A few minutes later she returned with her purse. Ashley’s covering for me. The place is pretty quiet now. So, where do you want to go?
Devlin, gregarious as ever, grabbed two more chairs so they could join the already overflowing table and signaled the waitress. Introductions were made and Carson was amused to see the four other men staring at Harper’s perky breasts while the women checked out her clothing. Especially her Louboutin shoes. What Carson liked best, however, was that Harper knew it and played along. The crowd was so dense and loud Carson had to shout to be heard. After a while, she gave up, leaned against Devlin’s shoulder, and nursed her beer, enjoying watching Harper at the center of attention. Who knew the little mouse could be such a party girl? she wondered.Devlin leaned over close to her ear. Your little sister’s a fox.
Carson looked up and saw the gleam of appreciation in his eyes as he gazed at Harper. I see she’s made another conquest.His glance shifted to her and his pale eyes hazed with woozy seduction. She’s not the sister I’m interested in.Carson gave a little snort of disbelief.
Speaking of sisters, where’s Dora? Devlin asked, pulling back. Why didn’t she come out with you?Carson quickly got over the momentary sting of realizing she wasn’t the sister he was interested in, either. She’s stuck at the house with Nate. Her son, she explained when he shook his head uncomprehendingly.
He took a swig from his beer. Well, sure she’d be married with children by now.
She’s getting a divorce.He looked up from their joined hands. So, I take it by that that you’ll see me again?
A smile twitched at her lips. Oh, yes.The tension fled from his face and he smiled. He began walking again, but Harper pulled at his arm, stopping him. Don’t be shy about asking for your space when you need it, Taylor. Take all the time and space you need. Just tell me. Okay?
Taylor’s eyes kindled. I don’t want any space between us now. He leaned toward her, sliding his arms around her, and pulled her closer.Later they ate dinner at Bushido as planned. It was a favorite among locals and tourists alike, the subtly Asian atmosphere sleek and inviting. Once they were seated, the waitress promptly came to take their drink order.