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Online Romance Novel — Chapter 10
Silence awoke Haley sometime before dawn. The storm
He’d told her about his parents and about his life
On and on they’d talked, sharing intimacies. They’d
Why hadn’t they made love? She lay on her side with
Lying curled next to Jeff, she felt a contentment
A shaft of silvery moonlight peeked through the front
When he turned his face into her palm and kissed her
When she awoke again, bright sunlight streamed through
“Well, good morning, sleepyhead.”
Haley moaned and pulled the covers over her head.
“Uh uh. We’ll have none of that lollygagging in
Then the covers were ripped away.
“Jeff!” Briefly, they engaged in a tug of
“All right, all right. I’m up.” Haley yawned
“And about time too, Dr. Gant. We need to go over
Haley’s heart turned over at his business-like tone.
Feeling awkward and uncertain, Haley took her seat at
“Now, before we get started, I want to tell you
Haley frowned and cocked her head to the side.
Jeff frowned. “I don’t hear anything.”
“Someone’s coming.” Regret washed over
“Hey! I do hear something.” Jeff jumped up
Haley followed in time to see a Snow Cat chug into the
“That’s Etienne Roget.”
Haley could tell by his tone of voice that Roget was
“I guess you could call him an industrial spy.
Realization dawned on Haley. “I see. So that’s
Jeff flushed. “Not exactly. You hadn’t filed any
“You mean check up on me!” Anger burned
“I’d say you know a little about romancing women
Jeff turned and leveled an indignant look at her.
“I think you know very well what it means. You’ve
“I want you. I’ve made no secret of that.”
“Ha! You don’t want anything except to protect
Jeff’s brows snapped together in a scowl. “And I
“Hey, if the shoe fits!” Haley’s voice rose.
“That’s a rotten thing to say!” Jeff grabbed
“Let go of me.” Haley jerked from his arms.
“You can take your silly gloves and your New York
“You honestly believe that nonsense you’re
“Why should I? Give me one good reason?”
Jeff stared at her, tempted to give her the reason she
Loud barking split the tension between them. Haley and
“What the–?” Jeff broke off.
Haley saw the Frenchman struggling to lift a huge
Somehow, she knew that her big surprise birthday
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