Finding Spencer (B&S 1.5)
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Cover Model: Dave Santa Lucia
Cover Model: Rachael Baltes
Lingerie Provided By: Queen of Diamonds Clothing CO
Photographer: E. Marie Photography
With a crazy ex-girlfriend who wonât leave him alone, Brandon Montgomery is determined to move on to the brunette hottie who caught his eye at the gym he owns. Things start out slowly with Brandon and Spencer, since neither one can find the courage to speak to one another until they both happen to be in Vegas for a weekend.
Itâs not true. Things donât always stay in Vegas, and lucky for Brandon, the girl he wants to be with lives in his town. Now if his crazy ex-girlfriend, Christy, would leave him alone, Brandon could move on to where he needs to be.
Brandon and Spencerâs story is already written. You know Spencerâs side of it. Now find out what Brandon was really thinking from the moment Spencer walked into Club 24.
Chapter #1Do you ever think to yourself that somethingâs gotta give?
Iâm a successful business man, but my love life is the worst it has ever been. Iâm dating this chick who I have nothing in common with, and every time I try to end things, she sneaks her way back in, and we have lousy make-up sex.
Iâm pretty sure sheâs bipolar and hasnât been diagnosed, yet. One minute weâre watching some drama reality showânot my choiceâand the next, sheâs accusing me of cheating on her. Itâs like a broken record, and Iâm tired of hearing it.
âBaby, where are we having dinner tonight?â Christy, my soon-to-be ex-again, asked.
âCanât. Have to workâlate.â
Iâve resorted to short, incomplete sentences with her. No matter what Iâve said, sheâs turned it around and tried to get me to do whatever she wanted. I could probably speak Japanese and she would pretend I said that I wanted to marry her instead of break up with her. I needed a plan to get her out of my life foreverâand fast!
âYou always have to work late now. I thought you wanted to spend more time with me?â Christy pouted, sticking out her bottom lip.
Spend more time with her? What the fuck? Hell no! I was lucky Iâd never given her a key or she would be over at my place every night. She was only at my place now because I was horny as fuck and gave in to her temptationâagain. I would always give into her because work was stressful, and I needed the release.
âJason and I are busy. Weâre trying to open the new gym, you know that.â
That was just an excuse. Yes, Jason and I were opening a new gym, but most of our business dealings were during normal business hours, and if I saw an email after hours, then I answered it on my phone or from home. I could usually get out of work by six at night, but I was just trying to get away from Christy and I didnât know how else to do it. I didnât want to move. I loved my condo, but moving might be the only option.
I didnât like her anymore. She wasnât really my type. Iâve always had a thing for brunettes, and Christy was blonde and so fucking high maintenance, I wanted to shoot myself. I loved the outdoors, sports, pokerâChristy hated them all.
âFine, Iâll come over tonight when you get home.â
âChristy, please. I need a night alone.â
âWhat the fuck, Brandon? Why are you being an asshole?â
âIâm not being an asshole. I just need some space.â
âAre you breaking up with me? Are you cheating on me?â
The first time Christy asked if I was breaking up with her, I made the mistake of saying âyesâ. Iâm not going to make that mistake again. Her nails hurt!
âIâm not cheating on you. I just need a night alone. Go hang out with your friends. You know Mondays are busy for me.â
âFine, but I want you all to myself this weekend since youâre going to Vegas next weekend,â she said, coming up to give me a kiss.
Every ounce of me tried not to shudder under her touch. What was I doing? I couldnât stand to be touched by her, but at night I gave in to her come-ons?
I was certain God was looking out for me when I asked Christy if she wanted to go to Vegas with us for my buddyâs birthday party a few weeks back. Christy only wanted to come if we were going clubbing. I told her we were playing poker; she turned her nose up and pouted for hours, and then accused me of cheating on herâin the future. That should have been my sign to get the fuck out, but I donât listen sometimes. Christy has been nothing but trouble for me.
I didnât respond to her about coming over for the weekend. I wasnât going to make any promises. I needed to talk to Becca, one of my best friends, and ask her how I was going to get rid of Christyâfor good.
âWhatâs wrong with you?â Jason, my best friend, asked as he leaned into my office.
âChristyâ¦â I groaned.
âI thought you were dumping her?â
Jason sat in the chair in front of my desk. We had been friends since college. He met his wife, Becca, at Texas A&M where we all attended, and the three of us had been friends ever since. We were business partners now; I was the Best Man at their wedding and lived with them when we first moved to San Francisco.
Theyâve been through all my ups and downs, especially in college when some asshole started a fight with me and Jason and broke my back because our football coach named me starting quarterback and not him. Jason and Becca were more than friendsâthey were like my brother and sister.
âWhat happened this time?â Jason asked, crossing his arms over his chest.
âWhen I told her that I was done, she cried and wouldnât leave my place.â
âDump her at her place.â
âI tried,â I said, burying my head in my hands. âShe just follows me home and then begs and begsâpromising all these sexual acts that she ends up not doing.â
Jason busted out laughing. âOh man, thatâs good!â
âFuck you!â I said, throwing my pen at him.
