Today's teaser comes from Perfect Gifts (Railers 12)
Unedited snippet – coming 18 November – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-perfect
She poured another cup of juice then looked right at me. “Where is Daddy?”
“Oh, he’s talking to Ryker,” I said, wishing we still had our cushy pillows. They’d met a tragic end last week when our chocolate lab puppy, Gordie, had torn it to shreds. Good old Borque, my brother’s elderly lab, had sired his last litter before retiring from the stud business to lie in the sun and get chubby. A fitting retirement. I hoped to do the same in about ten years. I was already thirty so ten more years in the game sounded like it might be too short and then, on the days when the headaches hit me or a bruising defenseman knocked me into the boards, it seemed way too far away.
“Uncle Ryker and Uncle Jab coming for Christmas?”
“I don’t know, Peanut. They have a ranch how and Ryker is playing hockey like daddy and dad are. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.”
She heaved a worldly sigh way beyond her three and a half years. Then she crossed her fingers. And her toes. Which she was showing me were crossed inside her socks when Jared finally arrived for tea with Gordie. The pup was enthusiastic to say the least. He adored Charlotte, and she him, but his energy level was off the charts.
“Sorry to be late your highness,” Jared said then executed a courtly bow as Gordie made a lunge for the sandwiches, nearly toppling the whole shebang. The dog was nothing if not a fool for food. Which made training easy. Our poor nanny was about frazzled. After a getting the pup to sit – which was really just his ass barely on the floor tail wagging gleefully as he tried to get the peanut butter off the roof of his mouth – Jared rolled his eyes then scanned the floor.
“Why have we not replaced the tea pillows?” He enquired.
“No one has been to Target yet,” I informed him.
“Ah. Wonderful. I love sitting on the floor for tea.”
He really didn’t. The old goat was finding it harder and harder to rise from the floor with every passing year. Thankfully he still rose quickly in other positions. I was still feeling some intimate twinges from our lovemaking last night. Yeah, the tea pillows would have been really nice though.