The Stubborn Suitor

By: Alexa Wilder

“Oh my God,” Cami practically yelled. “You bought me a beach house as a wedding present! I can’t believe this is my life.”

“You’re welcome,” Drew said, laughing a little at her reaction.

“I only got you a watch,” Cami replied sheepishly.

“You got me so much more than a watch,” Drew said, his voice deep and earnest. He brought a hand up to stroke her belly, reminding both of them of the new life growing there. “So much more.” They sat in silence for a moment, just grinning at each other.

“Now,” Drew began, clearing his throat, “let’s go in and explore our new house—make sure you actually like it before you thank me properly.”

Cami did like the house. Actually, she loved it. It was already tastefully furnished, though Drew assured her that they could change things to make it more their own. The master bedroom was on the side of the house with the glass walls, with an amazing view of the ocean. The sun was already setting over the water as Cami dropped her bags and flopped down on the king-sized bed.

“Shall we break it in?” Drew asked with a smirk as he followed her into the bedroom and sat at the end of the bed.

“Actually,” Cami replied, rubbing her pregnant belly, “I’m starving. Plus, I have other plans for you tonight.”

After a quick meal from the fully stocked kitchen, Cami grabbed Drew’s hand and pulled him down onto the beach, where they strolled through the darkness for a while. Eventually, Cami collapsed down into the sand, pulling Drew with her. After pushing him back against the sand, Cami straddled him, leaning down to kiss him deeply.

“God, I love you,” Cami whispered when she finally pulled back for air.

“I love you, too,” Drew replied, bucking his hips a little to make sure that Cami was aware of the way in which his body was responding.

She was aware. “The first night we were together—when we fooled around on the beach—you got me off with your fingers, but when I wanted to stop, you stopped—even though you hadn’t gotten off yet. You were such a gentleman. I think I fell in love with you a little right then.”

“That was the first day we met,” Drew reminded her.

“Yes,” Cami replied. “I’ve loved you since the day we met.”

“I said it first,” Drew said teasingly.

“Shush,” Cami whispered against his mouth as she leaned down to kiss him, “or you won’t get your reward.”

Drew obliged, proving his willingness to be quiet by pressing his lips against hers.

Cami smiled into the kiss. Then, crawling on top of her husband, she set about treating him in the same way he’d shown her all those months ago—and demonstrating her love for him, which had come to life that night, long ago.

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