Baby, Be Mine (Life, Love And Babies Book 3)(70)By: Samantha Chase
Jake chuckled. Olivia had thousands of pictures of the twins, and now that they were a little bit older, she had gotten into the habit of using props and dressing them up. She claims that they were the inspiration for this project, but he still worried that she was taking on too much. “I just don’t want you to overdo it. We are getting married next week. I wanted you to have this week to relax. I didn’t think you’d take on something quite this…challenging.”
Olivia had come up with the idea after dressing the kids up for Halloween. Taking a cue from her movie studio project, she decided to approach some of the actresses that she had worked with in the past and see if they would consider doing photo shoots with their children who would be dressed as their famous parent from one of their most famous movie roles. It wasn’t until after she had confirmed the first five that the industry caught wind of it and Vanity Fair called and asked if they could feature the spread in their magazine. Olivia was thrilled with the idea, and once word got out that Vanity Fair was on board, she had no problem gathering up the rest of her subjects.
“I don’t want you to worry, Jake,” she said sweetly and kissed him on the cheek. “I’ve got plenty of help here and we are starting on time; and with a little luck and minimal amount of temper tantrums – and not just from the children – we should get all of the shots done today. Why don’t you take the kids and go to the park or the zoo. Make a day of it. And I’ll call you when I’m done.”
He shook his head. “They’re having fun with Annie and the other kids, so until they get restless, if you don’t mind, I’d like to watch you work.” Annie was the nanny that they had hired. Jake had been mildly against it at first, but Olivia helped him to see that having someone come in to help them didn’t mean that they were going to neglect the twins. Annie was there to help them keep things sane when life got a little crazy. Which was an everyday occurrence with Ben and Maddie.
Picking up her camera, Olivia was about to walk away when she remembered something. “My parents flight comes in tomorrow at three. I had planned on leaving the kids with Annie and going and getting them myself, but I was thinking that if you could get off work early, then we could all go together and surprise them at the airport. They are so excited to meet their grandchildren that I think it would be torture to make them wait. What do you think?”
Jake stood and wrapped his arms around her and, unable to help himself, kissed her very thoroughly on the lips.
“Wow,” she sighed when she pulled back. “What was that for?”
“For making Ben and Maddie part of your family and for wanting them to be your own. I love that about you, Liv. Actually,” he said with a sexy grin, “I love everything about you.”
She blushed and leaned in for one more kiss. “Well that’s a really good thing because I love everything about you, too.”
“Olivia?” someone called from across the room.
“I have to go,” she said and sighed. “But let’s get together later when the kids are asleep and talk a little bit more about all the ways that you love me.” She winked and walked away to get started on the shoot.
And all Jake could think of was all the ways he was going to spend the night not only telling her, but showing her.