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“Are you hungry?” Charles asked.
“A little,” Briana said.
“The kitchen is this way,” he took the lead.
She followed behind him and admired the strength of his walk. Only a man could walk like that and it looked like he had a nice butt too. She giggled and covered her mouth with her hand. Charles looked back at her, “What’s so funny?”
She shook her head vibrantly, “Nothing.”
“It must be something because you’re laughing now are you going to leave me hanging?”
She giggled some more, “Nice butt.”
“You think so?” he said wiggling his eyebrows.
“Yeah, I do.”
“Beautiful smile,” he said.
“Thank you.” She blushed.
In the kitchen he made stir fry vegetables and chicken. Adding rice as their side. “Do you like sweet tea?” he asked.
“If you don’t you’ll love mine.” Charles poured her a glass of sweet tea adding a lemon and a straw. “How do you feel?”
“Like I’m from another planet.”
“Why is that?”
“Because the only thing I know for certain is that I look like everyone else. Human I mean. I can’t imagine that when people have memory loss it’s a full loss like this.”
“Some people do and some can remember things from their past. It depends on the circumstance and the reason behind the memory loss. Your accident was bad you were lucky to wake up from that coma.”
“You’re right, I shouldn’t be feeling sorry for myself. Excuse me.”
“That’s normal, I’m sure you’ll have more questions and things on your mind as time goes along. We’ll deal with them as they come. Do you mind if we say grace before we eat?”
Briana was in lust with him. She could tell by his mindset that he was not the average guy. “No not at all.” She said.
They bowed their heads and Charles spoke to the Lord. He asked for protection and guidance and blessings over their food. While he prayed Briana watched him. He was so handsome and had such a loving nature. Could it have been possible for them to meet on such an awkward occasion? Whatever the reason she was glad God put her in good hands.
“In Jesus name, “Amen.”
“Amen,” she said.
“I can say I remember him,” she said.
“And that’s really all that matters,” he responded.
“So you’re a Christian man huh?”
“I try to be.”
“No wife or kids?”
Charles put his fork down, “They died, two years ago.”
The revelation gave her pause, “I’m sorry,” she said.
“For what it wasn’t your fault.”
“I’m sorry for asking I just noticed this house is so big and not having any family here made me curious.”
“As you should be. We never lived in this house. This was one of the houses we’d picked out while house hunting. Really we were just doing it for fun. At the time we didn’t have the financial means to own a home with us trying take care of our family which was getting bigger. She was pregnant. Seven months.”
He hesitated. Briana reached across the table and grabbed his hand. “Maybe we should change the subject.” She said.
“Nah, I want you to know. That way we can get it out and never have to bring it up again.” He continued, “We were coming from my oldest son’s birthday party my parents had thrown him at their home. He was turning eight. We needed to go pick up groceries before we went home so we went to the party in separate vehicles to have room for the food. I drove our pick-up truck while she drove the kids in our car in front of me. The car was full. My two son’s Alex and Seth, my wife, my niece and oldest nephew. Halfway to the store a drunk driver crossed the lanes and ran into them head on. I was about two cars behind them. Immediately the car went up in flames. When I got to them I pulled over and tried to get them out but the doors were jammed. I couldn’t save them. Not one of them. I had to watch them burn. Their screams and cries. He paused again and closed his eyes his jaws clenched.
“My God,” Briana said.
His eyes glistened with fresh tears threatening to descend down his face as he relived the horrific accident. Briana got up from the table and went to him. At the moment boundaries were not thought of as she reached to console him. She pulled at his chair and he allowed her to comfort him. In his lap she sat and held him as he breathed heavily into her neck fighting back the breakdown that tried to consume him.
“The memory still hurts,” he said.
“I am so sorry I asked,” Briana said. “Please let’s change the subject. Are you okay?”
“I was able to save you,” he said his voice tight. “Ever since that day I have devoted my time to saving people in similar situations. No family should ever have to watch a love one die that way.”
Briana felt chills flow through her. This had to be the reason he was so caring when it came to her. He truly was her guardian angel.
“I’m okay. How are you?” he asked.
“I was better before I opened my big mouth.”
His honey brown eyes searched hers. Charles felt her sincerity and raw emotion ran through his gut. He was aware of her warm soft body invading his space and he didn’t mind it one bit. His lips met hers and they kissed. A simple kiss at first then his hands wrapped around her waist and their kiss deepened. He turned her toward him and she straddled his lap. They devoured each other, his lips sucking the bottom and top of her lips before inserting his tongue in her mouth. Briana’s stomach was in knots and she savored the taste of him. A moan left her mouth and found its way down Charles throat which was met with his own barbaric sexually stimulated grunt. As Briana slightly pulled away from him for air, Charles rained kisses down her chin, across her face and to her neck. Briana felt his arousal grow beneath her which in turn made her body heat up from the bottom of her toes to the top of her ears.
In a breathless voice Briana spoke, “Maybe we should slow down.”
After she said it she regretted it. No way did she want to slow down at least that’s what her body told her. Charles fervent kisses slowed, he didn’t want to stop either. Briana had set his emotions on high and every loin in his body wanted her right then right now. Slowly he sat back his broad shoulders and chest heaving forcing himself to comply with her wishes.
“That wasn’t very Christ like, now was it?” Charles said with little amusement.
Briana fidgeted, “It’s just that,” she searched for the right words to say “I don’t want our love making to be in vain. I don’t want it to happen because you’re feeling vulnerable right now.”
Charles regarded her for a long moment his thick eyelashes hovering over his strong penetrating gaze. His tongue swept across his bottom lip as he assessed her, tasting the sweetness she left lingering on his mouth. “I can assure you,” he said his voice deep and husky “when we do make love there will be nothing vain about it.”
Briana’s breathing quickened, she stood her breast rubbing against his face. Before he could stop himself his hands griped her waist and he stood picking her up her legs instantly wrapped around him, with one arm he pushed his dinner plate to the floor sending it crashing. Charles laid her down on the table pressing his body against hers. There was a momentary second of pause just long enough for him to give her the chance to stop him. When she didn’t he leaned down kissing her navel leaving a trail of kisses up her bare flat stomach to the cleft between her breasts.
“Wait,” she said it was barely above a whisper. He groaned. “I’m sorry,” she said. Once again she was assaulted by his gaze. “It’s not that I don’t want to—” her voice trailed off. He stood letting her legs fall from his waist taking a step back.
“No,” he said, “I’m sorry, I got carried away.”
Briana sat up her body still yearning for him to forget everything she said and have his way with her. Instead he held out his hand and helped her off the table and pulled her into his arms. “Have a drink with me.”
“Sure,” she said “Are you trying to get me drunk now?”
He gave her a half smile, “When you’re ready I won’t have to get you drunk trust me.”
She smiled with thoughts of what could be with this handsome man. “I don’t know whether to be scared of relived.”
“A little bit of both,” he said.
Release Date: March 1, 2016
The only thing Briana and Tiana have in common are their identical looks. Tiana is tired of pretending to like her sister in fact she doesn’t love her at all. She’s had enough of being in Briana’s shadow and after plotting her sister’s demise she takes the ultimate step to kill her and take over her life.
When Briana wakes up in the hospital after 6 months of being in a coma nothing is familiar to her not even the handsome gentleman sitting next to her bedside. With smooth brown skin and a strong square jawline his masculinity keeps Briana’s voice at bay. Even when his alluring brown eyes turn to meet hers with surprise no recognition hits her but she does feel something else. Discouraged by her empty memory the thoughtful stranger turns into her knight in shining armor. Could she have been so lucky to wake up alongside him or does she need a serious wake-up call?
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