Read the excerpt below and tell me what you think:
Taking a deep breath, Colin followed Hope out the laundry room door. He knew Tim would have a lot to say, but he had to deal with Hope first. Although she wanted him to forget the kiss, he couldn’t. No way. No how. It was too damn good and it had been way too long since he felt the sparks fly. Sure, he’d dated a little since Beth, but he never felt that connection. And of course it had to be with someone who didn’t want it.
They walked to the table and all eyes ogled them.
Tim beamed, wiggling his eyebrows at them both . “There’s the two lovebirds.”
Hope turned around and walked to Kelly in the kitchen, ignoring her friend’s questioning eyes.
With a shrug, Colin sat and knocked back his 1/2 cup of Coke. “Sure could use a beer about now.”
“So -” Scott leaned forward and whispered. “What’s going on, bro?”
Colin shook his head. “Nothing. Can it.” From the corner of his eye, he saw Kelly and Hope make their way to the table, whispering to each other. Kelly carried a loaded platter of nachos. He didn’t have much of an appetite anymore. He tried to eye Hope, to see if she would talk to him, but she stood behind Kelly wiping the chair off with the Coke-drenched towel from earlier.
Before he could say anything, Tim butted in with his non-chalant self. “So, how long have you two been sucking face?”
Hope stood with her mouth open. She held the rag up as if she was going to throw it at him. “Now wait just a minute, Mister. You’re going on like a twelve year old reading Playboys in the dugout. You don’t even know what we were doing. If I were you, I’d keep my mouth shut and my head out of the gutter.” Hope threw the rag, and stormed out to the back patio.
Kelly held up her hands and slapped them back down on her legs. “Now you’ve done it. She’s furious. Tim, really.” She stomped off to the kitchen.
Holding his arms up, Tim asked, “What?”
Scott shook his head. “You done blown it this time, Tim-O. Now everyone’s pissed at you. When’s the last time you saw Colin kiss anyone? Geez.” Scott leaned forward and started in on the nachos.
Colin stood and faced his friend. He didn’t know what to do. It had been a while since he had to deal with an angry woman, plus his best friend being a jerk.
Tim quirked his head to the side. “I was just having a little fun.”
“You’re being a prick.” He headed toward the patio. First, he had to face the woman who he needed to convince that they had something. Later, he’d deal with Tim.
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