What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future.
But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual.
Her fingers slid into his belt loops and she yanked him toward her so her ample breasts pressed against his chest.
“I don’t think he’s alone.”I pursed my lips as I stopped outside Ian’s door and pounded my fist on its heavy walnut surface. His inky-black hair was an even bigger mess than usual, and I figured the spiky strands had been finger-combed more than once by the slender redhead standing behind him.
Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru.
It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out.
Conversely, however, I was able to see this tendency in other people: For example, one of my family members married a woman who looks remarkably similar to his mother in hair color, eye color, and even height. Do early caregiving experiences shape what people find attractive in adulthood? Journal of Research in Personality, 47(4), 364-368.
Similarly, my friend Janine* married a man who looks very much like her father.