Marley in this emotionally twisted – unconventional stand alone by Lisa DeJong
the typical kind anyway.
discovery, but I never saw this one coming.
reasons to stay away, and then eleven reasons why I can’t. Our relationship was
to remain strictly business, or at least I tried.
everything with Cole has changed. I never knew two people who lived together
could be so distant. But I’m not ready to give up on him.
contemporary romance (though a little unconventional and twisted!)
sets a tray down on the counter, startling me. “You do that a lot?”
what?” I ask, relieved to distract myself from the pressure of the situation.
was just thinking,” I admit, resisting the pull the ocean has on me.
cups my face in his hands. “Don’t let yourself ruin this weekend by
overthinking anything. It’s ours, and I’m not willing to give it up yet.”
open my mouth to speak, but he kisses me instead. The picture within the clear
blue water fades. River kisses me until I’m blind of my worries and guilt.
Whoever said an ocean is better than a river has never met my River.
he asks as he pulls away.
I watch as he sits on the edge of the tub and turns the water off. When I first
met him, I saw him differently. His compassion was veiled by arrogance. If
River Holtz wanted, he could make a woman happy for more than a night.
lift myself from the counter, slowly walking to him. When I’m close enough, he
reaches for me, pulling me against his rock hard body. His chin rests on my
chest as he looks up at me. “You’re mine until tomorrow morning. Don’t forget
comb my fingers through his hair. “I haven’t. And, I also haven’t forgotten
that after I leave here tomorrow, we’re nothing.”
true,” he says, kissing between my breasts. “I’ll always be the guy you wish
you could have again. The one you’ll compare everyone else to.”
De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the
Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights
of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading,
football and music.
When I (as usual) discussed my currently reading “object” with my co-blogger – I was using my usual comparisons… listening you would have heard stuff like “Jodi Ellen Malpas-ish” when I referred to parts like “lines” or “I beg to differ” . Once I even dared to say – that there was a slight difference between River and Gideon Cross – and that difference would be that River did NOT kill Cole.