-Excerpt from In Her Sights
Paige rose unsteadily to her feet and kept one hand on the wall beside her as she made her way toward the midsection of the yacht. A few people passed her and by the time the gangplank came into view, or would have had it not been blocked by photographers and looky-loos, Paige was walking with confidence again. She straightened her clingy blue dress and held back. She was Miss Great Lakes, and even before the title, people came to her.
A tall blond man followed closely by an equally tall dark-haired one caught Paige’s eye through a gap in the group crowding the passage. She recognized Jess Baxter and Dev Giles of A Thousand Words instantly by the small glimpses she got of them. Two more brunettes followed, who could only be Kenny Wright and Bryan Trino, although she couldn’t see their faces in the crowd.
Paige paused to consider the unexpected change of events. She was engaged for the charity cruise at the last minute and thought she knew the celebrities enlisted to draw the locals with deep pockets, but she didn’t remember seeing a rock band on the list. Paige would have remembered seeing Jess’s name. Unfortunately, she would have to stay as far away from Jess Baxter as she could. Even association with him and his philandering reputation would put her title in danger.
With regrets, Paige turned and walked back toward the fore deck of the ship. She began mingling with the older guests, the ones less interested in the goings-on of rock stars no matter how desirable.
The smile on Paige’s face remained securely pleasant while her mind drifted. Mr. Davis Chamberlain III continued to detail the recent remodel of his summer home, but Paige’s mind was elsewhere. Let them force her to resign her position as Miss Great Lakes, she was going to have a rich fiancé waiting. She was going to be …
Paige considered her options and regretfully eliminated Jess. He was so handsome! But he knew it, and he wouldn’t be faithful judging by his reputation. She didn’t buy that idiot act for a moment. Dev and Kenny were smart, they wouldn’t stand for their lead singer being a moron.
Dev was too smart. Paige wasn’t confident she could handle him. Plus there was something about him. He was shy – sure, everyone knew that – but it was something more. Secrets. Maybe it was that Erika Atlas thing. Paige wasn’t buying that Dev was actually dating the pop star. The pictures were good, but something wasn’t right. To her it looked like a PR cover. Why did Dev need a cover? Was he gay? It was stupid to cover it up, maybe he wasn’t as smart as she thought.
Kenny was smart. He obviously ran things, not that any interview she read said it outright. Bryan Trino was married and she didn’t need to be a home wrecker so that was off the table. Besides, he seemed too bland for her taste.
Her thoughts were interrupted when Paige had to answer Mr. Chamberlain. Paige feigned interest a little too well. Flattered, Mr. Chamberlain started boasting about the customized boathouse and lakeside improvements he’d made. Paige was mildly interested in this and half-listened so she could tell her mother, but half her mind considered what she knew about Kenny Wright. The answer was far too little.
A New Adult steamy romance series that follows the band from The Lexi Frost Series. Teri's teenagers are adults now and finding a new kind of mischief. Life, love, hopes, and dreams. There are crushing heartbreaks and lessons to be learned in their future. Like life, it's not so much about the ending - romance is about the journey.