Olivia's Ride (Sawyer Brothers Book 4)By: C.A. Harms
Book Four of the Sawyer Brothers Series
“Olivia.” I turned around to find Landon Murphy jogging in my direction. To say I was a little shocked would be an understatement.
Landon was a jock, a very popular and somewhat wild guy on campus. We rarely talked, but shared some of the same friends.
He stopped just before me and I stepped back to allow a little more room between us. “Hey, Landon.” I offered hesitantly.
He shot me that smile I was sure worked on every girl he gave it to, but it didn’t have the same effect on me. I knew what type of guy he was and I wasn’t interested.
My uncles and even my father would have a field day with a guy like him. Hell, they would have him squealing like a pig and hightailing it back home within seconds with his tail tucked between his legs. The thought brought a smile to my face.
Of course the arrogant ass took it as a flirty smile meant for him, and he kicked his efforts up a notch.
“So, I was wondering if maybe you wanted to go out sometime, maybe during break.” I tried not to laugh because that would have been rude. But as he continued to stare at me, giving off a vibe like he had just scored big, the laughter bubbled up and spilled over.
“You’re joking right?” I asked, biting my lip to control myself.
“No, actually; I am being serious.”
“Listen, I’m not trying to be a bitch, but I’m gonna be completely honest with you.” I paused just to make sure the meathead goon was still with me. When he nodded, I continued.
“I’m not that girl, Landon. Believe me when I say your games won’t work on me. I grew up with one very protective father and two ass-kicking uncles. I know the games men play to get what they want from girls because they made sure I knew. I don’t fall for lines men throw out because frankly, I smell bullshit from a mile away. You, Landon, are a bullshitter.” He squinted his eyes and started to argue.
“No really, let’s just save us both some time here. I’m friends with Payton. You do remember Payton, don’t you? She was your girlfriend, or so she thought, until she found you in bed with Kara.” He took a step back and his hands fell to his sides. Yeah, he had nothing to say then.
“Now I’m gonna let you walk away and pretend this whole thing didn’t happen, because I can assure you I won’t think twice about it.”
I watched as he slowly backed away and turned around, walking back toward the direction he had originally come from.
Landon Murphy, the asshole of all assholes. I had always thought of myself as lucky that he had steered clear of me. It saved me from having to be the girl who told him no.
I never once showed any signs of interest, but I guess he finally went through every girl within our circle; now I was the unlucky target of the week.
I shifted my bag a little higher on my shoulder and turned toward my dorm. All I wanted to do was get to my room, finish packing my things, and get ready to go home for break. I missed my family and the sweet little faces of my twin brothers.
Walking with my head down, I didn’t notice anyone standing in front of me until I collided with what felt like a brick wall.
Two hands gripped my arms to secure me from falling backward, and my head lifted to find the source of my current situation.
As I scanned the broad chest before me, leading up to a thick neck and strong jaw line, I swallowed hard. When my eyes found his mouth, it tilted up in a grin. A grin that made my stomach lurch.
Oh my god, was I panting?
“Sorry about that, sweetheart.” A deep southern drawl ran over me like honey. “I was damn impressed with the way you handled that arrogant asshole. I didn’t get a chance to move out of your way before you came barreling through.”
When my eyes met his, I swore my knees were going to give out. He was without a doubt one of the most gorgeous men I had ever met.
“Sorry,” I whispered, because I had nothing else to offer. My tongue felt like it was three sizes bigger than normal.
“No need to apologize. I was the one in your way. It’s not every day you see a pretty girl put a guy like Landon Murphy in his place. If you don’t mind me saying, it was pretty damn impressive.” His smile was perfect.