
“I know I deserve more, but I don’t know how to deserve a guy like you! I know more about drugs and alcohol than I do about things like the ballet or any of this antique crap! I can roll a joint or get away with stealing a bottle of liquor because those are the things I watched growing up.” Resting my elbow on the couch next to his hand, I ran a hand through my hair as tears threatened my eyes. “After you offered me a place to stay, I decided to try online dating because I was trying to get over you. Now, you want to know my darkest secret, and I’m scared to tell you because I’m not over you, not even close. How can I be when you send me lunch, or when you leave the bar early to come hang out with me after I’ve been stood up, or when you read to me in bed because I’m too shook up to read myself? You’re the perfect guy, Justin. You’re sweet and caring, and I know you would never do anything to hurt me.” I brushed away a fallen tear and gazed back at him. “But I don’t know how to be goo enough for you. All I know is–” “You can’t get over me,” he interjected, before grabbing the back of my neck and covering my lips with his. ” ~ Tessa
Justin is sooooooo…….AH-MAH-ZING!
He makes me swoon BIG time
“All I could do was stare back at her in admiration and understanding. Now, I understood why she reacted the way she did the other night. This beautiful woman sitting next to me had lived in hell and fought her way out, and she thought it would make me think differently of her; how incredibly wrong she was. She was the strongest woman I knew, and if anything, hearing what she’s been through, what she did to survive, just made me fall deeper in love with her.” ~ Justin
Justin plays hard and he definitely plays for all.
Can these two find love in the city?