âWhatâs so funny in here?â Becca asked, walking into my office.
âBrandon canât get rid of Christy,â Jason told his wife.
I gave Becca a brief rundown of my obsessed girlfriend while she and Jason laughed at me. It kinda sucks being single sometimes. Iâve always wished I had what they had, but I havenât been so lucky. I was close once, but then found out the girl cheated on me one drunken night, and since then Iâve guarded my heart.
Iâve only been dating Christy a few months. I donât love her. Never have. Iâm not even sure what attracted me to her. Sheâs not my type. I want a girl that is down to earth, loves sports, doesnât care if I go mountain biking with Jason every weekend and wants me for me and not for my money or a free gym membership.
You would think that I have women fawning all over me. Iâm so busy with work, that I havenât had time to go out and meet anyone new. It was easy for me to call Christy, get off like I needed, but it has come to the point where she made my skin crawl.
I met her at a bar one night. Maybe it was the way she rubbed her ass on my dick that made me want to fuck her that nightâyep, that was itâbut since then, I havenât gotten rid of her.
âMaybe itâs time to get a restraining order?â Becca asked.
âOr move back to Austin,â Jason said.
âIâm not moving back to Texas. I like it here. Plus, the Giants are way better than the Astros.â
âBut they have our Cowboys,â Jason said while Becca was looking at her phone.
âYou want me to run our Austin gym again?â I asked.
We currently have four gyms. One in Austin, one in Houston, one in Denver and the one here in San Francisco. In January, we hope to open a new one in Seattle. The current property is in foreclosure, and our real estate guy, Paul, was working his magic to get us a good deal. Everything is included in the sale since itâs currently a gym, so we wonât have to spend a lot of time setting everything up. We will just need to add our signature touches like a spa, beach volleyball and basketball courts, with our operating hours extending to be twenty-four hours a day.
âYouâre not going back to Texas,â Becca said. âThis is what you do. You tell your door guy to not let her inâ¦â
âDone that,â I said, cutting her off. âBut somehow she gets in.â
âYou tell them that if they see her on the property, then to call the cops. You tell Christy that, too. Tell her if she shows up again, the cops will be called and youâll be getting a restraining order.â
âThatâs so harsh,â I said.
âItâs either that or her sleeping in front of your door every night.â
âWhy do I always have to find the crazies?â
âYour luck will change, B. You just need to get Christy out of the picture and let that special someone into your life,â Becca said, patting my shoulder to comfort me.
Christy: What time are you getting off?
Jesus, fucking Christ! Didnât we have this conversation this morning? Iâm not answering her.
And I didnât.
She texted again.
Christy: I miss you already. I canât go a night without you.
I groaned, throwing my phone on my desk and continued working.
Christy: Why arenât you answering me? You better not be cheating on me. Iâll hunt that bitch down!
I decided to text her back. My luck, she would show up at the gym and cause a big scene. Couldnât have our clients seeing that shit.
Me: Iâm not cheating on you. Iâm at work. BUSY!
Christy: Iâll be at your place tonight at 10.
Why do I seriously find the clingiest women in the world? Fucking hell!
Me: Might not be home.
Christy: Iâll come by the gym.
Me: Might not be at the gym, either.
Christy: So you ARE cheating on me?
Me: Christy, I have friendsâ¦not just you. And no, for the last time, Iâm not cheating on you. I have a meeting.
I didnât hear back from Christy. I already knew that she would be at my place when I got home. I needed to be a fucking man and just break up with her for good. I needed to listen to my head and my heartânot my dick.
At five-thirty, Jason stuck his head in my office. âGoing home.â
âIâm doing it. Breaking up with Christy for good tonight.â
âRightâ¦â Jason said with a laugh.
âHow is it out there? I think I need to burn off some pent-up energy so I donât agree to let her suck my dick.â
Being a fairly new gym in the area, Jason and I created two-week trial passes. We expected a lot of the after work crowd to showâand they had been for the last few weeks. Each Monday seemed to bring out more people trying to start their week off right.
âFairly busy, but not full.â
We stepped out of my office that overlooked the floor. I scanned the area, seeing people taking advantage of our smoothie bar, standing in line for racquetball and enjoying our equipment and weights.
âNice. Iâm going to work out.â
Usually we donât work out when itâs busy, but I needed to really get my head screwed on straight. A good run always cleared my head.
Running, not sex Brandon!
As I continued to look over the floor, my eyes drifted to the treadmills to see if any were open. That was when I saw her.
âHave you seen her before?â I asked Jason.
âHer.â I pointed to the brunette Iâd never seen before, running on the treadmill.
âNo, never seen her before. Why?â
âBecauseâIâm going to marry her,â I said, walking away and not waiting for him to respond.
About the Author
Kimberly Knight has just moved from the Bay Area in California to the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, playing co-ed slow pitch softball in a few local leagues,rooting for her SF Giants and San Jose Sharks and playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online poker. Now that she is near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like...watching hot guys ski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.