Novella #5 in the Feels Like Romance series
Jessica is an accountant and as straight-laced as they come. Ever since she was a little girl, she's always had to get things right. She and Nick have been friends off and on since they were little but she's tired of him popping in and out of her life. She cares about him but has trouble believing that he won't just disappear again.
Nick is as charming and handsome as they come. He changes women as often as he changes his socks. But he's getting tired of the game. When his path crosses Jessica's again, he is reminded of why they have been friends for so long. She actually gets him - not like the other women he's dated. But when fate steps in and tries to take her from him, will it be a case of... you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
Jessica and NIck have choices to make. Will they let go of their fears? Or will they lose each other forever?
Please note: This is a short, contemporary romance, stand-alone novella for adults 18 and over. In this novella, just like in life, sometimes things get a little hot and steamy, if you don't like that, then you might want to try a different story. And don’t worry, we hate cliffhangers as much as you do - this novella is guaranteed to come to a satisfying HEA conclusion.
approximately 28 000 words
An excerpt from Feels Like Desire
“I owe you an apology, Jess. I never saw our friendship as being a problem or being hurtful to you.”
When I looked up, she turned her eyes away.
“I see it now. And I’m sorry.”
“Yeah, well, that was a long time ago, Nick.”
“It was. But you haven’t forgiven me.”
I picked up my iced tea as she answered.
“What do you mean? There’s nothing to forgive. You never promised me anything.” Even an emotional idiot like me could hear the pain in her voice when she said that.
I stared at her beautiful face. All those years since that kiss in her parents’ living room, I had thought that she wasn’t interested. All this time, I had played the serial boyfriend, dating girl after girl who never seemed to get me. And after all that, now I was learning that she had wanted me too?
I studied her. Maybe she wouldn’t admit it to me. She probably wouldn’t even admit it to herself. But the hurt in her eyes couldn’t be disguised.
I hadn’t promised her anything. No. I hadn’t. But actions spoke louder than words. I had said something with that kiss, and she had said something when she had pushed me away. But now I was questioning whether I had understood that push correctly after all.
I paused with my drink halfway to my mouth, considering her choice of words. Then I put the glass back on the table.
“No, I didn’t promise you anything.” I leaned forward, staring into her crystal-clear blue eyes. “But maybe I should have.”
“You don’t owe me anything, Nick,” she said, no more able to break our gaze than I was.
“Yes, Jessica. I do. I realize that now.” I reached across the table and captured her hand before she knew what I was doing and could pull it back. “And I intend to repay you — in full.”
Order of the Feels Like Romance series
1. Feels Like Home
2. Feels Like Forever
3. Feels Like Love
4. Feels Like Sunshine
5. Feels Like Desire