THE BLIND SHOT BY J.L. CAMPBELL
When all else fails, love will find a way.
Kofi Danquah has travelled halfway around the globe for fifteen years, satisfying his need for advancement and adventure. In that time, he has never met another woman as intriguing as Regina Chu. She’s a chameleon—a wild child with issues she hides behind a playful persona.
In Gina’s eyes, Kofi is a mystery—exotic, intense and secretive. His sober nature balances her bubbly personality and unconventional approach to life. Plus, he’s appealing enough to make her forget they’re from separate worlds.
Time spent together changes Kofi and Gina’s platonic relationship into an attraction that burns hot despite their cultural differences and the disapproval of their families. But fairy tales don’t always last and true love needs fertile soil in which to bloom.
Kofi left my side and took a spin around the room. He stopped beside a window that gave a view of the yard. Even in a white tee-shirt and knee-length shorts, he was distracting—despite the state I was in. After several minutes, he faced me. “Come here.”
I dragged myself to where he stood and looked up at him.
He took me by both hands and as he drew me in, his breath wafted across my forehead. Cherished and protected, that’s how I felt in his arms.
“What was that for?” I asked.
“Do I need a reason to hug you?”
I shook my head and tried to lighten the moment. “You’re getting to be as weird as I am.”
He kissed my forehead and then chuckled. “Nope. Since I knew you needed a hug. I supplied it.”
Stepping backward, I met his eyes. “Do you believe what I just told you?”
“Why wouldn’t I? Everything you’ve told me supports what I thought before you said a word about what happened to you.”
“And you still want to be with me?”
“I ask you again. Why wouldn’t I?” He pulled me close, squeezing me to his chest. “Come here, you crazy woman.”
While he hugged me, I mumbled in his shirt. “I just thought that maybe you’d think less of me.”
“Why would I? It wasn’t your fault.” Kofi tipped my chin up, but I wouldn’t look above his lips. “It only makes me love you more.”
My heart stopped for at least a couple of seconds. I was sure of it. Since I wasn’t convinced Kofi’s words weren’t a mistake or him trying to comfort me, I let the moment pass.
“You know the worst part?” I asked, sniffling.
“I can’t know, so I’m asking you to share that with me.”
I ran one finger over the bulging muscles in his arm. “The biggest problem my mother has with you is the color of your skin … as if we aren’t black, too.”
Kofi’s grin was filled with mischief. “I figured that out the minute she laid eyes on me.”
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ABOUT J.L. CAMPBELL
J.L. Campbell writes contemporary, paranormal, and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, as well as new and young adult novels. Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, has penned over thirty books. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos detailing Jamaica’s flora and fauna. Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com