We all have things we’d like forgotten. Memories that aren’t that good. Regrets. Stupid things we’ve said or done. Sometimes we get lucky and they’re forgotten by everyone around us, even if they feel like they’ll never go away for us.
Jaymes still remembers the moments he was taken with clarity. But lucky for him, being forgotten isn’t all bad.
Excerpt from Forgotten
Kelsea stuck a bite of pasta in her mouth and laughed. She and Jaymes spent the day together, in and out of bed. It had been a long time since she let herself be that free with a man, but it felt natural with Jaymes. He made her feel beautiful, so walking around naked wasn’t an issue for her.
“I wish I’d known you when you were younger,” she told Jaymes.
He shook his head. “Oh, no. That wouldn’t have been good. I never would have gotten my degrees if I had a woman like you around when I was younger. I spent most of my sex life alone. That worked well for me.”
“Yeah, right. A guy like you can’t possibly go unnoticed. The glasses give you a sexy, nerdy vibe. And these muscles. You’re seriously hot, Jaymes.”
He went silent on her for a minute. When he met her gaze, there was something unreadable in his. “I started working out after I was taken. And the glasses are new, too. I was kept in a basement. It was so dark and I stared at a computer screen for so long that it strained my eyes and I need glasses now.”
Well, shit. “I’ll just chew on my foot in silence for now.”
He shook his head and gave her a tight grin. “You didn’t know.”
She shrugged. “No, but I should have. You said something before, and I just forgot. Is that bad? That I forgot you were taken.”
He shook his head. “It’s not. It’s good. It means you see more of me than the victim I am.”