In this teaser, Hallie, her best friend, both of her brothers, and her brother’s girlfriend are starting out on an overnight camping trip. — Ace was not invited. (Well, he was, but not to anyone’s knowledge, save one of them.) Surprise, surprise!
“What the hell is he doing here?” Chris bit out, his accusing gaze landing on Hallie, ruffling every single one of her feathers. She didn’t know. She was as in the dark as he was.
She glanced back at Ace, who just as casually and confidently as she’d ever seen, got out of his truck, reached into the back, pulled out a hiking backpack, and made his way over. He was wearing mirrored sunglasses, black Adidas track pants, a white tee—with those delicious tats swirling down his arm—charcoal grey and blood red tennis shoes, and his hair was ruffled up like he’d run his hands through it. And holy hell did he look like a tall drink of water on a scorching hot day, and Hallie knew without a doubt she looked like a woman starved for water.
Hallie’s feet, of their own volition, carried her over to where Gregory stood, just as Ace stopped in front of her. He was looking down at her, and she was looking up at him, but she couldn’t see his eyes. Just as she was thinking what a shame that was, he pushed his sunglasses up onto his head and his dark gaze collided with hers. It nearly took her breath away. The casual, lazy way he looked at her and the ghost of a grin that hovered on his lips made her want to rip all his clothes off and jump on top of him. As if he could read those very thoughts in her head, one corner of his mouth tipped up, and he winked.
Hallie was almost positive her breath was coming in short, but given her jacked up sinuses, she was blaming it on that. It had nothing to do with Ace. Nothing at all. Absolutely nothing. Had absolutely nothing to do with the memory of this gorgeous man licking and nibbling fruit off her naked body the other night. Nope. Nothing to do with that.
I’m not sure I believe Hallie. I’m thinking it had a lot to do with it… 😘