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I Know You Love Me

Author(s): Aline de Chevigny

Life as Drew knew it changed the day the County sent Allison McKay to audit his station. How could he fall for the ex-pop star his best friend has been in love with forever?
Now Drew has the decision of a lifetime to make. Honor a friendship or pursue the only woman he’d ever love?

Excerpt

    
“Good morning Gertrude, I’ll be in my office if anyone needs me. Can I get a cup of coffee please?” Drew knew he had a full day ahead of him and didn’t like the look Gertrude was giving him over his simple request for coffee one bit. It didn’t bode well for his schedule.

“Uhmmm Sherriff, there’s…”

Opening his office door, he was stopped cold by a pretty petite young brunette sitting behind his desk. The woman sat in his chair completely at ease, radiating an air of authority looking as if she belonged there. She was just hanging up the phone while flipping through a stack of paper, and was pushing every button he had when it came to attractive women…He disliked her immediately.

“Have a seat Sherriff, I’ll be with you in just a moment. I have a few more files to go through first.”

“GERTRUDE!” He really didn’t have time for this today.

“Oh please Sherriff, sit that cute little tush of yours down in that chair to your left and stop bellowing at the poor woman. I’ll introduce myself to you in a moment.”

The arrogance of her reply when she saw him, pushed his last button. Cute little tush? How dare she speak to me like that? Who does she think she is? He wasn’t about to let some woman talk to him like that in his own precinct, no matter how cute she was.

“Here you go Sherriff, black two sugars just the way you like it.”

Counting to ten, he turned to face his secretary. “Gertrude there’s a woman in my chair.” Gertrude flinched away from him, making him feel like a big bully.

“Ye…yes sir, she’s the auditor sent by the county. Try being nice to her…please?”

“Great, just what I needed today. You’ll have to move all my appointments to this afternoon, and…” Annoyance filled him when he realized Gertrude wasn’t listening to him anymore.

“Can I get you anything Miss McKay? Tea, coffee?

Drew wasn’t fooled, he could tell that Gertrude wanted out of the line of fire as quickly as possible.

“No thank you Gertrude, and please call me Allison.”

“Oh no, I couldn’t do that. Excuse me I need to get back to the phones.”

Taking a seat, Drew, steepled his fingers before his face and leaned back. He was trying to look intimidating and it usually worked, but this woman was too smart to fall for his ruse. “Well Allison…”

“That’s Miss McKay to you Sherriff, and now that you know who I am. I have a few questions for you.”

Drew sat back impressed, despite himself. He hadn’t phased her one bit. That took control and self confidence, this woman wouldn’t be easy to intimidate or control. “First I have one for you.”

Allison leaned back and smiled. “Very well, shoot.”

Drew decided it was time he regained the upper hand and have a little fun in the process. “How do you know what my butt looks like? This is the first time you’ve looked at me since I entered the room.” Allison kept her cool, didn’t even bat an eyelash in response to his taunt. That annoyed him even more than finding her in his chair.

“We met yesterday.”

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ISBN (Print):
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4543-0112-7
Genre: Fiction
Date Published: 12/01/2011
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing

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