Don’t miss today’s Teaser Tuesday from Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts, on sale 9/14/15.
“Do you ever go to parties, BB? Ever cut loose?”
I knew he was teasing me, but it pissed me off. “You’d know, wouldn’t you? Have you ever missed a party?”
His eyes widened in surprise. “Touchy topic, eh?” He shrugged. “It’s not like I live at parties. I’ve been known to stay home once in a while.”
“Those must’ve been the nights I was partying, the nights you stayed home.” I shot him a taunting smile and he shifted in his chair, looking almost embarrassed.
“Too bad,” I said, recklessly deciding to see if there was any truth to Desi’s crazy theory. I leaned toward him and whispered in a breathy voice. “You missed my table topdance. Somebody ended up with my bra.”
I heard a snap, and he glanced into his lap, startled. He set a broken chopstick on the table as a blush crept up his neck. “Guess I don’t know my own strength.”
Had I rattled the notorious playboy? Me, who didn’t even know how to flirt? The thought was thrilling, and a little bit terrifying. Our waitress arrived, to my relief, placing steaming plates of food between us.
“Awesome,” Slade rubbed his hands. He filled my plate and slid it toward me. “Okay, risk taker, let’s see if I can give you something too hot to handle.” The suggestive tone of his voice made my toes curl.
I was clearly the amateur flirt, but the light dancing in his eyes made me feel surprisingly playful. “You underestimate me,” I told him, then I took a bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue. It was spicy, but not overwhelming. “I’m disappointed, Edmunds,” I looked him right in the eye. “I was expecting something much hotter from you.”
He held my gaze. “Oh, I’m sure I can find something hot enough to rattle you, BB.”
About Playing the Player:
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she—the most organized, prepared student in school—spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…
Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…