When Vik Windsor meets Gemma Reinhardt, she is actually dating his best friend and roommate, Ken. Oddly, though, Ken isn’t so much interested in dating Gemma as he is in painting her portrait. She reluctantly agrees to sit for him, and he is expecting her to arrive when Vik comes home.
There was a knock on the door. Vik was closer, so he opened it.
“I’m sorry. I’m looking for Kendrick.”
“That’s very disappointing,” Vik replied, leaning against the doorframe. “I’m Vik. Ken’s right here, pining away for you. He wasn’t sure you’d show.”
Kendrick made an exasperated sound behind him. Vik laughed.
“I’m telling his secrets. Please, come in.”
He flashed a charming smile. Gemma smiled hesitantly in return, walking around him timidly, giving him a wide berth. She scurried past him to stand by Kendrick.
“Vik is my roommate. He’s also an artist. The other half of the…
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