I knew the second Emma came into view, because my Lola looked away from me at that precise moment. Like the sun being swallowed up by the clouds. And I wasn’t too far away to see the sadness and hurt that came across her face that time.
I clenched my fists and bit back my anger when I felt Emma’s hand on my arm. I had to play it like I was just waiting for my order to be filled, like I hadn’t been scoping out my beauty.
Or who knows what hell this insecure nut would put her through. It was her week at her dad’s place and I noticed her tension goes up, way up when that happens.
That’s something that’s been bothering me a lot, but I’ve come up with the solution. Starting tonight, I’m not going to have to worry about her sleeping in that house alone.
My heart rate picked up just thinking about it. I barely spared a glance for the girl tugging on my arm as I turned away. My gut hurt knowing that this must look like to her. And it was all I could do not to say fuck it. But she needed time.
I hadn’t planned for us to be on the outs this long. I thought I’d explain things to her my first day back and she’d forgive me the way she always did when we were young. But little did I know that without me here, she’d gone and let the world fuck with her head.
I took the unwanted ice cream cone and couldn’t help letting my eyes pass over her one last time. No matter how many times I see that face, it will never be enough. If not for the bi-monthly photos being delivered to my hard-drive I would’ve lost my mind for the sight of her by now.
“Oh geez, just look away Lola huh. It’s not worth it.”
“Old dogface skank. I hope she gives him rabies. Let’s go.”
“Harsh.” I gave Jacks a glare and barely restrained myself from punching her lights out as she stepped back out of harm’s way.
Poor thing, she’s been slapped black and blue since that steaming turd moved back here. Even when she wasn’t defending him in some way she was still getting the brunt of it. That’s my new thing, talking with my hands. And right now I’d like to talk them right around slutopia’s neck.
I ignored the two of them; in fact, I avoided them, altogether by going down the outside steps instead of heading inside to the restroom, which I really needed. “Lola, why in the world are you walking like that?”
“Because I have to pee.” I did the pee walk all the way to the car with this fool laughing her head off behind me. “Why didn’t you just go to the bathroom? You’re being ridiculous you know…”
“Why don’t you come stay with me for a week huh? It’ll be fun…” I stopped in the middle of packing to look at Jacks. Bless her heart, she’s muddle headed.
“Jacks, I’m going to be near Nana, what’s going to your house going to do?” I tapped my temple with my finger and she pouted. I know she’s nervous about me going back to my family home after the way I left the last time, but there’s nothing I can do about it.
“Stop worrying I’ll be fine.
“I don’t see why you can’t just go visit nana and stay here…”
“That was my idea two years ago but the court ordered me to.”
That was the only thing my parents could hammer out when it came to the separation leading up to the divorce. To make their only child suffer.
“Besides, I’m glad they did. I wasn’t always but now…” I shrugged my shoulders. I didn’t bother telling her that lately I’d found a new purpose for staying there. That knowing how much it was getting under Eleanor and Emma’s skin was giving me new reason to breathe. Knowing her she’d lecture me unto death about taking the high road.
If she knew what road that pastor of hers down at that Baptist church she goes to every Sunday takes from Monday to Saturday she’d have all kinds of fits. That’s why I’m not telling her, or anyone else for that matter.
“Well promise me you won’t get into any more fights. Just stay in your room like always or go hang out with nana.”
“Would you stop worrying? I know that Eleanor twit is the devil in drag, but if she starts anything, I’ll just grab her pitchfork and stab her in the ass with it.”
Her lips twitched even as she tried to keep a stern look on her face. In the end she gave up and ended up falling across my bed rolling with laughter. I soon joined her as I was in no hurry to leave either.
Mom had gone out with friends. It had only taken me half the day to talk her into it. I hate the thought of her sitting here all alone in this big old house by herself all week while I’m gone.
The court had wanted me to do two weeks with daddy and two weeks here, but I kicked up such a fuss the lawyers had to go work out something new. There’s no way I was gonna leave my mama alone that long, especially not in the beginning when I was afraid she might hurt herself.
“All kidding aside you call me the minute they start their foolishness. Calvin’s home for the summer I’ll send him over there to put the fear of Zeus in them.”
I snorted and rolled over on my side, holding my head up in the palm of my hand and looked down at her. Calvin is her older brother by two years and has been our protector ever since we reached dating age.
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Hello, butterfly, I’m sure you’re tired of seeing me in your inbox, I promise to slow down soon. Just a few things I needed to update before there’s any confusion. First, Amazon blocked Bad Girls Book 1 The Temptress yesterday and I had to change the name cover and blurb. The new name is Tempted, I do not want you to order the same book twice and I was told that the old book is still on the reading devices of those who have bought it over the past three years. Also, the blocked books from a year ago have been made into a compilation, with new names as well and a few changes. The new book is called Throwbacks and is available on Amazon. Neither of these books is in KU because I have the blocked books on this website as well as other places. Thank you for reading.
Hello, butterflies. So, one of the things I’d like to start doing is small fun giveaways on my site. Those who know me know I don’t like asking for likes and buying copies etc. So all you have to do is visit the Giveaway Page on my website and comment below the giveaway so you can be entered. At the end of the Giveaway, the winner will be contacted Thanks
Hello butterflies just a few things I want to say today. First, I hope you had a spectacular holiday. Now for the good part, one, if you need my banned books to read on anything other than the Kindle, Smashwords.com has them on sale for the next week. You can find them here. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JordanSilver
And for the other, I have gone through my entire bookshelf on Amazon.com and lowered the prices in all territories. Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, Brazil, Mexico, etc. Find those changes here https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00C65VXJY Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and comment below this post if there’s something you need on sale. Thank you and have a wonderful day.
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Jordan Silver writing as Cami York, Sweet High School Romance
Just because you’re beautiful, rich and popular doesn’t mean you’re immune…
Kristi Bronwyn is having the time of her life. A month shy of her eighteenth birthday, she’s already been accepted to one of the best Ivy League Universities in the country, her social life is the envy of most teenage girls, and best of all, her best friend from childhood has moved back to town and they’ve rekindled their friendship with a twist.
The Brandon who moved away was a kid, but this new hot guy looks like he just stepped off the pages of a glossy magazine. Her friends all envy her, but Kristi knows that no one could ever break the bond of their friendship that had been formed when they were kids, to destroy the new love they now have for each other.
And then one day she wakes up in a strange room in a strange house with no memory of how she got there, and things just go downhill from there.
Don’t forget to pick up a 99¢ copy of Foster Dad and Stryker as well, on sale from Dec 22-26. Ongoing website sale, all books listed 99¢ as well. Get the three Jordan Silver Holiday Romance stories free on Amazon. Bad Santa, His Holiday Gift, and his Xmas Surprise