I hurry my pace but he has no problem catching up to me.
“Wait, I’ll walk with you.”
I remain quiet although he’s determined to engage in
conversation as he speaks again.
“So how long are you visiting your sister?”
“Through Monday, or are you returning Monday?”
“Uh huh.” I’m not really paying attention to his words, I’m
just trying to make it into the house without making a fool of myself
any more than I already have.
Evidently that’s not going to happen as I stumble in the grass
and Shaun bursts forward, reaching out to save me from a face plant.
He hauls me up, our chests touching, his hands cupping my elbows. I
pull back as if he’s on fire, which he is, because my god, he’s hot…
“You okay?” he asks.
“Yes, thank you.” I side-step him to continue walking, then
stop and turn back. “Um, no, actually I’m not. Look, I’m just going to
say it. You’re gorgeous.”
He looks surprised but continues to grin. So cute.
“I’m sure you get that all the time.” I feel my face flame. “And
I’m awkward and making a fool of myself.”
“So, to avoid any further embarrassment, would you just
please stand here and count to ten, giving me a head start? Okay?
Great.” I quickly turn again toward the house, thinking I’m finally
going to get inside without further incident.
Nope. Shaun speed-counts to ten––out loud, mind you––in
about four seconds before rushing to catch up to me again.
“You didn’t say I had to count slowly.”
I can’t help but giggle.
“Look, I find you attractive and intriguing.”
I snort and don’t even mind. I think I’m beyond trying to be
He chuckles. “We really can start again.”
I look at him out of the corner of my eye. “How many doovers
are you going to give me?”
“As many as it takes.”
I stop to face him, almost reluctant to accept what he’s saying.
He seems sincere, and he’s just so dang sexy. Here goes nothing…
“Okay.” I extend my hand. “Abby Carter.”
He takes my hand. “Shaun Porter. Pleased to meet you.”
*Follow Abby and Shaun’s sexy adventures in the New Adventures Series Book One