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Chapter 5: Grace

“This is me.” I tell him when we arrive at my apartment. Maia really could have given me the head’s up about being this guy’s Guardian. I don’t know exactly what that means, but Maia is adamant that we are now bound to him. This man who is practically old enough to be my father but is actually my mate.

It’s not that he’s unattractive. He has a dark and broody look to him, dark skin, dark hair, and dark eyes. Even through his clothes, I can tell that he’s ripped. His broad shoulders and chest look like solid muscle. His legs are the size of tree trunks, and I can see the muscle cutting lines through his jeans like they are molded to him.

But it doesn’t matter. I know how toxic the mate bond is. I lived it, watching my father mistreat my mother, then slowly watching her die. I refuse to put myself in that position.

“Thanks for walking me home. Good talk.” I step up to open my door when he takes my hand.

“We’re not done yet. We still have a lot to talk about.”

“I’m done talking. I ga
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Singisa
grace is not ready for Eli given her past hope for his sake it works out
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Trudy Mitchell
I love Eli's patience with her... Grace better get with it soon before danger appears!
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Melissa Wilson
I really like them both, and yes, Grace has so much baggage. So good Eli.
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