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Alicia ignored her as she dialed America. ” Nadia answered after the first ring. The bing-bong of the Riveras’ OnStar played in the background, and Alicia knew her mom was in the Lexus. “Totally,” Alicia said with a fake smile. “It’s just that, well, Nina and I—but mostly Nina—kind of knocked over some stupid fake statue at a hotel and now the ew-ner want us to be maids to pay for it. ” Nadia shrieked, and lowered the volume on her Jordin Sparks CD. ” Alicia cleavage started to itch. Why was her mother making such a big deal about this?

She tapped the three sandy-haired boys on their heads. “They’re triplets. ” The boys seemed high-school age, with their semi- stubbly cheeks and confident grimaces. But they were wearing khaki Hugo Boss sport coats over their jeans, so Alicia had no clue how old they really were. Not that it mattered—they were true Spalpha arm candy. ” Alicia smiled, giving each one a solid two seconds of extreme eye contact while she shook their strong hands. Their light brown eyes twinkled their nice-to-meet-yous, and she knew they meant it.

Not last night,” Isobel whisper-hissed while maintaining a lighthearted smile so the poolside pervs would still find her fetching. After all, that was her job. ” Nina dropped the gray sack and fanned her flushed cheeks. ” Alicia pulled a tube of MAC Lipglass in Lust out of her itchy side pocket. ” Celia adjusted the pink carnation behind her ear. ” She let her hand fall at the wrist, as if some chivalrous gentleman were about to lead her to the ballroom dance floor. ” Alicia pressed. “It was tanned and gorgeous and covered in diamond ¡i!

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