Virgo - Mr. Intelligent: The 12 Signs of Love (The Zodiac Lovers Series Book 9), page 1
THE TWELVE SIGNS OF LOVE
(The Zodiac Lovers Series)
Written by Tiana Laveen
Edited by Natalie Owens
Cover by Travis Pennington
BOOK 1: Capricorn – Mr. Ambition
BOOK 2: Aquarius – Mr. Humanitarian
BOOK 3: Pisces – Mr. Imagination
BOOK 4: Aries – Mr. Adventure
BOOK 5: Taurus – Mr. Persistent
BOOK 6: Gemini – Mr. Versatile
BOOK 7: Cancer – Mr. Intuitive
BOOK 8: Leo – Mr. Boss
BOOK 9: Virgo – Mr. Intelligent
BOOK 10: Libra – Mr. Romantic
BOOK 11: Scorpio – Mr. Magnetic
BOOK 12: Sagittarius – Mr. Philosophical
Welcome to the “Zodiac Lovers Series” – The 12 Signs of Love.
This is a series which features a hunky hero for each zodiac sign of the year!
This series is stand-alone, so whether you wish to only purchase one or two books of this astrological romance series, or all 12, you can do so without missing a beat. Each Hero embodies typical characteristics of their zodiac sign, but please bear in mind, this is simply for fun – and not to state emphatically that any sign mentioned will act as described. Each tale chronicles the life of the hero and heroine’s quest to love and romance, and each story is unique.
Some of the heroes are serious and brooding, others capricious and fun loving. Some of the tales will feel like a modern-day fairytale while others take a more serious tone. Some tales may lie somewhere in between. This series is written from the heart.
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Dr. Vangelis ‘Angel’ Alexopoulos is a tall, gorgeous dream of a man with a shy smile and all-knowing green eyes. Growing up with a pair of traditional Greek parents, it was instilled in him to be the best that he could be and he continued along that path, living out his aspiration of becoming a general practitioner doctor specializing in homeopathic remedies in San Diego, California. With a kind, yet honest, bedside manner, he has garnered a reputation for being ethical and knowledgeable. But things are not as perfect as they seem for this man, whose desire for privacy leads him to keep the haunting pain from a past experience locked deep inside. Vangelis immerses himself in the routine of his work, until in walks a new patient that turns his life upside down…
Dr. Sahara Delaney has been on a road to recovery in more ways than one. A pediatrician by trade, her life ends up in shambles after a horrible car accident that left her in debilitating pain. Her body has healed, but her heart and mind are still feeling the aftereffects of a broken heart and past trauma. Finally convinced by her eldest brother and best friend to seek additional treatment, she and Vangelis cross paths, and the sparks fly.
This is a tale of healing, of removing the mask and revealing one’s true soul. Will Vangelis be able to show his full self—the good, the bad and the ugly—and be vulnerable to a woman who has opened his eyes in a whole new way of life?
Read “Virgo – Mr. Intelligent” to find out!
Please bear in mind that each book in this series is adult in nature and includes:
Profanity – (sometimes gratuitous depending on the characters/specific book in the series)
Explicit intimate encounters – (this is consistent in all 12 novels of this series.)
Adult topics and situations – (This could be anything from drug abuse to mental illness, violence, incurable disease, etc.)
If you are offended or triggered by any of the abovementioned, please consider this before moving forward.
This book is dedicated to the Virgos of the Zodiac…
You are the practical perfectionist of the twelve signs of love.
Your brain is a thing of pure beauty.
Memorization? You’ve got it.
Facts and Figures? Mastered in a matter of minutes!
Organization and compartmentalization? Hands down, you are the ruler!
You are diligent, helpful, at times charming and quite self-controlled, but when you flip the coin, there lies a dark side—under it, cowering in the shadows, is an anxious and at times cold hearted individual who has cut off their emotions in order to feed the strong and resilient image they wish to portray.
So, though you are truly one of the most intelligent, if not the most intelligent of the zodiac, when it comes to this emotional aspect, dear Virgo, you are only fooling yourself.
Those who love you know the truth…
We can see it a mile away.
