This is the final week of my Book Boyfriend Love Letter theme. It has been really fun reading the letters YA and NA authors have written based on the characters in their novels. All of this fun has been to celebrate the release of my YA romance Passing Notes, which is about a boy learning how to write a love letter. Well, author Shawn McGuire joins us today with a love letter based on the third book in her Wish Makers series, Never Hurt Me, that will definitely put some color in your cheeks. Enjoy! And, hey, if you’re having fun reading this letter, scroll back and read the letters from my other guest authors and leave a comment.
Everyone has a wish. Desiree’s just got real.
For forty-five years, eternally-eighteen-year-old Desiree has been in a sort of limbo, granting wishes for others while never receiving her own. Now it’s the hippie-genie’s turn, and she’s finally going to get what she asked for so long ago. A second chance at life.
She has two options: go back or start fresh. Going back means a do over. Returning to 1968 to when her best friend, brother, and parents are still alive. But will anything change and is it worth the risk of reliving all of the pain for a second time? Maybe starting fresh is the better option.
Both of her choices take her away from Kaf though. And that’s a huge problem because falling in love with her chauvinistic, exasperating, gorgeous boss was the last thing Desiree ever expected.
I remember well the day I met you. It didn’t take long for me to realize that you and I are as different as two beings could be and that working together was going to be a challenge. You are independent and firm in your beliefs. I, as you often tell me, am old-fashioned and have a tendency to do and say things that go against those beliefs. Despite this you continue to tolerate me and even seem to enjoy my companionship at times. It is difficult for me to express feelings, my words do not always come together as I intend. Please bear with me and try to look past the words to the feelings now.
When you first became one of my Guides, it was necessary for me to observe you throughout the day to insure that you were performing your duties satisfactorily. You quickly surpassed expectations, but I continued to look in on you. Now it is a habit I cannot break. I start each day going about the tasks I need to accomplish and a moment inevitably comes when I feel that I have missed or forgotten something. As much as I try to deny it or push past the feeling, the truth is undeniable. The thing that is always missing is that I had not yet seen you. And so I look in on you if only for a few moments.
Did you know that your eyes are the color of a perfect, cloudless sky? Did you know that when you smile a small dimple appears on the left side of your mouth? Did you know that when you concentrate on something you chew on your bottom lip? That freckles sprinkle across your nose and cheeks after you’ve been in the sun for the first time every spring? When you dance, especially to Van Morrison, you seem to disappear into your own spiritual realm. When you sit atop your bus to meditate or appreciate your surroundings, a look of such serenity comes over you that my breath catches.
If I could have my own wish granted, it would be for you to be mine. I wish to hold you. To feel your body pressed against mine. To place my lips to yours. I am exactly the type of man you cannot tolerate and do not for one instant believe that you have similar feelings, but I cannot keep this to myself any longer. I must take the chance and let you know that I love you, Desiree. I have for years and if you will have me, faults and all, I will be yours for the rest of time.
Shawn McGuire is the author of The Wish Makers series. You can read more about her, Desiree, Kaf, and her books on her website – www.Shawn-McGuire.com.
Does that letter tantalize you? Here’s where you can get the Wish Maker books:
Sticks and Stones (Book 1 – currently free on Amazon Kindle)
Barnes and Noble
Break My Bones (Book 2)
Barnes and Noble
Never Hurt Me (Book 3)
Barnes and Noble
D. G. Driver
Author of books for teens and tweens featuring diverse characters dealing with social or environmental issues, such as her ecofiction fantasy series The Juniper Sawfeather Trilogy and her award-winning novel about autism awareness No One Needed to Know.
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