I knew better, but I still did it.
I wasn’t the same man she used to know.
Briella called me out. Womanizer, allergic to commitment, and happily single. She didn’t realize the teenager she knew had changed. She still saw me as the guy who ditched her sister at a school dance more than a decade earlier. I wasn’t that guy anymore, but I didn’t need her to see me as more. No one else did, so why should she.
She was a sweet, curvy, sexy single mom that deserved better than me.
She gave so much of herself to everyone else, I wondered how she had any left at the end of the day. Mother, business owner, volunteer…but all I saw was the woman she was beneath all the masks she wore. Kind, strong, passionate, and the most amazing woman I’d ever known.
She thought I was the devil. Maybe I was. But she was definitely an angel. One I didn’t deserve. One I couldn’t resist.
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He looked at me for a minute then narrowed his eyes. “Who is she?”
“Who is who?”
“The woman who has you twisted up.”
I shook my head. “No one.”
“So there is someone.”
“Nope. No one.”
“The only person you’ve been spending time with lately is Briella, and I know it isn’t her.”
“How do you know that?” I snapped.
He looked at me, eyes wide. “No. Tell me it’s not Bri.”
“No, Alvin. No. You can’t go after her. She’s a single mom. She just went through a divorce, and she’s getting in the middle of a battle with her ex over child support. No.”
“Nothing is going on with Bri,” I stated.
“I’m serious, Alvin. She’s not someone you can do this to.”
“Do what to? Who do you think I am?”
“I know exactly who you are,” Micah said. “And I’d trust you with my life, but never with my sister if I had one. You destroy women. They fall hard for you, and you’re done before you’re even out of bed. You would crush Bri if you went after her.”
“I’m not going after her.”
“Didn’t you have Kyle over the weekend?”
I nodded. “Yes, just Kyle. Not Briella.”
“What’s your game?”
I groaned. “No game. I’m not doing anything with her.”
Micah glared at me for a long minute, then sighed. “Okay, good. Sorry I jumped to conclusions. Can you imagine how bad it would be if you and Bri were together? It would ruin everything at Opposites Attract.”