The Vampire's Partner
~ A Romance in Central City | Novella 2 ~
“What the hell was that?” Hunter dropped the amazon into the trunk before whirling to face Alice. “All you had to do was bring the car from there.” He pointed directly across the street to where the car had been located not more than fifteen feet away. “To here.” He pointed to his feet. “Why did you go over there?” He pointed up the street.
Alice squirmed and bit her lip. She couldn’t look him in the eye. What was she going to say? I was too busy getting busy with your car, which oh, by the way, I’d love to buy from you and live in?
“I thought you said you’d driven a stick before.” His intense stare bore down on her, and she did something that might not have been the best idea in the world, but was the only one she could think of.
She studied his chest. There was a rip in his shirt. “It’s been months since I’ve ridden a stick.” Without thinking she reached up and touched the part of him showing through the fabric. His skin was soft. “Handled a dick.”
His chest tensed, muscles turning rock hard. “This is why you’re not allowed to drive my car.” He stepped back from her. “If we’re going to be partners, you have to stop fooling around.”
What the hell did she just say? Alice’s cheeks burned. “Driven a standard. I meant driven a standard.”