The Family Simon Boxed Set (Books 1-3)(121)

By: Juliana Stone

“That’s a good look on you.”

Her head whipped up and she spied Rick standing just inside the door, with a handsome man, a few paces behind. As always, when she saw Rick Simon her heart turned over.

“Are you guys keeping something from us?” his cousin Jack asked with a grin as he moved into the room.

“No,” Charlie answered, more than a little rattled.

“Not yet, anyway,” Rick murmured, coming up alongside her and staring down at little Lily. “I’m going to make an honest woman out of her but she wants to finish school first.”

“Maverick told me you’re heading back to MIT?” Jack asked.

Charlie nodded. “Yes. My friend Davis is taking over the garage and I’m going to get my degree and Rick’s going to…”

“Stay right here,” he said softly, dropping a kiss onto the edge of her nose.

She swallowed hard when he took the baby from her. What was it about the sight of a big, strong man holding a small child that made her weak in the knees?

“Why is everyone in here?” Connor asked brightly, poking his head in from the hallway.

“We’re heading down bud,” Rick replied. “Donovan wants to hear that song you wrote.”

“Okay. Come on.”

Jack and Donovan followed her brother out but Rick stopped her just as she was about to do the same.

“Hey,” he said gruffly. “I love you.”

She squeezed his hand. “I know.

“What do you think about this?” He nodded at the baby in his arms.

Charlie smiled. “I think it’s a good look on you.” She paused, suddenly afraid and not really sure why. “Maybe we shouldn’t wait.”

Rick held the baby in one arm, and reached for her with the other. “I’m not going anywhere, Charlie. We’ve got this. You and I.”

She blew out a long shuddering breath. She loved this man with all her heart and she knew without a doubt that he would never let her down. He was never leaving her.

She followed Rick out of their room and couldn’t shake the silly ass grin on her face. Her heart was full and her future had never looked brighter.

“We’ve got this,” she repeated.

And they did.