I am in such a rush to get home to Charlie that I turn around, steaming coffee in hand, and walk right into this …um
…very handsome man’s chest.
I feel like such a loser.
“Oh my god…I can’t believe I just did that! I am so sorry! Are you all right? Did I burn you?”
Did I burn you? Duh!
Of course I’ve burned him! I’ve completely, second degree burned someone with a cup of coffee.
“I’m okay,” he says with a slight smirk across his lips as he pulls his coffee-soaked dress shirt away from his chest. How could he be all right? He’s lying. That coffee was ridiculously hot. I know. I had to ask the barista to double cup it.
Suddenly, I’m completely taken by how handsome my coffee covered stranger is. Trying not to look obvious, I cautiously eye him up and down, drinking in this incredibly sexy, rugged looking businessman. He’s taller than I am, I’d guess around six feet, with short, dark-sandy hair.
And his eyes…
He has the most alluring ice-blue eyes I have ever seen. Definitely the poster boy of what you would expect a man from California to look like.
Those eyes…a girl could seriously get lost in those eyes. Dressed in navy slacks and a crisp, white, linen shirt…okay,
so it’s no longer crisp and white. His sleeves are rolled up, exposing tanned and toned forearms. I wonder how it would feel to have those wrapped around me. Then it dawns on me…how long have I been standing her staring at him?
God, I hope I wasn’t too obvious!
Snapping myself back to reality, it’s apparent that the hot coffee I’ve spilled on him burns as I notice him wince.
“Really, it’s okay,” he says with a small chuckle.
Please say he didn’t notice me staring.
I rush to grab some napkins from the barista, but when I turn back around the handsome stranger is gone.
He’s left without saying a word.
I can’t say that I blame him. I must have looked like a crazy person because I most definitely was acting like one
Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead. She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story. When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.