Exclusive Excerpt from Ride or Dye
by Aimee Nicole Walker
“WHY ARE YOU FACETIMING me when you’re on vacation with your husband?” Mere asked me.
“I’m not FaceTiming you; I’m FaceTiming Tori,” I replied. “I swear she’s changed so much already.”
“You’ve only been gone for a few days, Jazz.”
“A lot can happen in a few days. She looks so beautiful in the little floral dress and baby pink cardigan we bought her. Kiss her for me.”
“Do it now.” I inhaled a deep breath like I could smell her lavender lotion and shampoo. “I want to watch.”
“You need help,” Mere said.
“This is news?” Gabe asked Mere when he joined me on the couch in our suite. He looked over at me and said, “I was concerned about what you were instructing someone to do so you could watch.”
“Yeah, because you’ve caught me interacting with live webcam shows so many times.”
“I thought maybe you got bored with me since my surprise outing was canceled due to the rain and went looking for some entertainment.”
I saw in his eyes how disappointed he was that his plans were ruined, but I wasn’t. Discreetly making love with Gabe on our private balcony while the rain poured from the sky was the sexiest thing I’d ever done. The balcony had a roof on it, but the rain came in at the perfect angle to drench us good. “Best. Date. Ever.”
“Um, guys,” Mere said then giggled. “How about you call back after you’ve worked each other out of your system.”
“That will never happen,” Gabe and I said at the same time.
“All the same, Queen V is waking up and searching out her next meal. I know you’re both enlightened gentlemen and all, but breastfeeding on FaceTime isn’t my idea of a fun time.”
“Fine, but I want to be sure you’re giving Tori the kisses I’ve sent her each day. I’ll wait.”
Mere giggled and placed a lingering kiss on Tori’s forehead. “That kiss is from your uncles, Josh and Gabe. They love you so much.”
“Bye, Mere and Tori. We’ll chat later.”
Mere blew me an air kiss before she disconnected. I leaned into Gabe, and he put his arm around me. “We’ve video chatted with our kids and Mere. Chaz is up to his armpits in edits, so I will only receive short replies from him until he meets his deadline.”