“I don’t know,” Austin called. “I think we need a couple of
She froze. Selfie ones. Yeah, a personal shot would be good. She
handed her phone to him without looking back at him. “Go for
She didn’t bother to watch. She’d seen him photograph himself
plenty of times. He always managed to take the best shots and
never had his hair out of place or his eyes funny. When she
tried to take selfies, she looked ridiculous.
“I did a couple.” Austin eased up beside her and draped his arm
around her shoulders. “Smile.”
When she glanced up, he snapped a photo.
“Why did you do that?” she asked and reached for the phone.
“Because you’re adorable.” He kissed her temple and took another
picture. “And I love to irritate you.” He kept her phone and
strolled away from her. “Aura is going to love what you’re
doing. They’re lucky we’re doing this.”
“Correction. They asked specifically for you. I got to do this
because they had to take me.” She tucked the notebook back in
her bag and slid the memory card from her camera. “Want me to
take off? You’ve probably got a girlfriend dying to spend the
night with you.”
Austin groaned and took the memory card from her hands. He led
her across the room to the bed and tugged her down beside him.
“You make me sound like I can’t keep my dick in my pants.”
She shrugged, not wanting to argue with him. Austin liked to
date and loved to tell her about his dates. “You like all the
girls you’re with, then you sleep with them and the relationship
falls apart. I don’t know if the shine is gone or your attention
span is that small, but you can’t commit.”
“You sound like Serena.”
“I’ve been witness to almost all of your relationships since
college.” She stood, but he tugged her back onto the bed.
“Austin, stop playing with my head, okay?”
“No.” He grabbed the remote and switched on the television. “How
can I stop playing with your head? I invited you to stay the
night with me in a hotel room. I never said we had to fuck or
that I expected something from you. The idea of the photos was
your idea—a great one at that—but I’m just going along. Relax
and let me give you a great night.”
She scrubbed both hands over her face again and sighed. Being
alone with him wasn’t an awful idea. She’d fallen hard for
Austin so many times. At least this time she had photos for
later. When he moved on and found the woman of his dreams, she’d
have a reminder of the man who owned her heart.
“Well?” He met her gaze and grinned. “What do you think?”
“Sure.” What else did she have to lose?