..."Well, that leaves only two options," John pointed out. "We find our own consumers very quickly or we try it ourselves."
John was hard put not to laugh at the way her little jaw dropped.
"Excuse me?" Frances asked sharply.
"You heard me," John continued. "We ask our buddies, preferably our married buddies, to give it a try for us or we play guinea pig."
Frances shook her head as she stared at him incredulously.
"Uh-huh. No way. Ask my friends or acquaintances to try out a male performance drug? No!"
Neither would he, but he didn't say as much. His plan was working.
"So we play guinea pig." John closed his portfolio. "Or rather I play guinea pig since it is a male performance drug. I'll try it out tonight and let you know how it works."
With that John rose from his chair, watching her expression as she did. Her eyes narrowed as shock quickly turned into suspicion.
It wasn't fair and he knew it. But his job in Seattle was at stake. He was happy there with the new house he'd just bought, his Mercedes.
But something tightened in his chest as he watched Frances rise from her chair and step in his path. It wasn't guilt. Even flushed with anxious color her face was so lovely. It was too damned easy to remember how much he missed her face, missed her…
Frances's eyes locked with his. "Not so fast, John. Dennis wants a male and a female perspective on this product. Taking Invigra and trying it out with a porno tape doesn't qualify."
Her insinuation that he couldn't find anyone with whom to try the drug stung his pride. Probably deserved it for being so high-handed with her, but still it stung.
"I didn't have any intention of doing that," he said sharply.
"Then who are you going to try it with?"
The truth of the matter was that he'd dated no one since he'd stopped seeing Frances. No one had even remotely interested him.
John sensed her interest was more than protecting her promotion on this assignment. Interesting.
Taking a couple of steps closer, he forced her to look up at him. Frances didn't back away. The sweet smell of her perfume combined with the warm scent of her body excited him.
"What about you?" John leaned in closer...