The Vacation – Don’t Hate Me Read online Jamie Knight

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Total pages in book: 15
Estimated words: 14679 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 73(@200wpm)___ 59(@250wpm)___ 49(@300wpm)
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The Vacation - Don't Hate Me

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Jamie Knight

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I couldn’t stand her.
Yesterday, I had peace and quiet in my beach-side cabin. Now, I there's someone living next door, making it hard to focus.
Olivia Watts is the most infuriating person I have ever met. She acts like she’s the only one alive on the planet.
And then to make things worse, she has to lay there on the beach in her slinky bikini while I’m trying to work. I can’t even look out at the turquoise ocean waters to clear my head without seeing her curvy body blocking my view.
No matter how much I tried to avoid her, she seemed to pop up everywhere. I was tempted to move to a new cabin… and I probably should have. My life didn't need anymore complications, including Olivia. So, how did I end up in her cabin in the middle of the night? And why was I staying?
Dear Reader,
This is an enemies to lovers romance. Short, steamy, and sweet packed with all the feels - the perfect pick for a quick read!
You can expect a HEA with no cheating and no cliff-hangers. I think you’ll really love Olivia’s and Frankie’s story! Give it a read, prove me wrong. ;)
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1

Olivia

My phone rang. The fluttering of my heart attempted somehow matched the ring tone. Until I saw Hope’s name, I thought it was him calling… begging me to come back to him.

“Hello,” I said as I tapped the speaker button and sat down on the soft, squishy mattress.

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Hope asked.

I shrugged, squeezing myself into a tight hug. “If it’s not, I can just come back.”

“You could use the money for something else,” Hope said.

“Is that your way of telling me you want me to move out?” I asked.

Hope groaned loudly, letting me hear her annoyance. “You’re welcome to stay as long as you like but I want you to heal.”

“I just want to get away for a while. I’m too close to Danny. It’s like I’m trapped here. If he sees me out and about, he’ll follow me back here,” I said. “I don’t want to cause any trouble for you.”

“I’d just call the cops,” Hope said. “He’s not going to get away with that shit while I’m around.”

I flopped down on the bed and tucked my ebony hair behind my ears. “It’s been years since I’ve had the chance to go anywhere. I’d ask you to come but I know you’re busy with your job and Max.”

“I’m sorry,” Hope said. “If you wait a few months, maybe I could take some time off.”

“That’s the thing… I don’t want to wait. I need this now,” I said.

“If you’re sure,” Hope said.

I bit my lip. Hope always looked out for me. It wasn’t surprising that I was living in the house she’d inherited. She could have had a one-bedroom apartment and she still would have found space for me.

“I’m sure,” I said. “It’s just two weeks.”

“Have you talked to Tori about it yet?” Hope asked.

“She suggested it when she gave me the money,” I said nervously scratching my elbow. “It’s what she wanted me to spend money on.”

Hope sighed. “Well, okay. Let me know if you need a ride to the airport, okay? Max will lend me his car.”

“I’ll get a ride,” I said. “You worry too much about me.”

“I worry the right amount,” Hope said. “Call me tomorrow, okay?”

“Of course,” I said. “Love you.”

“Love you too,” Hope said. “Oh, could you turn off the kitchen lights when you go to bed?”

I chuckled. “No problem.”

I looked at the phone, worried the next call would be from Danny. He probably thought I just needed time and would come back, like I had every other time.

This time though… it was different. I was done.

In the morning, I’d be on a plane to a small town in Mexico I could barely remember the name of. Exclusive. Private. Time for just me.

I needed a break from Tori insisting I put myself out there. She was far more social than I was and I was exhausting from pretending to be something I wasn’t.

Hell, I was over forty and there wasn’t a year of my life that I had lived just for me. It was time.

I wasn’t sure how I’d pay Tori back. She said it was a gift but I couldn’t accept a gift that massive and not find a way to pay her back.

I’d worry about that later. It was a worry I couldn’t have on my shoulders. There was already more than enough on my shoulders.

I finished packing my things and started the water for a bath. My skin prickled as I lowered myself down into the tub.

Hope had given me rose-scented bubble bath and candles of the same scent, glowing around the room. The setting was relaxing but still, I couldn’t let my muscles unwind.

Normally, the tub was the one place I let my mind wander but tonight, I couldn’t. I couldn’t think about new relationships, hot guys, or even sex. After what I’d been through with Danny, I was certain I wouldn’t ever find love.

Even after witnessing Hope, one of my best friends in the entire world, find Max, I still knew something like that wouldn’t happen for me. I needed to focus on myself.

I needed to heal.

Once all my wounds were gone, then I’d have to worry about getting a job… make money… things I never thought I’d have to worry about at this particular point in my life.

I opened the drain with my toe and stood in the tub. I wrapped a luxurious, fluffy towel around myself.

My eyes scanned the perfect room. I was thankful that Hope let me stay in her home but I wanted my own place. I wanted to wrap a towel around myself that I’d picked out and purchased with my own money.

In my life with Danny, I hadn’t been able to purchase things on my own. I had to ask for permission. Now, on my own, I didn’t have the money.

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