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SMOLDER, a CRUSH series companion novel.
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: Sunday, October 12, 2104
“Yep, I still got it,” Dylan said, groaning as he bit into his steak.
“Props, dude. I agree. You are the grill master.” Taking a bite, I savored the perfectly cooked rib-eye steak. It practically melted in my mouth.
“You didn’t have to wait for me,” Dylan said, cutting another piece.
I shrugged. “Someone had to keep an eye on the swimmers during lunch. Figured it might as well be me and I’d just eat when you were available.” I took another bite and groaned. “It was worth the wait.”
“You two sound like a porno with all that moaning and groaning going on,” Cami joked.
Arching a brow I stared at her. “Been watching a lot of those lately, have you?”
Blushing a deep shade of red, she slapped me, playfully. “No! You know I wouldn’t do that.”
“You probably don’t have time, since Dylan keeps you pretty occupied with living your own.” Dylan chuckled and stared lovingly at Cami
and her skin flushed even more, her eyes wide in disbelief at the topic of conversation.
“What?” I said, gesturing to her stomach. “It’s not like you can deny it. The proof is right there staring me in the face.”
“I ... it’s ...,” she stuttered. “It’s not porn.” Picking up her plastic cup, she glanced away and took a swallow.
“It’s better than porn,” Dylan whispered loudly and Cami choked, spraying Kool-aid across the table and splattering me.
Stunned, I glanced down and started laughing. “Okay. I guess I deserved that. Thank goodness I’m not wearing a shirt.”
“Yeah.” Dylan elbowed Cami and nodded at me. “You know he only volunteered for lifeguard duty so he’d have an excuse to go shirtless in front of all these women, today.”
I rolled my eyes. “Whatever. I’m on duty and I’m the best swimmer in the department—you know that.”
“Hmm,” Dylan replied with a grunt, continuing to eat.
“Well, all that working out he’s been doing with you has paid off in a big way.” Cami smiled. “I’m sure I’m not the only woman who’s noticed all those rippling abs.”
“Hey now,” Dylan chastised. “I’m going to get jealous if you keep talking about Russ like that.”
“Don’t worry. You’re still my favorite.” She grinned at him as he leaned over and kissed her lightly on the lips.
“Can’t fault the girl for noticing perfection, dude,” I added, and Cami laughed.
Dylan glanced at me. “I know. That’s why she’s always staring at me.”
I chuckled and shook my head. “Always so humble.”
“Just like my best friend, huh?” He laughed and held his fist out and I bumped it. “Us ugly guys have got to stick together to be ego boosts for each other.”
“Whatever,” Cami said, dragging the word out. “Neither of you are even remotely close to ugly, and you know it.”
**Available on Amazon and everywhere else on release day, Oct. 12, 2014
© Lacey Weatherford Books/Moonstruck Media.