Here’s a sneak peek at TATTOOED HEARTS…
“That was beautiful,” Zack’s voice came from across the room. I looked up to see him leaning against the doorway in only his boxer briefs. The tattoos on his muscular chest and arms made him even more attractive than he was in a suit and tie. I felt another pang of my betrayal for even noticing.
I ran my hand along the keys, “Wes bought me this piano. It’s going to kill me to leave it behind.”
Zack pushed off the wall, slowly making his way towards the piano. He slid onto the bench next to me. “Wes could play anything. He was so talented.”
“I know. I miss him. I was so damn lonely before he came into my life. I’m not ready to be alone again.” My fingers aimless danced over the keys, not really playing anything.
Zack ran his hand along the side of my face, then gently turned it towards his. “Come home with me, Rissa.”
I dropped my chin, “You don’t owe me anything, Zack. I know what last night was.”
“I know what it was too. We were both emotional. We were drowning our grief in each other. But, you don’t have to do this alone. We can help each other get through this.”
“I might not be okay for a long time.”
“That’s all right.”
I couldn’t believe I was actually considering this. But where else would I go? It could be my chance to make a new start away from the memories of this place. I could take this chance, but… there were so many buts. “What happened last night, can’t happen again.”
“I know,” he answered. “But, we could be friends. We could help each other.”
“It would only be until I got back on my feet. I’ll get a job and find my own place as soon as I can.” I was already putting stipulations on his proposal.
“There’s no hurry. You can stay with me as long as it takes,” he offered.
“Let me have until the morning to decide?” I asked. His offer was more than appealing, but was it the right choice?
I couldn’t deny the immediate attraction I felt towards Zack. Getting involved with him would be wrong. I didn’t know if I would be able to have a platonic relationship with him. What if he wanted more? What if I did? Then what?