Dirk’s eyes bounced between Liz and Bryce. One expecting dismissal, the other anticipating confirmation of their new friendship. He couldn’t say no to either.
Bets are made in lieu of the game day.
Secretly, that was exactly what he wanted. Once people associated them as a couple he wouldn’t have to worry about someone figuring out what he knew all along. Liz was one of those women men would go to battle for.
The boys parked on the other side of Bryce and huddled together. Liz knew from the posture they were planning what they’d never get away with. Still, it warmed her heart.
Chapter six: A surprise visit has Liz remembering Dirk’s better virtues.
There was no Jorgen (Just a Friend ) to save me. The cars behind me drove by, leaving me to a fate that sent my overactive imagination into overdrive. Situations like this explain my aversion to suspense books and movies. Seriously, this was prime, stranger danger, CSI episode material.
In this section of the story, Dirk proves to Liz that she can’t stay mad at him.
Someone was watching her. Her eyes darted to the door that separated the basketball court from the concession area. When they landed on Dirk, looking as handsome as ever in his flannel shirt and jeans, her heart leaped. Liz swallowed hard and forced her betraying heart to calm
Dirk returns to Three Creeks for his weeklong hiatus from the job. His first lesson in long distance relationships hits him quicker than he expected.
An acute awareness of their surroundings struck Liz. She was the only single person in the group. Everyone else was married or had brought a date.