When We Were Us (Keeping Score Book 1) releases on April 7th in just SIXTEEN days! Early beta reads are back, and I’m giddy about what readers are saying.
We’d just finished the papers when Leo appeared in the doorway of the office. He filled the space, taking my breath away as he leaned on the jamb, grinning. His hair was still damp, and the long-sleeved thermal shirt hugged the roped muscles on his arms. Faded jeans stretched over his long legs. My mouth went dry and all I could think was . . . damn.
Next to me Gia sniffed, but I didn’t miss the gleam of appreciation in her eye. I gave her shoulder a little nudge. “Behave yourself.”
Turning to Leo, I smiled. “Hey. I’m ready to go. Just let me grab my bag.”
He was too fast for me. “I got it.” He slung the canvas carryall over his back. I thought he’d just head for the door, but he stopped, offering his hand to Gia. “I’m Leo Taylor. Nice to meet you.”
Her mouth dropped open a little. “Uh, Gia. Gia Capri. Yeah, nice to meet you, too.” She took his hand, and I was fairly certainly there was a little bit of swooning going on. I tried hard not to giggle.
“When Gia lets go of your hand, we should leave. If we get over to the hospital in the next hour, we can see Nate for a few minutes.”
Leo nodded. “I talked to Coach, and he said as long as I was home by nine tonight, I’m cool for curfew. Let’s go.” He winked at Gia as he freed his hand. “See you around.”
I glanced back at Gia as we left. She gave me wide eyes, fanned herself and mouthed, “WOW.”
Clearly even feminist journalists were not immune to the charms of the Lion.
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