By Victoria Bright
Genre-Spicy/ New Adult Contemporary Romance
Love...it can be a beautiful dream or a disastrous nightmare. What happens to a love bond that is constantly strained by lies, betrayal, cheating, and pain? Will it eventually corrode, or will love and trust keep it together?
Camille Anderson, a beautiful, sassy, curly-haired college student only has eyes for one man, Ahmad. She sees herself with no one else...that is until she meets Keith, her new study partner. Will she be able to fight temptation or will one small mistake cause her to lose Ahmad's trust and their relationship?
Ahmad Dawson, a sizzling hot, athletic personal trainer is obsessed with his girlfriend Camille. Not really the marriage type of guy, he is considering changing that mentality for her. Things were going smooth until Kelly, one of his clients, began to intrude on his relationship as well as his career. Will the desire of promotion lead him to do things that he shouldn't? Or will he stay true to his woman and his values?
The new people in Ahmad and Camille's lives are starting to create chaos and are slowly tearing them apart. After a deceptive plan is put into action, everything is turned upside down. Will this bring Ahmad and Camille closer together? Or has enough damage been done to break their bond?
He watched her in amusement as she tried biting into a burger that was almost as big as her head. She kept turning the burger in different positions trying to find a place where she could bite into it without making a huge mess on her face. Ahmad laughed.
“Baby, just cut it in half. You’ll find an easier way to bite it then,” he said, still laughing. Camille stuck her tongue out at him.
“I’m a big girl, I can handle this burger,” she said and took a bite out of it. Ketchup, mayonnaise and tomato all slipped out of the other end of the sandwich, most of it ending up on her hands. He was now laughing uncontrollably as he passed her a few napkins. She grinned and kicked him under the table as she retrieved the napkin to clean herself up.
He took this time to soak up his woman’s beauty. Her thick, natural curly hair hung loosely around her shoulders, with a few curls cradling her face, making her look sweet and innocent. Her big brown eyes were what drew him to her when he first met her. It were those kind of eyes that made you want to protect and love the person they belonged to. Then there were those sexy, deep dimples she had when she smiled that made his heart beat a little faster. Her body was nice, slim and petite, perfect for his tall athletic build. He loved everything about this woman. She was perfect.
“What are you staring at? Do I still have something on my face?” she panicked, digging into her purse for her compact mirror. He smiled and shook his head.
“You’re all good, Cammy. Don’t worry you look beautiful. I meant to tell you that I love how that sundress is hugging your body,” he said and licked his lips. She blushed. She knew that this was his favorite sundress of hers and she also knew that when he got home, he would waste no time peeling it off of her.
“Well thank you, baby. I wore it especially for you since we actually had time to eat together today. What time are you getting off? Are you coming to my place afterwards or are you going home?” she asked, taking another bite of her burger. He looked at his watched and saw that it was already 3 pm.
“I get off at seven, but I have to swing by my house to make sure everything’s okay there. If I’m not too tired, I can come to your place tonight,” he said, rubbing his hand down his face. Camille nodded and tried to swallow the remaining food in her mouth.
“Baby, if you’re going to be tired, I can stay at your place and you can just drop me off at class on your way to work. It’ll be a little early, but I don’t want to sleep alone tonight,” she said, giving him a seductive smile. He licked his lips and grinned.
“Okay, that sounds like a plan. But I got to get back to work, babe. I’m already late,” he said as he flagged the waitress down to get the check. Camille nodded and continued to eat. She hated when they had to separate. At least she had her homework to keep her busy or else she’d lose her mind. She didn’t want to complain about the lack of time they were spending together; she could already tell that he was stressed and frustrated about work and she didn’t want to add to it.
Once the bill was paid and the food was in take-out boxes, they walked hand and hand to his car. He opened the passenger door for her and closed it behind her.
“So where am I taking you to?” he asked, climbing into the driver’s seat. She shrugged. She didn’t have anywhere else to go.
“I guess I’ll go home and organize my notes I have so far. I have a paper due soon,” she sighed and stared out of the window. They drove to her apartment in silence. He reached over and took one of her hands into his and kissed the top of it.
