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“You what?”
Molly nearly screamed. 

Molly was just about to yell
at her friend when Jane replied urgently, “I told him I was going to dinner with you and Luke. He looked so disappointed so I told him he was more than welcome to come along and he nearly jumped out of his socks and accepted. He is picking me up at my apartment in an hour.”

Molly could not help but smile. “That is fantastic!” Molly leaped with excitement. “So what’s the big deal?”

“I think he might actually like me, I don’t know if I’m ready for this. What if he is just acting like this so he can get me into bed like all his other women? I don’t know if I can handle this.” Jane was freaking out big time.

Molly calmly said, “Breathe kiddo, it’s going to be alright. I know he l
ikes you, Michael told me. You just need to snap out of your funk and come to your senses. You need to realize you are a sexy little thing with a lot to offer that any man would be lucky to have. George was an idiot to cheat on you, you were the best thing to ever happen to him and now he is a loser with a sloppy breasted girlfriend, living in his sister’s basement. You have a chance to go out with a major league baseball player who is actually very much interested in you. Who knows where it might go, but it never hurts to find out. Now pull yourself together, reach deep down inside and pull out that old Jane I know and love. I want you to wear that midnight blue strapless dress that shows off your amazing shoulders and tits, wear your hair down and put on those red stilettos you have. You are going to knock his pants off tonight.”

Molly hung up the phone and charged right in the shower
, surprising Luke. She felt so giddy for her friend. Finally Jane was getting back on track with her life. 

“Jane has a d
ate with Brady Matthews tonight. We are all going out together!” Molly squealed.

“It’s about time someone got rid of the cobwebs in her pussy.” They both laughed, “Now do we have time for some shower banging?”

Molly smiled, bent over and said “Always big boy, now make me scream!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7

 

Brady was nervous as hell, as if he never had been on a date before, let alone a
group date. At least there would be other people there in case Jane went all mute on him again. He hoped Molly would bring Jane’s personality he has seen bits and pieces of so he could see more of the Jane he knows is hidden behind those pale blue eyes.

Brady was followed by paparazzi all the way from his house but was able to ditch them in a housing development. Avoiding them was starting to become second nature to him. Brady pulled up to Jane’s apartment complex and nodded in approval. It was a nice community. He had to remember, if this thing went further with her, not to take her back to his place until he knew she was ready because she would be intimidated especially if she was living in an apartment. He clearly made a lot of money and
he liked living in a nice home. He had all the amenities; pool with attached Jacuzzi and rock slide, movie theater, batting cages, fully equipped kitchen and California king bed ready for a sexy woman, one in particular he had in mind. He shook that thought out of his head for now and knocked on her door. 

Jane opened the door and he nearly toppled over from the goddess that was standing in front of him. She was wearing a hip hugging dark blue dress that made her eyes pierce his soul and what should be
considered illegal red stilettos, that had to be 3 inches high, but she was still a pip-squeak compared to his 6’3” height. Her hair was soft and wavy, begging for his fingers to be tangled in it and her smile just about cut him in half. Thank God he was so stunned because if he wasn’t he would have had an instant erection and that would have been embarrassing. Not a great way to start off a first date with a girl who was already skittish around him. 

“Jane,” Brady said
stunned “There are no words for how amazing you look.”

Jane smiled dipping her head down so she just looked at him through her eyelashes. “Thanks Brady, you look pretty good yourself.”

He was wearing grey khaki pants and a white and light blue plaid button up shirt, nothing to write home about. She though, she was definitely dressed to impress, he wished he brought his bat so he could fend off all the guys that were going to be gawking at her. 

“Are you ready
to go?” Brady said lending his arm out to her. 

Jane smiled
, linked his arm with hers and they headed for his car. Her hand wrapped around his forearm which started to burn right through his skin, just the slightest touch was getting him all hot and bothered. How was he going to make it through the whole night? No matter what, he knew that indeed, this was going to be a good night, a night that he had been thinking about for a while.

 

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Jane was surprisingly happy now that she wore the dress Molly picked, she was nervous at first because once again it seemed like too much but after Brady’s reaction, she felt great about her choice, well Molly’s choice. Brady nearly drooled when she opened the door. It felt good to know that Brady Matthews thought she was attractive. It gave her confidence for the rest of the night especially since he looked so damn sexy as well. Why was it that a guy could wear a simple khaki pant and button up shirt with the sleeves folded to their elbows and still look amazing? It wasn’t fair. Oh and did he smell good, if she didn’t have one ounce of self-respect she would have started humping him in her doorway. God, she had been hanging out with Molly too much, Jane’s mind started to meld with Molly’s. 

Brady opened the door to his BMW and smiled. Of course he had a BMW and she hated herself for thinking how “cool” he was for having such a stylish car. She felt like a teenager in high school
all over again. 

They arrived at the restaurant and spotted Luke and Molly instantly, they were the awkward couple groping each other inappropriately and makin
g out in front of the hostess. Sometimes they could be so embarrassing.

J
ane glanced up at Brady, smiled sheepishly and said, “Sorry, once they are re-united, there is no separating them, even in public.” 

Brady smi
led back and said, “I think it’s endearing, I only hope to find love like that one day.” And she would be damned if he did not stare directly into her eyes when he said that. A shiver passed through her. She shook off the feeling, went up to Molly and tapped her on the shoulder.

