After a few minutes, she dared look out from her hiding spot and saw him sitting at a table toward the front of the café with his back to her now. She eased out and rushed to the counter as quickly as she could where Beatrice was waiting with a knowing grin.
As Tasia drew closer, Beatrice rested her hands on either side of the register and said, “You might try talking to him some time.”
“What and ruin my perfect record of invisibility?”
“But you’re clearly not invisible to him. You’re on his radar. He spotted you before I did, girl.”
Tasia couldn’t tamp down the leap of her heart at Beatrice’s revelation. Then, reality invaded. Being noticed was bad. Very, very bad. If she wasn’t careful, she’d lose everything she’d worked hard these past few months to build in this town. And she liked this town. Woodland Creek was different than most places. It was a town where a multitude of shifters lived among humans, even if the humans weren’t in on that reality. There were even some wizards here, and though Tasia was raised in a pack of Golden Jackal shifters, she’d never grasped the diversity of the paranormal world. This place was amazing and she wasn’t ready to rush away anytime soon.
“Does not matter. Right now, I need to focus on my classes. I do not have time for romance.”
“Who said anything about romance? I was thinking a hot, sweaty night between the sheets would be just what the best friend ordered. I might not be a doctor, but I’m not averse to playing one every now and then, if you know what I mean.”