We’re still in Nick’s POV. The man he references is from an earlier scene where Nick watched Rhys sleep. She opened her eyes and reached for Nick … then murmured another man’s name. Here, Nick is trying to talk himself out of his feelings for her.
They had now, and whatever it was they were caught in, but he didn’t have a white picket fence in him. He’d proven that when he walked away—not just in spite of loving her, but because of it.
No need to tatter that wound.
And there was still the little matter of her pal Corey. Just the thought of her with another man heated Nick’s blood to a caveman-inspired boil. Leaving Rhys’s past where it belonged would be a lot easier if she wasn’t whispering names in her sleep.
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