The Love Words by Amy Alves
She was my nemesis in high school. Or maybe I was hers. Chloe's back in town and hell-bent on putting me in my place. If she only knew what her salty glares, pointed jabs, and biting remarks do to me—how deeply they make me crave her attention. I met Chloe during one of the worst times of my life and she called me out as the troublemaking jerk I was. And after eight years, she still hates me. But when my daughter becomes involved, a truce is formed. Hot, needy glances slowly replace scathing glares. Still, I don’t dare hope for more. Even if everything inside me is aching to explore her, possess her—I can’t. Because I know she would want it all. She’d want what I’ve never given to any woman before her. She’d want all my love words.