Title: Love, Always
Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 14
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Adam kneels down beside me and hands me his phone after hitting play. I look at the screen and feel my lips tug when I see his face flash onto the screen. “This is for you, Dee,” Adam says from the phone so I look back at him and he grins so I turn my attention back to the phone. I watch him walk through the grocery store and only stops when he finds a young male associate; poor kid is probably in his late teens and has no idea what Adam is up to. I have no idea what Adam is up to but I feel for the kid because Adam can be downright devious. “Excuse me,” Adam calls out and the boy turns his attention to Adam. “Do you know where I can find nipple butter?” The camera shakes a little but I see the boy look around. “What kind of butter?” “Nipple butter.” The boy laughs. “Say that again.” “Nipple butter.” The camera shifts and I see a blurry Adam run his finger in circles over his nipples. “You know, for your nipples.” The boy laughs again and I feel my body shake in laughter as well. “For your nipples?” “Well not mine.” I look back at Adam and find him watching me. He’s so sweet and cute. “I don’t know what nipple butter is, man.” The boy looks around the store but I can see he’s laughing. “Can you find out?” Adam asks, leaving no room for him to say no. “Uh, yea.” I lean my body against Adam and chuckle as the camera follows Adam’s paces throughout the aisle. After a long time, the boy returns and shows Adam where to find it. I see Adam’s hand hold up the cream and wiggle it in front of the camera. “My nipples thank you.” I lose it. I very literally lose it as I start to shake from laughter. I feel Adam laugh with me and for just a moment I forget that I’m sad.
I'm a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our "half breed" son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he'd rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out. I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa. I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me. My son surpassed me in the rhyming game by the time he was four. This is something I am very proud of. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog poop to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition. I published my first book Life's A Cappella last year.