Meet Timmy

The “Two Timing” Toad

Meet Timmy, the “two timing” toad, who Zeni meets at an out of town legal seminar she is attending with her good friend and fellow trial lawyer, Anthony. While Zeni and Anthony are having drinks at a happy hour sponsored by a legal marketing company, their table becomes surrounded by several male lawyers who are swooping in like vultures, hoping to be the one man to carry Zeni away.

After Zeni rebukes several of their attempts, Timmy approaches the table where she and Anthony are sitting and introduces himself. Zeni and Anthony learn that Timmy is a gifted trial attorney who has a practice not too far from their own.

After returning home, Timmy calls Zeni one afternoon, inviting her to join he and Anthony for drinks Friday evening. When Zeni arrives that evening, she finds Timmy and Anthony sitting at an outdoor bar smoking cigars. After Anthony departs early to see his family, Timmy and Zeni head to a Cuban restaurant for dinner where Timmy offers to help Zeni further her legal career.

What happens between Timmy and Zeni after that evening? Do they maintain a strictly professional relationship, or does something more develop between them?

Find out more about Zeni’s escapade with the “two timing” toad in chapter five. No doubt, you will find yourself reaching for the tissue box when you learn about Timmy’s dastardly personality.

Preview Excerpt from Chapter Five

Zeni and Timmy meet at an out of town legal seminar and are having dinner together with some colleagues. He starts by saying:

“So, tell me about yourself. Have you ever been married? Any children?” Timmy asked, taking a bite of his vegetable ratatouille.

“No to both. How about you?”

“Really? I can’t believe that. Ever been engaged?”

“You first. You never answered my question,” I said, diving into the mound of sautéed mussels I ordered as an appetizer.

“Okay, okay, married once. My ex-wife was an engineer. She’s a great lady and all, but we didn’t see eye to eye about a lot of things. I have two children with her.”

“And now?”

“I’ve been dating the same lady on and off for the past five years. She’s nice and all, but things have been really rocky between us for quite a while now.”

“I’m sorry to hear that. Hopefully, everything will work out.”

“Eh, who knows? We’ve been down this road so many times before that it’s grown old,” he said, taste-testing the Stags’ Leap merlot, which the waitress had just uncorked and poured into his glass.

“How’s the wine, sir?” the waitress asked Timmy as she stood behind his chair holding the bottle of wine.

Warts & Imperfections

  • lies with no compunction whatsoever
  • picks apart a person’s heart much like a vulture picks apart its prey
  • narcissistic

Relationship Outlook

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