Series: The Royals #3
CHASER, KINGMAKER, POSER, PRETENDER, WANNABE HEIR
rule the world; all I wanted was her.
see past my bad reputation, so they forced us apart.
years ago, and I’ve grown up.
out she’s in trouble, I have to help her.
that she hates me.
is what I was born to do.
rule until she needed me to, and this time I won’t stop until I get what I want.
NOT SO MEET CUTE
someone at the craps table beside me shouts, “Yes!” I flick my gaze in that
direction. Standing at the very end is a tall woman in tight black pants with
the shapeliest ass.
front of her. A modest stack of chips is also nestled on the edge of the table.
watch as the woman makes the standard pass line bet. There are three shooters
at the table, and they will each take a turn rolling the dice, although they
will all be betting on each roll.
so she grabs the dice, gives them a blow for luck, and rolls them both down the
table in her come out roll.
the dice, but when she jumps up and down, I can only guess she rolled a seven
or an eleven. It’s still her turn, and when she does her little ritual with the
dice again, I find it more than sexy. On this roll, if she rolls a two, three
or twelve, she loses.
I want to cross my fingers for her.
up and down again, and I know she’s still in.
roll, she’s kicking ass.
holding my breath because she’s on the point
roll. The dealer turns the puck to ‘ON’ and places it on the number that was
just rolled. All she has to do is avoid a seven to keep going.
as the roll comes to a stop. I feel more emotion watching her than I did with
everything I had on the line back at the blackjack table.
I hear someone groan and watch as the pile of chips she had pushed forward
sevened-out. She practically sags at the table as the loss registers. Just
then, the concierge hands me a receipt that acknowledges the transfer of my
winnings, and shaking my head for her, I start to stride toward the exit.
play a game luck.
she accidentally pushes the small remaining pile of chips under her arm onto
the floor as I’m passing behind her. Without a second thought, I find myself
diving down to help her recover her money.
eyes meet her sparkling blue ones, I can’t move, and all the breath is knocked
squarely from my chest.
ten years since I broke her heart, and shit…
Liz Laurent is all grown up.
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