Kidnapping, murder and software piracy … a recipe for disaster with love as the main ingredient.
She faced the room. Mark's house reeked of sterility, as if he'd told some craftsman to build a set of furniture to specification and then forgot to stamp his personality on his home.
The place was too neat, as if nobody lived there. She shrugged, thinking that he had just moved in, which could be why the house had the character of an empty fridge.
Mark came in then, carrying a tray that held two cups.
She sniffed the air. "Coffee. Lovely."
"You're having tea," he said.
"You're on medication."
"Fine then, but you know I hate the stuff."
"It won't kill you." He patted the bed. "Here. Sit."
She drank the insipid liquid, and then shoved the cup at him. "All done. Thanks."
He placed the empty cups on the chest-of-drawers and ambled toward the bathroom, pulling his tee-shirt over his head. "Time for your shower."
"So why are you taking your clothes off?"
Shirt dangling from his hand, he said, "You're going to need help. How do you plan to wash your hair with one hand?"
Akimbo, he frowned. "Don't be difficult. You need me."
He slung the shirt over his shoulder, leaving his chest bare. Her gaze edged downward to where the hairs curled on his skin and arrowed toward his groin. His black shorts stopped mid-thigh, leaving his sturdy legs exposed. Did he really expect her to get in the shower with him?
Perusal over, she met his eyes.
He grinned, which irritated her.
With a narrow-eyed glare, she warned him to watch his words.
Tipping his head to one side, he laughed. "I know you can't be thinking about taking advantage of me."
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