Eagle Tactical Bundle (eBook)
The bartender’s back was to me. His tight jeans and dark black t-shirt hung to his curves. I licked my dry lips and glanced him over. His butt looked pretty damned good.
I hadn’t even had a man to fantasize about in ages. My ex-husband hadn’t been dynamite in the sack. His needs had always come first, and then when he was done, so was I.
“Can I get a leg spreader?” I asked cheekily.
The bartender spun around and faced me.
The smile on my face fell to the floor. My stomach tensed. “Jaxson,” I whispered and cleared my throat. His eyes locked on mine. “What are you doing here?”
I tried to sound confident in my question, like seeing him didn’t tear apart my heart after the fight we’d had at my house.
“Don’t you work at Eagle Tactical?” I asked. Had he changed careers recently? Did something happen between him and his military buddies? He’d been hostile toward me. Was there more to it I didn’t know?
He grabbed a rag and wiped the wooden counter, his eyes avoiding me. “Just helping Lincoln out. Friday nights are always busy here, and I got off work early.”
“Right.” I glanced over my shoulder, hoping Emma would be here soon. I could use her support right now. I wasn’t sure how much more I could take of Jaxson, talking with him, pretending like everything was okay, because it wasn’t.
“I’ll make you a special drink,” he said and grabbed a shot glass from beneath the counter.
I wordlessly watched as he sliced a jalapeno pepper in half and placed it into the shot glass.
My stomach somersaulted. I wasn’t keen on spicy drinks or foods. Then he poured tequila and several dashes of hot sauce into the glass before sliding the concoction across the bar.
“Your Anus Burner. Enjoy.” His eyes twinkled with mirth before he headed across the bar to help another patron.
“I guess I deserved that,” I muttered under my breath.
“What’s that?” Emma asked.
I spun around on my chair and removed my coat. “I saved you a seat.”
“I saw you met the bartender.” She sat down and leaned against the bar, waving at Jaxson to get his attention. “Jaxson!”
He ignored Emma because she was with me. “My apologies in advance if he makes you a shitty drink. We’re not on the best-speaking terms.”
“Wait, you know my boyfriend?” Emma shifted to face me.
My eyes widened, and I sipped the drink so that I didn’t have to say anything, momentarily forgetting about the hot and disgusting concoction until it touched my lips.
I coughed and tried not to gag.
“We’re neighbors,” I said, not wanting to confide anything else. How long had they been together? Jaxson hadn’t mentioned it when we’d first met, but that had been over a month ago.
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