Her footsteps echoed hollowly on the wooden stairs leading to the front door. From his vantage point in the bay window, he watched her hesitate as she scanned the area, like she was looking for something. The setting sun glared on the window, rendering him invisible to her.
She crossed the porch in front of him and stooped to grab something off the ground. While he stared, she sat in the wooden rocking chair, pulled a kid’s book bag on to her lap and eased the zipper open, looking through the contents. After a quick glance, a relieved smile lit her face. Desire, hot and tingling like an electric shock, speared straight to his groin as her lush lips curved up, making sexy dimples wink on her cheeks. She zipped the bag shut again and stood up to leave.
Damn! He shot out of his chair when he realized she wasn’t there for him. She was picking up something left behind by one of the school kids from this afternoon’s tour.
His sudden motion startled the woman. She peered into the window, cupping a hand to her brow to cut the glare. She had to sense he was there, but didn’t have a clear view of the interior. He tossed the pen to the desk and strode toward the front door.
The screen door creaked when he pushed it open and stepped onto the porch. He watched recognition and confusion burst across her expressive face. Some other emotion, not as easily identifiable, bloomed in her eyes.
His step faltered as she smiled again. Ah, Jesus, there were those deep dimples again. A perfect frame for her lips. God, he’d like to see that look on her face as her head rested on his pillow. He thought briefly about what he’d do to make sure that smile stayed put until it turned sated.
“You! Hello again,” she said, clutching the bag in front of her like a shield.
So, she did remember him. But why the hell was she acting nervous? Clay didn’t like that one bit.
Hearts In Harmony is due for release in May 2014 from Lyrical/Kensington.
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