Recently, I have launched the In Love With My Best Friend series to paperback through Createspace. To celebrate, I am doing 3 different giveaways on Goodreads! Through each giveaway, I am giving 2 copies of A Chance at Love, The Wedding, Part I and Part II. The giveaway for A Chance at Love is for the US and Canada only, while the giveaways for The Wedding, Part I and II are for the US, UK, and Canada.
To enter, either click on the links below or you can go onto Goodreads and go on the Giveaway page. The contest for A Chance at Love is going on now, while the giveaways for The Wedding Part I and Part II will start at 2am central, Midnight pacific time. The end dates will appear on each contest link. As always, good luck!
Here’s chapter 2 from LLH Book 2…
A few days later and everyone were getting ready for a new semester. Monica grabbed her backpack from the kitchen table when Donnell walked out of their bedroom with all smiles. She glanced at him, wondering why he was so happy so early in the morning.
“What’s with the chipper expression?”
“I was thinking maybe I could take you to class since I have the morning free until mine starts later.”
“I think I can get to my class in one piece, Donnell.”
“I know, but I was wondering if you would like some company? “he asked, putting his arm around her.
“As much as I would like that, I think it would be best if I went alone and you get some sleep.” she said, quickly kissing him on the cheek and going to the door. She closed it, taking a deep breath before pulling out her phone. She texted Britney, asking if she could meet her before her class. She needed to talk to someone about her issues with Donnell before she goes insane.
Or do something stupid.
Five minutes later, and she was seated inside of the student lounge drinking coffee and going through her phone when she saw Britney walking in.
“Hey. What’s wrong?” she asked, sitting down in a chair across from Monica.
“It’s Donnell, Brit. You know I love him, but he is getting on my nerves! Ever since the miscarriage, he has treated me like I’m some delicate flower. Sure, what happened to me was terrible, and I will always think about it. I’m trying really hard to move on, but it seemed as if he won’t let me.”
“Monica, Donnell is only looking out for you. He loves you and he only wants to protect you.”
“Well, he’s doing too much protecting.”
“Is there something else that’s bothering you?”
Monica sighed, staring at the door.
“What if I do something stupid? What if he pushes me so far that I end up doing something that I might regret? I’d done some crazy stuff and it scares me to think that I may potentially end everything with him.”
“Why are you worrying about that? What you should do is talk to him. You need to tell him how you feel so you wouldn’t do anything drastic.”
She nodded, knowing what Britney was saying was true, but deep down she knew that telling her feelings to Donnell would only bring more issues to an already complicated situation.
Cheryl quickly ran to the science building, nearly colliding with someone before heading up the steps. After doing a double shift at the restaurant, she barely had three hours of sleep before waking up for her 8a.m. anatomy and physiology class. She knew she couldn’t afford to miss the first day, since this class was going to be her hardest one this semester.
She walked into class, taking a seat near the door and taking a deep breath. She sighed, wondering if she could take a cat-nap before class started.
She knew what she was getting into with working and taking classes. Since majority of the staff were college students, the majority decided to only do the afternoon and early evening shifts, which meant someone had to take the late night shifts. She gladly agreed, knowing she could receive more tips, but what she didn’t bargain for was being on her feet for practically the entire night without breaks.
“Long night?” someone asked.
She turned, wondering who was speaking to her. She stared at the guy and smiled.
“You can say that.”
“Let me see; you wanted to have one last night of partying before buckling down with your studies?”
“I wish. I was working, doing a double shift at Patrick’s.”
“Oh, working girl. Well at least you have a good excuse. I’m Devin by the way.” he said, extending his hand out to her.
Cheryl smiled, accepting his handshake.
“Cheryl, nice to meet you.”
“Likewise. Well, I suggest you get plenty of sleep for this class. I know a couple of people who took it and they all said the lessons are very intense.”
“I can imagine.”
“I know we’re going to have lab partners for the semester, so if you want, we could team up.”
Cheryl stared at Devin, not sure if she should take his offer.
He smirked at her expression.
“Relax, I’m not saying we should make out or anything; unless you want to.”
he said, giving her a sexy grin.
She rolled her eyes at him while taking out a notepad and pen.
“I was just kidding. Anyway, do you want to be partners?”
“I guess, whatever.”
“Cool.” he said, giving Cheryl another glance before going into his backpack.
She glanced at Devin again, not sure what she was getting herself into.
