She stepped inside, flipped on a light, and heard the door close behind them. Shrugging out of her coat, Reno set it and her purse on the table and turned to face Chase. She should be the one to start this conversation, to apologize and assure him she wasn’t really the insane woman she’d appeared to be in his trailer yesterday. But no opening line popped into her head.
He stayed back in the shadows, staring at her. “You look great tonight.”
“Thanks.” Reno licked her lips and tasted the red, smudge-proof lipstick. She smoothed her hands over her hips, the red satin dress was a little wrinkled, but she felt sexy in it, perched on three-inch black pumps.
He didn’t move.
She gestured toward the living room. “Beer?”
He shook his head. “I’m not comin’ any closer until I know where I stand.”
After all their long talks, she knew she was dealing with a man who viewed life as black and white. And this was definitely gray. “It’s not that simple, Chase. I—”
“Just yes or no, Reno. Will you give me another chance?” His voice softened, and his lips pressed tightly together.
She appreciated that he didn’t just seduce his way into her bedroom. He’d taken the time to bring her to the children's hospital with him, and he let her steer this conversation. “On one condition.”
“That we sit and talk about what happened.”
Using an index finger, he pushed his hat back on his head. The light hit his face, and illuminated his grin. “Whatever you want, Reno.”
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Chase and Seduction is available at The Wild Rose Press Wilder Catalog