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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

50 SHADES OF SEXY: MAFIA GIRL by Deborah Blumenthal


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MAFIA GIRL
by Deborah Blumenthal
Albert Whitman & Company


“I didn’t know if you’d call,” I say.

“Neither did I.”

I look in his eyes and stare at his lips and force myself to look away. I start toying with the black leather and gold bracelets on my arm, tightening them, loosening them, tightening them again and feeling twelve years old again and not me. And where did that come from?

I’m convinced that in cop school they teach you never to say anything that advances the conversation so that the other person feels forced to fill the silence. I start wondering if he’s quiet like this just with me or with other girls too which tightens my insides because for the first time I think of OTHER girls.

Does he have a girlfriend? I mean, look at him, how could he NOT?

“Why didn’t you know…if you’d call?”

“Gia…” he says, lifting his head and looking at me. I’m looking back at him and fixated on those lips again and how they’re parted now. I expect flames to shoot up and burn us.

“This is totally off the wall.”

“What is?”

“My seeing you, my sitting here.”

“Because you’re a cop?”

“Because of a lot of things.”

“Does that scare you?” I say.

“What? Being with you?”

“Yeah.”

“I don’t know.”

“You know what scares me, Michael?

“What?”

“Not being with you.”♥

© Copyright held by Deborah Blumenthal


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of nineteen books. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appeared widely in many other newspapers and national magazines including New York’s Daily News, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Self, and Vogue. Visit her at www.deborahblumenthal.com


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