Her Best Man
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by Michelle Houston
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Rick has always been a part of Katherine's life, including being best man at her wedding to his friend. When her marriage falls apart, she finds out that her previous unrequited feelings for Rick aren't so unrequited.
eBook Publisher: Phaze, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: February 2009
16 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [33 KB]
Reading time: 16-23 min.
Disheartened, Katherine slumped to the kitchen floor and stared at the filled boxes surrounding her. It was sad to see three and a half years of her life reduced to a couple dozen boxes. She could see the corner of a picture frame peeking out from one box, her clothing tossed haphazardly into another few. Most of the things that had been part of her home, she had to leave behind.
"Damn him," she whispered to the empty room.
Not one to normally sit and cry over what couldn't be changed, she blinked rapidly as her eyes started to burn, heralding tears to come. Wiping angrily at her eyes with the backs of her hands, she refused to let them fall. Grabbing another of the boxes, she folded the flaps down and taped them closed, before pushing it aside.
The quick rap of knuckles against her kitchen door was the only warning she had before Rick swung the door open and stepped into the room. The sunlight glinted off his sandy hair, catching on the blond highlights and creating a slight halo effect before the door swung closed behind him.
"Hey, gorgeous," he said as he squatted next to her. "Ready to move into your new place and leave the shit-head a mess?"
Despite the urge to cry, Katherine couldn't resist laughing. "He's your best friend, Rick. Even though you're my friend, even though my marriage ended, I don't want to come between you two. You were the best man at our wedding, for crying out loud."
"Babe, you're not making me choose. He did, the moment he cheated on you. Especially since he actually had the nerve to expect me to cover for him."
Katherine felt a tingle inside at the touch of his warm hand as he cupped her cheek and tipped her head up, forcing her gaze to meet his. "He's also not worth crying over."
She wanted to drown in the warmth of his blue eyes, to curl up inside of him and sleep until the pain disappeared.