Worth the Wait
Author: Jamie Beck
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first met—and fell for—her friend’s brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping he’ll finally see her as his soul mate.
After his mother’s death, David distanced himself from his siblings, determined to hide a devastating family secret. Now, he’s brought a new girlfriend along to his homecoming—one who’s pushing for a serious commitment. The last thing he needs on his growing list of problems is his budding attraction to Vivi.
With tensions running high, David’s behavior triggers a series of events that might cost him the love he’s always taken for granted and Vivi the only real family she’s ever known.
“Stay away from me, Vivi.” David demanded. “I can’t be trusted, especially tonight.”
“Can’t be trusted?” Her confused expression frustrated him.
“Yes. Hasn’t my behavior this week proven I’m far from being okay? I don’t trust myself. I can’t control my emotions. Hell, half of the time I don’t even understand them.”
Her eyes widened. “I want to help. Please let me help you.”
He stared at her, warring between grabbing her and pushing her away. “You can’t help me, Vivi. Please walk away from me before I hurt you, too.”
“I can’t leave you like this”—she bit her lower lip and gestured around the room—”alone and brooding in the dark.”
They sat mere inches apart. His body burned to touch hers.
“You should listen to my warning.” Unable to stop himself, he raised his hand and traced her upper lip with his fingers.
When her tongue flicked against the pad of his thumb, he sucked in his breath. He captured her lips with his own. She opened up to him and dug her hands into his hair.
God, she felt good. Amazing.
Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for writing stories about love and redemption, including her romance debut, In the Cards. In addition to authoring novels, she also pens articles on behalf of a local nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youths and strengthening families. A wife and mother, she enjoys spending time with her very patient and supportive family when she isn’t tapping away at the keyboard.
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