Before I introduce you to Vinny, I wanted to apologize for not being able to hop around a lot since Monday. I have a new house guest, my five month old grandson. He’ll be with me until my daughter gets her life together. PLEASE PRAY FOR US. Thank you.
Okay. Onto Vinny.
Ever meet a guy who was drop-dead-gorgeous but dripped with a creepy-jerk-aurora.
If you haven’t, allow me to introduce you to, Vinny.
“Hey,” a man’s voice said.
My heart jumped in my chest. The rest of me did, too, and I turned. Vinny.
“You startled me,” I said. “I didn’t see you there.”
“I know.” He smiled and studied me with his eyes. It reminded me of a neighbor, we used to have. He’d stare at young girls, and his eyes salivated.
I looked over his shoulder. Red roses trailed up a trellis, and the whole garden smelled like Gram.
He came toward me, walking with confidence, and his posture relaxed. “May I kiss the bride?” He loosened his black bow tie.
“Um.” My cheeks went hot and I looked down. He had the bluest eyes I ever saw, and from what I knew, every girl he knew had been crazy about him.
He put a hand out toward me and closed the space between us. I felt like a bunny facing a pretty fox.
His fingers caught one of my curls, and he played with it. “Too bad it couldn’t have been me.”
I trembled and the air grew warm.
His finger slid along my cheek to under my chin, and lifted it. “Can’t figure why a beautiful girl like you married a loser like Max.”
I kept my eyes down and swallowed billions of tiny lumps.
“Maybe you’re all beauty and no brains,” he said, and his voice went to a whisper. “Look at me.”
I did. His jaw clenched, making it look square and well defined. His dark blond hair was pulled into a pony tail. He looked like GQ material in his jacket open, black tuxedo. Dreamy, but dangerous. Maybe it’s an Italian thing.
“Um,” I said. “Um…I think…um….”
“Max owes me, you know?”
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