Fight For It is coming soon! I can’t tell you how happy I am to share this story with you. I’ve been thinking of it and planning it for months and am thrilled that it’s almost ready for you to read. Of course I wanted to share a little bit with you first. Jenny and Logan meet on a deserted highway at 3 am when Jenny gets a flat tire. Sparks fly and they spend the night together, but Jenny runs out afterward because she technically still has a boyfriend.
But they don’t seem to be able to stay away from each other. The scene below helps you understand exactly why!
Jenny narrowed her eyes at Erika, “Are you jealous?”
“What? No! Why would I be jealous? He can flirt with whoever he wants. And speaking of flirting. I see a hottie over there that I just have to go introduce myself to. He’s easily the best dressed guy here and he keeps looking over at us.”
Jenny followed Erika’s nod to the guy in the opposite corner. His eyes bore into her and she felt her heartbeat speed up as her body heated instantaneously. She gripped Erika’s arm before she turned away.
When Erika looked at Jenny she knew something was wrong. “Jenny, what the hell? Are you okay?”
“It’s him,” Jenny forced through her clenched teeth.
“Him who? Oh, wait a minute. You can’t possibly mean that’s the hot mechanic? Oh, fuck this is awesome! Ha! Okay, you have to go talk to him. You saw him first so I’ll back off. Besides, I’m not really into sloppy seconds, even if he is seriously sexy.”
“Gee, thanks, Erika.”
Jenny swallowed the rest of her beer and headed toward Logan. He was standing near the kitchen and Jenny knew she could pretend to be going for another drink when she went over to him. “Hi,” she said when she got closer. Mentally Jenny slapped her forehead and wondered if she could be any more dull.
“Hi Jenny. You look stunning.” Logan leaned in and kissed Jenny’s cheek. She inhaled his neck as she reached up to hug him then struggled to let go. When she pulled back she thought she saw something in his eyes, but he quickly masked it.
“It’s nice to see you Logan. Are you a friend of Jared’s?”
Logan nodded and took a sip of his drink. “We went to high school together. He’s a good guy. Have you known him long?”
“Uh, no. I just met him tonight. He works with my friend Erika, the one with the colorful hair.”
Logan nodded, “He has a crazy crush on her. He talks about her all the time but won’t actually admit he likes her.”
Jenny smiled, “I think she likes him too, but she won’t admit it either. She won’t even admit he might like her even though he tells her he does.”
“He what?” Logan choked on his drink. “He tells her he does?”
Jenny laughed. She brought her cup up to take a sip and lowered it again when she realized it was empty. “Yeah, he just told her she needed to save them both time and admit they were perfect for each other. She brushed it off though and said he’s just joking because he’s always flirting.”
Logan reached out for Jenny’s cup and ducked into the kitchen to refill it. When he handed it back to her their fingers brushed and Jenny felt a bolt of awareness run through her arm and settle between her legs. ‘Down, girl,’ she told herself, but knew it wouldn’t do any good.
“I didn’t know the guy had enough guts to tell her, even if he is saying it as a joke.” Logan held out his hand and nodded toward one of the couches. Jenny walked ahead of him and they sat down at the edge of the dance floor. “Did you just come here with Erika?”
“Yeah. I didn’t have any plans and she invited me along, but I don’t know anyone else. She’s got Jared and Molly plus Molly’s sister here but I’m on my own.”
“Well, you can hang out with me. I know most of the people here, but I haven’t seen any of them in a while.”
“It’s hard to jump back into a world you’re not really a part of anymore. When I moved back here from Syracuse a year ago I found I’d lost touch with a lot of people and the ones I still talked to were so different than high school. A few of my old friends are married with kids or settled in their lives and just so different than me. I’m still floundering so much that it’s hard for me to connect with people. I guess that’s why I get along with Erika so well. Of course we went to college together, but I feel like I’ve known her forever.”
“Yeah, it’s funny how some people you connect with immediately and others you never feel like you really get to know,” Logan leaned into Jenny as he spoke. It was obvious he was talking about them and how quickly they’d connected. Jenny wondered if he was going to kiss her and leaned slightly toward him. Their eyes locked and Jenny bit her lip between her teeth. Logan’s eyes flashed to her lips and widened. His gaze darkened and she saw a the edge of his mouth turn up.
Their lips were almost touching when Jenny heard, “Logan Campbell! Is that really you?”
Jenny jerked away from Logan at the woman’s voice. She looked up to see a stunning blonde woman standing over them. She was thin, but not sickly. She had perky breasts dangling out of a tight red sweater. Her narrow waist barely held up her flirty black skirt that stopped inches above her black leather thigh high boots.
She was stunning. Instantly Jenny hated her.
Logan glanced at Jenny then stood to embrace the woman before them. He talked to her, clearly an old friend, or maybe an old girlfriend, while Jenny sat there staring up at them.
After a few minutes Jenny got up to get another beer. She didn’t say anything to Logan but could feel him watching her.
Jenny quickly pumped another beer for herself from the keg, keeping an eye out for Logan and the blonde. She sucked down her drink before filling her cup again. She turned toward the game room instead of going back to watch Logan get woman-handled by the would-be model.
Fight For It will be available on Tuesday April 29 on all platforms!