A heart so desperate for attention, yearning to be loved can be dangerous. When a woman finds herself in a precarious situation, she just may step beyond the vows. It's another 20 Days of Love and a writer Wednesday, and I'm today's featured author for . Read on...
The waiter came by to check on us and refresh our drinks. We thanked him.
“How long have you been married?”
“So, what are you doing on those nights he’s gone away from home? Do you go out with your female friends?” Nick was sitting back in his chair running his fingers down his beard.
“No, they’re usually busy with their own lives. I’ve no one to hang with or talk to. I watch TV or go to sleep early when I’m not working on my business. My consulting hours are usually between four and seven. Afterwards, I just work on different ideas and marketing my business online. But there are many nights when it’s just me and my pillow,” I confided. I had no clue why I was telling him all of this. I knew I shouldn’t, but a part of me couldn’t help it.
His smoldering eyes were narrowed and heavy. I could only imagine the thoughts going through his head. A part of me was ashamed, because although I wasn’t looking to have an affair on my husband, I was looking to be desired by a man. I wanted someone to look at me the way Nick was looking at me now. It made me feel beautiful, sexy, desired, and womanly.
“Why don’t you pick up the phone and call me?”
“I thought you said you kept long hours, too?”
“I do. But I promise I’ll make time for you whenever you need it.” He reached out and grabbed my hand across the table.
I held my head down and looked at our hands clasped together on the table. This was something more than friends, yet not quite lovers. I felt the heat emanating from the two of us. I tried to ignore the look he was now pinning me down with, and I couldn’t. After a few awkward beats, I removed my hand from his.
“I’m sorry, Ambiance. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable,” he apologized.
“No, it’s okay. I guess I just needed to get that off my chest. And for some strange reason, I feel so comfortable talking to you. I almost feel as if I can tell you anything.”
He gave me a crooked half-smile.
“Look, baby girl, you can. You can trust me with anything, and I won’t let you down. Whatever you need, simply ask, and I’ve got your back. I think I’ve told you that before.”
“Yes, you have, and you’re so sweet for being so attentive to my needs. Whew! How did we get on me, anyway? I thought we were talking about you and your need to date.”
“We were. I wanted to talk about you. And hey,” he said, reaching out to grab my chin and lift my head up. He drew closer to me across the table, “I meant what I said. Call me on those nights. That’s what friends are for.” His mouth was saying friends, but his eyes were saying something else entirely.
I had lost my breath and my words. His eyes had me quaking on the inside.
Women's fiction author and blogger, Chelle Ramsey brings a refreshing perspective into the lives of her readers and wants them to find entertainment, healing and inspiration in each novel. Using real problems and challenges faced by ordinary people, Chelle wants readers to become empowered to rise above life's adversities, with faith in God, and belief in themselves.
Her stories are relatable to individuals of diverse demographics, who have suffered a loss, been hurt, have low self-esteem, have lost hope, or need a word of encouragement. She strives to take your emotions on a roller coaster ride, one page at a time. Chelle holds an MBA in Human Resource Management, which she puts to use in her Human Resources role by day, while she writes her fiction novels at night. And in her spare time, she’s a blogger, freelance writer, and ghostwriter.
Her most important roles are those of a wife and mother of three. During her “me time,” she becomes enraptured with the enthralling stories of Terry McMillan, Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Stuart Woods. Chelle Ramsey resides in a rural community in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys writing, family time, and watching NBA games.
She hosts the annual 20 Days of Love authors’ blogging campaign, March Madness authors’ giveaways campaign, and showcases other authors on her blog at www.chelleramsey.com/beautifully-inspired-blog. Her novels can be found online at Chelle Ramsey Amazon.
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