Ben: I never thought I’d show my best friend this side of me, but I had to take my one shot or regret it forever.
Luc: It was only supposed to be one night of something I didn’t understand and never wanted, but it became so much more.
Georgie: They want me to choose, but I want them both. They just have to admit they want it too.
The thing about us? We can make it work…even if we have to fight to keep it together.
I search his eyes, desperate to kiss him. I try to look away, but he grips my chin, pulling my face back to his. “Stop, Luc.”
“What’s wrong right now?”
“What’s wrong? I want to fucking kiss you. That’s what’s wrong.”
He smiles. “There’s nothing wrong with that.”
“We’re at work and it’s complicated now.”
He grips the back of my neck and pulls me close, pressing his lips on mine. When his tongue meets mine, I exhale slowly, as if I just received a life-saving injection. He always has this effect on me. I wrap my arms around his neck, sliding my fingers into his hair. When he pulls back slightly, I don’t want it to end, but I know it has to.
Luc presses his forehead to mine, then leans back so our eyes can meet. “Nothing complicated about that is there?”
I shake my head. “No.”
“We’re attracted to each other, Ben. That’s just the bloody truth. We’ll deal with it. There’s a way for us to have our cake. What’s wrong with two mates having a go every now and then?”
“Do you mean that?”
“Did I just kiss you? Is Georgie here pushing me or did I initiate it on my own?”
“It’s not because…I don’t know…maybe you’re taking pity on me because you know how bad I want you.”
He grabs my shoulders. “Stop it. What man do you know, including yourself, would kiss another man out of pity? Give me some fucking credit, Ben. You’re not a fucking charity case. You’re my best and closest mate, and somehow, a different bond has developed. Don’t sell either of us short. It’s real.”
She lives in Phoenix, Arizona but is a Bostonian at heart. The way to her heart can be reached with a foreign accent, a shot of Fireball, and an unlimited supply of cupcakes.
She is also known under her alter ego, Jaelyn LaStoria, author of time travel romances, because why not.