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Too Good To Be True
by NDEA B   

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Publisher:  A New Journey Publishing ISBN-10:  0615226019

Copyright:  June 2008 ISBN-13:  9780615226019

My first novel Too Good To Be True


Jasmine Simmons had some misfortunes in her life but know she has a big break a chance to go to law school. She has taken her final exams and meet with her advisor and everything is set. She has a full scholarship to the University Of Duke School of law. The first one in her immediate family to go to college her mom was very proud of her. This was a great opportunity for her and her family everything will be great as long as her secret stays hidden if anyone found out her secret all chances of her going to law school would be gone.

Emmanuel McBride was getting ready for his career to take off with a job teaching business law classes at Duke University. He was excited finally his college degree would be put to work.

  Malcolm, Emmanuel best friend got him to agree to go to the club. Walking into the NCO club he new he was going to be bored out of his mind until he turned around and seen the most beautiful being he’s ever laid his eyes on. He almost forgot to breathe.

 Jasmine wanted to go and celebrate passing her exams and getting into law school. She was ready to celebrate but not at the club.  Ally had hoodwinked her again.

Snapping out of her Daydream she heard all the ladies whispering and fanning themselves so Jasmine turned around to see what all the commotion was about when her eyes locked with the most sinful sexy dark chocolate brother she’s ever seen. Dam! Her clitoris started jumping and doing double flips just by the sight of him and that was strange since Jasmine hated men with a capital H.

Emmanuel introduces himself to her but upon doing so she shut him down and I mean shut him down cold. 

 A month had past and Emmanuel couldn't stop thinking about Jasmine and Jasmine couldn't stop thinking about Emmanuel but  a chance meeting had them spending the day together and enjoying each others company realizing they had a lot in common and were very attracted to each other.


 Emmanuel wanting Jasmine so much he didn’t even realized there’s someone coming from his past and this person has some unfinished business with him.  

Can Emmanuel get Jasmine to let her guard down, to trust in him, to give them a try or will secrets, lies and past lovers interfere before they get started or could this turn out to be a love TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!


