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Dale slammed the breaks on the car, stopping in the middle of the quiet road. ‘Where did you learn that!’

‘Trish said it while babysitting me,’ Gavin beamed. ‘She gave me five dollars not to tell mum.’

Talia and Dale head to the gym together after Talia’s first day working at Moore for More.

A Man Worth a Million Chapter 9 - Excerpt - 185 words

‘How much do you lift?’ she asked.

‘Just thirty-odd. Sometimes I go closer to forty.’

Talia’s eyes widened. ‘Kilos, you mean?’


‘That’s as much as I weigh,’ she gave a sigh and shook her head. ‘Jesus Christ.’

‘Huh, no wonder you were so easy to get up the stairs!’ Dale laughed as he checked over the weights. ‘Tell you what; I’ll lie down and you can jump into my arms and I’ll bench-press you instead of the weights. That way you won’t feel embarrassed sitting there doing nothing.’

‘Because being hefted into the air like a duffle bag isn’t embarrassing?’ Talia raised her brow. ‘I’ll pass.’

‘Fair. You can spot me then,’ Dale grinned. ‘Let’s go get changed.’

‘How do I do that?’

‘Get changed? It’s easy enough,’ joked Dale. ‘You slip an arm out of your jacket sleeve—’

‘—You know exactly what I meant you bastard,’ Talia interrupted with a huff. ‘Spotting. What is it?’

‘You help me lift—’

‘—Forget it,’ Talia scoffed and crossed her ankles. ‘You go get changed. I’ll sit here and let you do all the work.’