Step Brother: Off Limits

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Authors: Jayna King
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little smile on his face.
    “What?” I asked, instantly suspicious.
    “Well, there is one requirement.”
    “Spill it.”
    “You have to agree to tattoo Pussy Katt on camera. She’s the vodka sponsor.”
    I laughed. “So I have to tattoo a porn star?” I laughed out loud. “Shit, I’d pay to do that.”
    “Than what’s the fuckin’ holdup?”
    “I guess nothing. Let me think about it, make some calls, and I’ll let you know.”
    “I need an answer by close of business today. It’s gotta move quick.”
    “I understand.”

4 -- Tatum
    “Motherfucker.” I rolled over and felt around on the nightstand for my phone—its ring disturbing my sleep on one of the very few mornings when I could sleep late. Smiling as I remembered the previous night’s phone call, I hoped Reed was on the other end of the line, calling to tell me when his flight arrived. I didn’t recognize the number, but it was from a Las Vegas area code. “Hello?” I croaked.
    “Well, good morning, sleepyhead.”
    “Who the hell is this?”
    “It’s Stanford. Donald was kind enough to give me your number. I didn’t wake you up, did I? It’s nearly nine o’clock.”
    There was something about the guy that really pushed my buttons, and not in a good way. “Stanford, it’s eight thirty on a Saturday morning. Yes, you woke me up. Is there something I can help you with?”
    “Why yes, there is, pretty lady. I was wondering if you’d do me the honor of accompanying me on an outing guaranteed to get your father additional votes.”
    “It’s entirely too early for mysterious invitations. What are you asking me?”
    “Well, if you want to take all the fun out of it, Donald and Tina have an appearance at the party’s monthly meeting, and then all four of us can have lunch afterwards. Donald would be thrilled if you came, and in fact, he’s the one who suggested I invite you.”
    I sighed and dropped the phone. I couldn’t think of any place I’d rather avoid than wherever the Vegas Republican party was meeting, and I couldn’t think of anyone I wanted to spend time with less than Stanford Boyle. But if my dad really did want me there, maybe I should consider it.
    I picked the phone back up. “Dad specifically said he wants me there?”
    “Absolutely. Seriously, Tatum, it would be awesome if you came, and I promise you’ll enjoy yourself. I’ll make certain of it.”
    “Well, it would get me out of going to the gym, I guess.”
    “See, there you go. You look perfect, anyway. You can certainly skip a day at the gym, right?”
    “You don’t know my drill sergeant roommate.” I sighed. “Okay, I’ll go.”
    “Super!” Stanford sounded like an excited little kid. “I’ll pick you up at eleven forty-five.”
    “You’re very precise, aren’t you?”
    “Always. See you then?”
    “I guess. Do you need directions?”
    “Oh, I know where you live. I always do my research.”
    “Well, that’s a little creepy.”
    Stanford laughed, as if he assumed I couldn’t possibly be serious. “Oh, and Tatum?”
    “Yeah?”
    “We’re going for business casual, here, so slacks or a skirt would be great.”
    He hung up, and I looked at the phone. Slacks? Who even says slacks anymore? Was it 1950?
    I swung my legs out of bed and stumbled into the kitchen for coffee. Garrett had left me a note letting me know he wouldn’t be home until Monday morning.
    “About time that man had a date,” I mumbled as I poured myself some coffee. I caught up on the news online, downed half a pot of coffee, dutifully did my sit-ups and pushups, and stared at my closet. “Not a single pair of slacks to be found,” I said, pulling out a casual denim skirt and a sleeveless top. I tossed a cardigan onto the bed and headed for the shower.
    I was nearly ready when I heard the doorbell ring, and I headed out to let Stanford inside.
    “Lovely home you have here, Tatum,” he said, sounding for all the world like a fucking Boy Scout.
    And he was wearing

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