By Liz Maverick
The place are the entire stable males? Marianne and her ally, Bijoux, are death to grasp. seems they have been holed up round card tables, enjoying Texas carry 'em. So Marianne and Bijoux make a decision it is time to up the ante and get in at the motion. yet they by no means imagined that Marianne may have a heavily gifted poker participant lurking inside of her. and everybody understands what they are saying approximately fortunate in cards...
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Almost there,” she said breathlessly as she headed to her house. Peter was just driving up to the curb. She waved him over and then keyed into the Sterling mansion. She put Skippy down in the sink and turned the water on just as a knock came at the door. ” Bijoux hung up and opened the door. Peter and the officer stood on the doorstep. “Hi,” Bijoux said, attempting to cover her nervousness and hoping to cause a distraction by tossing her hair around a little. “Skippy’s having a drink. I was just taking care of their cat, you see.
Bijoux and Marianne just barely got out the door and into the changing room before bursting into peals of laughter. “I . . can’t . . breathe! Too . . ” The changing room attendant took a call on the house line watching them as she spoke. She hung up and started toward them. “Uh-oh,” Marianne said. “I second that. ” “A walk? ” “I just had this idea I haven’t tried yet. When I go over to pet the cat, I’ll borrow the Keegans’ dog and walk it around in some really upscale neighborhoods. You know what people are always saying about dog people attracting other dog people.
That’s what I told him,” Peter said, a bemused expression on his face. The officer turned to him and said, “So that’s your cat. And you’re okay with . . ” “Yeah, everything’s fine. She was taking him for an airing. ” Bijoux looked at him gratefully. The officer shrugged and 44 • Liz Maverick turned away, shaking his head as he walked back toward his van. ” Peter asked. “I’m fine. ” “Just a little dehydrated, I think. So, Peter . . is your aunt the litigious sort? ” Peter leaned against the door frame, shaking his head.
Card Sharks by Liz Maverick