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.

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"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."

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: 76,418
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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Foolish Pride 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
ann55 More than 1 year ago
a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story...short and sweet.
DianaLCoyle More than 1 year ago
Ms. Rogers has penned this short story to be packed with such heartfelt emotions that you just can't help but hope that Danny and Emily can work through their issues together. At first I hated Danny and everything he stood for. He had no right constantly accusing Emily of cheating on him just because he was an immature guy with plenty of insecurity issues that he was dealing with. I have to be honest and say that it took me a bit of time to even warm up to him because he was just too immature for my taste and I felt that Emily needed to stick to her guns with him. She needed a mature man in her life and not an ignorant boy as her partner. If you're looking for a short read that will help you escape your busy schedule for a little while, than you have found the perfect story to do just that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute stoey but shows how jealousy can eat you up...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "There's Only Been You" this one was a bit of a let down. I' ll still read more of the series. Just an ok read.
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This novella should have been offered as a freebie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. I like the idea of two people who love each getting twisted by nasty gitl and dumb pawn. But two books in a row? Also if one advertises a 40 page story they shouldn't be surprised when readers are irritated at 28 pages and previews.
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This is a good book for teens to see how little things can have an impact on lots of people. Good story line to make you think about people's actions rather good or bad.
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Tomani More than 1 year ago
Must read love story.
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I wasnt crazy about the 1st part of this story. I dont care for it when a man (or anyone for that matter) is verbally abusive, but as the story unfolded I seen why he was so upset. This story is very well written & entertaining. I highly recommend anyone reading this!!
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this is not really worth the 20 min. to read.
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70 pages or so. I felt like I was in the middle of a book that might have been ok. Unfortunately, there was no beginning or end ... or really much middle to get excited about.