Off Script by Anna Paige
Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
I’ve watched him for years.
He was every woman’s fantasy.
The famous actor.
Until he showed up at my front door.
Wanting something from me.
Something I wasn’t sure I could ever give.
It wasn’t safe outside my bubble.
So, I let him inside instead.
All the way in.
And once he was there,
I wanted to keep him.
Even if that meant risking everything.
Even my heart.
He thought he knew how the story would play out.
But I was taking our love off script.
I was a disturbing mixture of tired and wired—the latter thanks to the double shot iced espressos one of the PAs had so thoughtfully procured for the entire cast.
Gavin appeared to be in the same boat, as he strode up behind me and threw an arm over my shoulder—one of my favorite Gavin-isms. “So, we’re off for a whopping fifty hours. What big plans does Kaiti-girl have for the rest of the weekend?” He sounded almost stoned, a by-product of the long days and massive caffeine consumption.
“Sleep is priority number one. And food, but only stuff I can have delivered and eat in bed.”
He kissed the top of my head, his lips lingering as usual as we made our way to the parking garage—he walked me out every night. “Careful, you’re turning into one of those wild-child starlets the tabloids are always talking about.”
I shrugged as much as I could with him leaning on my shoulders. “I’m just me. You have to remember that my idea of a wild night is boozy ice cream and Netflix.”
“Sounds like heaven, Kaiti-girl,” he mused quietly.
“You’re welcome to come by for some delivery Chinese and binge-watching.” I didn’t know where it came from, the invitation just popped out, but I was glad when I saw his smile widen. He hadn’t been back to my apartment since that first weekend.
“Best offer I’ve had in ages. I’ll even bring ice cream for your boozy floats.” He squeezed my shoulder. “See you around six?”
“It’s a date,” I blurted automatically, then cringed. Shit.
He stopped me a few paces from our cars—which were parked side by side today—and did something incredibly unexpected.
He kissed me.
Not the top of the head we’re-just-friends kiss, either.
He leaned down, cupped my cheek with one warm hand, and pressed his impossibly soft lips to mine. Just for a second, just that one time, and just enough to make my whole body light up. Then he pulled back and waited for my eyes to open.
When I looked up at him, he smiled and brushed a stray lock of hair from my face. “It’s a date, Kaiti-girl.”
I was still standing there with my hand to my chest and my heart in my throat when he drove away.
I had a date with Gavin-damn-his-lips-are-soft-Lane!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anna Paige is the author of the Broken series; Broken Ground, Flawlessly Broken, and All the Broken Pieces, as well as Chasing Kade, the first installment in the Thrill of the Chase series and Off Script — a brand new standalone, due out in December 2017.
She lives in a rural town in North Carolina where the only activity is the rhythmic color change of the solitary stoplight and a very real threat of being carried away by mosquitoes. The only alternative to terminal boredom is writing, making life interesting if only on the page.
Anna is happily married, with one amazing son and a pair of hilarious pets. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to make a dent in her TBR pile. Given that she’s constantly adding new titles to the list, the chances of her ever finishing are slim.
And she’s completely fine with that.
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