"Ouch," she said with sympathy. There was understanding in her eyes and the gentle smile that curled her lips. Talk about bad timing. At least she hadn't had the maternal urge hit after Jimmy. That would have made things even worse, and it was bad enough with the guilt she carried.
Having her question turned back on her but a brief haunted look in her eyes before she turned them down to her fish. She never liked talking about her stuff even back home, and had become the queen at deflection. She just hadn't expected it that quickly.
"A chance to come live in a place where casual sex is not only accepted but encouraged?" There. Shallowness. That would do. Except it didn't really ring true in her voice. Casting herself as a would be slut damaged her pride a little. "Who wouldn't want that?" Her brows raised as she looked at Nick to see if he was buying it.