There are some things you just don’t do, and falling for a man like Wyatt James is one of them.
The man is obviously too old for me, far too experienced, and as unattainable as the stars in the sky. Yet, I can’t stop the fluttering of excitement low in my belly every time he looks my way, or this incessant need I have to be near him.
Falling for Wyatt is easy. It’s everything that comes after that’s hard. Sometimes, the choice to stay with the man you love is out of your hands. Sometimes, the past mistakes of other people can leave an impact, even generations later. Sometimes, trying to be with the man you love can only end in heartbreak.
Sometimes, I don’t care.
There are very few things in my life I can’t control. Loving Emery is one of them. What started as a chance meeting turned into a defining moment I can never turn back from. There’s no denying that this tiny girl got to me in ways no one else has ever done before. Falling for her is easy. It’s trying to convince her to stay that’s hard. Sometimes, love isn’t enough. Sometimes, the past mistakes of other people can take away the one thing you cherish most. Sometimes, stories are written down to end in tragedy.
Sometimes, I don’t care.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was watching House M.D. and I can't go into much details without giving away the plot of the book, but after I saw the episode, I couldn't stop imagining what the consequences of the father should be, and my story is reflective of this.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
They are parts and pieces of everyone I have ever met in my life that have left an impact, and parts and pieces of every beloved characters I have read about in the past.
He took a step toward me. I didn’t move back, even when everything in me told me to. Told me I would regret it if I didn’t end this. End us.
The consequences were something I couldn’t handle. He didn’t know. But I did. So I would be to blame for whatever happened between us.
“I need you to leave me alone,” I whispered. “If you love me, then let me go.”
“I can’t do that.” He took another step closer to me. And another. “I am incapable of leaving you alone,” he whispered. And then he kissed me.
He kissed me with the sort of hesitancy and excitement of a first kiss, and the exploration and intimacy of many kisses after.
Time stopped, and nothing existed but his lips on mine and my heart breaking in two.
I pushed him away, and only when I tried a third time did he relent. The tears came then, and they wouldn’t stop. I wiped the imprint of his lips on mine with the sleeve of my shirt. “I hate you,” I lied again, and for the first time, I saw his mask slip as he showed some sign of emotion.
It was brief, but it was there, and it was enough to make me truly hate myself in that moment.
I wished I had never been born.”
Excerpt From: V.T. Do. “The Mess You Left Behind.”
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