âDrew!â Fable calls, waving him over. âCome meet Sydney.â
He starts to head over there and when he sends me a look over his shoulder, I reluctantly follow him. I really donât need to be involved in this scenario, but I just canât tell him that, can I? It would be rude. And Iâm never rude to Drew and Fable.
âSydney, this is my husband, Drew. Drew, this is Sydney Walker. Sheâs going to be our new nanny,â Fable says, sounding pleased. She looks over at her husband with a little wince. âI hope you donât mind that I went ahead and hired her.â
âOf course I donât mind. I trust your judgment.â Drew turns to greet Sydney. âGood to meet you,â he says as he gives Sydney a firm handshake. Sheâs staring up at him, her lips slightly parted, her eyes wide. Full on awestruck, which is typical. Heâs a superstar. Thatâs how most people look at Drew when they first meet him.
âHi,â she squeaks, her cheeks going pink as she releases Drewâs hand. Her gaze slips to mine, and then flitters away. But that one quick glance was like a sucker punch to my gut.
The nanny is beautiful.
I take a deep breath, shoving my hands in my jeansâ pockets so I wonât do something stupidâlike try to grab her. She has pretty blue eyes and a full mouth thatâs made for kissing. Her curves are even lusher than I first realized. She has full hips and a tiny waist and shapely legs. But I canât worry about pretty nannies right now. I have to concentrate on work.
It still blows my mind that I might play for the NFL. That football is my job. Iâm a lucky son-of-a-bitch.
âSydney, this is Wade Knox. Heâs an old family friend,â Fable says, knocking me from my thoughts. I blink and look down to find Sydney smiling up at me, interest clearly showing in her gaze. Hmm. âWade, this is Sydney.â
âHey Sydney.â I shake her hand, electricity pulsing between us the moment our palms touch. She jerks her hand away from mine as if I burned her. Guess she felt it too.
âNice to meet you,â she murmurs as she takes a step back. Like she needs the distance.
Even more interesting.
We make small talk for a few minutes before Fable takes Sydney back to the house, and the moment the door shuts behind them, Drewâs talking.
âThe nannyâs cute,â he observes, his voice way too nonchalant.
âShe looked at you like she thought you were cute, too.â
I roll my eyes. He never says stuff like this, so whatâs his deal? âCute? What are you doing? Trying to play matchmaker?â I send him a pointed look. âGive me a break. I donât need the distraction.â
(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)