Series: Bossy Brothers #6
Baker and I were not made for each other.
soul mates, or lovers, or even frenemies.
one who needed to get away.
together wasn’t blind love, it was sick rage.
match made in hell, it was hate at first sight, and when she walked away from
me and never looked back—it was a relief.
I travel two thousand miles so I could be near her?
stop thinking about this girl I never want to see again?
I have to do to make her disappear for good?
features two girls falling for the wrong men and two men falling for the right
girls. A family of tatted up brothers and a town filled with secrets and
danger. A story of earned chances and first dates. Of coming to terms with the
past and finding a way into the future. It is book six in the Bossy Brothers
series and should be read after book five, Bossy Brothers: Alonzo.
step is actually a step up. He points his finger at me. I swat it away.
step. So I climb another step. “I like your filthy mouth, Belinda Baker. I like
your stupid cowboy boots. I like your pink hair.” He keeps climbing the steps,
so I have to keep climbing the steps. “I like the way you road-trip.”
“I like the way you wear that glitter shit on your eyelids in the summer. And
the way you wear fingerless gloves in the winter even though you complain,
every single day, that your fucking hands are cold. I like the way your hair
smells when you show up for work and it’s still wet. I like the way you spin on
your stupid stool in front of the shop cash register and glare at the giggly
sorority girls like you can’t wait for them to wake up sober tomorrow and
realize they just paid a hundred bucks for a My Little Mermaid tramp stamp. I
like the way you bite your lip when you’re tattooing and the way you always
have a smear of ink on the side of your face by the time you’re done.”
even care enough to check the mirror after you’re done with a client to notice
that you always have ink smeared on your fucking face after you tattoo
someone. I like the way you kick at stones when you walk down the street like
you’re some troubled teen with pregnancy issues.”
seriously. In fact, I love that no one takes you seriously, because then
they’d figure out just how awesome you are, and I’m afraid you’ll actually find
someone else before I can convince you that I am good for you. I want to
date you, Belinda Baker. And you know what really pissed me off
angry that you gave him the chance that I deserve.”
feeling I get when I internalize those last few words of his. Except… falling.
Like the world has just been yanked out from under me. Like I’m adrift in a sea
done. You don’t get to talk yet. I’ve been holding this in all fucking night
while you laughed and joked with my goddamned brother and his stupid yoked-out
army friend. Who, by the way, was leering at you the entire time.”
falling very quickly, like he’s really upset. And his lips are falling into a
deep frown. And his face is becoming flushed with heat. “I have earned my chance, Belinda. I didn’t
become your friend because I wanted to get in your pants. I didn’t get you the
apprentice job because I thought we’d be good together. I didn’t drive you and
Tara two thousand miles to Key West because I thought maybe you’d finally see
me for what I am. I did all those things because I like you. With no expectations whatsoever. I did all those things
because I enjoy you. And when we’re together, life is fun. Even when we’re
running from guys called Diablo, and smuggling people on boats, and especially
when we’re just hanging out doing nothing. Saying nothing. That’s my favorite
time with you. Because we’re at that place now. That place where we’re
comfortable. And I keep waiting for you to see how good we are. And you
just”—he shakes his head—“refuse! You just refuse to even consider me. But this
asshole Tony Dumas shows up out of nowhere and you give him all the
considerations. You say you don’t like him—”
he hasn’t earned?”
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