Seduced by the HeroBy: Pamela Yaye
“That’s less than two months away.”
“You didn’t answer the question.”
Dionne was conflicted, unsure of what to say, and struggled to put her feelings into words. “Baby, I love you, but I’m scared of being a three-time loser in the game of love. What if we get married and things don’t work out? What if we fall out of love, and—”
“That’s impossible. We’re destined to be together, and I’ll never, ever leave you.”
“I want us to date for a year before we get engaged.”
“A year? That’s a long time.”
Dionne laughed and shook her head at him. “Paris told me Morretti men waste no time putting a ring on it, and she was right!”
They laughed together, then shared a soft, sweet kiss on the lips.
“I’m glad you turned down that TV deal,” he confessed, openly sharing his feelings. “Now I don’t have to compete with celebrities for your time.”
Dionne nodded her head in understanding. Yesterday, while reclining by the hotel pool, the TV producer had called and offered her a job on his reality show, and she’d surprised herself and Immanuel by turning him down. Dionne wanted to grow her business, but she didn’t want to work twelve-hour days or travel four days a week; she wanted to spend her free time with Immanuel and no one else. “To be honest, it was an easy decision to make.”
“If you want to take things slow, then that’s what we’ll do.” Immanuel held her close to his chest. “Baby, you’re my everything, and I’ll do anything to make you happy.”
Love shone in his eyes, warmed his face with happiness. Peace filled her, silencing her fears and doubts. Dionne knew then, as Immanuel kissed her, she’d finally found her soul mate, a strong, sensitive hero who’d love and protect her until the end of time.
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