If you’ve been keeping up with the Big & Beautiful series you already know Sam. She’s quick witted, funny, and pretty confident. When everything she is gets rattled by an ex, Sam decides she needs to make some changes. One of those changes includes a new gym membership.
Brady owns the gym Sam joins. He’s everything she expected from a gym rat – bulky, stoic, and brooding.
Until he defends her then tells her she’s beautiful.
Sam isn’t sure how to take Brady. She isn’t sure about much of anything anymore.
Here’s a quick excerpt from Fat & Fine
I let Brady kiss me, enjoying the feel of his hard body against mine, the hard ridge of his erection pressing into my hip. For a few minutes I fooled myself into thinking it was all okay. That there wasn’t any reason I shouldn’t be kissing him.
Then reality sunk in.
The hands that were wrapped around his neck slid to his shoulders, and I pushed him back gently. His mouth hung open for a second before he figured out that I wasn’t there anymore. He looked down at me, his eyes hazy with desire. I wanted it to be easy. To just believe his words and everything would be fine, but I knew I couldn’t do that. I trusted too quickly with Cade, and again with Blaine, and it wasn’t going to happen with Brady.
“I can’t do this. I’m sorry,” I told him, crawling off his lap carefully. I had no idea how he would react and if he was going to get violent I needed to be as far away from him as possible.
Brady hung his head and leaned his back against the door, blocking me in. I glanced quickly around his office for another way out. There was a door behind his desk that could have led to anything from a closet to the outside. If he flipped out it was my only chance though.
“You have nothing to be sorry for. I shouldn’t have kissed you. You’re right to be afraid of me.”
I laughed gently, hoping I wouldn’t scare him, and wondering why he thought I should be scared.
“It’s okay. I just got carried away.”
“No, Sam, you did nothing wrong. I’m the meathead who dragged you in here like a caveman then attacked you like I had a right to you. I hope you’ll still join the gym, but I promise not to bother you again. Those guys will never come back here, but you won’t have to worry about me either.”
Brady jumped to his feet then pulled the door open. He walked to the other side of the office away from me. He didn’t look at me, but I could see fear and frustration in his eyes. It made me want to know more about him.
He was apologizing to me like he’d done something wrong. I’d encouraged him. I wanted him. So why was he acting like he was the only one who’d started something.
“Brady,” I began softly.
“Sam, don’t. It’s okay. I know I scared you and I don’t blame you. Please, just go.”
I didn’t know what to say to him so I left. I was barely out of the office when I heard the telltale click of the lock. It felt like my heart was breaking in my chest. I wondered when my instincts had gotten so fucked up. Blaine and Cade I trusted without a second thought. Two guys who hurt me for no reason. But Brady… Brady defended me, comforted me, and told me he wanted me, and I couldn’t believe him.
There was something seriously wrong with me.