A look at a scene between (human maid who doesn’t know lykaens exist) Becca and Jo Mac.
Jo’s watchful glare turned into a disapproving frown. “You’re going out with my cousin Kaity?”
“I think so,” she said. “And Hanna and Alicia, apparently.”
He grunted, clearly hating the idea. “They’re nothing but trouble makers.”
A snort escaped her, quickly followed by a laugh she couldn’t quite contain. His handsome, bearded face looked impossibly more fearsome as his brow pinched. “You think I’m lying?”
“Oh no. Not that. It’s just…let’s see. How do I say this delicately?” She laughed again, unable to contain it. “It’s just that they are all grown adults, right?”
He leaned back so he could cross his huge arms across his chest. A low whistle almost escaped her as she watched the muscles flex in his magnificent arms.
“Adult or grown don’t make them mature.” She tossed her head back and cackled.
“I don’t see what’s so funny,” he announced after a moment.
When she calmed enough to look up at him, he looked less angry and more confused. That sent her into another fit of giggles.
“You are too cute,” she said. “So adorable. You’re like a big, overprotective bear.” The words plummeted from her lips like they’d been shoved off the gangplank on a pirate ship. “Only bigger. You’re way bigger than a bear.”
Then, for some absolutely bizarre reason, she pinched his huge bicep muscle and said, “Eek!”.
They both froze.
Oh my God. I just did that. I just touched his arm and made a noise like a squeaky toy.
Hope you enjoy. This book has a lot of comedy in it, which is just what Jo needs.