You are a vulnerable soul hiding behind a façade, but you don’t need to hide anymore, dear one. Let your light show! The world NEEDS your wisdom, and we connect to others because of their humility, their humanness, their kindness, not simply by their smile and grace. If you learn to harness a bit more empathy towards your fellow man and accept the fact that it truly is okay to be YOU, flaws definitely not sold separately, you will have the power, respect, and adoration that you never imagined!
Denial is the first step to making magic but those who love you don’t want to see your illusions; they want to see you glow and grow like you deserve.
Cheers to the analysts of the zodiac!
You work hard at whatever it is that you do, including at valuing the beauty of you, too…
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About this Book
Letter to the Reader
About the Author
LETTER TO THE READER
To my Laveen Queens and Kings, welcome. If you’ve been rocking with me for a while now, then there are no words to express my gratitude. To any new readers who happen upon this book—welcome, and thank you for going on this journey with me. All right, so as to the question that many will ask: Why did you create this series, Tiana? Since a very early age, I have nurtured an interest in the field of astrology. It wasn’t something I relied upon necessarily, but I was intrigued by it, especially if a specific forecast rang true. Regardless of anyone’s personal beliefs, astrology can at least be considered an interesting study. Some believe it to be total nonsense. Others believe there may be some credibility, but it is still rather farfetched. Yet others believe that the entire subject is evil while some tend to take it quite seriously and consider it no laughing matter. Whatever your beliefs, please suspend them for the reading of this romance series.
None of the books in this series are about conjecturing, prophecy, predictions, etc. They are merely avenues, or tools, if you will, to view the astrological sign as a gateway into a particular character. This is used to highlight a few key characteristics, be they good, bad, or indifferent, about all 12 zodiac signs from a male perspective.
I am an author who writes lengthy books by default. You would be hard-pressed to find over 10% of my portfolio that does not hit the 100k+ word mark. With that being said, I wanted this series to be full-bodied, but not overwhelming. I wanted to write love stories that unfold in a timely manner, something a reader could knock out in a day or two, but not be explored so fleetingly that the reader misses my signature character and story development. I prefer to write extensive novels because I am practically addicted to the human mind – the psychology behind a character. Why did he say that? Why did she do that? How did this happen? Who were their parents? And so on and so forth.
This kind of in-depth exploration takes time, which equals a longer page count. Longer does not always equate to better, however, and in my personal writing journey this series has been inside my mind for quite some time and needed to come out. I wanted the series to be standalone, meaning if a reader only wished to read Pisces, Cancer, and Libra, they could do so without missing key components. In fact, my “Raven Maxim” series is similar – no book is contingent upon the other, though the stories take place in the same town. That series is ongoing and may never end, because I have given myself permission, as an author, to fully explore the characters, the city, etc., and not worry about readers waiting a long time for a conclusion due to a succession of cliffhangers. Series are mostly either loved or hated, but standalone books in a series, to me, merge the best of both worlds. In the Zodiac series, the link that binds the books is that you, the reader, are looking at the hero’s astrological sign. But there is so much more to these men, these exciting heroes, than this.
These guys are all different, from all walks of life. They tell their tale in the manner that they see fit. Some are entertaining, others inspiring.
In this 12-part series, you will meet 12 men and their love interests.
12 different minds…
You will sit back and watch the magic unfold.
Please get comfortable, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy the, “Zodiac Lover Series – The Twelve Signs of Love.”
It is a gift from me to you…
I am the quiet one in the room that’s just taking it all in.
Don’t get me wrong though; I love a good time, especially when I’m around people I trust and I can show more of my true self. I think I have a good sense of humor. I can be rather silly but it takes me a minute to warm up.
These are all bits and pieces of my true self. However, my true self is a gift I only give to a select few. I believe in people keeping their business to themselves, with the exception of a trusted friend or lover. I’m rational and realistic enough to understand that each and every one of us needs someone to talk to, someone with whom to air our grievances, frustrations and concerns. Someone to share our dreams with. Yes, we need a pair of ears we can pour our heart out to, in our own special way.
