So many of you have been asking for a quick glimpse at my upcoming work, Vegas Candy. I'm so flattered at all of your interest so of course I'm happy to oblige! Here's your first glimpse! Enjoy!
Cat stared into her closet and realized she needed to make some decisions before the plane left without her. It should not be this hard to pack for a girls’ weekend in Vegas but this was not her normal group of friends that she was going with. Should she go with the cute but comfortable attire with the flat shoes that would allow her to walk the strip and save on cab fare? Or would the other women be dressed up in sexy little dresses with impossibly high heels? If this were a normal girls’ weekend, Cat would have no qualms about sending a quick text to her friends to find out the game plan but these women were not her friends. Instead, she was guilted into attending the bachelorette weekend of her brother’s soon to be wife, Gabrielle, and all of Gabby’s equally snobby friends. But this weekend meant a lot to Mike because it made him feel like they were bonding as a family so she would go along and smile.
Cat glanced at the clock one more time and realized that she only had about fifteen more minutes before she had to head out to the airport or she would never make it through security. With a shrug of her shoulders, she decided to just back it all - casual, glam, and everything in between. It’s not like she was much of a fashionista anywhere so the choices weren’t exactly overwhelming either way and they easily fit into her suitcase. Besides, Mike knew that Cat’s freelance jobs as a marketing strategist had been fewer and farther in between lately so he had slipped her some extra funds for the trip so she could always pick up something if she didn’t have the appropriate apparel.
Mike had always been the successful sibling. He was the president of the local bank and had recently expanded into five more branches. He also had a heart of gold but Cat suspected that Gabby’s interest in her brother had more to do with his financial success than his abilities to be a great husband. As much as Mike had always tried to look after her, Cat couldn’t help but wonder if part of the reason he had given her such a sum before the trip was because Gabby was afraid that Cat would embarrass her by showing up in something that suggested she was marrying into a real family as opposed to simply a bank account. Cat shook off the thought and tried to remind herself that Gabby was going to be her sister-in-law and she needed to try to keep an open mind and heart if there ever was truly to be a relationship there.
Cat grabbed her suitcase and her keys. Once the tiny apartment was locked up, Cat bounded down the stairs toward her old black Jetta and hopped in. She said a silent prayer for a safe and uneventful trip. However, she already had a feeling in the pit of her stomach that wouldn’t be the case.