He could tempt fate and ease the tension behind his zipper with her. He’d managed to keep his emotions behind a steel wall and had become a pro at preserving his feelings, but when it came to the beautiful mystical Adira, he’d already witnessed another side to himself that was as new and foreign as a UFO landing in his backyard. Completely aware of how he enjoyed being near her, talking to her, quick touches, he was becoming a basket case.
Taking another sip from his bottle, he thought about Option B. Maggie. She’d made it very clear today that she wanted to take things to the next level. Sure, thinking of her as “Option B” was unfair and no one deserved to be a second choice. He didn’t want to hurt anyone and for that reason, he couldn’t let her believe they could be anything more than friends.