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Foolish Pride

Foolish Pride

by Donna Marie Rogers
Foolish Pride

Foolish Pride

by Donna Marie Rogers

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The Jamison saga continues...Foolish Pride is a 40 page 'extra peek' story that takes place at the same time as There's Only Been You.

When God was handing out out pride, Danny Jamison must have gotten in line twice, because he's about to let the best thing that's ever happened to him slip away--Emily Harris.

Emily is head-over-heels in love with Danny, but she's not sure she can take his jealous mood swings anymore. Something has to give or his Foolish Pride is going to be the end of them.

* * *
"I'd be more than happy to take over for you."

Emily squealed and sat up in a rush, splashing water all over the floor. When she realized it was Danny leaning against the doorframe, she threw the wet washcloth at him. "Dammit, you scared me half to death!"

He pushed away from the door and strode forward. "Sorry. I knocked, but you had Metallica blaring so loud you couldn't hear me."

"I find Metallica extremely relaxing!" she snapped. "Now give me back my key and get the hell out of my apartment." She held out her hand.

Danny knelt beside the tub, but instead of handing her the key he brushed his knuckles down her cheek. "Look, Em, I know you're royally pissed at me right now, but if you'd just give me a chance to explain, I--"

"Are you kidding me? 'Royally pissed' doesn't even begin to describe how I feel." Suddenly more angry than upset, she crossed her arms over her breasts and brought her knees up in an effort to preserve a little modesty. Which she knew was ridiculous since they'd been sleeping together for more than a year.

"You have no idea how sorry I am for what I said. It was completely inexcusable. But...if you could just give me one more chance..." He grabbed her hand and brought it to his lips, holding it against his cheek as he said, his voice raw with emotion, "Em, I love you. And I know you love me, too."

Her eyes filled with tears. Damn him! Now? He waits until things are over between them to finally say those three little words she'd been waiting so patiently to hear him say? much as she wanted to believe him, she couldn't, she just couldn't.

She jerked her hand from his. "I'm sorry, too, Danny, but I can't do this anymore. Your jealousy has gotten crazy lately and that temper...sometimes I'm afraid..."

Shock twisted his face into a mask of incredulity. "My God, I would never hurt you. How could you even think--"

"I don't know! That's the problem. It's like I have no idea who you are anymore. You're angry all the time, you've become so possessive." She reached up to swipe at her eyes. "It seems like the only time you're in a good mood anymore is when we're in bed."

"Then let's crawl in bed right now and stay there forever."

"Danny, please, just go. I can't do this right now. Please."

With a deep sigh, he pushed to his feet, head hung low, and turned to leave. Looking back over his shoulder, he said, "Fine, I'll leave. Give you a couple days to get over your anger. But eventually we're going to talk about this. Because there's no way in hell I'm just going to just let you go."

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013138797
Publisher: Donna Kowalczyk
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Series: Jamison Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 139,098
File size: 931 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Donna Marie Rogers inherited her love of romance from her mother. Romance novels, soap operas, Little House on the Prairie—her mother loved them all. And though it wasn’t until years later Donna would come to understand her mother’s fascination with Charles Ingalls, Donna’s love of the romance genre is every bit as all-consuming. Donna’s books have received rave reviews and finaled in numerous contests, including the Aspen Gold, EPIC Awards, and her chapter’s own Write Touch Readers Award.

A Chicago native, Donna now lives in beautiful Northeast Wisconsin with her husband and children. She’s an avid gardener and home-canner, as well as an admitted reality TV junkie. Her passion to read is only exceeded by her passion to write, so when she’s not doing the wife and mother thing, you can usually find her sitting at the computer, creating exciting, memorable characters, fresh new worlds, and always happily-ever-afters.

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