Why did I let Ally talk me into coming out to the club tonight? I should be home getting ready for my exam. I’ve come so close to getting my high school diploma, I need this. An opportunity of a lifetime, a full tuition paid to Law School, the only downfall is they don’t know I have a two-year-old daughter, Destiny. My sweet Destiny. If they knew, all chances of going to Law School would be lost. Professor James has stepped out on a limb for me in helping me get this scholarship. He has always said a good mind is a terrible thing to waste. Why can’t that mean even if you have a child?
“Oh, sorry, Ally.”
“Where did your mind go this time?”
“I was just thinking about my exams tomorrow.”
“Come on Jazz, you need to relax and get out a little more. You’re at school or you’re at your mom’s with Destiny. You haven’t dated since Damon. He was a jerk so get over it and move on.”
“All men are not jerks.”
“In whose book, yours or mine?” While chit-chatting, Jasmine and Ally didn’t notice that someone was approaching their table.
“Excuse me, ladies, my name is Malcolm and I was wondering if you would like to dance,” the gentleman said, gazing at Jasmine. Jasmine paying no attention to Alicia’s hard stares said, “No thanks but my friend, Ally may want a dance.”
Malcolm looked at Ally. She was pretty but he really wanted to dance with the beauty he had his eyes on since he walked through the door. Tired of waiting on his friends to get there, he wanted to go ahead and start his night, and he wanted it to start with this beauty. However, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen that way. It was something about those big pretty brown eyes they were so hypnotic but she looked standoffish at the same time. Malcolm had no time for this even though she was fine. He wanted to have some fun tonight and he wasn’t going to have it with her, so Ally it would be.
“So Ally would you like to dance?” he asked.
Ally looked at Jazz and she wanted to yell at her, but that would wait until later. I might as well have some fun while I’m here.
“Sure. Why not? Let’s burn this dance floor up.”
Jasmine sitting at the table alone while nursing her strawberry martini was thinking to herself again, what am I doing here? That’s when she heard a lot of gasping and whispering, and decided to turn around and see what all the commotion was about. Lord, I hope no one is in here fighting, she thought. So I looked around everyone and I gasped myself when my eyes fell upon the most gorgeous chocolate brother I’ve ever seen. Smooth skin, light-brown eyes, long eyelashes, long legs, and short curly hair. WOW! Now, that’s a nice glass of chocolate milk. I would love to drink that straight down nonstop. And his legs, they look so strong. Wonder how they would feel under my finger tips while caressing him gently? Hold the hell up! Where did that just come from? I haven’t thought about sex or had an urge to have sex since Damon. Didn’t have the urge then either. But I fell for the oh-if-you-love-me, you’ll-make-love-to-me-game. That was two and a half years ago when he had his way and stepped, and I ended up with Destiny. Her name speaks for itself. Haven’t heard from his ass since I told him I was pregnant. His mother apologizes for him, but it’s not her fault. She’s a wonderful grandmother.
Watching that delicious specimen of a man as all the other women were doing. It was as if he sensed me checking him out, he then looked my way. I swear it was like a lighting bolt hit between us. He must have felt it to because he smiled, and I thought I would come undone right then and there. I knew then it was time for me to go. I can’t have any distraction, and Mr. Drop Dead Gorgeous would definitely be a distraction. Staring at him, I didn’t even realize that Alicia hadn’t come off the dance floor. She must be having fun. Sometimes I wish I could just let loose and have fun, but I can’t. I have to work and provide for Destiny. Ally has two parents vying for her attention. She has whatever she wants and needs no matter what the cost. It’s hard to believe we’re best friends. We’re both from two different backgrounds. She’s from a family with a mother and a father, and I’m from a single-family home. Even though my father is in my life, he also had another family that I sometimes felt I had to compete with for his time. I remember the first day of second grade, we both were seated at the same table, and we both were new and shy, both loving cabbage patch dolls and being diehard tomboys. We talked in class and on the way home from school. Finding out we lived one block from each other and have many things in common, we instantly became friends. We’ve been inseparable ever since. Even our parents became the best of friends. Our moms hanging out together and shopping, and our dads playing golf together.
Making my way onto the dance floor, I said, “Alicia lets go, it’s late and I’m ready to go home.”
“Oh, Jazz, just twenty more minutes and we can go.”
“Fine. Twenty minutes or I’m catching a cab back home.” Walking back to the table, I ordered me another drink since I left my other one on the table. I felt like I was being watched. I looked up and there he was, Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome on his way over this way. I could hear the ladies behind me whispering.
“Girls, Mr. Chocolate is coming our way. Get ready.” I looked up again and realized he was on his was to my table.
OH MY GOD! What am I going to say? How do I look? Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! He just stood there for a second looking into my eyes. Lord, please help me! This man is so fine. Not knowing I was holding my breath, and thinking what am I going to say? As if he had read my mind, he spoke, “Hello, my name is Emmanuel and I was dragged out tonight. I was dreading being here but now that I’ve seen you, I’m glad I came.”
Emmanuel didn’t want to sound too forward, but he couldn’t help himself. She had the most beautiful brown eyes he’s ever seen, and he wanted to let her know.
“Has anyone ever told you that you have big beautiful brown eyes? Their sexy and exotic if you don’t mind me saying,” Emmanuel said.
Jasmine just sat there blushing he was dropping them lines hard but that’s ok as cute as he is he can drop lines all he wants but I want tell him that and besides being teased as a child for having big eyes it was always a pleasure when someone complements them. “Excuse me he said I didn’t catch your name”. “That’s because I didn’t throw it”. Jasmine didn’t mean to say it so harsh she was just a little nervous he was making her body do weird things.
Emmanuel looked surprised from across the room she didn’t look like the stuck up type but I guess looks can be deceiving. I probably would believe that if I didn’t recognize that look in her eyes. That hurt, that miss trust of the opposite sex. I know it all to well what that looks like. I carried it for so long after I ended it with Sharon. So instead of taking it personal I wished her a good night and was on my way. To bad she looks like a nice young girl. I know how it is when you just don’t want to be bothered.
I wanted to scream and tell him to come back. Tell him my name but I couldn’t men was trouble and they all wanted the same thing but goodness he was definitely good for a girl’s ego. Just as the thought of calling a cab cross my mind I had another thought Ally must be having one hell of fun time she haven’t come off that dance floor yet. Deciding to go ahead and call a cab Alicia came up.
What’s up girl who was that fine brother you were talking to?
He said his name is Emmanuel but I told him I wasn’t interested and he left. What! Are you crazy Jasmine he is gorgeous? I know to damn gorgeous. He probably got a woman in a least half the surrounding counties of Cumberland county.
Jasmine will you please stop that all men are not the same. You got to let go of this thing Damon was one man and he was young he’s not all men if you keep this up you’ll never meet anyone special.
Ally how about we agree to disagree. Are you ready? Just let me give Malcolm my number he’s a fun guy maybe he can hooked you up with one of his friends. No thanks I’m fine Ms. Cupid.
I wonder what Emmanuel was doing did he find someone to dance with. I know it’s plenty of women in here ready to give him a chance.
Just as I turned around there he was with those light brown eyes focusing on me. Goodness he’s handsome as hell making my click do double and backward flips making me wet just by looking at him. Lord I’m glad I don’t have to see him again.
Alright I’m ready Jazz; Jasmine you should have at least got his number. I said leave it alone. Fine that will be you tonight having hot dreams about your stranger from the NCO club. To myself I prayed I hope not my exams are tomorrow no distractions.

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