About the Book:
Junior Saunders is searching for the perfect woman: gracious, elegant, and meek. He waits patiently, working long hours and going home alone night after night, believing that this woman exists. But life isn’t always predictable; curveballs can be thrown unexpectedly.
Kinsey Balterson is everything but gentle, delicate, and docile. She says it like it is—a spitfire, full of sarcasm with looks to kill. She’s downright sexy and thrilling in every way possible. Kinsey is a constant reminder of everything Junior detests in a woman, but the moment he lets his guard down, she captures his attention.
Can opposites really attract?
From this moment on, nothing is the same for Junior again. Everything he thought he wanted and needed no longer exists, and now his whole world has been shifted. His reason for breathing consists only of her—Kinsey. She has become his everything.
Kinsey thinks she has this all under control: friends with benefits, no strings attached—no messy feelings. She refuses to be broken again. But what happens when attraction turns into something deeper? Will Kinsey be able to let her walls down so her damaged heart can love again?
Can one person truly heal another’s heartbreak?
After I shower, I leave her sleeping in my bed. It’s Saturday, and I’m forcing myself into work for a couple of hours to get some overdue work done. The office is quiet, and I think the only other person in here is my mother.
I walk over to her office. “Hey, Ma. Don’t you ever sleep in on the weekends?”
I take a seat in front of her desk.
“Nope. There’s just too much to do. Anyways, your father got up to play some golf. He caused so much ruckus that there’s was no way I was getting back to sleep,” she tells me. She looks at me more closely. “You look like you didn’t get much sleep,” she comments. “Is everything okay?”
“Yeah, everything’s great. I’ve just been a little preoccupied,” I tell her honestly.
She smiles that all-knowing mom smile. No matter how much I want to keep from her, she always knows. It’s a mother’s intuition.
“Well, if you’re not going to be sleeping too much at night, make sure you fit in a nap,” she responds. “Hey, listen, have you spoken with your brother?”
Come on! She already knows the answer to this question. “I’m just wondering if you’ve heard anything about the wedding. They still haven’t set a date yet.”
“Mom, just give them time. A long engagement is not a horrible thing. They just had the baby, and they both work like crazy. Oh, did you hear that Jeff proposed to Elise?” I ask.
She sits up nice and straight with excitement. “Yes! I did! I am so happy for Jeffery, and that Elise is such a doll!”
“Well, now we have two weddings to be looking forward to,” I tell her before getting up to head out. “Okay, I got a lot of work to do. I’ll talk to you later. Maybe you and Dad can come over for dinner sometime this week. Kinsey is a great cook.”
“Yes, let us know. We would absolutely love to!” she says ecstatically.
I head to the kitchen to grab some coffee, then lock myself in my office for the rest of the day. I check my phone periodically to see if Kinsey texts—but nothing.
It’s now quarter to four. My neck is stiff and my back aches from sitting so long. I know Kinsey has a date tonight with Jax; I just don’t know what time. Damn! I should have asked. Maybe if I leave now I can see her before she leaves. Of course, I’m not so sure I should see her before her date. I already know it’s going to crush me.
I rush home and storm through the door, only to see Jax sitting down on the barstool in my apartment. My gut sinks. I make sure to suck back any emotions when he comes up to me to shake my hand.
“Hey, Junior. It’s nice to see you, man.”
I shake his hand very firmly. “Yeah, same,” I hate being cordial when I want to rip someone’s face off. “You waiting on Kin’s?”
“Yup, she said she just had to finish up quickly,” he replies, sitting back down on the stool—on my stool.
“I’ll go see if she’s ready for you.” I head toward her room before he can say another word.
I knock on her door quickly, then open it before she can respond. I don’t care if she’s ready or if she’s even dressed. I shut the door behind me, and she looks at me like I’m crazy.
“Um, what are you doing, Junior?” she questions, confused.
I don’t say a word. I walk over to her, spin her in her makeup chair, and kiss her with every ounce of passion I can muster up. She tries to push me away at first, but I push back harder and she gives in. I want to have the taste of my lips on hers, the smell of my body on hers, and thoughts of me on her mind when she leaves with him.
“Junior—” Kinsey says in between kisses.
I finally let go of her to give her space.
“Junior, you can’t do this! Jax is right outside!” she screeches quietly.
She looks beautiful. I’m just glad she has on jeans and not a dress. “You know this is killing me, right?” I admit.
She pokes her bottom lip out, feeling bad for me. “You weren’t supposed to be here. I thought you would still be at work.”
“I wanted to come see you before you left with him. When will you be back?” I know I shouldn’t ask, but it just rolled off my tongue.
She stands up and points to the door. “Out! Or Jax is going to wonder what we’re doing in here alone for so long. I’d rather not tell my date that I’m in here making out with my roommate.”
I chuckle. “Okay, fine. I just had to let you know what you’re leaving behind,” I tease her.
“Don’t worry, I’ll be back later for that,” she tells me. This makes me smirk before I walk out.
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Shevaun DeLucia, author of the Eternal Mixture Series and A Forbidden Love Series, lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.
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