HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Sweet Town Love is a collection of stories that celebrates the sweet side of romance. I was thrilled to be invited to participate.
How SWEET is that cover? Makes you want to curl up on your own front porch and get caught up in all the LOVE these author's have to share.
Now, here's a banner for my story entry:
I couldn't have asked for better!
A family crisis brings her home. A gift of love brings them back together. Share in the moments that take them from friends to lovers. Beulah Isabelle Grayson and Jacob Martin meet in the seventh grade and experience life side-by-side from puberty to college. A broken heart and misunderstandings tear them apart after their high school graduation, and Belle decides she never wants to see him again. Ten years later, Jake is back in her life and saving the day. Belle knows she owes him the one thing she hasn't been ready to give, a chance to explain. Clearing up the past finally gives them the opportunity to create the future they've both desired.
A First Kiss
He didn’t let her finish making excuses. On his knees, Jake moved into her space. Belle sat staring, watching his every move. The whole time thinking is he really going to do this? Even on his knees he towered over her. Jake was one hundred percent pure football player, at six foot three inches tall; he was two hundred pounds of solid muscle. Belle knew he was something called a wide receiver, but she had no idea what that meant other than he was huge. His jet-black hair was always a little too long and usually unkempt. His smile was playful and disarming, and as she watched him, Belle was mesmerized. It wasn’t until his hands were cupping her face and his breath grazed her skin that she looked up into his eyes. He never wavered or broke focus as his lips descended on hers. She didn’t really know what to do, so Belle simply let it happen. While the rest of him was solid and hard, his lips were soft and smooth, similar to hers. On instinct her eyes slipped closed, as his kiss got firmer and he moved her where he wanted her to be. When his tongue moved between her lips, she opened for him. Having never been kissed before, everything Belle did was pure intuition.
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