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Diamond in The Rough – Part 35

Diamond In The Rough

Part 35  (Genre:Romantic Suspense)
A story of chances, stealing, and love inside a city & man where all hope is gone. Can one woman change his destiny? Or will loneliness take over and leave him hopeless?

Diamond continued before letting him answer,  “I know that probation officer clearly told you to stay away from me.”

“If I listened to everything that probation officer told me or anyone else, I’d have killed myself a long time ago. Are you going to let me in, Diamond?”

“And I’m supposed to ignore what he said to me?” she questioned.

“I could give a fuck what you decide to do after tonight, but I do plan on finishing dinner with you.” He held his arms up to show he was carrying a large pan of food wrapped over with aluminum foil.

She hadn’t noticed he was holding anything. Her senses were just being overwhelmed by his proximity, the smell of him and the memory of the taste of him. He was like a drug and she knew her body was definitely addicted to him.

“I’m not hungry,” she lied.

Her damn stomach chose that time to ripple out the loudest groan ever. She put both her arms over her stomach, but that seemed to make the sound worse.

“Your belly says differently,” he smirked. “Now quit being obstinate and let me in.”

Diamond stiffly stepped back and allowed him entrance into her home. He went straight to the kitchen and put the food in the oven on medium heat.

After locking the door, she joined him there just as he was finding two glasses and pouring some pineapple juice he had found in the refrigerator. He certainly knew how to make himself at home. He didn’t look her way, but she knew he was very aware of her presence.

“I know I shouldn’t ignore my probation officer, Diamond. You don’t have to beat me over the head with the facts. I know he controls whether I get off on good behavior or not.” He handed her a glass of juice, but she was still wary to touch him.

She watched every move he made, even jumping when he help out the glass to her.

He frowned and set both glasses down. “Why are you acting like that?”

“Acting like what?” she feigned confusion.

“Acting like the police after they would arrest me because they thought I might try to kill them too.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she said trying to sound innocent.

“But your body does. That shudder wasn’t meant for sexual excitement. You’re terrified all of a sudden and I want to know why,” he demanded, slamming his fist on the counter.

“My uncle ran your rap sheet.”

He gripped the counter and she felt this cold aura come over him.

Diamond continued, “It was pretty much some of the stuff the probation officer said. I just don’t want you to get in trouble Rob.”

“Is that what you really want?” he questioned stepping forward. His dark eyes pierced her clear to her soul and every fiber of her being was aware and frightened of him. “Because I don’t want you to tell me what they want for me. I want to know what you want, Diamond.”

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