Vicki Marie’s Sexy Summer Reading Series: One Chapter A Day
THE BACHELOR CHAPTERS: A THINKING WOMAN’S ROMANCE
“Of course you should invite all your lovers to your fiftieth—why the hell not?” Paul Sever and I were having dinner at his place, and he was adamant. Impossible, I thought. I had bachelor rules, after all, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was my gospel.
“So, you’re telling me, you’ve got no problem coming to my party, and breaking bread with the other guys?” Paul and I had been dating since April, the same time I started to see Wouter again. I dug the hell out of him.
“It’s your party, sweetie. It’s your life. I don’t have a problem with it, and fuck anyone who does!” I’d been thinking about inviting all my former lovers, but the current ones? Could I do that?
The idea grew on me. It was a milestone moment, not just another birthday, but an anniversary of my first fifty years. Of course I wanted all my guys to celebrate with me. My birthday party had always been a gift to my friends, an appreciation of their importance in my life. My lovers were substantially significant in my journey, and I had a lot of appreciation for every one of them. After all, they were the reason I had the confidence to wear the bloody chaps.
I made an inventory of the men I was seeing at that moment: Lamar Taylor, Paul Sever, and Kyle Ross. My list of retired lovers was loaded with outstanding men. Did I think any of these men would be uncomfortable or awkward? Not a chance. My collection represented male confidence at its best. The real question then was this: would I be comfortable? I didn’t take long to answer. This was my Fiftieth Birthday—and this was my life. I invited them all—even Andre Cassidy and Wouter Wilson.
TOMORROW: Chapter 70
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