Author: Maggie L.
Genre: Adult- Women’s Fiction
It’s the white police uniform shirt tied like a halter-top that first attracts him to her. With a black lacy bra underneath, skin-tight shorts with the famous Sillitoe Tartan up the side, and the police cap, it’s a rather attention-getting outfit. Add the very loosely knotted black tie, knee-high boots, mirrored sunglasses and high-visibility safety jacket with The Metropolitan Police patch on the back, she’s impossible not to notice. The fact she’s just sauntered onto the pub’s stage to a chorus of whoops, hollers and shrill whistles, makes her positively mesmerizing.
As he watches her, Simon Landry thinks he may have crossed over into some form of law enforcement heaven.
“I told you. I told you,” says the man standing next to him, grabbing him by the shoulders and giving him a vigorous shake.
Yes, Justin has told him all about the “dishy” singer he’s been chatting up. He met her at his favourite local, the Bristol Bobby, the pub where most of the city’s coppers larked about after work. He’s been promising Simon a visit so he can actually see her in the flesh.
Flesh indeed. He watches as a mass of inebriated, off-duty bobbies crowd around the raised stage, mad for her to notice them. The fact she can sing well appears to be lost on them.
She’s currently performing a rocking cover of Cheap Trick’s I Want You to Want Me, which every man in the place seems to be taking to heart. Her back-up band – comprised of a lead guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and drummer – are talented as well, especially at keeping the braver pub patrons off the stage and away from their singer.
Simon watches the bizarre spectacle. You have to be a pretty gifted musician to be able to keep playing while bouncing a drunk constable off the stage. And this is just the first song in the set!