Only You , #1
I made a mistake that might have ruined someone's life. I've moved to Sydney to avoid the glares and the questions from the people back home, but there's one thing I can't run from--the guilt and pain that follows me relentlessly. All I can do is dull it with alcohol and casual sex.
But then my new boss, Mr Dark and Delicious, deserted me, mid kiss, with my skirt hiked up and my shirt discarded on the alley floor. I should hate him―him and the secrets he's keeping. But I can't stay away. Because the pain and guilt he's hiding mirror my own.
All she wanted was one night. That, I could do. I'm the king of casual. Love them and leave them, before they leave me. With chemistry off the scale, we couldn't even make it home, both of us too impatient, ripping each other's clothes off in the alleyway outside the bar.
Then my phone buzzed, and one text message stopped everything. I couldn't think. Couldn't breathe. All I could do was run. I'm toxic, but I can't tell her why. I can't bear the look of horror I know would cross her face. But I also don't know how to keep something so life altering from the woman I'm falling for. Not when I need her just to survive it.
Here's a taste of what's inside!
Blood pounded in my ears, as he leaned in further, speaking whispering into my ear. “How long has it been?”
I knew how long it had been, but I paused for a moment to steady myself, debating whether to lie. But I was so tired of holding back with him. The truth was easier. “Not since the night you and I…”
“So no one has had you since me?”
I didn’t reply.
“No?” His lips brushed my earlobe. My brain wanted to short circuit with the maddening sensation of him being so close, but still so unreachable.
“No,” I whispered.
“I like that.”