Sneak Peak: Huge Deal

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A large male figure came up beside her, suited arms resting on the railing beside hers. “What’s with the stork routine?”

She turned her head to look at Kennedy. “The what?”

He lifted one foot, then the other. “Stork.”

You try wearing these shoes.”

He glanced down knowingly. “Ah. We could sit?”

Her stomach did something stupid at his use of the word we. “Nah, I’m good. Plus, I tried that for about two minutes, but every time someone came to talk to me, I either had to stand or crane my neck.”

“You’re short. Don’t you always have to crane your neck?”

She let out a little laugh and dropped her head forward as she muttered, “You look nice, Kate. Thanks for being here, Kate.”

“What?”

She turned slightly to face him. “Nothing. Do you need something?”

He scowled. “Why is that your assumption?”

“Because I’m your assistant.”

“You’re my friend.”

“Am I?” she said, more to herself than him, as she turned back to the view below the balcony.

He touched her elbow briefly, and she felt a corresponding tingle in her palm. “You don’t think we’re friends?”

“I don’t know what we are, Kennedy.”

BooksLauren Layne