“You suck at this, you know that right?”
“I suck at what?”
“This whole getting-to-know-you thing. I’m going to help you out a bit, but then you’re going to owe me one.”
“I’ll owe you?”
She waved her hand about in the air. “I’ll add it to your tab.”
Thinking this could end up going either way, Linc decided to roll the dice and see what Lady Luck brought him. He gave Lily the nod to go for it.
“All right then. I’m twenty-six,” Close, Linc thought, “five-foot-eleven, a non-smoker. Favorite meal is steak and chips with gravy and roasted vegetables. Favorite drink is red wine in front of an open fire. I have one sibling, and no parents or any other relatives besides Matt. I grew up in Newsham, so I know practically everyone here. I run the local bar. And in case you’ve been wondering, I’m single and my measurements are—”
“Stop right there.” He held up his hand and grinned, shaking his head at the way she so readily spouted out all that information about herself.
“What?” she asked, all-fake innocence. “I saw you checking out my rack earlier.”
The blush crept up his neck and burned both his cheeks. Never had he been more glad for the full beard that hid the telltale change of his skin tone.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he lied.
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