It appears all the Amazon issues are behind us. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Again, I do apologize for what happened and will make sure it never happens again.
Sometimes there’s a guy who’s so sweet you can’t help but adore him. I think Noah is that guy. It’s his job to take care of kids, but he’s just sweet enough to risk a toothache. Oh, but it would be worth it!
Excerpt from Round & Ravishing
“Is she your girlfriend?” a little girl that reminded be of Becca with her blonde pigtails and big blue eyes asked.
Noah winked at me and knelt in front of her. “I’m just friends with her. But see, I’m lonely since you’re still too young for me. In another ten years I’m all yours, Lucy.”
She giggled and hugged him tight. She surprised me when she hugged me then beckoned me down to her level with her little finger.
“You’re pretty. But Noah promised he’d marry me if I got better.”
I nodded solemnly, not willing to laugh at the adorable little girl. “Do you think it’s okay if I spend some time with him until you’re old enough to marry him?”
She nodded. “Yes, but only if you don’t marry him.”
“I promise, Lucy.”
When I stood again, Noah slid his arm around my waist. “You’re good with kids, aren’t you?”
I nodded. “I like kids. They’re a lot of fun.”
“Do you want kids some day?”
“I think I’d like that. Unfortunately I’m not sure that day will ever come.”
“Why not?” Noah asked, stopping me in front of a painting that had red, black, and yellow smears of paint covering a canvas.
I shrugged. “I’m not settled yet, or even close. A lot of my friends are starting to have kids and I feel like I’m so far from where they are. I’m thrilled for them because it’s what they want, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get there.”
“I’m sure you will.” We kept walking and Noah slipped his hand into mine.
“Do you want kids?”
He shrugged. “I don’t know. I love them, obviously, but I’d see the face of my child in every patient I’m afraid. I think I’d be terrified to miss something in my own kid.”
“I’ve always thought of life as a series of events that you can choose how they effect you. If you hide from life because of fear, you’ll regret all the things you missed out on. If you live every day as though it was a chance to share something with another person, even if that person is only in your life for a short time, you’ll be a lot happier.”
Noah stopped and turned me toward him. “Is that how you live your life, Tara?”
His voice dipped low and rumbled down my spine, eliciting a reaction from every inch of my body. I wanted to grab his hand and run out of there, living my life just a little more. But we couldn’t leave until Noah had spoken to everyone, so I had to answer the question.