Series: Fix You #3
Published by Omnific Publishing on October 8th, 2016
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Jeremy King, Hollywood ├╝ber-agent to the stars, knows that sharks gotta swim. HeÔÇÖs one of them, after all. HeÔÇÖs never met a deal he couldnÔÇÖt strike or an argument he couldnÔÇÖt win. LA is his kind of townÔÇöthey both never stop moving.
So when his friend and client, movie star Andrew Pettigrew, invites him on a ÔÇ£man-cationÔÇØ to the wilds of Idaho for a little fly-fishing, JeremyÔÇÖs not so sure. He might not have cell service. ThereÔÇÖs no way thereÔÇÖll be any supermodels to woo. And his idea of the great outdoors is a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in his Tesla Model SÔÇömoose definitely do not factor into the picture.
Fitting then that because of a moose, he meets Macy Shea Summerlin, the best fly-fishing guide on the South Fork. JeremyÔÇÖs surprised and tantalized, but Macy isnÔÇÖt having any of his alpha male posturing. She gives as good as she gets, and she knows how to throw a mean right hook.
As the two of them get tangled up in each otherÔÇÖs lives, both Jeremy and Macy must come to terms with winning and losing and letting love in. And Jeremy has to find the answer to his own question: Is he simply ÔÇ£usingÔÇØ
Macy or could he really ÔÇ£useÔÇØ someone like her? Find out in Use Somebody, book 3 of the Fix You series.
We stand in a ridiculous line (my opinion) to grab a coffee at the original Starbucks, and Macy pulls out her phone.
ÔÇ£Now weÔÇÖll take our coffees and go drink them somewhere cool.ÔÇØ She pulls me along back the way we came, hops on the Link again, headed back toward the hotel.
ÔÇ£Where is this cool place?ÔÇØ I fight the urge to take the reins. SheÔÇÖs lost. WeÔÇÖre headed nowhere.
ÔÇ£Just wait. ItÔÇÖs gonna be cool. I asked the concierge about it before you got up, too, so itÔÇÖs not just me and Google that thinks so.ÔÇØ
We walk a short block in the opposite direction of the hotel, past the gleaming steel and glass public library, which Macy takes several pictures of as we walk.
We cross the street, and she walks up to the front doors of a grey stone modern office building.
ÔÇ£What?ÔÇØ I feel a little unsettled. IÔÇÖm the one who does the surprising.
ÔÇ£Trust me.ÔÇØ She takes my hand and pulls me in through the revolving doors.
We get on the elevator, and she presses the button for the seventh floor.
ÔÇ£Okay.ÔÇØ I stand next to her, but IÔÇÖm concentrating mostly on the way it feels to have her hand on mine. I think about her lips on mine, her hips against mineÔÇª
And then she coughs. ItÔÇÖs two, quick coughs, but thereÔÇÖs that rattle again.
And my mindÔÇÖs back on the business of keeping her well, keeping her safe.
We get off the elevator. She looks like a kid with a great secret. ÔÇ£Just wait. This is so cool.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£You havenÔÇÖt been here, how do you know?ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£DonÔÇÖt be a crank. Nobody likes the stick in the mud.ÔÇØ
She pulls me through another set of chrome and glass doors.
And yeah, sheÔÇÖs right. ItÔÇÖs pretty cool.
So apparently Macy from Teton County, Idaho, has discovered the rooftop park hidden in the middle of downtown Seattle. And itÔÇÖs gorgeous. She hands me my coffee and walks over to the railing. The sun is out, and the water and the waterfront is laid out in front of us.
ÔÇ£ThereÔÇÖs the Space Needle! WeÔÇÖre going there later today. After dinner.ÔÇØ
I laugh. ÔÇ£Are you at least going to let me pick a spot for dinner?ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Do you want to?ÔÇØ She doesnÔÇÖt look like she wants me to.
ÔÇ£ThereÔÇÖs a great place I know, and itÔÇÖs a short walk from the hotel.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Fine.ÔÇØ She takes a sip from her coffee and looks out over the view.
I kiss her on the cheek again. ÔÇ£DonÔÇÖt sulk.ÔÇØ
She turns and kisses me full-on, on the lips, for the briefest possible moment, before pulling away and facing out to the view again. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm not.ÔÇØ I taste mint and feel sparks down to the base of my spine.
Then she smiles the slyest, crookedest grin IÔÇÖve seen. I havenÔÇÖt seen her smile like that.
And I grin back.