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Kendall Moore’s professional life has never been better. She’s an in-demand video editor who’s just started her own business, and that business is booming. She rarely has a moment to relax and has completely thrown herself into her work, which is just the way that she likes it. There’s just one tiny issue in her pursuit of professional and personal happiness: she’s getting burned out.
Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s hopelessly and secretly in love with her totally off-limits business partner, Jordan.
Jordan Murphy is an aspiring filmmaker with a past that he’s desperate to put behind him. When an opportunity arises to go to Vegas and film for a project he’s working on, he gets Kendall to agree to come along with him. After he makes a lucky bet that leads to a weekend full of fun, unexpected confessions, and a visit to a wedding chapel that neither one of them can remember, Kendall and Jordan head home wondering if what happened in Vegas should stay in Vegas…
“I have an idea.” He says it slowly, like he’s trying to reason with a small, frightened animal and doesn’t want to scare it away.
“I’m not gonna like this, am I?”
He laughs. “I’m hoping that you will if you hear me out.”
I take a deep breath. “Okay, I’m listening.” There may be a nervous ringing in my ears, but I can hear him over that.
“You know that film I’ve been working on forever?”
A Robin Hood-esque heist movie that’s been his creative baby for almost as long as I’ve known him? “Yes.”
“I have the chance to get some arial shots for it this weekend,” he explains. “You know my friend, Danny? The one with the helicopter business in Vegas?”
I nod. “Yeah.”
“He has a slot open on Friday night, and he offered to take me up so I can film. I’m flying to Vegas Friday morning so I can take him up on the offer.”
“That’s great,” I say, squeezing his hand. “But how does it involve me?”
The question hangs in the air as he stares at me meaningfully. “I want you to come with me.”
“No,” I say reflexively.
“I’m not going to Vegas.”
“That’s not an answer. You’ll be done with the commercial by then, and our next project doesn’t start until next week. You haven’t been out of LA in a hundred years, Ken. It’s time.”
I playfully kick him in the shin. “It’s only been, like, a year. Maybe two.”
Yeah, okay. Still not great.
“It’ll be fun,” he says, really putting on the full-court press to sell me on this. “We’ll fly in and spend the night, have dinner and gamble a little. I’ll pay for the plane ticket.”
I love a night of debauchery as much as anyone, and I’m having a harder time saying no than I thought I would.
“You have an editor’s eye,” he argues. “It’ll be nice to have someone there to tell me what to shoot so I’ll have the best final product.”
Yes, this much is true.
“Please,” he says. He’s gone full puppy-dog eyes and I can never say no to those.
“No,” I reply, but it’s weak. A slight breeze could knock it over.
He reaches in his pocket and pulls out those dice. “You roll an odd, you come home with me. Even? You can edit all weekend and I won’t say a thing.”
I grab a die and inspect it to make sure it actually has evens and odds.
I’ve never let dice make a decision for me. The prospect is oddly freeing.
I start to roll, but he gently grabs my wrist and pulls my hand to his mouth, giving it a quick kiss.
“For good luck,” he says with a playful wink.
I roll my eyes, trying not to think too hard about how soft his lips are.
“Good luck for you or good luck for me?”
A full-on grin. “For me, of course.”
I toss the die on the hood of the car. I come up with a three.
“Better start packing,” he says, looking like he just hit the jackpot.
About the Author
Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80’s sitcoms.