“Hey, can you stop sucking each other’s faces off for a couple of hours while we are in public?” Jane asked

Molly smiled, wrapped her hand in Luke’s and apologized. “Sorry girl. Hey you look amazing, what do you think Brady?”  

Jane almost punched her friend in the boob, was she trying to turn Jane
’s face as red as her shoes?

“I think I might be in trouble tonight with all the men who are going to be pawing after her.”

“Don’t worry,” Luke said. “I deal with that every day with this vixen. I will teach you the death stare. Every man you give it to backs off right away.”

Molly leaned up and kissed Luke hard on the mouth while he
squeezed her ass.

“Alright you two, let’s go sit down.” Jane said.

The hostess surprisingly gave them nice seats looking over the cityscape of Atlanta. Jane was convinced they were going to be stuck by the bathroom thanks to the Horny Henderson’s. It must have been Brady’s presence that gave them the good luck in seating. Brady pulled out Jane’s seat for her and gently pushed it in when she sat down. She was grateful to sit across from Molly since she was always nervous at first to eat in front of men. Being so close to Brady sent her senses into overload, thanks to the amazing cologne he was wearing. She needed to be on her A-game and that meant no alcohol.

“How
about some wine to start us off?” Molly blurted.

Well there went
that idea. There was no way Molly was not going to let Jane drink. Well, Jane just had to keep it classy and watch her consumption, simple.

They ordered their food in record time
. Brady asked what she was having and ordered for her when the waitress came over.  It was a very smooth move of him, maybe too smooth. It was a move that George would have made because he controlled every aspect of Jane’s life. Jane tried to remind herself that Brady was just trying to be a gentleman and not take over her life.

While they were wai
ting Brady asked Luke, “So you’re in the army?”

Luke replied, “Yes sir, I’
m actually in Special Forces and that’s pretty much all you can know. Not even Molly knows much about my job.”

“Except that i
t takes you away from me and I’m lucky if I get to hear from you once every couple of months,” Molly said sadly.  

Luke took her hand and kissed the back of it. “You know I hate it too, Babe. But it’s my job. I won’t be in it for
ever and don’t forget when I’m 45 we will retire and live off of Uncle Sam.” Luke said with a wink.

Molly looked at Luke with pure lust and was about to attack him when Jane interjected, “Molly don’t even think about it.”

Molly turned to her
friend looking all innocent and said, “What? I was just thinking about how I have to go to the bathroom and how Luke said he needed to go once we got here but he never got the chance because we had to wait for you two.” She turned to Luke and said, “Come on Big Boy, let’s go to the bathroom.”

Luke got up wiggling his eyebrows at Brady and Jane as he ran off with his soon to be wife. Jane just shook her head and swore under her breath, so much for Molly being her cushion.

Jane was just about to say something to Brady to cut the tension but instead chickened out and went for a sip of wine. In the middle of her drink, Brady nearly knocked her over with his words when he turned and said, “Jane why do you hate me?” 

Jane choked on her glass of wine fo
r a second and looked up at him. His gaze was innocent and sweet. Man he genuinely thought she hated him. Oh God, now she felt like a complete asshole. She knew she was not giving him many good vibes because she was too scared to get involved with someone who was just going to blow her off in the end but to make someone think she hated them? That was just awful.

Jane apologetically said, “I don’t hate you Brady, you are actually a very wonderful guy.”

“Then why is it like pulling teeth to get you to talk to me or even acknowledge me? I feel like I have shown you that I’m very much interested in you. Am I coming on too strong?” 

When has a guy ever
been this truly honest with her? What was Brady’s deal? No guy she had ever met had ever been so forthcoming with her. It made her feel incredibly uneasy. Any relationship she had ever been in was usually based around mind games. A very un-healthy way to conduct a relationship with another person, she knew that now but then again it felt like that was how a relationship was supposed to be at times.

Jane placed her hand on Brady’s arm, he flinched under her touch and she said, “You are not c
oming on too strong, Brady. I’ve been hurt very badly in the past and I just am always watching out for myself. I know you are a great guy but it’s hard for me to believe that an extremely sexy and famous guy like yourself wants anything to do with me.”

“So you think I’
m sexy?”

Jane smirked, “I would be blind if I didn’t.”

What the hell had gotten into her? Slow it down Jane. She just told Brady she had been hurt. She didn’t want to show how desperately she wanted him to wrap her in those strong muscular arms of his and take her to bed. Whoa, where did that come from? So now she is team Brady? When did that switch happen? She told herself not to pursue him, it was too dangerous for her heart. She didn’t think she would be able to just settle for a one night stand with him. He was too good to be true; kind-hearted, sexy, athletic and caring. There was just one thing that set off her warning bells; his player status. 

Bra
dy grinned like a fool, bent over to her ear and whispered, “Want to get out of here?” she tingled all over from his lips being so close. 

Jane looked through her eyelashes
up to Brady and nodded. “I think if don’t we leave soon, we are going to be kicked out anyway because of the friendly fornicators in the bathroom.”

Brady chuckled, grabbed Jane’s hand
, left three hundred dollars on the table, and led her out to the car. Jane was so scared. She didn’t want to get hurt again, especially by Brady because he seemed too good to be true. He looked at her like she was the only woman in the world and treated her with honesty and respect, plus he announced that he indeed was interested in her. That made her heart rate beat faster than when she went on her six mile runs. She just needed to be cool, calm and collected and not get lost in the manly muscles and lust that was Brady Matthews.

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