Title: His Duty to Accept
Author: Shanae Johnson
Genre: Sweet Romance, Clean Romance
Publication Date: Sept. 19th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
After winning medals in the military, this reformed bad boy is determined to walk the straight and narrow. Until his brother's ex girlfriend winds her way down his path.
Shanae Johnson was raised by Saturday Morning cartoons and Afterschool Specials. She still doesn’t understand why there isn’t a life lesson that ties the issues of the day together just before bedtime. While she’s still waiting for the meaning of it all, she writes stories to try and figure it all out.
And by the way, the E elongates the A. So it’s pronounced Shan-aaaaaaaa. Perfect for a hero to call out across the moors, or up to a balcony. If you hear him calling her name, please send him her way!
At some point, he looked down to see that their fingers were entwined. Caleb couldn't remember if he'd made the move, or if he'd reacted to Glinda lacing her fingers with his. In any case, he rubbed his thumb over the fleshy part of her hand. Reflexively, her fingers clenched around his.
He transferred her left hand into his left hand. She followed his move without protest.
He moved his right hand to her low back to guide her through the crowd. She went along, seeming to melt into his touch.
Glinda wasn't tugging him places as he'd seen her do the few times she and his brother had been together. She let Caleb lead her. Because Glinda needed to be led.
Everything about Glinda was an easy decision for Caleb. The data he collected off her was so clear. She cleared her throat, and he instinctively knew she was parched. She shivered in the slight breeze, which led to him draping his jacket over her shoulders. But even before that, he'd noticed that the blouse she wore was of a light fabric, but it was easy to see she was cold. Her gaze darted over someone's shoulder as they droned on. It couldn't be clearer that she didn't want to engage them in conversation.
Well, it wasn't clear to the talker. That pageant smile of Glinda's was dazzling. Caleb would have stayed and talked her ear off just to be in its light. He took the brunt of the ire as he cut any unwanted conversations short and steered her away.
When her steps slowed, Caleb knew she was getting tired. But he wasn't ready to go. He'd promised her a spin on his favorite ride. And so he tugged his wife to the Ferris wheel.