Riana went up to Shawn’s doorstep, hoping she would see him before he went to class. She wanted to give him a surprise for his first day at Channel 2.
With his gift in her hand, she rang the doorbell, patiently waiting when the door opened.
“Hey.” Marcus said.
Riana took a step back, noticing that he was only wearing a pair of blue basketball shorts.
“Hey, Marcus. Is Shawn here?”
“He left about 20 minutes ago. He had to go to the station to sign some form for his internship. Why you didn’t call his cell?”
“I actually wanted to surprise him, but I’ll just catch up with him later.”
“He told me he was coming back here after he’s finished, so if you wanted to stick around, you can.”
Riana sighed, wondering if she should.
“I probably should just go.”
“You don’t have to.” he said, staring at her.
He stepped aside, letting her come inside the apartment. She walked in, heading straight to the living room.
“Did you want anything?”
Yeah, a shirt so you could cover up. she thought, sitting down on the couch.
Marcus looked down, realizing he needed to put on a shirt.
“I’ll be right back.”
Riana nodded, watching him go to his room. She took a deep breath, wondering what was wrong with her. How could she be lusting after her boyfriend’s brother?
He walked back in, his chest now covered with black t-shirt.
“I see you’re not taking a morning class?”
“My class starts later today, but I do have a morning class tomorrow.”
“Okay. I feel like college was so long ago for me, even though I graduated three years ago.”
“What was your major?”
“Criminal justice. I wanted to be a lawyer, but decided being a cop was more rewarding. After college, I applied for the academy, got in, and the rest is history.”
“Do you regret not pursuing a career as a lawyer?”
“No. I love working for the force. I don’t think I could see myself doing anything else. What about you? I know you’re majoring in journalism, but what route you want to pursue?”
“I’m not sure yet. I’m leaning toward broadcasting, but I’m also considering print media.”
“I’m pretty sure it’s exciting to pursue.”
“It is, especially with everything that goes into journalism. I’m enjoying it.” she said, giving a bright smile.
Marcus looked at her and smiled.
Riana stared into his eyes, realizing they were hazel. She turned away from his glance and looked towards the wall.
“Are you okay? I know things have been awkward since the bathroom incident.”
“Everything is fine.”
“You sure, because I don’t want us to be weird around each other. Like Shawn said, we’re kind of even now since I seen you half naked.”
“Don’t remind me.” Riana softly said.
“Although I have to admit, if you weren’t my brother’s girlfriend, I would have definitely tried to talk to you.”
Riana stared at Marcus when the door suddenly opened.
“Hey.” Shawn said, walking in. He looked at the two, noticing the awkward glance Riana had on her face.
“What’s going on?” he asked.
Riana looked from Shawn to Marcus, wondering what the hell she should do.
Hi everyone!! Since the release of In Love With My Best Friend, I was debating on whether I should include an epilogue to the current story, since the ending was kind of short. Although Camille and Trevor had their HEA, it was still something missing and felt another part should be added to show the love the two have for each other.
Although I may not rerelease the story to include a new ending or an epilogue, I decided to share the epilogue to give an idea on how the relationship progressed after the wedding chaos.
If I decide to rerelease the story, the epilogue may not be in the story; it could be a completely different ending; but for now, here is the unedited epilogue to In Love With My Best Friend from Camille’s point of view. Enjoy 🙂
“What a day,” I said as I hit my garage opener to close the garage down. I got out of my car and went straight to the door, signaling the alarm as I quickly hit the button to silent it before I received a call from my alarm company.
I couldn’t believe the events that happened at work today! First, I had the meeting from hell with a client that wanted to have an event worthy of an all-out orgy. After explaining to the client that their event would be probably lead to an eventual raid by Houston Police, the client decided to take their business elsewhere, which I gladly obliged. Along with getting into an all-out argument with Vicky over the importance of employee etiquette (which she has none of), I decided to call it a day, which was the best decision I could had made today.
Now that the day was over, all I wanted to do was see Trevor and have his muscular arms wrapped around me. As soon as I left the office, I called him to see if he would be free tonight, but unfortunately, he had a campaign that was due and had to work late to finish it.
Three weeks since the wedding chaos, Trevor and I have been inseparable. We spent almost every day and night together and I loved every bit of it. I still can’t believe Trevor and I are together. Although the two of us were too stubborn to admit the feelings we had for each other, I wouldn’t change how the way we ended up together.
