"Well, he better not fall in love, because my sister likes her single life. She was married to a sweet guy, Steve, and it didn't hurt that he was a well-to-do doctor and spoiled her rotten. Steve died a couple of years ago and would be a hard act to follow. She keeps telling me she's not looking, but she still likes to have fun."
"What about her sister? Is she looking for a follow-up to…?"
"Cody. His name was Cody, and believe it or not, he owns a construction company; builds oil refineries, chemical plants, and other stinky-but-lucrative endeavors. I bet you didn't know you had so much in common with my ex."
"I know one thing I'd like to have in common with him if she'd give me half a chance." Joseph took her hand again.
"Remember, I scared Cody away—from our marriage, anyway—but we're still friends."
"And therein lies the difference. You don't scare me, K.C. You fascinate the hell out of me. Will you give me a chance? I promise not to make any more rude remarks, at least not for the rest of the day. Besides, I might piss you and your sister off, and then I wouldn't stand a chance for sure."
"How could I resist a deal like that? Let's shake on it." K.C. held out her hand.
"I've got a better idea." Pulling to the side of the road, Joseph pulled K.C. across the console and kissed her; a long, passionate kiss.