A spirited young beauty finds love on the trail with the half-breed leader of her wagon train in this historical romance from the author of "White Wind".
|Publisher:||Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||4.18(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.01(d)|
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She stepped close, stopping only a breath away. Her heart hammered withequal measures of fear, anticipation and excitement. Wolf reached out,his hands gentle as he cupped her chin.
"Are you sure?" His voice came low, a hum drifting on the breeze.
Jessie nodded and stared up into his shadowed face. His features wereblocked but for the glint of his eyes.
"I can't make you promises, sweet Jess."
"I know," she breathed as his lips lowered to hers.
His lips lingered for an all too brief moment then he pulled her into thedeep shadows. When they reached his horse, he mounted and pulled her upacross his lap, cradling her against his bare chest.
"Where are we going," she whispered, snuggled against him. She nuzzledher cheek against his warm skin.
"To a very private place," he replied, staring down at her. His gaze heldhers. "I want you, Jessica Jones," he groaned, kissing her roughly. Hedeepened the kiss, his passion fierce. His hand roamed over the gentleswells of her breasts. Then he lifted his head, his breathing labored.
She buried her head against his shoulder and gasped, "Wolf, you make mefeel so strange. I don't know what's happening, but you're the one whomakes me feel this way." Tendrils of fear returned.
Wolf slid his lips along her neck, his breath hot and heavy. "Don'tworry, sweet Jess, I feel the same way. You make me feel things that noneother has."
His words reassured her. They fell silent, passing several other sleepingcamps. At the base of the Eastern bluff, Wolf dismounted, helped her downand secured his horse to a tree. Thenhe took her by the hand.
Together, they climbed the steep hillside. Glancing down, darknessfloated up to her. She couldn't see but she knew they were pretty highabove the ground.
Wolf turned and grinned. "It's a surprise. Come on, it's not muchfurther."
"What's not much fur?" her voice broke off when Wolf pulled her behindsome thick bushes. When she saw the dark void before them, her eyes grewwide. "A cave," she breathed, excitement ringing in her voice.
"Wait here," he commanded. Leaving her at the entrance, he disappearedinside.
Within minutes, faint light dispelled most of the gloom. When Wolf calledout to her, she stepped inside and gasped. Along one wall, several squatcandles flickered, sending shadows dancing on the walls and ceiling. Thefaint light revealed a thick pile of blankets spread across the floornear the side of the cave. A tantalizing aroma wafted toward her and shesniffed the air.
Stepping forward, she peered into the shadows. Her breath caught in herthroat as she stared at dozens of wild pink blooms scattered across thefloor, ridding the air of all mustiness. She stooped, picked one up oneof the wild roses and held it to her nose. Her gaze flitted around thecozy confines of the cave then back to him. She was touched, incrediblyovercome by his thoughtfulness. First sweet words and now, an action soromantic, she had to sniff back the tears. Flickering candles sparkled inhis eyes, revealing the love he felt but hadn't put into words. Sherealized behind the hard, outer shell lay a deeply sensitive man. Somehowhe'd known of the soft, romantic part of her heart that she'd neverrevealed to another soul.
"This is incredible. I don't know what to say."
Wolf stood in the middle of the bedding. Shadows danced across hisfeatures. "Don't say anything." He held out his hand.
Excerpted from White Wolf by Susan Edwards. Copyright © 1999 by Susan Edwards. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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