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Toni Langston certainly has her share of problems. She's in love with one of her best friends, Simon. Firemen Simon lives with Toni and her brother and another fireman they're best friends with. The four have been friends since high school and Toni has been in love with Simon for seemingly forever. The night Simon broke up with his girlfriend, Toni offered a shoulder—and so much more. The problem? The next morning Simon remembers nothing of the previous night, nor does he recall calling out his ex girlfriend's name in the heat of passion, effectively putting a damper on what Toni had hoped was the culmination of her heart's desire. Just when Toni thinks she can put the night behind her and come to terms with never having a chance with her best friend—a man she's still in love with—a pregnancy test changes everything. Now she faces the most difficult decision of her life. Does she tell Simon he's going to be a father when he has no memory of the event? Or does she try to make him fall in love with her first so she can be certain he isn't with her out of a sense of obligation. And the biggest question of all. How will Simon react when he learns the truth about who the father of Toni's child is?
inside her. And already her jeans were too snug. She'd taken to wearing loose fitting slacks and sweatpants, but soon she'd have to buy maternity clothes. "Oh, before I forget,” Matt said, snapping his fingers. “Mike called for you awhile ago. I told him to call back this afternoon." She frowned and leaned back against the sink. “What did he want?” The only Mike she knew was the Mike who worked for the fire department with Matt, A.J. and Simon. "Dunno. He said he'd call back." She shrugged
timing,” she muttered. He laughed. “She still bugging Simon?" "Want a beer?” she offered, reaching for the refrigerator handle. "Sure.” He settled onto one of the barstools and leaned his elbows on the bar. She popped the cap and slid the beer over to him then sat down across from him. “I'm not so sure she's bugging him at all. He doesn't seem to mind her sniffing around." Mike's face softened. “Damn. Sorry to hear that. But maybe what I came over to ask will help." She lifted an eyebrow.
clearly. He didn't like the inference that he had upset her. But even A.J. was looking at him in disgust. "Toni,” Simon began, but she was no longer looking at him. Mike shouldered by him, his hand at the small of Toni's back. "Nice going, Andrews,” Mike muttered. Simon closed his eyes and clenched his fists beside him. What the hell was happening to him? He was turning into a first class turd. "Well. That was a success,” A.J. said as Toni and Mike left the pool hall. "Cut the sarcasm, A.J.
The man she loved, had loved forever, was asking another woman to marry him. Even now, they were probably reveling in the joy of their commitment. She blinked furiously as the ache in her chest grew. Matt and A.J. were working, thank God. There was no one to witness her misery. Simon should be working too, but he'd taken the day off. This was one time she regretted the fact they were all roommates. She wanted nothing more than to bury herself away from Simon. She hugged her legs to her chest
and stopped at a gas station to use a payphone. She left word with Marnie, not bothering to expound on her reason for missing work. As she slid back into her Jeep, she gripped the steering wheel, gritting her teeth to keep the tears at bay. Her head felt like a cabbage, and her eyes were swollen and raw. No idea where to go, but she wasn't going home. Not yet. She didn't want to be anywhere near Simon. The disgust in his eyes had nearly killed her. Never had she imagined him looking at her like