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Gone was the flirtatious, smooth ladies’ man, and in its place was a businessman who sized me up as a potential customer. “Maybe. What type of car you looking for?”
“One that won’t get me pulled over for grand theft auto.”
He stroked his jaw. “How much you want to pay?”
“A couple hundred.”
He started laughing hysterically. “Shit, Rose. You’re funny.” Tears filled his eyes. “A couple hundred.”
I waited until he sobered a bit. “What can you tell me about Asshat? And what’s his real name anyway?”
He wiped his eyes. “Sheik.”
I blinked. “Sheik? Sheik Johnson? Really? Who else would want to bash him on the head besides Janelle?”
“How about all his women? All his friends? All his family? Pretty much anyone who’s ever met the dude.”
Asshat sounded like a real charmer. “What do you mean ‘all his women?’ I thought he only dated Chicken Licker.” She of the infamous eating-a-drumstick-while-getting-it-on-in-Janelle’s-bed incident.
Roxy popped her gum. “I thought he was dating someone named Flat Ass for a while.”
Janelle was going to have to start using real names instead of physical descriptions.
“Yeah, he fu…dates a lot. He was living with Chicken Licker for a while. But she kicked his ass to the curb.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Hell if I know,” Tariq said.
I dug a pen and small note pad from my purse. “Okay, Tariq, names please. Let’s start with Chicken Licker.”
“Destiny Lee. She works at The Bottom Dollar off South Birchwood. Asshat dates a lot of strippers.”
“Austin’s debut kicks off her planned series by introducing a quirky, feisty heroine and a great supporting cast of characters and putting them through quite a number of interesting twists.” Kirkus Reviews
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