Play with Me (With Me in Seattle, #3)(11)

Written By: Kristen Proby



“Don’t get any ideas.” I warn him and walk over to the open passenger door. He steps in front of me, blocking my way.

“Why not?” he asks.

“This is only a first date,” I remind him.

“So?”

“So, no ideas, Montgomery.” I try to look stern, but can’t help but smile at him. He’s just too… Will.

“Don’t tell me you have that stupid girl three-date-rule?”

I shrug, but don’t answer.

Hell yes, I have a three date rule!

“Can we count the engagement party as the first date?” he asks as he steps back and allows me to slide down into the plush seat.

I’m sitting in a Shelby! Holy fuck.

“No,” I respond when he gracefully lowers his long frame into the driver’s seat.

“But I took you home,” he reminds me with a sly grin.

“But you didn’t take me there, so it wasn’t a date.”

“What about yesterday at the hospital?” he asks and merges into traffic.

“Anything that includes my job is not a date.” I laugh and run my hands along the dashboard. “This car is my every fantasy,” I whisper.

Will’s head whips around and he stares at me, his jaw dropped and then he starts to laugh, a huge, loud belly laugh and I join him, giggling like crazy.

“Great, so now you’re just using me for my car.”

“You’ll live.” I shrug. “So, how is Jules? I haven’t had a chance to call her since the party.”

“She’s good. Busy with their new business, and planning the wedding. I don’t know why they think they have to get married so soon.” He frowns and I want to run my fingers through his messy hair, but link my fingers together and keep them firmly in place in my lap.

“Did they set a date?”

“Yeah, for early October.”

“Why so soon?” I ask, surprised. That’s only a couple months away.

“Who knows? This is my sister we’re talking about. She said her whole life she wasn’t interested in getting married, then she falls for a guy and now she can’t get married fast enough.” He frowns and pulls the car into a parking garage.

“Maybe she’s just ready to get married.”

“I guess.”

“Don’t you like Nate?” I ask and turn in my seat to watch his face.

“I do. He’s a good guy, and he obviously loves my sister.” He backs into a parking space and I smile widely at him.

“What?” he asks.

“So, you’re just being an overprotective big brother then?” I tease him.

He frowns and then grins. “Yeah, can’t help it.”

“Jules is good, Will.” I pat his thigh and he captures my hand in his and kisses my knuckles, one by one, and just like that my stomach clenches and my breath catches and I wonder how the fuck I’m going to hold out for two more dates.

“Your fingertips have little callouses on them,” he murmurs.

“It’s from the guitar.”

His blue eyes meet mine. “I’d love to hear you play sometime.”

“Sometime,” I respond and grin.

“I love that dimple in your cheek.” He leans in and kisses my dimple softly once, then again and backs away, still clutching my fingers, to pin me with those fiercely blue eyes. “Do you feel this too?” he whispers.

“Oh, yeah,” I immediately respond. It’s futile to deny it. I want him so much it hurts.

“Good. Come on, I’m hungry.” Will climbs out of the low car and briskly walks around to the passenger side, opens my door, and offers his hand to help me out.

“I seriously love this car.”

“I’ll let you drive it home,” he replies and links our fingers together.

“Seriously?” I gape up at him as he leads me down to the street.

“Sure, why not?”

“It’s a Shelby.” I state again, slowly, so he can understand the words coming out of my mouth.

“Honey, it’s just a car.”

“It’s a Shelby.” I shake my head. “I’m not driving it. If I wreck it, I can’t afford to replace it.”

“Do you get into many car accidents?” He narrows those eyes down at me and I giggle.

“No. But with my luck, this would be the time.”

“You’ll be fine. Besides,” he winks down at me, “I have insurance.”

He’s so confident. His voice, the way he walks, the way he carries himself. So confident.

And sexy as all get out.

That ass alone should be illegal.

But I really love his shoulders and arms. He’s perfectly sculpted, shoulders are broad, arms so strong. Hell, he lifted me like I was nothing.

And, thinking about that makes me go wet again.

Calm down, Meg. This is only Date One.

He’s led me into a sports bar in downtown Seattle. I recognize it. It’s upscale, full of professional sports memorabilia, televisions on various sports shows and games, and large, dark furniture.

Given the time of day, the place is pretty full of business men and other locals unwinding after a long workday.

Will leads me to a booth and sits opposite of me.