she was again.
time she was alone.
Jacobs’s pulse pounded faster, which had nothing to do with his
running but everything to do with the sexy specimen of womanhood
running in front of him. He’d been running in this park for a long
time. It wasn’t until a few months ago he noticed the woman. She’d
joined another lady—whom he’d nicknamed Ponytail—and a man who came
frequently to the park. He’d seen each of them alone at first then
they had started to run together. Usually when he and the male passed
each other they nodded. Ponytail, on the other hand, kept her head
straight and was focused on nothing but her run. At least until she
ran with the man.
came the day she came with puppies along with the other people.
Everything about the woman in white had caught his attention. She was
feminine, regal in bearing and all-out sexy. The others with her had
faded from his attention and all he saw was her. She moved with
confidence, looking so very delectable, despite holding the leashes of
four puppies. He wouldn’t even think of approaching her in the group
of people with her. Heck, with his shyness he wouldn’t even if she was
alone. Most times she was with them.
focused back on the woman running a little ahead of him on the trail.
Her long, dark brown hair with blonde highlights was pulled back into
a ponytail, which bounced behind her with each step. He heard the
puppies barking, which meant they were probably running before her. He
missed Liv, his German Shepherd who usually joined him, with him. He’d
left her home to rest since she had seemed to not be feeling too well.
studied the back of the lady before him. The woman’s red—instead this
of white this time—running outfit was beautiful against her ebony
skin. Reid zeroed his gaze to the shorts, which hugged her firm butt
and showed off toned legs. He jerked his gaze up to her back. He was
acting pervy, ogling her ass. That wasn’t like him at all. The nerd in
him enjoyed speaking with a woman more than gawking at their physical
form. Yet since the first day he had seen this woman, he’d been drawn
to her. It baffled him. He’d never been led by baser urges.
you can just say hi. What’s the harm in that?
snorted in disgust at himself. No, that’s a bad idea. I’ll come across
as a babbling idiot. Or worse, one of those men who cases the running
trails, desperate to hook up with women.
just chickenshit, he countered.
chuckled. Arguing with himself—yep, he was a little weird. He was so
much better with Liv or his computers. Building, then programming a
computer was easier than trying to approach a woman. Reid took a
fortifying breath. His footfalls hit the ground as he continued to
decide if he was actually brave enough to approach the ebony-skinned
brave. You can do this. Reid increased his speed to get closer to the
turned a corner on the trail. Reid kicked faster to keep her in his
sight. Shock then dismay filled him when the trail loomed empty before
him. Where did she go? Reid slowed, keeping an eye out for a flash of
red, but by the end of his run, he still hadn’t seen her. She must
have taken a shortcut. Reid cooled down walking back to his jeep. He
grabbed a water bottle from inside, leaned against it and drank. Reid
absently nodded to the others going and coming from the trails.
Knowing what car she drove, he glanced around and noted her vehicle
to go, you missed your chance to talk to her." He got in his vehicle
and started it. "Oh well, it wasn’t meant to be." He already knew he
wouldn’t have the guts to even try to talk to her again.