Rules of a Rebel and a Shy Girl, Page 23Jessica Sorensen
Because you still wanted me even when I was at my worst.
Because you’re amazing, wonderful, kind, caring, sweet, funny, and a complete weirdo. But let’s face it, so am I.
Because you showed me how to love not just you, but myself.”
My voice is shaking with nerves by the end, and I quickly clear my throat. “I just wanted you to know all of that—to know how important you are to me.”
His expression is blank, and I wonder if maybe I got a little too lovey-dovey. But then he smiles, and suddenly, he’s cupping the back of my neck and bringing me in for a kiss. And just like that, the brief moment of worry flies away.
“I love you, too,” he whispers between kisses. “But you left off one thing.”
I pull back slightly to look him in the eye. “I did?”
He nods. “You forget to say that you love me because we have awesome naked pillow fights.”
I chuckle, shaking my head. But the humor vanishes as he grows serious again.
“I really do love you,” he says. “More than anything.”
“I know that,” I tell him before sealing my lips to his.
And it’s the truth. I do know he loves me. I have always known. I was just too afraid to admit it. Too afraid to accept. Too afraid of things I couldn’t control.
I almost let fear ruin my life, almost let it control me. And I almost missed out on perfect moments like this one. Because, while life is filled with imperfections, perfection does exist in rare, beautiful moments. Rare, beautiful moments make life really worth living. And I’m glad I’m not so afraid of the bad anymore that I miss out on the good. In fact, I think I’m going to make that my number two rule in life, right after loving Beck.
About the Author
Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
Other books by Jessica Sorensen:
Rules of a Rebel and a Shy Girl
Confessions of a Kleptomaniac
The Illusion of Annabella
The Forgotten Girl
Broken City Series:
Oblivion (coming soon)
Enchanted (coming soon)
The Year I Became Isabella Anders
The Year of Falling in Love
The Year of Second Chances
The Coincidence Series:
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
The Redemption of Callie and Kayden
The Destiny of Violet and Luke
The Probability of Violet and Luke
The Certainty of Violet and Luke
The Resolution of Callie and Kayden
Seth & Greyson
The Secret Series:
The Prelude of Ella and Micha
The Secret of Ella and Micha
The Forever of Ella and Micha
The Temptation of Lila and Ethan
The Ever After of Ella and Micha
Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always
Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always
The Shattered Promises Series:
Breaking Nova Series:
Delilah: The Making of Red
Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Tristan: Finding Hope
The Fallen Star Series:
The Fallen Star
The Fallen Souls Series (spin-off from The Fallen Star):
The Lost Soul
The Darkness Falls Series:
The Death Collectors Series (NA and YA):
Ember X and Ember
Cinder X and Cinder
Spark X and Spark
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