She accepted his hand and stood, bringing her lush body within inches of his.
His hormones sprang to life with a lust stronger than he’d felt in years, long before he’d lost his physical perfection. “Not a business dinner, either.”
“Sounds lovely. Shall I pick you up at, say, seven?”
“I asked you out. On a date. Not a corporate meeting. I’ll pick you up.” He suppressed a smile, not wanting her to see how much he enjoyed the challenge she presented his rusty seduction skills.
“Excellent. I’ll see you on Saturday.” She took a business card from her purse and jotted her personal address on the back. Holding it out in her left hand, she offered a handshake with her right.
He wouldn’t treat this negotiation like a business deal, but he wouldn’t leave her disappointed either. He took the card and slid it in his pocket. Then he curved his hand around her fingertips and lifted them to his lips.
Caressing her with his mouth, he savored the awareness jolting every nerve ending. He would make her forget about this modeling nonsense. Saturday night he would end his self-imposed isolation and make up for the personal connections he’d been neglecting.
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