“You took a PA? Why in the hell would you need a live-in PA?”

Nate had been Elliot’s best friend for as long as he could remember. And on days like this one, Elliot was sure it had been too long.

He ran a hand down his face and spoke quietly into his phone. Not that Mandy could possibly see him, she was swimming laps in the pool.

He had never in his life found pregnant women sexy. Sure, some beautiful women had babies. But he had never seen an expectant mother on the street and thought ‘man I’d like to hit that.’

Until her.

Mandy had been living in his home for four days. And in that amount of time, Elliot had to rub one out in the office and beat another two off in the shower. He felt like a little kid instead of the grown ass man that he knew himself to be.

“Look, Nate, I don’t want to talk about it. I just want you to spread the word before you, and the boys get here for poker tonight. I don’t want anyone hitting on her or making her feel uncomfortable.”

There was a long pause, some might call it a pregnant pause—but Elliot was rather sensitive to that word lately.

“Who the fuck, are you?”

Elliot wanted to kill Nate, but his questions continued, “Is this a joke? You’re shitting me, right?”

“Nate, have you ever known me to joke around?” Elliot’s sounded dangerous even to his own ears.

More silence.

“No, you have a shitty sense of humor most of the time,” Nate replied like a man confident in his best friend status.

Elliot’s lips curved involuntarily, “Well, there you go.”

“Is she beautiful? Have you fallen for her? I can’t believe that Mrs. H let another woman move in on her turf. Hell, you don’t even bring girls home to fuck them, you get a hotel room.”

Elliot felt his cheeks flush, “Just do it, fuck-head, I will see you tonight.”

He hung up the phone just as Mandy started up the steps out of the pool. She was wearing a black bikini, and her belly was small and round. He felt an insane urge to touch it.

wondered if Nate might be right, perhaps he had lost his shit.

Mandy paused when she saw him, “Elliot!

that Elliot was doing his damnedest to come up with things for her to do, he certainly wouldn’t be interrupting her free time with work. Hell, he had

have an aneurysm. Thankfully, the older woman had suggested Mandy take on some of the human resource responsibilities that he struggled to find time for.

had the time to meet with Charles,

would be crucial to Mandy, it was a perfect fit. She was thrilled with the project, and

working out and Elliot found himself admitting the whole affair to his older friend. Dr. Roberts had also laughed his ass off,

those dark blue eyes, that there was something special about this girl. And

gathered Mandy’s large fluffy towel and used it to cover his growing cock as he walked over to her and

that,” Elliot cleared his throat of the huskiness. “Some guys are coming by tonight. It is my Thursday night poker group. You know Dr. Roberts, but my best friend Nate will be there as well as Zeke from

a whale in front of her handsome boss. The way his dark hair stood in sexy disarray she knew

to touch the dark locks because she knew just how silky they

sounds fun. Can I do anything to prepare for

relax around Elliot. He had been

and Mandy’s heart skipped a beat. “We have everything covered. The guys will bring some cases of

she wanted to do was meet a bunch of his friends in a bathing suit at nearly twenty-nine weeks pregnant.

arm and slid into her flip-flops. Granted,

gaze glued

fingers back as if she were burned, “I’m so sorry.”

but the fire in his orbs was unmistakable.

on the small of her

through the thick terry cloth towel. Her core felt achy, and she was worried that

my room. I mean, I can get dinner before they arrive, and I have a bathroom already, not that I want to talk about using the bathroom. That would be

more verbal diarrhea that escaped her lips, the more she wanted to climb underneath the nearest

time they entered the elevator, she was praying for divine intervention.

up and placed it

and his eyes were

say about my home since

in her throat, “That I should consider it my

Elliot nodded, “You will not hide away in your room unless that is what you want to do. But I’m

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