Reggie was grinning as he leaned out the window of his buddy’s pickup. Shirley made sure he was aware that she was not replacing his mother. When they pulled back Grace wiped Zoe’s lipstick from his lips. Even with the different styles they would listen to the other’s assessment and they most often came to an agreement. They are supposed to be properly disposed of, not installed,” he continued to press. Grey suit was arguing with him then turned with the two other men in suits and walked up to Ed who was carefully picking himself up off the sidewalk. Shenzchun Industries made thousands of these, sold them at discount pricing then dissolved the company and disappeared. You’d have to replace them within the year anyway as they can’t be fixed.” Ed looked at the truck. “Why are you installing so many individual units instead of one high efficiency unit rated for the square footage? “We were told our operational costs would be lower and we’d get a deal this way. ” “Drakos Heating and Cooling.” “And you’d never try selling one of these units to a customer? Angie and Zoe were there instantly and took his arms to steady him. He shouldn’t get so excited,” Angie responded to the gentleman and smiled. The third man who was also wearing a dark blue suit but a deep red tie stepped forward while his partner made the call. “Ed’s taking a rest after his busy morning.” “Did he tell you about meeting with the Klein Group? “No, but I just heard he ‘schooled’ someone about their cooling system.” Drakos chuckled. They are coming in to speak to me about taking over the project. “Ed’s boss called to thank him and to tell him to get better soon as it’s likely they are going to be working on that construction project downtown.” Angie looked at Grace in surprise. “You- you look very pretty tonight,” he stuttered with a blush. More than a chaste peck but less than a French kiss. He wasn’t really sure how to respond verbally so he just shifted slightly to give room to his growing erection.She also told him that while he was actually her cousin once removed he could call her Aunt Shirley for simplicity. Only when there was a consensus were the items taken to the cash desk. “Who are you and how do you know about these air conditioners? Our shop had six of the units and when we heard about their failure rate we safely disposed of them. Rachel kept her eye on Joe until the goon turned and went back into the site. ” asked the man wearing the dark blue suit and a silver and black tie. “Did you know they were installing these units today? “No, I just saw them on the truck as I was having a snack in the café across the street. My friends brought me down here to do some shopping,” Ed answered the man. This job has been one surprise expense after another. They fired their foreman and some of the contractors and are looking for us to quote on the work. “His company is getting the project just because Ed informed the developers they were being given defective air conditioning units? He stroked her lips with his and she purred as she pulled back. It wasn’t at full strength considering he still had the residual medication in his system but it was a start.
Edward was watching her nervously as she approached and gave her a friendly nod when she stopped beside him. He cursed under his breath, closed his eyes and ran through his mantra to calm himself. “Sorry,” he mumbled and her pout quickly became a smile. She led Ed away and they began to pick up the items they needed. Once everyone was served, Zoe raised her glass in a toast. Ed was sticking with water as he wanted to flush his system of the drugs. ” Heather blurted before she realized where she was. She jumped up and threw her arms around Ed’s neck and kissed him on the cheek causing him to laugh. Salads were only partially eaten though the bowl of fries quickly disappeared and a second one was ordered.
“Hello Ed.” She glanced at the pink flowery birthday card in his hand and looked back into his pale blue eyes. His pants, which had been baggy two years back, were no longer that way due to the increased muscle mass he’d put on from training for the football season. “When I was called yesterday and told you wouldn’t be able to do the service call they offered to send someone else. They told me you were out on medical leave for the week. I don’t want to keep you out for too long,” she said seriously. I look forward to getting back to work and doing that service call,” he said to the blond taking her hand. Ed continued to quietly cluck his tongue at the prices and Rachel kept the grin off her lips but couldn’t suppress the twinkle in her eyes. “No, she didn’t,” Ed said looking her right in the eye. “I would like to officially welcome Ed and Grace to our neighborhood! First bites were taken and everyone shared a look of rapture. The embarrassed blonde’s face was bright red but Mishka just looked at her with a huge grin and Grace had a happy ‘told-you-so’ expression on hers. “Ed, I think we have a very big success here.” He pointed to the basket and she looked at him questioningly. Marcus came out of the kitchen and Zoe rushed over to him and hugged him. They sat back afterwards sipping at their wine and making small talk.
Author's Notes: ' One Who Understands' is the first book of what inexplicably became a trilogy. The trio would critique the clothes and make adjustments (there was a lot of touching) once he exited the change room. ” the man replied and turned to one of his workers. His head swam from the sudden movement, the world tilted and Ed went down on his ass. Her coy smile indicated she knew he noticed and she was happy about it.
The stories are read in the following order: 1 One Who Understands, 2 The Most Valuable Gift, 3 To Walk a Mile. He’d known Grace since she was 10 and he came to live with her and her mom Shirley Wilson when he was just a young boy of 6. Each woman had a distinct idea of how they wanted to dress him. “Joe, get rid of this guy.” “All Shenzchun HC-4300 units are considered to be environmentally hazardous due to their inferior quality seals which degrade within the first year of operation.” Ed explained as the big construction worker approached him. Joe was laughing at the fallen man when he suddenly had three well-to-do but angry women screaming in his face. ” She looked out the patio door at the man she loved. She walked up to him and ran her fingers over his collar as if to straighten it.
She was a tall, slim girl with lovely brown eyes and long wavy brown hair which went to her mid-back. It’s her birthday tomorrow.” Melanie’s smile grew and she leaned in a little closer. She caught him looking at her sweet little ass and her smile got wider and the sway in her hips got a little more pronounced. The kids would be fine, the house was paid off, and she would be very comfortable. She caught Ed’s eye and he gave her a nod which caused her to blush furiously. Each took a turn speaking then the food began to arrive. “The perfect counterpoint to your incredible steak! They will come out in the morning for serving at lunch. The man rolled his eyes and went back to the kitchen.