I sighed and left the bed. “You should go. I need to get ready.”
“For what?” His voice sounded raspy because we hadn’t spoken in so long.
I cringed because I didn’t want to say it. “I’m seeing Brad.” Guilt flushed through me. Was I really the kind of girl that went on a date right after I slept with someone? It grossed me out.
Ash’s eyes immediately darkened and he looked pissed. A fire erupted in his eyes, but the flames were black. “So, you’re just going to run off and have dinner with this chump?”
I didn’t want to fight so I kept my mouth shut.
He gripped me by the wrist and yanked me back into bed. “Call it off.”
“Call it off?” I asked incredulously. “I’m supposed to meet him in a little over an hour.”
“Tell him you’re sick.” He squeezed my wrist.
“I’m not bailing on him.”
“Just do it,” he ordered.
“And why should I?” I grew heated, all the anger coming back. “Give me one good reason, Ash.”
He held my gaze without blinking. “Me.”
“You?” I couldn’t keep the venom out of my voice. “What about you? I should ditch a nice guy so I can keep being your fuck buddy? What’s the point in that?”
“It’s pretty damn clear you’d rather be with me instead of him.”
His cockiness was usually endearing but now it was just irritating. “You’re such an ass.” I yanked my arm out of his grasp.
He grabbed me again. “Why go to him when you have me? I make you happy. I give you what you need. It doesn’t make any sense to go out with him. You really want some lame lawyer?”
“He’s a very nice guy.”
“Like you want a nice guy,” he barked. “You want me. Why else would you have slept with me for two days?”
I didn’t answer his question. “I’m not going to keep doing this, Ash. I need something more than a fuck buddy. I’m looking for a relationship, a long lasting one. This was fun while it lasted but it’s over. Let’s just walk away and move on.”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ash hires Alessandra to play his girlfriend. His parents want him to find someone who will change him and he cannot have that. He just wants his parents to pay him back them money he loaned them.
Alessandra impresses his parents and it goes rather smooth. What Ash didn't count on was wanting to spend time with her. All the time. What did he ever do without her?
Ash is more than just a client. Alessandra will have to change her plan where he is concerned. She is more than attracted to him. She likes his humor, his honesty, his loyalty to his parents...
This is such a sweet and yet smoking hot read. I found the banter entertaining. The story has such a good pace also.