By P. L. Parker
An vintage ivory locket catapults Aimee Reynolds again to the 12 months 1847. on my own in St. Louis, Missouri, she has to discover the way to get domestic to offer day Seattle. She wishes an appropriate male prepared to marry her or be left in the back of whilst the emigrant teach departs for the Oregon Territory. Jake Marshall, scout for the Markham occasion, is definitely the right, if unwilling selection. Undaunted through his overt rudeness, Aimee entices Jake to the adjust, promising her diamond jewelry as check for a wedding of comfort. safely wed, she secures passage at the wagon educate, and discovers her destiny will be some time past.
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Startled, she glanced up. ” Sighing, she sat the cup down and straightened up. “No! I’m not! Contrary to what Jake thinks, I’m not nor have I ever been a whore. ” Molly disappeared into the back room of the store and bustled back in, her arms laden with clothing. Setting the bundle down, she rummaged through it, exclaiming as she pulled out a flowered-sprigged green dress. ” Motioning for her to stand, Molly held the dress out. “I think this was one of Mrs. ” She clucked. “That girl has more clothes than any woman in this whole town—but that’s the rich for you!
She looked—accepting. Her amber eyes shone as she gazed around the room, her face aglow with pleasure. He heaved a sigh of relief. She was enjoying it! He watched as she opened her napkin and placed it across her knees. She held herself well, smiling at the other diners, sipping water. She was comfortable in this environment, like she was born to it. Other than her mouth sometimes, she didn’t act like a whore. She held up her silverware. “Look at these antiques. ” Molly chuckled. ” Jake waved the waiter over and ordered for everyone.
Whether he planned it or not, he was now a husband. L. Parker listened to Molly’s rantings with half an ear. “Why, I never saw such a thing,” Molly’s stern voice scolded. “Where are your manners? ” Jake laughed, the taste of his new bride still on his lips. ” Taking note of Aimee’s stiff form waiting for them across the street, he walked over. ” Red-faced, she snapped. “Why do you think I ran out? ” His eyes narrowed. ” Her mouth tasted like the finest wine, velvety and smooth. Hell, given the chance, he do it again— and again.