on March 28, 2018
Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.
But you did notice.
We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.
I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.
But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.
To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.
Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.
Maritza the Waitress
PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.
I really need to stop making assumptions when picking up a book from my TBR list. 🙄
This one was such a great surprise. I loved it so much more than I could have imagined.
“The thought of what could have been is as painful as a broken heart. – Bridgett Devoue”
Army Corporal Isaiah meets Maritza the Waitress. He seems like a douche bag, closed off and damaged, but her effervescent way of being pulls him in a way he’s left with no choice but to fall in love.
“Anyway, you’re right. I’m attracted to you and I can’t stand you.”
It’s a short novella, but the plot is well written, so you don’t get the feeling that everything is on fast forward. I loved Maritza for her bubbly personality & sass and for how she managed to crack his shell piece by piece.
The author begs us for not revealing any spoilers, so I won’t give you any, but I can tell you this story needs to be read.