Josh and Hannah (Redwood Falls: Book One)

Josh and Hannah (Redwood Falls: Book One)

by Lynda Chance

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STAND ALONE BOOK--NO CLIFFHANGERS---New Adult 92K words / suitable for 18+
Josh Turner wants Hannah more than life itself. She's perfect, shiny and new . . . but she's a McIntyre. She's from the richest family in the county, and he's a Turner, from the wrong side of the proverbial tracks. And to make matters worse, there's no love lost between their families.
Hannah tried to stay away from the fence that separated the McIntyre and Turner lands. But every afternoon, she climbed on the four-wheeler and drove the fence line. She did this for days and never saw anyone. And then on Friday, she hit pay dirt. Josh was working on the well house that stood twenty feet over the fence line.
He glanced up when he heard the engine and nerves tightened in her stomach as he approached the fence. He came directly in front of her, and stood on the opposite side of the barbed-wire fence, his eyes running over her. She stayed silent and tried to calm her heart. His words were controlled. "I'm thinking this can't be a coincidence, princess." Embarrassed, Hannah thought to deny it, but she didn't want to lie. She stayed silent as she tried to think of a response that wouldn't completely humiliate her.
She waited too long and he began to remonstrate, "I kind of had the idea I'd already made myself plain. Maybe you didn't understand?" His words were low and she heard the controlled anger.
"I'm sorry," she apologized.
Josh stared at her, and then in a rush of movement, his booted foot stepped on the second rung of barbed-wire and forced it down as he simultaneously pulled up the third rung, and that easily, in a move that ranchers had been using for decades, he bent down and slid unscathed through the treacherous wire.
He pulled his work gloves off, cut the engine and stood over her. He was so close she could see the perspiration on his face and smell the delicious aroma from the sweat that drenched his shirt.
Her eyes started to slip closed in an agony of arousal. They flew open when his fingers landed on her chin. He stared at her, his nostrils flaring.
"Hannah baby, we have to get this straight between us. Maybe I should have spelled it out better. I've told you about my father. He's always drunk. He's in and out of jail--all the time. The sheriff watches me like a hawk because he thinks I'm just like him." He caressed her gently in direct contrast to the fierceness of his voice. "Now what do you think the sheriff would do if I suddenly took up with the fifteen-year-old town princess?" He gave her a moment to digest his words. "You need to stay away from me. Don't make this harder on me than it already is. You don't know what it's doing to me--knowing I can have you, but I can't." His fingers became caressing. "You understand?" His eyes tangled with hers until an agonized look crossed his features and he bit out, "Repeat after me, princess. Josh wants me."
Shock hit her system and she gasped. His fingers slipped into her hair and he hissed, "I'm serious. Repeat it. Josh wants me."
"Josh, please--"
"Now!" he barked and she jumped.
"Josh w-wants me," her voice was shaky.
"Josh wants me so bad his guts are tied in knots of constant pain," he pounded the words.
His eyes seared into hers and she tried to answer. "Josh wants me s-so bad--" She found it impossible and her words died.
His fingers twisted through her hair. He continued to punch out his words in third person. "He thinks about me constantly." His gaze ran over her lips and her hair. "He lives from one hour to the next for the day he can sink into me."
Hannah was lacerated by his words. At the same time, pleasure infiltrated her system. He was telling her the truth. He wanted her just as much as she wanted him.
He continued in a biting tone, "But I don't want Josh to go to prison."
She trembled. "Say it," he bit out.
A single tear escaped. "Say it," he growled, even as his thumb shot out and wiped it away.
Hannah sucked in a breath. "I d-don't want Josh to go to p-prison."
His hands lifted and he took a step back.
"Good girl," he praised. "Do us both a favor and remember that the next time you come looking for me. Repeat it to yourself if it helps. I'm dead serious, Hannah. You may feel grown-up, you may even know what you want, but the State of Texas doesn't agree with you." His voice softened slightly. "You have to have mercy on me, princess."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148458548
Publisher: Lynda Chance
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Redwood Falls Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 192,267
File size: 207 KB

About the Author

Lynda Chance lives in Galveston County with her husband. They have been married for twenty-seven years and have two grown children.

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