Love Me Like You Do (A Love Me Series)
AUTHOR: Jaime Russell
RELEASE DAY: August 10th, 2015
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Abigail “Abby” Stephens grew up
knowing her role. She would always be the ugly duckling or someone’s dirty
little secret. She hides behind her computer screen playing her game. No one
knew what she looked like just how she played. Abby felt safe, secure and
content on living this life, until him.
Cash Hawthorne was given the family
business when his parents were killed in a car accident. With the help of his
sister, they run a successful hotel which is the premiere spot for weddings.
Cash knew that marriage was not in the cards so he had the mentality of “Those
who can, do and those who can’t, teach,” that was until he met the one girl who
broke through his walls.
Can Cash be the one to show her how
beautiful and sexy she is?
Can Abby be the one to show him
what happens when love finds you?
Will they be able to overcome her
abusive father and his controlling sister?
Come along on this adventure with
Abby, Cash and their band of misfits!
“Why don’t we do something tomorrow night? Saturday night is a good night to party and since we are in our 30s, we will all be home by 11.” I said that last part laughing and Rob joined in with me.
“So true so true baby girl. Now spill why you had a smile on your face walking into your classroom and I get here, the smile is faded and you had this look of panic on your face.”
“You saw that did you?” He just nodded and waited for me to continue. “I met this guy online in the gaming community. We have known each other for a year but more on a personal level the last few months. We have been emailing, Skyping, and text messaging each other a lot.”
“I see a but coming on or more to the story.”
“There is a but and a huge one at that! We started calling on the phone when we are on breaks from work and at night. We just told one another that we like each other.”
“Has Abby decided to start dating? Oh, this is cause for celebration.” Rob clapped his hands in excitement. He knows the hell I went through with all of the boys that I have been with and knows the toll it took on me.
“He lives in Florida and he doesn’t know what I look like. What if he doesn’t like what he sees? What if he wants to make me his dirty little secret? What if I like him a lot and he breaks my heart?” I had tears coming down my face.
“I felt that same way when I met Aaron. We met online in the same gaming community that you met Cash. I was terrified that he wouldn’t love me, break my heart, or even not feel the same way. I got over that in a hurry because we all need to take a leap of faith in the love department.” Aaron stood about 5'11 and wasn't as muscular as Rob but he was well built. He had brown hair, hazel eyes, and a beard. I wasn't a fan of beards but my God he made it look sexy. He was a doctor, an OB GYN. He had funny stories about how his female patients would flirt with and ask him out on dates but when they saw Rob coming around and he told them that he was in a relationship with him, they were heartbroken. They were not upset about his lifestyle but the fact that he wouldn't date them. Rob was doing well for himself.
“I am just an overweight girl who doesn’t deserve love and is always going to be someone’s dirty little secret.”
Rob slammed his hand onto the table making me jump. “Why is it that you listen to all the people who are not worthy of you and ignore those who love you the most?”
“It is easier to listen to the negative than the positive. The people who love me most will always say what I want to hear not what is true. Do you think I like being this way? Do you think I like doubting every man who comes into my life? Do you think I don’t want the husband, children, and know the feeling of what true love is? Until you have been subjected to this way of thinking all your life, don’t get mad at me for feeling like this, Rob.”
“Honey, I am not mad at you but just disappointed. You are so beautiful and sexy that any man,” I went to open my mouth to say something and he held up his hand, “who is deserving of you. I wish you could see it. When you meet the man who is worthy of you, he will show you and you will believe it. I think you should keep getting to know Cash and see where things go. Keep an open mind. If all else fails, think “What would Rob say?” I am very wise, just so you know.
I laughed, “Wise huh, maybe a wise-ass.” He feigned shock by my words.
Jaime Russell loves to read and be sucked into
a world that she can only imagine. When Jaime isn't reading she can be found
playing World of Warcraft with her friends or working on a school assignment.
Jaime is working on getting a degree in English so she can become an editor for
other Indie Authors. Jaime's love for her family and their support has helped
her achieve her dream of becoming an author.
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