|Angela turned to see Hunter approaching. A few seconds later, he was in the chair next to Jake, and Angela had locked the door again, making sure
the CLOSED sign was clearly visible.
“I don’t want anyone disturbing us.” She went around her desk and sat, keenly aware of the image she was presenting.
My world. My rules.
The two men glanced at each other before focusing on her.
Jake was the next to speak. “So that’s it? One date and you’ve decided?”
Hunter glanced at him. “One date might have been enough.” He smirked. “What can I say—I’ve got the magic touch.”
Angela put up her hand, stalling the argument. The butterflies in her stomach spiraled up to hurricane levels. “First, I love you both. I do.” She smiled at
each man in turn. “And I appreciate that you gave me this time to set my mind right. After Eric—” The name caught in her throat. “After Eric, I wasn’t
sure if I’d be able to get it together again, open my heart to anyone. Finding the two of you here was scary and amazing at the same time.” She
entwined her fingers, pressing them hard together. “After being played for a fool by Eric, I wasn’t sure about what I wanted, what I needed out of my
life. Out of being home here, in Glen Barrow.” Angela glanced up at the framed diplomas on her wall, her qualifications out in the open for all to see. “I
started this business and I love it. I love being here, at home, with the people who need and appreciate me and my legal skills.”
Both men nodded in turn, keeping silent.
Angela heard her pulse pounding in her ears, loud and demanding.
“Last night I thought a good long time about what I want out of a relationship. What I need to make me happy.” She forced herself to speak slowly and
carefully, afraid of racing through her rehearsed speech. “And I figured it out.”
Both Jake and Hunter leaned in, hanging on each word.
“What I want, what I need—” She looked at each man in turn. “—is you.”
Silence filled the office.
Hunter blinked rapidly, processing the words.
Jake frowned, his lips pressed into a tight line.
She crossed her arms and waited.
Jake was the first to speak. He jabbed a thumb at the man beside him. “‘You’ me or ‘you’ him?”
Angela held her breath for a second before replying. “Both of you.”