“This book was such a winner. I love the sweetness, the passion, the fun, the devotion, and the love that is displayed throughout the book.” – Goodreads Review *****
Pining for your best friend sucks ass—and not the good kind of sucking. But I can’t back away, and I definitely can’t let go. Eddie Phelps is too damn important to me. He has my heart and soul. Well, he and his daughter, a ten-year-old who one day will run the world.
It’s not like I can even blame Eddie for mixed signals or anything. He’s done everything right. He always does. Honestly, that’s part of his problem.
But I won’t put pressure on him. That means it’s down to Eddie to see how freakin’ awesome a catch I am. I just have no idea how exactly I’ll get him to do that.
Sure, I’m a professional basketball player. But once upon a time, so was he. It’s going to take something huge to get him to see beyond my age *cough immaturity cough*. But since Eddie isn’t one for making wrong moves, I’m not sure a grand gesture will work.
That leads me back to pining, and hoping somehow, someway, he’ll see me as more than a joker. More than his best friend—even though I’m a kick-ass one. Maybe someday, he’ll know I’m exactly the person he needs to make the move on.
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I bobbed my head. Eddie, and sometimes Lottie when my games didn’t clash with school, made regular trips to see me play. Every single time, I was overwhelm¬ed he made the effort, all but pinching myself knowing he valued my friendship as much as I did his.
“I booked us in at the hotel restaurant. I hope that’s okay.” His gaze flicked to his daughter, and I glanced at her still in my arms. Her head was against my shoulder. While her eyes were open, I figured she’d be exhausted. Not that she’d ever admit as much to either of us.
“Sounds good. The perfect place to spend time with this crazy kid.”
Eddie’s smile was soft, and when my gaze traveled to his face, I realized it was directed at me rather than Lottie.
I held his stare for a beat before glancing away, too terrified he’d see longing in my eyes. The last thing I wanted was him to feel awkward. And the thought of not spending time with either of them wasn’t worth the risk.
“You want me to drive?” Eddie asked as we stepped into the secure parking lot. My relieved smile was instant, as was the flutter in my stomach. He knew I always had a mini adrenaline crash post game, where I was overcome with tiredness until I got a decent meal.
“That’d be great, thanks.” I passed him the key to my SUV, which I may have upgraded to last year with Lottie in mind.
We got settled in the car, and Eddie started the engine. “With this traffic, it’ll take us at least forty-five minutes. Why don’t you rest? You know I’ve got you.”
Our gazes caught, a whisper of a smile tilting his lips. I closed my eyes, aware he spoke the truth. The only trouble was, I wish he had me in every way possible.
Becca Seymour is the #1 gay romance best seller of the True-Blue series. Known for “steamy and endearing” and “emotionally profound love stories” (InD’tale Magazine) her books have been nominated for multiple RONE Awards.
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