Everything that Bee once believed in has changed … because of him. With one heated glance, one meaningful touch, one soul-melting kiss, he has turned her world upside down and transformed her life forever.
She knows he’ll do anything for her, including sacrificing all that he holds dear and never letting her go.
But what is she willing to do for him?
Will Bee embrace the unthinkable to keep her man safe and give up her dreams to spend one more night in his arms? Will their passion be enough to satisfy them?
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I fill a pitcher with ice water and start when Mack grabs my wrist. “We should leave,” he informs me, his forehead furrowed. “I don’t like the looks of those men.” He nods toward nine guys huddled around two tables, cameras and other recording equipment hanging around their necks.
I stiffen. They must be paparazzi, taking a break from stalking me.
My gut says to run, to save myself. I glance at the dozens of waiting customers and then at Yelena, my solitary sister in the service trenches. My sense of honor won’t allow this option. “I can’t abandon the other waitress.”
Mack’s eyes gleam with respect. “Then avoid those tables. This could go FUBAR quickly.”
“Avoiding those tables will look too suspicious.” I pull away from him. “They won’t recognize me. No one notices the busboy.”
“They notice when the busboy looks like you,” Mack mumbles. “I’m calling this in.” He presses his right index finger against his phone’s screen and raises the device to his ear.
So much for not distracting Hawke. My lips twist. I hurry from table to table, topping customers’ glasses up, quieting some loud complainers, and earning a thankful smile from Yelena.
I scurry around a tall skinny man with bloodshot eyes. He plays with his bill, his fingers trembling, his gaze flicking between Yelena, me, and the door. I recognize his look of desperation, having seen it in hitchhikers’ faces as they stop at the diner. He plans to dine and dash, running away without paying for his meal.
Yelena or I will be blamed, our wages docked. That can’t happen. I need every dollar.
Seeking to dissuade the fraudster, I move between him and the exit. Unfortunately, this places me closer to the paparazzi’s tables.
“Fill me up, baby doll.” A husky man with a thick beard holds out his empty glass. A camera with a huge lens is set on the table beside him. “I’m thirsty for everything you’ve got.” He waggles his untamed eyebrows.
Having already heard every cheesy line ever given to a female waitress, I fix a smile on my face and pour water into Romeo’s glass.
He leans closer to me, the scent of old perspiration surrounding him. “You smell delicious.” Romeo licks his lips. “What perfume are you wearing?”
“Eau de french fry.” I edge away from him and fill his friend’s glass.
“Hey, don’t run away.” Romeo grabs my hand and pulls me backward. “If you give me some love, I’ll make you famous.” He touches his camera.
Mack stands, looming large and menacing near the counter. I shake my head and twist away from the overzealous customer, not wishing Hawke’s friend to interfere.
“I don’t want to be famous.” As I say this, I realize it’s the truth. I desire to be seen, to be watched, but I don’t want my identity to be known. The thought of passersby on the street recognizing me, confronting me, knowing my perverted secrets, horrifies me.
“Everyone wants to be famous.” Romeo reaches for me again.
For the most part, I loved this book; there were parts that frustrated me though. Bee finally chose her man but her insecurities are getting hard to handle for me as a reader. The man she loves does love her and all that makes Bee, well her. This is something I really admire; it takes a strong man to be so sure of himself and his feelings that nothing will derail him from what he wants. Bee needs to see this and I know she will. She will eventually heal and learn to trust and this will strengthen the relationship. For now, I want to ring her neck, lol. For those biting your nails waiting for some BIG secrets to be told well here you go… Friendly is…. HA you need to read to find out 😉
A new family member is also added in this addition that I found a surprise and well worth the wait. Cynthia’s characters really are growing and developing as this series continues. Bee’s mom has met someone and learning to trust again right along with her daughter. Though Bee seams more reserved still her mom is ready for the leap. I was glad to read this because I was hoping for good things to happen to such a strong amazing single mom (not that I am bias or anything 😉 ) Cynthia Sax has not disappointed bringing in the heart wrenching story and the steamy love seans a great blend and I will let you all know how # 11 is as soon as I get done reading it J
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