When I met Julian, I wanted to hate him.
He's my opposite in every way.
But I want him like I've never wanted anyone else.
To win him over, I'll have to do the impossible, prove I can be reserved and restrained.
“No. You will not be handling any of the materials in this library. Putting the monkey in your coat does not make the situation any better. You have been disrespect—“
“Hey. That’s just not true. I came in here, greeted you and—“
“You brought a monkey into the library.”
“I told you he’s my—“
“I don’t want to hear any more of that—“ He snapped his mouth closed with a horrified look.
“Bullshit. I think that’s the word you were looking for.”
“Please do not use language like that in the library, though it’s nice for you to admit it.”
What was it about this infuriating man? I wanted to despise him and the way he was speaking to me. Instead, I was more determined than ever to get him to use every foul word I could think of as he urged me on and begged me to take him.