Teaser #2 (unedited and subject to change)
“He’s very handsome.” My mom says quietly beside me.
“Well both of them are actually, but I was referring to Spencer.”
I turn in my chair to look at my mom who is looking at me like she knows exactly what I’m thinking.
How do moms do that?
“Yes he is,” I reply to her while turning back around to continue watching everyone.
Well, maybe not everyone. I am really only watching one right now. He must feel my eyes on him because he turns to grin at me. It’s obvious he knows I’d been watching him. He winks at me then turns his attention back to the men.
“Interesting.” Mama mutters beside me.
“Oh, I don’t know. Maybe the way you two look at each other, but yet you’re only friends. Or the fact that your cheeks are flushed from just one little smile and wink from him. I’ve never seen you have this reaction before.”
No, she hasn’t, because I’ve never met anyone that affected me like Spencer does. Mama knows that I am holding out for the right guy for me. I want what she and dad have and Brenna and Tucker. I don’t want a man to love me for a little while with only half of his heart. I want his whole heart, with no memories of past ghosts haunting him. I will not share him with anyone, past or present. I’m greedy like that.
“If you want him Lexi, then fight for him. Help him heal. Open your heart to him. Show him how it is to really be loved.”
“I don’t even know what happened to him.”
“Well then, Alexia, I suggest you figure it out.” She never uses my real name, unless she means business. “Trust me, it may be a bumpy ride but the end result will make it all worthwhile.”
“Thanks Mama.” I say to the woman who has always had my best interest at heart. She smiles and pats my hand as I lean over and place a kiss on her cheek.