Sugar Valley

“How do I know this isn’t laced with something,” I asked, working my way up from the couch as she went into my kitchen. “You could be trying to kill me.” “If I wanted to kill you, I would not waste good food to do it. Not when I know so many better ways.” “Is that supposed to be comforting?” “I wasn’t really going for comfort. I was just speaking the truth.” She moved to the sink to wash her hands, stopping when she noticed the burned-out pan in the sink. “You tried to cook something?” “Tried, yeah.” She laughed. “Mmmhmm. Have a seat.” I took...

This is exciting, right? I mean, it is to me - the first "Sample Sunday" in almost two months, which is a bit of an anomaly. That's no complaint - absence makes the heart grow fonder or something. In any case, I'm excited to start sharing snippets and visuals (shout out to Porsha at brwnstock) for this project, which I hope you enjoy reading as much as I'm enjoying writing. Ben and Kyle (the heroine) have a great enemies-to-lovers dynamic, even though it's not typically a "trope" that I enjoy. (And yet, I somehow end up writing it often. Go figure.)   This snippet is unedited,...