The Complicationby Nia Arthurs
English | 2019 | Romance | ePUB | 1.3 Mb
The Complicationby : Love is never black and white.
When it came to dating, I had one rule–my boyfriend loved me more than I loved him. Simple. That way I didn’t get hurt.
But one man shattered my resolve. Elliot White. My best friend from college who became so much more.
After we graduated, I flew back to Belize and I thought I’d never see Elliot again. Now, he’s back in my life… while I’m wearing another man’s ring. I shouldn’t be this drawn to him but, deep down, I can’t let him go.
I’ve been down this road before, and this time I have my fiancé to consider. What if I break my rule, only for Elliot to break my heart… again?
“I didn’t move, didn’t even blink as he took me in—my black, flowered romper, the hoops in my ears, the frizzy crown of my hair that curled rebelliously out of my pseudo-bun.
“I’ve been meaning to call you,” he shook his head. “I can’t believe…wow, Imani.”
“Elliot.” His name wasn’t the only word in my vocabulary. I swear. But all of a sudden, it was the only thing I could murmur.
My heart started beating like it was a tambourine in the hands of a Pentecostal mid-praise break. There was no proper explanation for it. Except, maybe, that I was excited about meeting an old friend.
I clamped my mouth shut before I said his name again—like an absolute fool—and studied the planes of his gorgeous face that had gotten hotter with age.
What is this sorcery?
“How have you been?” he asked. “The last time I heard from you was…”
“Graduation. We haven’t talked since we graduated.”
“Geez, that was what? Five, six years ago?”
He bobbed his head. “I meant to stay in touch…”