Authors: Aimee Nicole Walker
Tags: #Fated Hearts Series, #Book 4
Book 4 of the Fated Hearts Series
Copyright © 2016 Aimee Nicole Walker
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, event, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Cover Art provided by Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art –
Editing provided by Pam Ebeler of Undivided Editing –
Interior Design and Formatting provided by Stacey Blake of Champagne Formats –
All rights reserved. This book is licensed to the original publisher only.
This book contains sexually explicit material and is only intended for adult readers.
Copyright and Trademark Acknowledgments
The author acknowledges the copyright and trademarked status and the trademark owners of the following trademarks and copyrights mentioned in this work of fiction:
Life Unscripted Trademarks and Copyrights
Clark Kent: DC Comics
BMW: BMW AG
Starbucks: Starbucks Corporation
Indiana Jones Franchise: George Lucas Films, Paramount Studios
Disneyworld: The Walt Disney Company
Corona Extra: Crown Imports LLC
Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Institute
Boy Scout: Boy Scouts of America
NFL: National Football League
Kit Kat: Nestle
“Knight Rider”: NBC (National Broadcasting Company)
Bruce Wayne: DC Comics
Ursula, “The Little Mermaid”: The Walt Disney Company
Maleficent, “Sleeping Beauty”: The Walt Disney Company
Disney: The Walt Disney Company
Captain Hook, “Once Upon a Time”: ABC (American Broadcasting Company)
Green Eggs and Ham: Dr. Seuss
Tweety Bird, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: Warner Bros
June Cleaver, “Leave it to Beaver”: Universal Television
Greyhound: Greyhound Lines
The Grinch, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: Dr. Seuss
“Jerry Maguire”: TriStar Pictures
“Friday”: New Line
Britney Spears: Jive, RCA
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry featuring Juicy J: Capital Records
Google: Google Inc.
“Twelve Days of Christmas”: public domain
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: Warner Bros
“Home Alone”: 20
Washington Nationals: Major League Baseball
Target: Target Brands Inc.
Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry/ CBS and Paramount Pictures
Ken doll: Mattel
“You’re My Soul and Inspiration” -The Righteous Brothers: Curb Records
Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins University
Range Rover: Land Rover USA
Elsa and Olaf, “Frozen”: The Walt Disney Company
Batman: DC Comics
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity International
Lego: The Lego Group
“Monster’s Inc.”: The Walt Disney Company
Facebook: Facebook Inc.
Twitter: Twitter Inc.
“Beauty and the Beast”: The Walt Disney Company
Table of Contents
Other Books by Aimee Nicole Walker
The Fated Hearts Series
Chasing Mr. Wright, Book 1
Rhythm of Us, Book 2
Surrender Your Heart, Book 3
This book is dedicated to the readers who have loved my JJ from the very beginning. I hope I’ve given him the HEA you’ve demanded. XOXO
IT WAS VALENTINE’S
Day evening and I found myself looking across the table at my smiling dinner companion. For more years that I could remember, I had scoffed about this greeting card company holiday and anyone who celebrated its stupidity. Why did people treat each other like shit all year long with the exception of birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and Sweetest Day? Don’t fucking get me started on Sweetest Day! I mean, what the fuck?
Anyway, I never thought I’d find myself celebrating Valentine’s Day with a candlelit dinner across from a
other. Of course, I never thought I could love so completely and have my heart feel so full it might burst at any given moment. Love and happiness wasn’t in the cards for me. It was something I learned at a painfully young age and I knew better to even try. I had a shiny glimpse of a happy life with Chase, but reality hit me upside my head with a spiked club, snuffing out any sliver of hope I had for myself.
I used that pain to push him away, because I knew I would only drag him down and ruin his life. I still ended up breaking his heart and I still haven’t forgiven myself. Somehow, Chase forgave me and remained my best friend, my only family. He also unknowingly gave me the best thing that ever happened to me, even if it took me a very long time to recognize and accept it. It went a little something like this:
Once upon a time in a crowded bar…
MILLER AND I
didn’t meet under ideal circumstances. Honestly, I’m not even sure how I even noticed him while I fought with Grayson Wright over my stupid, reckless comment to Chase about why he was promoted so fast at Wright Creations. Everything happened so fast, but when it was over and the dust had settled, I found myself looking into the lightest blue eyes I had ever seen. Those eyes twinkled with mischief and captivated me right away. I would have introduced myself to him right then, but Jack Murphy forcefully escorted me out of his bar. Damn him and his cock blocking ways.