Stop it, Liam said. We didn’t do anything—we didn’t see anything, just—
I smile and motion to each of them with my hand. Lily, this is Billy. Billy—Lily.Warren stands and Lily loops her arm around his. First timer, huh? I’ll take good care of you.
I’m just racking up the good deeds today, aren’t I? I tap both their shoulders. You kids have fun.As they walk away together, I hear Warren ask, Have you heard the one about the priest and the rabbi in a bar?I close my eyes and shake my head. Fucking hopeless.
I tell the poker dealer to deal me in, then lay my money on the table and stack the green chips she slides my way. Without prompting, a shot girl places a fresh whiskey in front of me, and I put my tip on the tray. Paradise isn’t your run-of-the-mill strip club. It’s not just about the dancers—it’s about making the customers feel like kings. Anticipating their wants and desires.Jack changes two cards and comments, Drew Evans turning down a lap dance—that makes me sad.
I turned it down out of respect for Kate. Just like she canceled the man massage out of respect for me.
Steven smiles and congratulates me. You’ve come so far, Little Grasshopper.And you have to try the bread I made, Harlow said as I unlocked the back of the vehicle. I had to look like I was doing what I said I would do, in case somebody came out.
Don’t you wanna get out of here? I asked.Why would I wanna do that? She unzipped one of her bags and sifted through it, oblivious to my ulterior motives. They have everything I need here.
Maybe. But doesn’t it seem weird here to you?No weirder than most places I’ve been lately, Harlow shrugged. She pulled out her panties, most of which consisted of lace and satin.