The guy in the seat next to me smiles and I quickly turn away. My best friend Elena should be sitting there.
But she’s gone now.
I hop to my feet because I can’t do it, be here without her. And before I exit the classroom, the professor ends his lecture and calls my name.
His name is Derek Valentine, and he says he knows my pain.
Other books in the Her Perfect Man Contemporary Series: “The Boss’ Desire,” “The Artist’s Love,” and “The Chef’s Passion.”