Tomorrow Monica Walters returns with, Only If You Let Me and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!
Failure isn’t what comes to mind when one thinks of marriage. Ansley Malveaux surely thought her life was perfect. Being married with three beautiful kids, and a job she loved, was the life she’d always dreamed of. Unfortunately, after seven years, her marriage had become just that – a failure. Learning to navigate through her new life as a single mother is exhausting and takes her on an emotional journey she isn’t ready for, especially after meeting Jayden Young. Fear of moving on has her frozen in space, but Jayden is threatening to melt her heart at every turn.
Being in love with a woman that isn’t in love with him is the worst feeling ever for Jayden Young. Ansley has put him in the friend zone and he’s patiently waited for her to change her mind. His whole mission is to help her rebuild her trust in men and love, by showing her he’s trustworthy to handle her fragile heart.
As if life doesn’t have enough challenges of its own, Ansley and Jayden find themselves in avoidable situations. Situations that, if they would only be true to themselves and each other, wouldn’t arise. Ansley pushes against Jayden’s every attempt at loving her, and at some point, she wonders if he’ll ever grow tired of her rejection. Will they finally work through the fears that cripple their blossoming relationship and threaten to dismantle their friendship? Or will they choose to stop fighting for love and let their fears prevail?
We drove separate cars, and the boys opted to ride with their dad. “Mommy, you kissed Daddy.”
I let the air leave me like a deflated balloon. Ignoring her, I turned up the radio and watched her excitement when “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the Troll Movie blasted through the speakers. Hopefully, that would make her forget about the conversation she was trying to start. I tried to forget about it myself and hummed along to the music.
When we got to the park, the kids were so excited. The boys took off their t-shirts and threw them at Jonathan, then the three of them took off for the water. I slowly shook my head as I giggled at their excitement. Jonathan helped me get their towels and the picnic basket from the car. We walked to a nearby picnic table and watched the kids play. “If I bring the kids to daycare Tuesday next week, can you get them?”
“Of course. What’s going on?”
“I have a job interview, finally.”
“That’s good, baby. You know you don’t have to work though, right?”
I fidgeted for a moment, then looked up at him. “Jonathan, I need to be able to provide for myself. You won’t be able to keep taking care of two households. How will I move on?”
“I was hoping… praying that you didn’t want to move on.”
“I still love you. I know that you still love me.”
“But I don’t trust you, Jonathan.”
“I know, but I was hoping that with time, you would learn to again.”
Before I could finish my sentence, that bitch Ranika interrupted, “Oh, so this why you ain’t answering your work phone.”
I stood to my feet, because I’d been dying for another opportunity to get at her ass. “I’m spending time with my family, Ranika. What do you want?”
“Oh, y’all a family again? You might wanna tell her that you still fucking me when it’s convenient for you.”
My eyes widened, then I slapped the piss out of that bitch. Jonathan tried to grab me, but I slapped his ass too. She stood there holding her face, then tried to lunge at me, but Jonathan grabbed her. He restrained her as I gathered our things. “Ansley, please. Ranika doesn’t mean anything to me.”
Right after he said that, she turned and slapped him while yelling obscenities. I went to the kids while they argued. “Come on, let’s go. I’m gonna take y’all to a better park.”
“Aww!” they all whined.
“Now! Let’s go!”
They all ran to me and I draped their towels around them and hurried to the car. After strapping Alana in, I could see Jonathan trying to break free from Ranika. I hurriedly got in the driver’s seat and made sure the boys were buckled in, then peeled out of there.
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