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Clay turned his attention back to Pippa.
And found her wrapped in Steve’s embrace.
Well, damn! He hadn’t expected that. She’d told him last night that her life wasn’t his darned business. But she hadn’t mentioned being involved with someone else. He’d honestly believed she was still hung up on her husband.
But there she was, with the other man’s arms possessively wrapped around her, his body molded to hers, a huge grin on her face. A quick stab of emotion made Clay clench his jaw when he identified the feeling. He was freakin’ jealous.
He made a harsh sound of disgust from the back of his throat when Pippa pushed out of the hug and grinned into Steve’s eyes. In spite of jealousy, she charmed Clay with the little dance she did, entrancing him with her enthusiasm.
“Did you see it? She moved her feet. She hasn’t done that so far.”
“God, Pippa. That song was inspired. Did you see Seeley do the wheelchair boogie? She’s strong. I bet she’ll dance before she walks.”
Hating being left out, Clay interrupted, “So Mom made progress today? It wasn’t a one-off? I have to admit I haven’t seen her that animated since she broke her leg. And you did that in thirty minutes. I’m amazed.”
Steve looked at his watch. “Crap, I have a staff meeting two minutes ago. I’ll catch you at the next session.” He squeezed Pip’s elbow. The easy familiarity between the pair made Clay clench his fist, battling the unreasonable urge to cold cock the physical therapist. The idea of being able to casually touch Pippa made him ache in places he shouldn’t. Not in polite company, anyway. He wanted the ease and freedom Pippa and Steve shared.
He shouldn’t be this attracted to her. She was a single mom with two little extensions who were her life. He’d never met a mother who’d get willingly involved with someone so transient. He wouldn’t stay, and the sort of casual temporary affair he wanted wouldn’t be of interest to her. And that was all it could be. As soon as his mom got better, he’d leave Granite Pointe and get back to his life.
The thought of getting involved with Pippa Sanders excited him, even though he knew she’d expect more from him. The idea of hurting her when he left created a yawning twinge of guilt. And he would leave. No question about that. He had contracts to fulfill, a homegrown terrorist operation to stop, and stiff deadlines from his publisher. Even if she wanted to be involved with him, what he knew about Pippa generated a kind of respect that had him second-guessing his attraction to her.
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