Smelling the hint of his cologne. Hearing his voice speak her name. It was like reopening a cut you thought already healed and pouring salt directly into it.
Knowing she was a poor liar under pressure kept him from telling her the truth. He remembered far too many occasions as kids when they had formulated a story to stay out of trouble with their parents and she had blown it within seconds.
He knew how long she had been waiting and wanted her to be completely ready, even if that meant he didn’t get the relief tonight. He could wait forever if it meant doing right by her.
even when he was being a complete and total ass, he was still one of the most handsome men she had ever seen.
Despite the looming threat to his own life, he still felt the strong drive to protect Jessica in every cell of his body.
He knew it was a horrible time, but seeing her kicked his heart into overdrive.