Another six-sentence excerpt from my 2011 release of 'His Leading Lady' with the first meeting between Jess and Kyle. This is a continuation from last week when Kyle told Jess her sister had disappeared, the week before rehearsals were due to start for the West End Show in which Lora had the lead role. Jess felt smug when she matched his patronising tone.
Her victory was short-lived. “You must have been a wow with the drop-out kids at school,” Kyle said dryly. “I’m glad I wasn’t one of your students.”
“And I’m glad I’m not one of your actresses,” she countered and regretted it when she saw his lips tighten. She didn’t usually indulge in stupid back-biting, but then she’d never met such an infuriating man.
After she’d deliberately drawn in a deep breath, she said coolly, “However, as that’s not likely to happen, maybe we should confine our conversation to my sister, although I can’t assist you as to her whereabouts."