A semi-pro football player meets a reserved teacher who intrigues him with an offer of a different type of game. In last week’s 8 Heath called Jordan darlin when she asked if he was from the South. Her adverse reaction stunned him. In this week’s snippet they have left the beach and are back at their vehicles where their two friends are scheduling to meet later…
The word darling had sent Jordan into fight or flight mode. Her gut reaction to the endearment proved she wasn’t completely over being burned by Richard. If she hadn’t been so gullible, she wouldn’t have become news fodder as a business man’s plaything. She’d lost her self-esteem, ability to trust, and nearly her livelihood.
Heath’s southern pronunciation of the word sounded sexy and he might have asked her out if she hadn’t sudden turned into a cold fish.
Gigi and Dugan scheduled their later rendezvous while Jordan gazed at Heath, her sunglasses concealing her apprehension.
“We could tag along, if you’re interested,” he said with his hand lingering on the top of the convertible’s door.
“Thanks, but – maybe I’ll see you down at the beach sometime,” she said, offering a reserved smile.
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