Happy Book Birthday to Kim Carmody! Lexington and 42nd is live now. I’m super excited about this sexy new debut, set in the exciting world of the NFL. It has a beautiful cover, an intriguing excerpt and it centers sport. I seriously can’t wait to read this. Don’t forget to check out the giveaway Kim is sharing and make sure to grab your own copy today (check the end of this article for the links).
I jumped as Will’s hand brushed across my back.
“Hey, calm down. I’m not planning on groping you in here.” He shrugged, frowning. “I just wanted you to relax…you seem nervous.”
My shoulders fell, tension seeping from them as I shook my head. “I’m sorry, I am a little nervous. Today’s a big day for me.” I took a deep breath. If I wanted to clear the air, it was now or never. “And I’m sorry about last weekend. Things got a bit out of hand.”
Will leaned back against the desk, crossing his ankles. “No, you’re not the one who should be apologizing. I was out of line, and what I said wasn’t fair.” He shrugged. “I’m not saying I don’t find your reasoning frustrating, but if that’s how you really feel, I’ll back off.”
I nodded, finding it hard to meet his eyes. I hated the idea of him backing off but that was the very thing I’d asked him, no yelled at him, to do.
“I like you Em. We should be able to be friends. We get along well.”
I smiled, thinking how right he was. We did get along well. “Friends would be nice.”
He nodded. “Good, friends it is.”
“Yes, friends who refrain from dancing with each other.”
Will frowned. “We should still be able to dance together.”
I laughed. “Not the way you dance.” I felt my face go red just thinking about it. “I’m sorry, I’m just a little embarrassed about…you know…” my voice trailed off, unable to even consider verbalizing our last encounter. Innocent phrases like Texas or nightclub or dance floor felt like they should exist alongside other dirty words in some adults-only dictionary.
Will bent his head to meet my eyes. “If it helps, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about…you know…” His eyes ran down the length of my body and back up before widening deviously, and I had to lean against the desk to stop from sliding to the floor.
This man was going to destroy me and the worst thing was I was powerless to stop him.
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