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Scars from her past have her terrified of the future, and I fear our love will be over before it even begins. I just need to figure out how to convince her that we are worth fighting for.
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The green lights screamed two o’clock. I rolled over. Two in the morning and the music was still going, and the laughter was getting louder on the other side of the wall. This was going to be a nightmare if I had to listen to this every night for the rest of the week. I flicked on the TV, hoping that it would drown out some of the noise, but it just kept getting louder. I had placed a call to the front desk over forty-five minutes ago, requesting they send security, but clearly, they were not coming.
A large bang against the wall, followed by more raucous laughter, caused me to jump. That was it; I couldn’t take any more. I jumped out of bed, threw on my shoes, grabbed my key, and darted out the door. Walking to the other side of the building, I pounded on the door. They probably couldn’t even hear me with all the noise they were creating. I pounded again. I was getting angrier by the second. I went to pound a third time when the door was abruptly opened.
I was ready to bawl out whomever was on the other side of the door, but as soon as I saw who it was, I choked on my words. It was him, the guy from the bar. Instead of saying anything, I stood there, taking in the sight that was before me. He was shirtless, and I couldn’t keep my eyes from traveling from his bulky muscular chest to his very solid eight pack. His pants hung just low enough to give me a peek at that deeply carved “v.”
“Can I help you?” His eyes trailed down my body, and I could feel myself heat up under his gaze. At that moment, the realization hit that I was standing there half naked, bra-less, wearing nothing but a short white T-shirt that barely covered my pink silk panties. I watched as his eyes once again trailed down my body.
“Hey, eyes up here!” I demanded, raising my voice. The music that had poured out of the room stopped suddenly, and I saw two heads peek around the corner.
“Not that you care, but I’ve been trying to sleep for the last three hours! Could you please keep it down?” I swallowed hard, trying to cover up myself the best I could from his gaze.
“Sorry, beautiful. My brothers can be pretty loud when they get drinking.” His deep, sexy voice sent a quiver right to my center. The corner of his mouth quirked up as his eyes traveled my body again.
“I said, eyes up here!”
“Don’t blame us, Hunter,” his brothers shouted in unison. “You were the one who wanted to party back here.” Hearty laughter fell from inside the room. I couldn’t help the smile that came to my lips. As soon as I looked back up at him and saw him watching me, my smile quickly vanished.
“They were just getting ready to leave. I promise, no more noise.” He gave me a wink.
I nodded and turned to walk away, pulling my shirt down to try to cover myself from his gaze.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name?”
“That’s because I didn’t give it to you,” I said, glancing over my shoulder at what I was now sure was the sexiest man I’d ever seen, his eyes scanning over me once again as I continued to walk back to my room.
“Good night then, beautiful.”
I ignored him, walking back toward my room, trying to calm my heavily beating heart. Once inside, I leaned up against the cold door. I could still hear the murmur of deep voices followed by laughter on the other side of the wall, but I ignored them. I went to the sink and ran cold water and splashed it on my face, trying to calm the heat that was running through me. Never in all the time I had been with Jason had he ever looked at me like that, nor had he made my center throb the way mine was throbbing right now from just being near him.
Once I had cooled down, I crawled into bed, my thoughts quickly traveling to the man on the other side of the wall. I squeezed my thighs together. I would never get any sleep if the hot, heavy pulse between my legs didn’t calm.
The voices carried on for another five minutes, and then I heard the door slam on the other side. Finally, it was quiet.