“I promise I’ll try to get a day off this week and you can have me all day,” he said softly, sealing his promise. She looked at him and smiled.
“Okay. Hopefully they’ll let you off. You seem to be in high demand. Your clients see you more than I do,” she said and pouted. He glanced at her pouty lips and shook his head.
“Stop looking so pouty and mad. You know I find that very sexy about you,” he said and grinned, squeezing her hand tighter. She gave him a small smile and turned her attention back to the passing scenery outside her window.
When he got to her apartment, he walked her to her door. He could sense her sadness although she was trying to pretend nothing was wrong.
“Cammy, I promise I’ll do my best to spend some time with you tonight. I know you miss me and I miss you just as much. But in order for us to prepare for a life together, you know we need the money. I want you to focus on school. Just be patient with me, okay?” he asked, caressing her cheek to bring her attention back to him. She nodded and walked into his embrace, hugging him tightly. He lifted her chin and kissed her passionately, making sure she felt the love that flowed through him for her. “I love you, girl,” he whispered when he let her go.
“I love you too, baby,” she said breathlessly. He waited until she was safely inside before he returned to his car and headed back to work.
"So my question still remains; what are you going to do about this situation? Maybe she wants you to fight for her. Sitting around being stuck on stupid isn't going to change anything. At this point, she's probably feeling like you don't love her anymore."
"But I do. Why would she think something like that?"
"Since when did cheating on someone translate to loving them? If you loved her, you wouldn't have done what you did. She's not spending her time blaming you. Yes, she's mad but she's probably feeling that something is wrong with her or she's not good enough."
"What qualifies you to say this? How would you know how she feels? You have nothing to do with this!"
"You're right. If I remember correctly, my ex cheated on me and got pregnant by another man. I'm just telling you what I know," Anthony reminded him bitterly.
Ahmad looked down at the table and immediately felt bad. Anthony's experience had completely slipped his mind. He didn't want Camille to feel as if he didn't love her. He was just going through a difficult transition in his life, which was causing him to make bad decisions.
Can you share your Rainy Day Playlist with us?
Diva - Beyonce
This Woman’s Work sung - Maxwell
More To Life - Stacie Orrico
Run The World - Beyonce
The Kill - 30 Seconds To Mars
Summer Rain - Carl Thomas
No Me Queda Mas - Selena
Pour It Up - Rihanna
Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
I Miss You - Aaliyah
Loose Rap - Aaliyah
Resolution - Aaliyah
Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah
Who You Are - Jessie J
All My Life - KC & Jojo
Demonstrate - Jojo
Hold On - MGK
Wild Boy - MGK
Me and My Friends - Tim Myers & El May
Scream and Shout - Will.I.Am feat Britney Spears
Thinking Of You - Frank Ocean
Angel of Mine - Monica
Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Demon(s) - Darkest Hour (I KILL this song on Guitar Hero!)
Power Trip - J. Cole feat Miguel
Waka Waka - Shakira
Here We Go - Fresh Beat Band (I blame my 4 year old niece!)
End Of Time - Beyonce
Dangerously In Love - Beyonce
Emotions - Destiny’s Child
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
At Your Best - Aaliyah
I love a LOT of R&B from the 90s and a lot of older music that I can’t think of at the moment.
"Writing is my escape...come run away with me."
Victoria Bright is from a small town in North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. Victoria has been writing since she was in the eighth grade, starting with small short stories. As her classmates began showing interest in her work, she began to write longer stories, filling multiple spiral notebooks with her thoughts. During her freshman year in high school, her English teacher encouraged her to enter a writing contest in which she won local, region and state levels. She entered many writing contests since and have won a few. Figuring out she had a passion to share stories with anyone who would listen, she set out to write her first book Love Unbroken (available June 12, 2013).
Victoria is very versatile in the genre of books she likes to read. Her book choice mostly varies on her mood but she is particularly interested in crime stories, romance, teen fiction, scifi, and is now venturing a little in paranormal fiction. As for her own writing, she doesn't really put it into a category or genre. She just writes whatever is on her mind and lets it create itself!