The “Two Timing” Toad
Meet Timmy, the “two timing” toad, who Zeni meets at an out of town legal seminar she is attending with her good friend and fellow trial lawyer, Anthony. While Zeni and Anthony are having drinks at a happy hour sponsored by a legal marketing company, their table becomes surrounded by several male lawyers who are swooping in like vultures, hoping to be the one man to carry Zeni away.
After Zeni rebukes several of their attempts, Timmy approaches the table where she and Anthony are sitting and introduces himself. Zeni and Anthony learn that Timmy is a gifted trial attorney who has a practice not too far from their own.
After returning home, Timmy calls Zeni one afternoon, inviting her to join he and Anthony for drinks Friday evening. When Zeni arrives that evening, she finds Timmy and Anthony sitting at an outdoor bar smoking cigars. After Anthony departs early to see his family, Timmy and Zeni head to a Cuban restaurant for dinner where Timmy offers to help Zeni further her legal career.
What happens between Timmy and Zeni after that evening? Do they maintain a strictly professional relationship, or does something more develop between them?
Find out more about Zeni’s escapade with the “two timing” toad in chapter five. No doubt, you will find yourself reaching for the tissue box when you learn about Timmy’s dastardly personality.
Preview Excerpt from Chapter Five
Zeni and Timmy meet at an out of town legal seminar and are having dinner together with some colleagues. He starts by saying:
A waitress then circled our table, taking drink and appetizer orders. Anthony turned his attention to the cute, blond, marketing representative sitting next to him while Timmy turned to me and asked, “So, tell me about yourself. Have you ever been married? Any children?”
“No to both. How about you?”
“Really? I can’t believe that. Ever been engaged?”
“You first. You never answered my question,” I said, diving into a mound of sautéed mussels.
“Okay, okay, married once. My ex-wife was an engineer. She’s a great lady, but we just didn’t see eye to eye. I have two children with her.”
“Are you involved with anyone now?”
“I’ve been dating the same lady on and off for the past five years. She’s nice, but things have been rocky between us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that. Hopefully, everything will work out.”
“Eh, who knows? We’ve been down this road many times before,” he said, taste-testing the Stags’ Leap Winery Merlot, which the waitress had just uncorked and poured into his glass.
Warts & Imperfections
- lies with no compunction whatsoever
- picks apart a person’s heart much like a vulture picks apart its prey