Welcome to MidWeek Tease hosted by Angelica Dawson!
Today, enjoy a tease from Tortured Love 3 - RELENTLESS. Coming to Evernight Publishing March 7th!!
A beeping noise drew her attention back to his face. He glanced at his cell phone, frowning. “I’m sorry. I have an appointment across town in half an hour. It was nice to meet you, Kendra Kensington.”
The oddest feeling of regret washed over her as she shook his hand again. “It was nice to meet you, too, Blake Bombay.”
“I hope we run into each other in this park again.”
“So do I.” She had to bite her lip because the next words out of her mouth were very nearly the offer of her phone number. That was completely out of character for her.
“When we do, you’ll have to let me know whether you enjoyed the book.”
“It’s a date.”
He gave her a brilliant smile, let go of her hand first, and turned to walk away. Wow. It’s a date? No it’s not. What the hell just happened to her? She watched him walk away, admiring muscles those clothes couldn’t hide. The spark of arousal surprised her as much as her compulsion to run after him did. That definitely wasn’t like her.
Most of the relationships she’d had for the past ten years that had progressed beyond a couple of dates had not turned intimate. And the ones that had done so left her feeling empty and unsatisfied. Or, once the man realized how afraid of sex she was, he made excuses not to see her again.
Tears pricked at the edges of her lower lids, but she blinked them away. She was healing. It would take time. It wasn’t a crime not to have a man in her life. She had a job she loved, great friends, and two cats who adored her, even when she was tired and cranky. Cats were like that. Cats understood.
Blake turned before he reached the edge of the tree line, and the path that would take him out of her line of sight. She swore he winked, but at this distance it was difficult to say. He was gone quickly, and she convinced herself she’d been mistaken.
But he had turned around. That was something. The gesture left her grinning and feeling less at a loss than she had a moment ago. Kendra was confused by her reactions, and suddenly wanted the comfort of her apartment. Her errands were done, it was a perfect day, and normally she’d sit in the park until late to read, but not now. Not today. Today she was going home to think about what had just happened.