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by Erin Kern

Genre: General Contemporary Romance, E-book, Contemporary Romance

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Lacy tried to keep her eyes in front of her, and not on the man sitting so casually in the driver’s seat. She shouldn’t have gotten in the truck with him. Now, he’d walk her to the door and she’d be tempted to press her lips to his. Or do much more than that.

Her eyes kept straying to his long legs, so beautifully wrapped in a pair of gray slacks. Then she reminded herself of the way things ended between them. The thought was like a cold bucket of water over her head.

“So, tell me something,” he said, breaking the silence between them. “Why are you out walking through town to begin with?”

“I had the day off and wanted to spend the day outside.”


She tossed him a glance. “Why do I get the feeling you’re questioning my ability to be physically active?”

He came to a stop at a red light and turned his attention to her. His gaze swept down her body. “I’m not questioning anything. Your stamina could put me to shame.”


He held up a hand. “Sorry, I couldn’t help it. You left that wide open.” He reached across the front seat and pinched her chin. “Besides I love ruffling your feathers.”

She swatted his hand away and he chuckled, a deep rumble that slid over her skin like a lover’s caress. Bad idea getting in this truck.

“Lighten up, Lace. You’re not still mad at me, are you?” The light went green and Chase pressed forward toward her house.

“Why would I be mad at you?” If anything, she was mad at herself for reacting to him as if she were a teenager.

“Did you forget about shoving my underwear at me?”

Hell no, she hadn’t forgotten. But what ate away at her was the way she’d handled the situation. There were a dozen different ways she could have responded. How about calmly asking him for the truth, instead of jumping to her own conclusion?

“Yeah, about that. I overreacted.”

He snorted. “You think?”

“Will you shut up and let me apologize?”

His answer was a devious tilt of his mouth.

She inhaled a deep breath. “I’m sorry for the way I reacted.” She risked a glance at him. His eyes scanned the road ahead of them. “I know you’re not the type of guy to run around behind a woman’s back. I should have known that, but it was a shock having your underwear handed to me at work.”

He turned onto her street. The muscles in his jaw hardened. “Sonja shouldn’t have done that. I guess it was her tacky way of getting me back to her house. She’s tried it before, but the woman can’t take a hint.”

Maybe you should have stayed out of her bed to begin with.

No. Chase’s past with women was none of her business.