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Gwyn Jacobs doesn’t believe in fairy tales.
Ever since her ex-husband walked out four years before, leaving her with three small children, Gwyn has been mother, father, and bread-winner all rolled into one.
Her own scarred heart aside, she refuses to open up her children’s lives to the possibility of another heartbreak — so she has an unbending policy of no dating and no unattached men in their lives.
Until her very own fairy tale falls into her lap…and the hero won’t take no for an answer.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Linda Poitevin
Gareth took his leather coat from the closet. He turned to face her, his expression filled with purpose.
Gwyn swallowed – hard.
Take control. Take control now, before he –
She stuck out her hand into the space separating them, mortified to see it shake wildly, too terrified to remove it.
“Goodbye,” she said, her voice thick and unrecognizable even to her own ears. “And thank you again for everything. I enjoyed meeting you.”
Her insides cringed. Dear lord, could she have chosen less adequate words?
A wickedly lazy smile curved Gareth’s lips. “A handshake?” He raised his gaze to hers and shook his head. “I don’t think so, Gwynneth with two n’s.”
Gwyn backed away, coming up short against the wall by the living room doorway. He wouldn’t…he couldn’t…not now…
But Gareth’s pursuit was measured.
It brought him to within a scant few inches of her, where he stopped. He braced his left hand against the wall by her head, then lifted his right hand, still gripping his coat, and did the same on the other side. Before she could draw the breath she so desperately needed, his head descended.
His mouth fastened on hers with a jolt that traveled her entire length, at once both hard and gentle. Coaxing, demanding, promising…delivering. When Gwyn’s own lips parted under the mind-spinning assault, he wasted not an instant in taking full advantage. His tongue slid against hers, tangled with it, and took complete, uncontested ownership.
Not once did his hands move to caress her.
Not once did his body touch hers.
But he imprinted himself on her as indelibly as if he had possessed her in every way imaginable.
At last, his breathing unsteady, he drew back. One at a time, he dropped his hands to his sides and stepped away. He slid his arms into his jacket and shrugged it up onto his shoulders.
“I’ll go now,” he said, his voice thick, “but just for the record, I haven’t agreed.”
“A-agreed?” Gwyn whispered. Of its own accord, her trembling hand found its way to her mouth. Her fingertips brushed against lips that felt as if they belonged to someone else, because surely hers wouldn’t have responded with such abandon…
“Not to see you again.” Giving her a slow half-smile that focused her on his mouth all over again, Gareth pulled open her front door and disappeared into the night.
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