My Tuesday Teaser this week is from my erotic thriller, For the Long Run!
“Sshh… take it easy. No one got hit or shoved around?” The “’cause I’ll kill the bastard” Eric managed to swallow back down.
Jay must have shaken his head—Eric heard the rustle of what was probably Jay’s hair against his pillow before Jay said, “No. We’re both okay. He just yelled and screamed. My mom is really upset. I can’t leave her, and she’d be embarrassed—”
“I know. It’s okay. But, Jay, if he comes back, you call me. These things, when a couple splits up, they can get nasty really fast. Shit happens people think their families will never do, believe me.”
“You don’t have to—”
“Jason, promise me!” Eric barked.
“Go get a shower and some sleep. I’ll have my phone. Call me if you need anything. I’m here. Tell your mom if he gives her trouble when she goes home to call the cops and then us. I’ve seen it too much, Jay. You mix hurt feelings, divorce, quick tempers, and booze, and trust me when I say tragic things can and often do happen.”
“You don’t think he’d do anything to her, do you?”
“I’d like to think he wouldn’t. But I’ve seen cases where the meekest people turn into rabid tigers and get very unpredictable. Tomorrow after he’s sobered up and calmed down, I’m sure he’ll be more reasonable. For now, it’s just best everyone stay away from everyone else. If there is any trouble there tonight, call me. I’ll be there.”
“My white knight in shining armor and all.” Jay sounded more relaxed.
“And don’t you forget it,” Eric said, dropping his voice. “I saw Kellie hold your hand and kiss your cheek, not to mention the fact I’m sleeping alone tonight. Repercussions.”
Jay wuffed out a short laugh. “Oh God, I hope so.”
For the Long Run is available in eBook, paperback
and is in Kindle Unlimited.
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