Sleeping with your roommate is a bad idea, right?
Megan Davidson is scrambling to find a new place after Abby, her roommate and best friend decides to move in with her boyfriend Lance. With just a week until classes start, the open spot left in Lance’s old house looks like her best option. She moves in with Matt and Chris, shameless flirts and notorious players.
Chris Watkins first met Megan at their Fourth of July party over the summer, and he’s wanted her ever since. She’s now tantalizingly close, and he doesn’t want to keep his hands to himself, even if its the worst idea ever. Chris doesn’t do relationships, but once with Megan just isn’t enough.
With ground rules in place, it seems like everything’s working out fine. But will Chris’s history catch up to him and ruin everything?
Chris held the restaurant door open for Megan. It was after two on a Sunday and the usual lunch crowd had cleared, so they got a table right away. He’d opted for Fire, the fancy pizza place. He didn’t know what was expected for a date on a Sunday afternoon. Megan was in jeans and he wore shorts, so a really upscale place didn’t seem like a good choice. He’d been here a couple of times and the food was good.
Once they’d ordered their pizza and the waitress had gone, Chris fidgeted a little, tapping his fingers on the table.
Megan studied him over the top of her glass. “Nervous?”
He stopped his hands through sheer force of will. “Nope. Why?” He managed to keep his voice casual. Good.
A grin spread across Megan’s face. “You’re bouncing your leg like crazy.”
Shit. He stopped that too. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” That casual tone he’d managed before? Nope, gone now. He was such a bad liar sometimes. Megan just laughed at him and he smiled. “Fine. I don’t take girls out very often.”
“How often is not very often?” Megan’s tone was dry, and her lips twitched with suppressed laughter. He appreciated that she was trying not to laugh in his face, even though part of him was kind of annoyed that she found it so amusing that he was flustered. He didn’t get flustered with girls, dammit. But he didn’t date girls either.
He screwed up his face like he was deep in thought. “Hmm. About never.”
Megan lost her fight with her laughter and let it out. She didn’t hold back when she laughed—no simpering giggles like so many girls used when they flirted with him.
Her laughter died down and she studied him again, the humor now gone from her face. “So, this is a date.”
He nodded and took a drink of his soda, wondering where she was going with this. Hadn’t they established this morning that this was a date?
“Does that mean we’re dating?”
He shrugged. “What would that mean, exactly?”
“Don’t worry, you don’t have to take me out to eat all the time or anything.” She flashed him a big grin and he smiled back. “But no fucking anyone else while we’re together. If you want to end it, have the balls to end it with me before you hook up with another chick.”
It was his turn to study her face. The waitress showed up then with their food. What impeccable timing. He waited for her to leave before he returned his attention to Megan. “Sounds fair. And it goes both ways.”
“Of course.” She maintained eye contact, her brown eyes holding his like she was trying to see inside him without giving anything away. Finally she flashed her smile again and got a slice of pizza.
Their conversation relaxed after that. She seemed satisfied with his answers about their relationship, such as it was. Relationship. That was a loaded word. Their … shit. He couldn’t come up with anything better than relationship. In any case, he was happy she didn’t push for more than he was able to give. Exclusivity didn’t seem like too big of a deal. Especially since he hadn’t wanted anyone else since he’d met her.
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One summer is all they have …
A chance encounter at a party brings Lance and Abby together.
Lance just graduated and has a summer internship. His parents expect him to come back to Texas to work in the family business at the end of the summer. He likes to have fun and doesn’t want to be tied down too soon. Until he meets Abby.
Abby still has two years left of college and a mom who keeps her anchored near the town where she grew up. She is cautious in relationships, not letting people close. But Lance’s persistence wears down her defenses. Knowing Lance is leaving, Abby tells herself it’s just a summer fling.
Will that be enough to keep her from falling in love?
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