Dancing in the Dark (Loveswept #609)
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Charity Brown cannot believe her eyes when she stumbles upon Jake Halford, her company's new vice president, naked and performing a sacred ceremony in the wood.
manufacturer sometimes … We’ll come up to Boston and do a presentation.” “Great!” Bob Markens said. “I’m extremely interested in this.” Jake put his hand over the mouthpiece and permitted himself a groan of frustration, even though he had made the suggestion. He could just imagine Charity’s reaction to this after the incident at the lake. He wished that thought had occurred to him before his invitation. “Fine,” he said to Bob. “How about the end of the week?” A short time later Jake hung up,
“I’m Jake Halford, the new vice president. I don’t believe we’ve met yet.” Oh, yes, we have, she thought, waiting for her doom. The vision of him dancing around the fire as if from an X-rated movie burst into her brain. Still not quite looking him in the eye, she took his hand and shook it briefly. Very briefly. A funny tingle seemed to radiate between them. She forced it away. “Hello,” she said. The heat on her cheeks burned even hotter. Damn, she thought. Why was she blushing when he’d been
against the refrigerator. He stared at her as she opened her eyes in bewilderment. She’d never looked more beautiful, her hair disheveled and her lips swollen with his kisses. “We can’t,” he said, hating the words. “Wha—?” “We can’t. You’re not ready.” He took a deep breath, forcing himself to ignore the hurt that filled her eyes. He didn’t know if she’d ever forgive him for stopping, but he would never forgive himself if he didn’t. “I want it to be right, with no regrets.” He turned around
reporters make them sound. They were good guys. Elli was packing up her camera when she saw Jakob Titov coming towards her. He gave her a grin before going over to where Harper was standing. She watched as he flirted with Harper, who was playing hard to get; something she had perfected. Jakob pulled his phone out as she did the same. They were exchanging numbers. He asked her something and Harper just giggled and then leaned forward, giving him a kiss on his cheek. Jakob put his hand on his
hear anything!” “That’s because I’m here,” Charity called back. “Charity Brown.” “Oh.” She could almost hear the woman swallowing her embarrassment. Charity smiled at the other women, who suddenly busied themselves with fixing their hair or getting back to work. Nobody could quite look her in the eye, and she knew it was going to get worse before it got better. “I know, I know,” she said, washing her hands. “I’m hanging out with the Big Guy, and you’re all thinking I’m the latest in I Spy.”