Picking up a runaway bride was the last thing Shade expected to do on his way to Texas. The worst part was he knew who she was and she is way out of his league.
Vivian is a Chicago heiress, on the run from her almost husband who is shadier than she could ever imagine. Shade knew but played along at least for a while.
I don’t know which I giggled at more, her first visit to Walmart or to a Waffle House. I think the Waffle House, so here’s a favorite scene.
He chuckled and turned into a Waffle House. “This work for you?”
She rubbed her hands together. “Oh yay. I’ve always wanted to eat at one of these.”
At first, he thought she was making fun of his favorite breakfast spot, but then she hopped from the car with a, “Hurry up.”
He followed her into the small diner, her unconventional outfit of his shirt, sweat pants, and her white heels barely drawing notice at this hour and in this place. But she did need something else to wear. A little farther down the road was a Walmart. She’d probably never even been inside a Walmart.
She’d found a table overlooking the grill. “Do you mind? I want to watch.”
He slid in across from her. “Nope. What are you eating?”
“I don’t know.” There was a sparkle in her eyes he’d never noticed. She looked… well, happy, if the wide smile on her face was any indication.
“Surely you’ve eaten at Waffle House before?”
“Never.” Her voice held a tinge of excitement. “I’ve always wanted to. What’s good?”
“Hmm, waffles,” he suggested.
The responding laugh came from deep in her gut. He knew because he felt it all the way down in his.
She ordered a waffle with pecans, coffee, orange juice, bacon and hash browns with cheese. He told the waitress to bring him the same.
“There is no way you can eat all that,” he said. “You got a hollow leg?”
“You just hide and watch me. I love food like this and I never get to eat any.”
The waitress set two coffees and two juices on the table.
“Why?” he said before taking a sip of his coffee.
“Why don’t you ever get food like this?”
“Oh, my parents would die. And Cook’s feelings would be hurt if she found out.” And then, as if realizing what she’d said, her gaze dropped to the table. “I mean, Mom’s feelings would be hurt if I didn’t eat what she cooked.”
She was the worst liar ever.
D’Alba, Cynthia. Hell Yeah!: Cadillac Cowboy (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Kindle Locations 390-410). Kindle Worlds. Kindle Edition.
A delightful journey from Chicago to Texas, meeting his family on the way. Some anxious moments wondering about the ex, and her parents. Topped of with sizzling sex and lots of fun.
5 Contented Purrs for Cynthia!