Series: Friends & Lovers #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that’s just what he’s doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies’ man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he’s willing to prove that he’s serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he’s more than willing. But she’s taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?
Her hair was piled on top of her head, black boy shorts showcased her long, lean legs, and a small black tank molded to her slender form. Her feet were bare. For some reason that last bit of bare skin made Rich feel like he was going to lose his mind.
She padded softly across the wood floor to the radio and hooked her iPod in. She stretched languidly in front of the mirror, seeming to have forgotten Rich’s presence.
With each stretch, Roni became more limber, and Rich became harder. He was starting to think this audition was a terrible idea.
When she was finished stretching, she pressed play on her iPod and positioned herself in the center of the room. As Christina Perri’s voice filled the room, Roni began to move.
Rich couldn’t have uttered a sound if he wanted to. He was completely, and utterly mesmerized.
Her body seemed to be made for this. The movement was so natural, so sensual, Rich had to focus on keeping himself in the chair… his entire body seemed to scream at him to get up and go to her.
“That’s the contemporary. It’ll be for the advanced classes. I can show you the basic ballet and tap steps for the younger classes if you’d like.”
Rich tried to speak, but squeaked instead.
He felt his face grow warm as he cleared his throat and tried again, “Um, no. That won’t be necessary.”
Roni stretched a bit as she walked towards him, a puzzled smile on her face.
Rich stood, willing his legs to hold him as he tried to look cool and unaffected. “Yeah, I’m great.”