BOTM OUAB April 2014

It's Griffin's turn to fall in love...

April Book of the Month

 

*What's the worse way to meet your boss? Well Maylee would probably say that no matter what you're imagining it'd be way worse if you're a nervous flyer and had just taken your anxiety meds...and said yes when the flight attendant brought you a drink.*

...the clicking began again. He looked to his left. Nothing. Looked behind him.

And paused.

What on earth . . .

There was a woman behind him. A blonde. And she was knitting.

That was . . . odd.

This had to be Hunter’s assistant. Gretchen had texted him last night and told him that she’d send her over to meet him at his plane. To be perfectly honest, he’d been so wrapped up in his own misery that he hadn’t even given it much thought. It was just taken care of.
            
But this? This made him pause.
            
This woman was a mess. Her hair was a messy pile of white-blonde corkscrew curls that haloed her head in a frizzy nimbus, barely brushing her slim shoulders. She was lightly tanned, a sprinkle of freckles on her nose and cheeks. Her face was round and looked impossibly young . . . except for the knitting. And she had on what had to be the most sincerely godawful ugly suit he’d ever seen. It hung off her small frame like a shapeless sack, and he was pretty sure that shiny fabric was polyester. Dear Lord.
            
He’d asked for competent. Experienced. Gretchen had assured him that Hunter’s assistant was all these things.
            
Gretchen.
            
He’d bloody kill her when he got back.
            
“Just who are you?” Griffin barked out at the strange woman, furious. He was too polite to add the bloody hell that he wanted to that statement. This had to be a mistake.
            
She blinked slowly. Twice. As if it were difficult to do so. Long, white-blonde lashes skimmed her eyes and there was something peculiar about her gaze. Her eyes were extremely dark.
            
“Howdy,” she said in a husky Southern drawl that was so thick that it made him inwardly cringe. Small hands dropped the knitting into her lap and she stuck one out at him. “I’m Maylee Meriweather. That’s Maylee after both my Nana May and Pepaw Lee.”
            
He just stared. “Please tell me the words ‘Nana’ and ‘Pepaw’ did not just come out of your mouth.”
            
She tilted her head and blinked slowly again. Then she giggled, the sound musical and sweet and young. “You must be Mr. Gryffindor.”

“Griffin,” he gritted. Up in the front of the cabin, he heard the flight attendant smother a laugh, and he shot her an irritated look.
            
“I think I would be a Hufflepuff,” she said, her voice quite serious. “They seem to be the happiest ones. Quite homey, Hufflepuff.”
            
He stared at her a moment longer, and then looked over at the flight attendant. “Is she drunk?”
            
The attendant’s eyes widened. “I only gave her two drinks, sir.”
            
“Sounds like two too many,” he muttered. He turned back to the wild-haired blonde, who was blinking those owl-like eyes at him. “Are you drunk?”
            
“No sir,” she breathed. “I’m Maylee. That’s Maylee after my Nana May and Pepaw—”
            
“Yes, yes,” he interrupted. “You already told me. And you are clearly drunk. Either that, or a fool. Why did Hunter send you?"

"Double time," she said, and gave him a beaming smile. "You're caught in a poke and I get to make lots of money and a fancy trip to all them nice parts of Europe."

Dear God, her accent got worse the more she talked. There were all kinds of revolting twangs rumbling out of her mouth. “Caught in a poke?”
            
He was really going to kill Gretchen.
            
“Yesiree,” Maylee breathed. “You’re plumb outta assistants and so Ms. Gretchen called me and asked me if I could look after Mr. Gryffindor. And I said I surely could. How come you sound all English, Mr. Gryffindor? I thought you were from Bellissime.”
            
“Griffin,” he corrected again stiffly. “And we speak English there. And I lived in Britain during my formative years.”
            
“Ah,” she said, and then leaned close. “Hogwarts, right?”
            
Bloody fucking hell. It was like having a conversation with a two-year-old. A very country two-year-old. He pulled out his phone and began to furiously text.
            
“Whatcha doin?” Maylee asked, that drawl making him even angrier.
            
“I’m texting Hunter to let him know how much I hate his girlfriend,” Griffin snapped. “You absolutely cannot be my assistant for this trip. This is a job that requires delicacy and an ability to maintain a tight schedule-”
            
“I can do all that-”
            
“-and manners!” Griffin barked. “This is inexcusable and utterly ridiculous and you are not going to be my assistant.”
            
“I’m not?” The two words were soft and trembly.
            
He shot her another angry look. “Don’t you dare-”

But it was too late. The horrid creature burst into big, gulping, noisy sobs.

Jessica Clare

Jessica Clare is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bluebonnet series, as well as the Billionaire Boys Club novels. She also the writes under the names Jill Myles and Jessica Sims. Jessica lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and has a day job in finance. She spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing. Visit her website at www.jessica-clare.com, find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorJessicaClare, and follow her on Twitter @_JessicaClare.
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