Zach eyed Brandi waiting for an answer. He’d had too many clues that he was being seduced to ignore it. Something had changed since her meeting with her father and he needed to know what. He didn’t like going into a situation without knowing everything about it if he could. Brandi hadn’t signed the contract and that was troubling by itself. This attempt at seduction added another layer of concern for him.
“Why do you think I’m doing that?” she asked, her gaze not meeting his.
“I’m a grown man, Brandi. I’m a billionaire and a bachelor. You think you’re the first woman who has tried to get me into bed?”
She frowned still not making eye contact. “Was I that bad?”
Suddenly Zach was mortified. She’d been trying something that was out of her comfort zone and he’d called her on it. He hadn’t meant to be mean, but he’d had to put a stop to it. Brandi probably had her share of men wanting to be in her bed, but she probably didn’t know it. Then there was the trust issue that he could understand. Did someone want you for who you were or what you had in our bank account?
He reached out to her and took her hand in his. “It was flattering, Brandi, but out of character.”
“How do you know it’s out of character?’
“Because you were nervous the whole time,” Zach said.
“And I was obvious.”
“You have to be a little obvious to get the point across.”
“I’m flattered, Brandi. I’m a little confused since you put in the contract that we weren’t going to have sex,” Zach said.
Her shoulders slumped and Zach wanted to relieve her burden, but he didn’t know what that was.
“I’m no good at this. I don’t know why I thought I could do it, but I guess I was desperate,” she said.