In this excerpt Ross my hero has just met my heroine Kara in the grocery store. Ross has been in love with Kara for a long time, but she wouldn't give him the time of day. Now that Kara's sister stole her fiance, Ross decides to ask Kara for a date.
At that moment, Kelly and Brandon turned onto aisle three. Kara saw them about the same time they saw her. Everyone froze, but then Kelly grabbed Brandon’s arm and marched down the aisle toward Ross and Kara. Ross watched Kara’s hackles rise to cover the misery written on her face. He thought for sure he and Brandon would soon be breaking up a cat fight right in the middle of Chef’s Pantry.
Kelly looked scared and defiant all at the same time. “Hello, Kara.”
Kara’s nose rose a bit as she nodded to Brandon and Kelly. She turned her back to them and said, “Yes, Ross, I’d enjoy having dinner with you. What time will you pick me up?”
Ross wasn’t a fool. He knew why she’d said yes, but he didn’t care. After years of waiting for a date with her, he refused to get picky about her motivation for going out with him.
“I’ll pick you up at six. There’s a little French restaurant in Greenville called Bienvenue that my brother told me about. I think you’d like it.”
“Sounds great! I look forward to it.” Kara nodded once more to her sister and Brandon as she hurried away, trying to look as if she wasn’t hurrying.
Brandon confronted Ross as soon as Kara disappeared from sight. “You know she’s only going out with you to hurt me. She’s vulnerable right now. You’re taking advantage of her, and I don’t like it.”
A red haze swirled in front of Ross’s face. “Which sister do you want, Brandon? Kara or Kelly? Better make up your mind quick.”
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