Mini Excerpt #1
“Here, let me,” a deep voice said from behind.
She screeched, whirling around to see James leaning against the doorframe. She placed a hand over her pounding heart. “You scared me.”
“Sorry.” He straightened. “Let me help you.”
She eyed him with suspicion. “Why?”
His jaw hardened, his mouth opened, but then he shook his head, and his features relaxed. “Because I'm taller than you and thought it would fulfill my daily chivalry quota.”
She resisted the urge to stick out her tongue. Childish, but he brought out the worst in her. She cocked a brow. “I bet you do have a quota, along with a checklist for the day.”
“Correct. I store it all in my analytics software.” His voice totally deadpan.
“You know what's sad?” She planted her hands on her hips. “I don't think that's a joke.”
“I never joke. I have no sense of humor.” Expression stoic, he crossed his arms over his impossibly broad chest.
Had he heard her earlier? With Cecilia? No, he’d been off with Shane moving Cecilia’s grandma antique chaise.
She didn’t know what happened, but something had changed. The man had been down right cordial all day. Which turned out to be as irritating as when he argued with her. More so, if she was honest. It threw her off her game and flustered her. She didn’t like it one damn bit.
She gave him an overly sweet smile. “Do you think I need a big, strong man to come to my rescue?”
“No. Just a taller one.”
“Don't be cute.” Wow. Now didn’t she sound petulant? She grit her teeth to keep from saying anything else. Why couldn’t she be normal around him?
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The Name of the Game
Series: Something New #3
Published by Kensington
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.01 stars
Number of Reviews: 166 (on Goodreads)Order: Amazon|Barnes & Noble|Kobo|iTunes|Google Play
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