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  1. kjotten's Avatar
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    revision Do you like the strong, silent type?

    Between the Lines is coming in print Oct. 24th from The Wild Rose Press!

    “Mr. Kelly, are you listening to me? I’m serious! Don’t
    you care?”
    It took him a moment to recall what she’d said. He
    shrugged indifferently. “No.”
    She gasped. Her expression was so easy to read, he
    could almost see the wheels turning in her head as she
    searched for a solution to her dilemma. He knew if
    Margaret Greyson really was the young woman she
    claimed to be, she would never agree to join him. But if
    she were truly a loose woman hired by Charlie
    MacDonald, she’d do whatever she had to, to get close to
    him.
    Drawing herself up to her full height, which barely
    reached his hip as he sat on the wagon, she squared her
    shoulders and announced, “Mr. Kelly, I apologize for my
    misunderstanding the invitation you made to share your
    life, but in my own defense, I honestly believed the offer
    you made implied marriage.”
    She paused to draw a deep breath. “While I am
    indeed a progressive sort of woman, a common law
    marriage would hurt my family, and I will never consent
    to such an agreement. However, I am agreeable to a
    compromise, and have decided to join you at your ranch,
    in order to determine whether or not we are compatible. If
    we indeed, do suit, then I insist upon a lawful marriage,
    or I shall return to New York. In the meantime, I am
    certain your cook and housekeeper will adequately satisfy
    Papa’s definition of a proper chaperone.
    “I only ask that you give your word as a gentleman,
    to respect my person and my reputation during my visit.”
    She squarely met his gaze.
    She was a brave little thing. Men cowered when he
    glared at them. He tried again to scare her off and ice
    chilled his voice when he said. “Sure now, ‘tis no
    gentleman
    I be.”
    She gulped. “I-I didn’t mean gentleman literally. I
    was referring to your personal sense of integrity and
    honor, the soul of a gentleman.”
    Kelly leaned so far down from his perch on the wagon
    seat his face was mere inches from hers. Tiny beads of
    perspiration popped out across her forehead; still she did
    not back down. His voice was harsh, without inflection. “I have-
    no-soul.”
    She shivered. Hurriedly, she tugged open her reticule
    and removed the bundle of letters she’d waved around
    earlier. She stared at the top envelope for several long
    seconds as though seeking an answer in the slanting
    script.
    Satisfied he’d finally chased her away, he
    straightened and slapped the reins against the rumps of
    his team, urging them forward. Slowly, they started down

    the street.

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    Sure do! Nice excerpt.

    Shelley
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    Oh this sounds wonderful, Thank you.
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    cool excerpt
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    Hollie


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