make it through another day without being discovered.
instinct is to retreat. Falling in love is not in her plan, and after
what she’s been through, she’s not ready to trust anyone yet.
showing up at the bar she works at one night, he leaves a note,
asking to show Michele the city. It goes against every rule she has
set in place for herself. She wants to forget about him and his
offer, but something about him draws her in. She can’t shake it, so
especially after a stunning reveal that draws her and Iain even
shoulder, waiting for inevitable disaster. And she can’t help but
ask herself if she escaped one prison, only to lock herself into a
new one of her own making.
child, Maia, and as of June 2017, a rescue dog named Dorothy. She’s
a lover of books, film, and all things imaginary. Someone to Stay is
her first published novel.
“Are you lost?”
The sound of a voice, a male voice, snapped me out of my thoughts. I turned to look in the direction of that voice and saw a man staring at me, hands in his coat pockets, blue eyes piercing mine.
“Excuse me?” I asked, trying to add indignation to my question but failing miserably. I knew how I looked: windswept hair and reddened cheeks from the cold, holding a flimsy map of the city. I had been staring at it for too long, like a lost toursit.
“I don’t mean to be rude or anything. You just looked lost. Can I help you find your way?”
My eyes flicked to his full lips, tracing the line of a well-groomed beard, and then finding my way back to those eyes again. He didn’t look threatening, but I was immediately suspicious. He seemed awful friendly for being a perfect stranger, and any thoughts of him being a tourist were lost when I caught his mild accent. I had heard a lot of New Yorker accents since I got here, but for reasons unknown to me, his made me look twice.
He was handsome. Oh, who was I kidding? He was hot. A blush crept up my neck as I felt a strange feeling in my gut, knowing that I was reacting to a stranger in the street.
Jesus, calm down, I told myself.