Good morning, Sixers!
Today we begin my promotional binge of excerpts from About Last Night, which releases June 11. Should you be bowled over with its wonderfulness and wish to preorder, there are links off the Books page.
In today’s excerpt, we meet the hero, whose name our heroine, Cath, doesn’t know yet. She calls him City. She’s waiting with a friend at the train station and predicting his arrival in three…two…one.
“Tall blond man in an expensive suit, Financial Times under his arm,” she said, then added, “Possibly a cyborg.”
Thirty seconds ticked by, and City rose into view, punctual as ever and way too good looking to be human.
Cath had a soft spot for City. From the moment she’d spied him waiting for the train to Bank last winter, he’d intrigued her. She’d given him the nickname as a nod to his profession, because everything about him announced he worked in the City of London, the square-mile financial district at the center of the metropolis: the dignified wool overcoat and scarf he’d worn all winter, the shined shoes, the ever-present newspaper. Aristocratically remote, he was Prince Charming in a suit.