We’re on to Chapter 3 and back in Derrick’s POV. Physically satisfied by the meal prepared by Kelli’s hands, he’s in the living room with Trevon, kicked back and watching TV. Trevon is sitting in the biggest ‘man chair’ he’s ever seen, comfortable in his ‘castle’. Courious, he asks Trevon who the chair belongs to…
“Ours. It’s big enough to fit the both of us…all three of us, actually. On movie nights we’ll cuddle up, Justin will lay across our laps, and we chill out.”
My expression must have been comical, because Trevon burst out laughing.
I shook my head. “I don’t know about all of that. I need my personal space. I can’t be wrapped up with a woman all the time. I save that for when we’re in bed.”
Trevon shook his head, his smile still prevalent. “You say that now, but find that perfect one and you’ll be all about cuddling.”
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About the novel….
When Derrick’s brother drives the family business into bankruptcy, Derrick is left without a job and only one choice: start over. With a new job waiting in Atlanta, the only other thing he’s looking for is a woman who’s willing to fit his no-strings-attached relationship policy. But then he runs into Kelli, a woman with a smart mouth who challenges him in every way. She’d be perfect … if it weren’t for the fact she had kids.
Shortly after giving birth to her son, Kelli’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce. Forced to move in with her newlywed sister, Kelli is faced with raising two young children on her own, finding affordable housing, and landing a job that will pay her bills. The last thing she needs or wants is a man in her life. But when her brother-in-law’s best friend shows up for dinner, it’s impossible to ignore the sexual attraction.
Fate and finances have another plan, though, forcing them into living under the same roof. Despite their differences, Derrick finds himself breaking his own relationship rules. But as his luck would have it, just when he thinks he’s ready to make a commitment, tragedy strikes close to home and, with it, issues from his past that force him to risk it all.
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