I’m so excited to share a teaser excerpt from my new release A Perfect Picture of Us, coming from The Wild Rose Press on December 17th (CLICK HERE for more info).
“Jess, I shouldn’t have come. I really can’t give you too much information,” he said, suddenly unsure.
Still gorgeous. Still unattainable. Sitting prim and proper, with her legs and arms crossed, Jessica Edwards was every inch a lady. He remembered being in awe of her the first semester of law school. He’d never have approached her. He’d never been exposed to a person like her. The woman was so sure of herself, so perfect, and yet, so kind. She shouldn’t be real. She should have some terrible hidden secret. But, he’d never found any during their time as study partners when she’d asked for his help.
“I’m being sued, right? You’re here to serve me papers?” she asked, shaking the envelope.
He scanned her big blue eyes, searching for any hint of what she might be feeling. Her words, delivered without any emotion, gave him no hint about what turmoil might lie beneath. He’d been good at reading people but oddly never her. “Jess, have your legal team review the case.” He lowered his voice, softening his words. He’d never been sued, and he’d never put himself in the position of the other party, until now. He rubbed the palm of his hand against his heart. Something ached at her reaction. “The papers are in order. The process is fairly cut and dry.”
“Maybe to you but to me? I don’t need drama, Leo. I don’t need complications right now.” She shut her eyes and tilted her face.
Please don’t cry. If she sobbed, then he’d feel like a jerk. Then maybe he’d beg off this case and lose the promotion. If he backed out, he’d stay and his career would stall. He shuddered. Losing wasn’t an option.