The Great Pick Up Line
Welcome Cara McKenna as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Midtown Masters.
Take it away Cara!
“How drunk do you feel?” Suzy asked John as they crossed to Walnut Street.
“Not very.” He cast her a sidelong glance and smiled. “How about you?”
“A little. I’m kind of a cheap date. Benefit of being a small citizen of a city with deep glasses.”
“I promise I won’t take advantage.”
“A gentleman like you? Perish the thought. I only asked because I am a little buzzed, and I was hoping you might be drunk enough to hold hands.”
His dignified eyebrows rose in the streetlight, and he didn’t reply.
“Clearly you’re not,” she said, holding her hands up in submission. “Just a hope.”
“Why would I need to be drunk for that?”
Her turn for speechlessness, though she recovered after a moment’s pause. “You don’t. I just assumed, since you profess to be so shy . . .”
“What would it mean if we did? Hold hands, that is.”
“Just a silly impulse.”
“Mine’s gone all sweaty just now.”
“Wipe it on your coat and give it to me,” she commanded.
With a nervous little smile, he pulled a handkerchief from an inside pocket and wadded it in his palm before replacing it.
“Give it here,” Suzy said, nodding to his hand.
He held it out and she took it in her far smaller one. Neither said a word for nearly a minute, their shoes on the sidewalk seeming to speak for them. Suzy’s steps were quicker, sharper, John’s longer and fewer and softer, though their paces synced, arms swinging in unison.
“Not so bad, is it?” she asked, looking up at him.
“My brain can’t help but want to know what it means.”
“Just two hands,” she said, and squeezed his. “But if you need a more concrete answer, it means I feel close to you right now. And I’m glad you’re here.”
“I’m very simple. It’s one of my strongest selling points.”
Midtown Masters by Cara McKenna
The third and final book in the Sins in the City erotic ménage series.
Online, Suzy Park and Meyer Cohen are a hot, young couple willing to try anything their paying viewers desire. Their chemistry offline, though, is fizzling out. They’d call it quits if not for the high they get from captivating their audience with mind-blowing sex.
Lately, however, one of their clients has begun captivating Suzy. With requests for vanilla sex that annoy Meyer to no end, Lindsay seems to be a lonely innocent needing an imitation of romance. Suzy and Lindsay discover a bond that only deepens once the camera stops rolling, but Lindsay has a secret, that “she” is really a he pretending to be a woman for research, and the cost of confessing could turn a simple arrangement into a hands-on education…
About Cara McKenna
Since she began writing in 2008, Cara McKenna has published nearly forty romances and erotic novels with a variety of publishers, sometimes under the pen names Meg Maguire and C.M. McKenna. Her stories have been acclaimed for their smart, modern voice and defiance of convention. She was a 2015 RITA Award finalist, a 2014 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner, a 2012 and 2011 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee, and a 2010 Golden Heart Award finalist. She lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest, though she’ll always be a Boston girl at heart.