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Taking Chances

The davis twins series

Chapter 35 I was still reeling from Seth’s visit. Normally, sitting on our front porch swing, looking out over the water, and drinking hot tea relaxed me, but it was doing nothing to calm my frazzled nerves tonight. I wasn’t even that surprised when the sleek, black Porsche eased into our driveway. When Sam reached the porch, I saw his black eye. His brother had given him a serious shiner. It was already turning purple and looked extremely painful. It made me wince just looking at it. Seeing my reaction, he tried to play it down. “It’s not as bad as it looks.” He paused before adding, “I deserved much worse.” He looked like he felt as guilty as I did, and it made me feel dreadful, knowing that I had caused all of this turmoil. He sat down beside me on the swing, but made no attempt to touch me. Even after all that we had been through, I still felt the electricity sizzle between us. My physical reaction to him was undeniable. We sat there like that for a long while. When he finally broke the silence, his words surprised me. “You deserve a much better man than me. You should be with someone like Seth. He will never let you down. I, on the other hand, am known for loving ‘em and leaving ‘em. I just came to tell you that I care about you both, and I sincerely hope that you are able to work this out.” He looked at me before continuing. “I’ll keep my distance until I’m sure that I’ll be able to keep my hands off you.” Anger flared inside me at his words. “So, you feel guilty about fucking me, and you have decided to let Seth win this one. Am I the trophy in this round of the competition?” I spat the words out with venom. He seemed honestly stunned by my accusation. “Abby, it’s nothing like that. How could you think that?” I ignored his question, so he continued. “I’ve never wanted any woman the way that I want you, and believe me, when I’m with you, the last thing on my mind is my brother.” He flashed his crooked smile as he said the