Feels Like Home: Feels Like Romance Novella #1
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Cecilia has loved Will since high school. And that would be fine, except for the fact that he’s been dating her sister for about as long. More
Cecilia has loved Will since high school. And that would be fine, except for the fact that he’s been dating her sister for about as long.
Cecilia is a Red Seal Chef and owner of a successful restaurant. In spite of all the material achievements that she could ask for, her life feels empty. She has wanted Will forever but he has always been out of reach. He's her sister's boyfriend for goodness sake! That’s all about to change when she goes home for Christmas this year. Cecilia is given a second chance and she finds the courage to risk her heart. But with her mother's meddling and her sister's return, Cecilia wonders if there will be a happy ending for her after all.
As an accomplished indie musician, Will has been garnering accolades left, right, and center. He has a beautiful girlfriend and a fantastic apartment in New York, but somehow he feels that he just wants something…more. Something real. As a child growing up in the foster system, the only thing Will has ever really wanted was a home, but is he willing to let go of the safe relationship he has for a chance at the real thing with Cecilia?
When they find themselves thrown together by chance, Cecilia and Will face a choice: stay in their secure, comfortable lives or risk it all for love.
Please note: This is a short, contemporary romance, stand-alone novella for adults 18 and over. In this novella, just like in life, sometimes things get a little hot and steamy, if you don't like that, then you might want to try a different story. And don’t worry, we hate cliffhangers as much as you do - this novella is guaranteed to come to a satisfying HEA conclusion.
26 700 words
An Excerpt from Feels Like Home
The movie finally came to an end. I'd enjoyed it, but having him next to me was just too damn distracting.
"Inconceivable," he said, smiling. Then he stopped the DVD and clicked off the television. Instantly the room was pitch dark - he'd forgotten that we'd turned off all the lights.
"Crap," he said, moving to go turn on the lights at the exact same time as I did. We collided with full frontal body impact. I felt my breasts press against his chest and couldn't help the small gasp that escaped me.
"Oh, Cecilia," he said. "I'm so sorry. I'll get the lights."
I felt scared, but I had to do it. The opportunity was too good to miss.
I reached up and put one hand on each cheek, pulling him to me at the same time as I went up on my tippy toes.
'Celia?" he said a moment before I pressed my lips to his.
There was an explosion inside me. Fireworks went off behind my eyes. My nipples hardened with pent-up desire as they brushed his chest. I felt excitement deep inside and a strange joy that made me feel like crying. I felt like yelling, "Yes! This is what I've been waiting for all this time."
He froze at first, and then I felt him kiss me back. He was kissing me back! And he was the one who deepened it, opening his lips so that our tongues could intertwine. And if I was hot before, I was burning up now. My arms went around his neck, and he wrapped his strong piano player’s hands around my waist, pulling me closer. I could feel that he was hard now, if he hadn't been before.
Jesus. Was this really happening? That's what I thought just before he pulled away.
"No," he said, breathing hard. "No, Celia. This is a mistake." A mistake. The best moment of my life was a mistake? I beg to differ. He moved around me then and went and turned on the lamp by the door.
"Right," I said. "Oops."
I could tell he was fighting not to smile. Then his face got really serious. I felt my stomach tighten. Please let him not say we should just be friends - anything but that. Not "just friends" again. I couldn't stand it.