I consider myself to be a very realistic person. My expectations for myself are high and I follow a pretty concrete code of ethics. Yet, some say that I’m hypocritical. I’ve been accused of pointing my finger at others when I myself am guilty of the same thoughts, beliefs, or actions. I think people see things in a manner that suits them. An observation or an opinion is just that—it doesn’t make anything automatically true or false.
One thing that bothers me is disorder. I don’t like it when things are in shambles, whether it’s a head of hair, a home, a store, or someone’s sense of self. Things tossed about, trash everywhere, dishes piled up in the sink irritate me to no end. I don’t have a weak stomach in the least, but there is just something about disorder that I find almost inexcusable. This, I suppose, plays into my perfectionism. I will admit to that. I push myself very hard in all of my goals, and I suppose I expect much of the same from others.
I am a professional, but there are other aspects of me that are personal… my own business. If I open up to you, it means I trust you and if I do, it means I love you. Now, I fully understand the difference between loving someone and being in love with them. Those are two different things. I am not the type of guy who’s going to say a bunch of lovey-dovey stuff to you. Rather, you will see through my actions how I feel about you.
As it pertains to women and my love life, the same applies—I would much rather tell you I am going to do something for you and follow through than say a bunch of crap that sounds good and just leave you hanging in the wind. Despite my reserved and cautious personality—my horoscope is identified as a virgin after all—I am actually quite good in bed. Not to brag, I’d actually say I’m great.
I am very in tune with the female body and what needs to be done to get you off. I am a pleaser, and I will stop at nothing to ensure that you cum time and time again. I am also pretty much open to anything in bed, as long as it doesn’t in some way compromise my own rules and morals. I love giving oral sex; it is one of my favorite activities actually, and I also enjoy a frequent sex life. No one has to do flips and hang upside down, but what I do, I want it done well and I also expect my lover to pull her weight, to give as much as I am giving—because to me, when I’m in a relationship and in love, my goal is to ensure that my mate is healthy and happy.
I enjoy that so much that I read a lot about health related matters. Unfortunately though, due to my need to suppress some aspects of myself, I can self-medicate with things that may not be to my benefit whatsoever…
Logically, I know better, but I will fall prey to addiction if I don’t watch out.
It could be addiction to control even, but usually, it is a more common vice.
That could be alcohol, drugs, hell, even over the counter medications. I personally have not had much of a problem with this, but yes, I experimented a bit in my youth. A Virgo’s childhood honestly depends on how far they take it; what happens during youth determines a lot of how they see the world and deal with adversity. The Virgo child and parent relationship is sometimes chock with resentment because we put our parents on a pedestal, and when they do not meet our high expectations, we are let down in the worst way. Reality sets in if they mess up, or worse yet, are a bad parent not just in our opinion, but in general. This can tear us apart, but never stops us from trying to be a good child, even in adulthood. The problem is though, we will always harbor resentment for the past, and that is something we often have to dig deep within to remedy ourselves.
Now, I will say this personally about myself. I am fearless, but not loud, so I more times than not move in stealth mode. I am always watching and observing, and when people think they are getting over on me, I am smiling inside, destined to get the last laugh. I am not above seeking revenge; I just do not let people know my next move. That would be foolhardy. Keep this next point in mind about Virgos: We’re not overly emotional people. This is just a fact, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t feel. We feel profoundly, just demonstrate it in different ways than expected.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that I get my greatest enjoyment from being helpful to others, and fixing problems in whatever my field of choice is. I listen very well and I’m not swayed by people’s sentiments and outbursts. I’m not easily ruffled; I stand strong, look people in the eye, and barely flinch even during tense situations.
If you want to completely piss me off, play games with me.
I hate being lied to. I hate being played for a fool. Especially since more times than not I know when someone is being deceitful. It’s not about experience—this just comes to me naturally. I am very detail oriented, and I notice things most people don’t.
Virgos are not wallflowers. We are spectators. There is a difference.
People tend to always remember us because when we do something that we allow the world to see, we go all out. We are the kings and queens of alter egos. It is a release for us to show our talents under the guise of a persona we’ve manufactured—one that keeps our private life private, but allows us to share a bit of ourselves with the world. Behind closed doors, we can become naked spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally…
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