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She heard footsteps and spun around. A tall, dark-haired man with muscles that went on for days stood with a beer in his hand and gazed back at her.
“Hi,” she said, her heart pounding.
“Hi. How’ve you been?”
Brooke laughed nervously. But was it because he was big and tough and capable of violence? Or because he made butterflies swirl in her belly?
“Fine. Nothing’s changed since the last time I saw you.”
“Which was a week ago at Buddy’s.”
“Yes.” She’d seen this man half a dozen times over the past month, each time for a few minutes only, but she still remembered the first time. At Colonel Mendez’s wedding last month when she’d been drunk and angry with herself for being so pitiful. She hadn’t had sex in forever, hadn’t felt a man’s touch or the comfort of being held close, and her inhibitions were down because she’d had too much champagne. If Garrett and Grace hadn’t shown up when they did, she probably would have gone home with Cade Rodgers.
And she didn’t know how that would have turned out because she still had so many issues she might have freaked out in the middle of the whole thing. Or maybe she’d have been thrilled she’d gotten over her fear of big men who lived lives of violence—but probably she’d have run home and locked herself away for days.
He ambled closer, heading around the island and depositing the beer bottle on the counter. He took another from the fridge and popped the top. But he didn’t hurry back to the other room.
“You don’t say much, do you, Brooke?”
“I…” She swallowed. “Of course I do.”
“Not to me you don’t.”
“I don’t really know you, do I?”
“We could change that.”
Brooke blinked. Her belly swirled faster. Heat flared in her cheeks. Why?
She might not have had sex in two years, but she’d dated. Sort of. She wasn’t afraid of men. Correction—she wasn’t afraid of certain kinds of men. Mostly. Accountants, for instance. Those tended to be men without huge muscles or semi-automatic weapons strapped to their sides. She was wary but not terrified.
“H-how?” was the word that came out of her mouth, though she’d intended to say no.
“How do you usually get to know someone?”
He grinned and the swirlies whooshed into a tornado. “By talking. Asking questions. Maybe sharing a meal or a drink.”
“You mean a date.”
“A date. A conversation. Whatever you’re comfortable with.”
He held up a hand. “Or you can say no thanks and I’ll be on my way. No pressure.”
The swirlies dipped in disappointment for a second. Her heart throbbed. “A conversation. Give me your number and I’ll call you sometime.”
“Give me yours and I’ll call you now. You can capture it.”
Brooke found herself rattling off her number before she could change her mind. A moment later, her phone rang where she’d laid it on the countertop. Then it stopped.
“Rodgers with a D,” he said, winking at her. “Whenever you’re ready.”
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