To say or run? To love or not? All love stories are made up of pivotal moments that change lives, moments when a person realizes that they want to be with the other person for better or worse--come hell or high water. This is one from Dancing Barefoot on My Sexy Saturday
He brushed her tears away with his thumbs. "No, don't cry for me."
How could she not? In an instant, all illusions of his adventures after Italy seemed childish and absurd. What had she asked him last night at McDougals? To tell of all the wonderful places he'd been? The love she'd felt for him in the past rushed to present in an overwhelming flood of emotion. She grabbed the back of his head and held him close. Who cared about convention or timing or reality? She never wanted to let him go again, who cared if that went against everything she'd ever believed about herself? She wanted Jacques Sinclair in her life. Period.
"I want the world to know it is me in the book and in the photographs. I want to stand by your side on Saturday night. If I lose my job, then I'll find another because I'm damn good at what I do but..." she grinned when he smiled..."I'm not letting you go again."
"It won't be easy, could get dirty."
"I can handle it."
"I don't want you to need to handle anything. I wanted to date you, romance you—"
"Still can. I'm all up for the dating and romancing." She grinned against his chin.
Success means different things to everyone. On the surface, Jessica Moriarty appears to have the world at her feet. An architect on the fast-track to a partnership and moving in all the right social circles, she's checking off the boxes on her to-do list. But she's living a lie. The 'perfect life' facade hides a heart filled with regret and a longing for a love she abandoned.
World-renowned photographer, Jacques Sinclair, doesn't need much to be happy. As long as he has his cameras, a backpack, and a good pair of walking shoes, he's content. No matter how far he travels, though, he can't escape the heartbreak of the one woman who'd been able to bring him to his knees.
A chance meeting brings Jacques and Jessica back together. Reunions aren't always happy—sometimes they stir up unwanted pain and forgotten passion. As they stumble their way back to one another, they're ensnared in a web of conspiracy, manipulation, and sabotage designed to keep them apart. Will they be able to break free of the ties that bind them to seize the love of a lifetime? Or will the pressure to conform rip them apart forever?
***Dancing Barefoot is book two, the final book in the Dancing Barefoot Series***