Legally Wed: A Lawyers in Love Novella

Legally Wed: A Lawyers in Love Novella by N.M. Silber Read Free Book Online

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Authors: N.M. Silber
called out like vendor at Yankee Stadium. “Who wants snacks?”
    I took off for the kitchen before anyone answered. I was digging around frantically looking for finger foods that went well with margaritas that tasted like rubbing alcohol when Adam came in. He walked over to me and pulled me into a hug again. I think he was trying to comfort me, but he may have actually been trying to protect me at that point. Whatever his motive was, I really appreciated it, so I hugged him back fiercely.
    “Lily, don’t worry about it. I’m sure it doesn’t shock them that we play with sex toys.”
    “It’s not about shocking them,” I said with my check pressed tightly up against his chest. “It’s just that it’s private. First my apartment is bugged and now our friends know what we did in bed a few hours ago.”
    “They don’t know when we played with it last. Unlike Gabrielle and Braden.” He laughed and the vibration felt good. No pun intended.
    “I hope you threw it away.”
    “What do you think?” He put his fingers under my chin, tilted my face up, leaned down, and then he kissed me, making me relax and forget about my humiliation. We tangled tongues for a minute or two, and then after giving my ass a quick squeeze, he pulled back. “Come on. We left them alone with Bruce and Bruno.”
    We came back out and settled it the living room with everyone else. Our friends had the kindness and tact to change the subject, and we joked and talked about some of our recent court cases for a while. After about an hour, we were all getting a little loopy and giggly.
    “I must tell you, this is much more entertaining than listening to whatever-her-name-was, talk about how some other chick unfriended her on Facebook,” Mark said eventually to Adam.
    “Who?” Bruce asked.
    “Just somebody I was socializing with earlier,” Mark answered.
    “Horizontally socializing,” Adam said with a laugh and Mark glared at him.
    “And you don’t know what her name was?” Gabrielle asked shaking her head.
    “Don’t judge. She yelled out ‘Mike’ at one point.”
    “Gee, Gabrielle, doesn’t being a player sound like fun?” I joked.
    “Yeah, right?” She rolled her eyes.
    “Hey, I have to get laid somehow or I’ll go nuts. It is what it is.”
    “Why don’t you find somebody to date?” Gab asked.
    “Because Lily’s already taken,” he joked giving Adam an amused look.
    “Will you stop flirting with her already?” It was Adam’s turn to glare now.
    “He’s just kidding around,” I soothed. “I think he’ll end up with Beth anyway.” Oh shit. Had I said that out loud? How many margaritas had I had? I hoped that Beth wouldn’t be unfriending me in real life.
    “I think so too,” Gab agreed enthusiastically, to my surprise.
    “You do?” And Braden’s surprise.
    “Beth? I don’t really know her very well.” And Mark’s too, apparently.
    “And you won’t ‘know’ her,” Braden said, making little air quotes, “unless you’re looking to date her seriously.”
    “Why do you say that, though, just out of curiosity?” Mark asked us, ignoring Braden. Now he sounded more intrigued than surprised.
    “It’s just a feeling,” Gab answered. “I think you would make a nice couple.”
    “I figured you would get along well,” I said. “She’s hip and artsy and you’re hip and edgy.” I left out the part where she admitted to me that she thought he was hot.
    “Once again, let me state for the record, unless you’re looking for a girlfriend, you can think of her primarily as my little sister,” Braden said with a smile.
    “I’m sure I’ll remember, Braden,” Mark reassured him. “And also for the record, I am not presently looking for a girlfriend. Despite the fact that you and Adam have not failed to let me know how blissfully content and well-laid you both are.”
    “Lily’s not nearly as irritable these days,” Bruce shared. “Here’s to good sex.”

Chapter Nine
    Our guests stayed for

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