SPOILER ALERT x ALISHA RAI’S MODERN LOVE SERIES
Fueled by Lean Cuisines and Lexapro, shy guidance counselor Lucy moonlights as the anonymous voice behind a wildly popular Twitter account, keeping it a secret from her overbearing yet loving Mexican/Moroccan Sephardic family. But when her favorite follower – and secret crush - slides out of her DM's and into her IRL, Lucy's two worlds collide.
Look, I know that the first day at a new job usually tends to suck. I get it. You’re new, have no idea what the hell you’re doing or where you’re supposed to go. Everyone stares at you and you have to answer the same question a hundred times, maintaining a level of enthusiasm only matched by someone with a healthy dependency on cocaine. It’s exhausting, but it’s part of the deal of starting somewhere new. I accept it.
What I hadn’t expected, however, was that my first day would also include getting a mug of boiling hot tea tossed directly onto my, for lack of a better word, manhood. That… that had been a curveball.
And it’s at this moment – mere seconds after aforementioned tea has collided with my crotch, possibly rendering me infertile, it’s that hot – that I see the culprit of the spilled tea. Dark, jet black hair. Golden sepia skin. A quivering lower lip. All put together on a beautiful woman who is gaping at me with wide, horrified eyes on the brink of tears. And just like the tea had blindsided me a moment earlier, I’m struck a second time by this woman and the weird sense of déjà vu that washes over me when I lock my eyes on hers. Sure, she may have castrated me, but there’s something fascinating about this woman—beyond her incredible aim.