As soon as I open the door to my house, I look down and notice a trail of red rose petals place by the threshold and the living room floor. Candlelight filter the living room as the sound of Chrisette Michele was playing softly in the background. The smells of Cajun chicken pasta instantly tickle my nose as I start to walk down the trail.
I walk into the dining room, immediately smiling at the sight in front of me. Trevor walks out of the kitchen looking as delicious as the meal that was placed on the table. I could tell he just showered as his black hair was still damp and was wearing my favorite plaid shirt and dark blue jeans. That shirt always was a turn-on to me, and how it looks on him now made me extremely horny.
“I thought you had to work late?” I said as I went up to him.
“I couldn’t tell you about the surprise I had for you. Besides, even if I had to work late, I would have dropped everything to be with you.”
I smile as I give him a kiss. He wraps his arms around me, bending down to kiss my neck.
“I see you put the key I gave you to good use.”
“Well, you did say to make myself at home whenever I wanted to.”
“Of course,” I say.
“So, where’s your car? I didn’t see it when I pulled up.”
“Charles dropped me off. For some reason, he asked about Tia and Eric earlier.”
“I don’t know why. For all I know, Tia is pretty happy with Eric. She said they’re even going out-of-town this weekend.”
“Really? They only had been dating for three weeks.”
“I know, but you know how Tia is. When she’s with someone, she kind of likes to take things fast.”
“Well, I’m glad Tia is happy, but right now, the only thing I want to focus on is us.”
Trevor says as he takes off my jacket.
Trevor stares at me as he puts his hand through my hair. I start to become nervous as he continues to look at me.
“What’s wrong, baby.”
“Nothing’s wrong. Just thinking how lucky I am that you love me.”
I begin to tear up, realizing that the man standing in front of me was more than just my best friend. Now, he’s the love of my life.
“I still hate what I put you through. If I just said something sooner about how I felt, we wouldn’t have wasted so much time…”
“Baby, what matters now is that we’re together. But there is a way you could make it up to me, since you still feel bad about what happened.”
Trevor gives me a perplexed glance.
“And what is that?”
I look at him as I unbutton his shirt. I smile as I place a hand down his chest.
I didn’t need to explain any further as I unzip my dress. I let it fall to the floor, revealing my black and white lace bra and matching thong.
“Dinner can wait.” I say as I head towards the hallway. I turn around as I give Trevor a seductive glance, urging him to come to me. Trevor gives me a sexy grin as he walks up to me. He lifts me up, causing me to giggle as we went towards my bedroom.
I never thought seventeen years ago that the boy who lived next door to me would capture my heart. Sure, I had feelings for him then, but I didn’t think he felt the same way. Although it took us forever to admit them, we both know now that what we have is true love, and that is something that I will always be grateful for.
As I stare at the handsome man in front of me, I can truthfully say that I am in love with my best friend, just like he is with me.
“I love you, Camille.” Trevor says softly as he kisses my forehead.
Hearing those three little words from Trevor’s lips always bring joy to my heart. I pull him towards me as I give him a passionate kiss.
“I love you too, Trevor.”
And just like that, the issues and the heartache we endure were worth it, leading us into a lifetime of pure happiness.
Hi everyone!! Since the release of Our Love, I’ve received quite a few comments regarding the ending. Yes, the ending was very unexpected, and yes, it probably wasn’t want everyone wanted; but now, even I’m thinking the same thing and feel pretty bad about it.
When I was writing the story, I wrote two endings- an HEA and the ending that’s in the current story. I was very conflicted on which direction I wanted to take the couple. I wanted Charlie and Michael to be happy, especially after everything the two been through individually and as a couple. I think the reason I chose the current ending is because I felt that in life not everyone is going to have a happy ending, no matter how much you want it to be. But I also realized after the story was published that I wanted the two to have the happy ending they deserved.
With that being said, an updated version of Our Love will be released very soon. The updated version will include the ending that should have been in the current story (which personally I think is pretty sweet 🙂 ). For anyone who has purchased the story between the release date and now will automatically receive the updated version. Keep checking back on my blog to find out when the updated version will officially be available.
As always, I appreciate the feedback and comments I’ve received by readers who purchased both In Love With My Best Friend and Our Love.
And trust me, Love Unbroken will definitely have an HEA 🙂
Happy reading everyone!!