Raincheck ~ a slightly twisted, romantic story.
Ty Benson is tall, dark, delicious – and done with women. As the singer for the iconic rock band Raincheck, Ty is sick of women chasing after him. He’s sworn off relationships, enjoying the simplicity that celibacy brings. Until he meets Liv Madison. She’s completely – and maddeningly - uninterested in him. And it’s seriously turning him on. Stuck together on Raincheck’s Summer Tour, Ty is trying to stay away from her. But it’s getting harder every day.
Liv Madison just wants to work on her Master’s thesis and have some fun this summer. Which is the exact reason she’s tagging along as her best friend Gabe performs on Raincheck’s tour. Ty Benson, however, seems to have other plans for her. As annoying as he is gorgeous, Ty just won’t leave her alone. And it’s affecting her relationship with Gabe - in a completely unexpected way.
Can Ty convince Liv to give him a chance? Or will her friendship with Gabe turn into so much more?
I followed her. Well actually, I guessed that she’d be here. In this very coffee shop. Right now. Working on her Master’s thesis. Not that it was hard to tell where she’d be. Like most women, she was predictable. Whenever the guys from Diesel were setting up at a concert hall, she’d slip away to a local coffee shop with her computer. Although we’d been on the road for a good three weeks, it had only taken me a few days to figure her out.
Like I said – predictable.
The weird thing was that I hadn’t intended to follow her. I was planning on heading to the concert hall to help with sound check. But when I saw her leaving the hotel, I just couldn’t help myself. After wolfing down the rest of my breakfast, I headed out of the restaurant. Turning left instead of right. Walking straight towards the Starbucks two blocks down, knowing she’d be there.
And here she was. Sitting at a table a few feet away, immersed in her work, completely oblivious to the fact that I was watching her.
Objectively speaking, she was pretty. Long, dark hair, hazel eyes, nice figure. But nothing overly special. Nothing that should make me want to come here. Want to watch her. Like some kind of creepy stalker. Which begged the question, why was I here?
And one that I didn’t exactly have an answer for. Other than there must be something seriously wrong with me. Following another guy’s girlfriend around was insane. And it wasn’t me. I didn’t follow chicks, they followed me.
I should definitely leave. Yup. If I had any sense at all, I’d leave right now before she catches me staring at her.
Five minutes later I stood by the condiment station, relentlessly stirring my coffee and watching her. Still. Willing her to look up and see me. Giving me the excuse that I needed to walk over and talk to her.
OK Ty, you’ve officially lost it.
I needed to leave. Right now. Or. Maybe. I should just go over and say a quick hello and then leave?
With five long strides, and zero thought, I closed the distance between us.
“I never would have figured you for a leopard print thong type of girl. You come off as more angelic - you know white lace panties, cotton undershirts,” I blurted out.
Oh fuck! Where did that come from?
I was planning to open with a casual, ‘hey, how’s it going?’ Or a good ole, ‘fancy meeting you here.’
Liv’s hands stilled on the laptop keyboard and I could see her body tense up. Drawing in a huge breath, she looked up at me with those hazel eyes.
“What makes you think that I have leopard print underwear?” she asked, her voice filled with apprehension.
“Well that’s what was in your bag, so I just assumed they’re yours? Unless they belong to your boyfriend?” The words just fell out of my mouth. I was acting like a complete ass, but I couldn’t help it.
About Marlo Lanz
Marlo is a Canadian girl, fond of the rolling prairies and majestic mountains close to her city home. And, of course, hockey, maple syrup and saying ‘eh.’ Working in healthcare for over a decade, Marlo believes that laughter is the best medicine and tries to put it to good use in her writing and at work. Marlo Lanz is the new age sensation when it comes to best romance authors. Her latest romance novels Raincheck is a success and available for readers.