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by LuAnn McLane

Genre: General Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance

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Madison glanced left and right. “Noah Falcon is reading for the male lead,” Madison told her in high-pitched whisper. “Isn’t that exciting?”

“What?” Olivia placed her palms on the table. “No way!”

“Yes?” Madison said with a smile but then shook her head. “Wait, you didn’t mean that in a good way did you?”

“Not so much…”

Her smile faded. “I don’t get it. Noah Falcon will bring attention to my play and warm bodies into the seats, Olivia. He’s a professional. This is amazing news. I thought you’d be over the moon. The man is famous and not to mention smokin’ hot.” She leaned back and fanned her face.

“Madison, have you seen him act?”

“Well no, but-”

“He’s a baseball player, not an actor.” Olivia peered at Madison over her glasses and then removed them. She only needed them for reading but was always forgetting to take them off. “I’m certain that Noah Falcon got the job on Love in the Afternoon for his looks not his talent.”  

“Um, Olivia…” Madison tilted her head with a look of warning but Olivia was on a roll and wouldn’t be shushed.

“Sure, he’s eye candy and his mug would look good plastered on a poster,” Olivia continued hotly and ignored Madison’s wide eyes and shaking head, “but he would never do your warm and witty play justice.”

“We don’t really know that,” Madison insisted and did a little eye-roll-slight-nodding-gesture. “In fact, I’m sure he’s going to be amazing.”

Olivia snorted. “Yeah right, he-” she continued but then stopped when Madison gave her a hard nudge beneath the table. Oh… no. Olivia’s heart started beating in rapid alarm. She swallowed and then mouthed, “He’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?”

Madison gave her a short, choppy nod.

“Well now,” began a deep, silky voice that added even more heat to Olivia’s already hot blush, “maybe, just maybe there’s more to me than meets the eye.”