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Someone with a camera
Her sweet little fur baby yawned
Locked. Damn
Click. Click. Click
And slammed into a hard male chest
Where the hell were her clothes?
Not even a potentially distracting pair of amazing breasts
Footsteps pounded down the hall
Grande Resorts. Even a resort magnate had to roll up his sleeves and play
The dog barked louder as if in agreement
Like hell
Muffin leaped with surprising lift for a dog so small. The photographer
The photographer sagged
The photographer slumped back with a whimper
Bella laughed from the doorway. Husky. Uninhibited
Sam jerked to look over his shoulder at her
Sam snapped his fingers
B ella faced her rescuer. Her very hot rescuer
A shiver of excitement tripped up her spine
Perhaps he could provide just the distraction she really needed tonight. And
He made her a legend and she made his fledgling studio a huge success. It‟s
More
More of her
Tonight
Three
And self-control
Champagne waited in a bucket by the bed along with chocolate-covered
Time to stop thinking
He glanced up at her with heavy lidded eyes. “You make me drunk.”
He sheathed himself before she even had time to totally register what he was
There
Right on time
Plans to delay her leaving France
The shower turned off
Muffin resting her head on top of the pile. Bella raced across the room for
And she came face-to-face with the last person she expected to see
Four
Charlotte to be so blunt. Hearing the truth of her parentage still cut straight
Charlotte deserved reassurance. She reached past the wooden tea cart to
Until the whole ugly secret had come to light
David Hudson
Not a chance
Just as Sam stepped out
A momentary weakness
She winced
He held back his smile of victory
Five
Muffin of course. Muffin needs lots of exercise too or she misbehaves. So
Pots clanged loudly as voices shouted instructions back and forth. A
Buying for her grandmother had been particularly difficult—and sad. What
She was a total turn-on even totally clothed
Bella back in his bed?
Six
Ocean peeking below while the plane zipped in and out of clouds. Footsteps
Yet Sam had agreed to her no sex stipulation
Like he was hiding something
His secret was out
Ever since his mother had brought home a chocolate Lab puppy for his
She froze
Memories of their night together flared to life in his mind until he could taste
Now he just needed to show some restraint until that desire grew so taut she
She made a home for herself rather than letting some decorator stamp his
Great news
Right?
Touch. She shivered with want. It was going to be a long night
Except that it had backfired by ramping up his desire for her as well
Muffin raised her head and yipped
Garrison. I understand he is the owner of a string of Garrison Grande
The audience rumbled with laughter
Ewww
And Sam had left with him
He could only have lured David away to spare her the stress of an
And he took allergy pills to be near Muffin
Disappointment over not seeing Sam pinched harder than her silver
Forty-five minutes until she would see Sam
Along with irritation
Muffin snoozed in her puppy bed—a small white wrought-iron model that
Valerie very well. Maybe this will make him wake up before he loses her
Charlotte and Alec? Even Jack and CeCe beat the odds and got back
Over her combustible family gathered in one place. Over seeing Sam when
Patience
Bodyguards in tuxedos did more to keep the fans in check than any
A true timeless beauty and star
She needed him. A surge of protectiveness shot through him
Eight
His kiss still lingered on her lips
Allied Forces. The screen scanned a panoramic view of the small sea port—
Had Sam actually growled?
Bella watched the camera pull out on a panorama of her grandparents
Hudson family estate on Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. It was mind
Hand painted wallpapers and fifteen-foot ceilings all made for a classically
I believe adults are responsible for their own actions. No blaming others for
She reached to her other side to an older woman in a simple black dress
And he intended to make damn sure her dreams included him
White lights swayed along branches of trees lining her path past the tennis
Mom ventures out of her island hideaway to spend most holidays with them
She nodded again
Damn it
Did he want her?
Or merely want to win?
Nine
Damn
That man was driving her absolutely batty
She dropped a pillow over her face to muffle her shout of frustration
The little dog dashed toward the kitchen where the cook always kept special
Lillian still clothed herself with the simple grace that had marked her
She peered above her bifocals with a wicked rather than censuring twinkle
Your grandfather always said they were ruthless but honest in the business
Thinking about how quickly life could change forever made her revaluate
Garrison Grande Hotel due to open within another two months. Construction
Visitor
She flung aside her oversize gold purse
Thud
She peeled her T-shirt up and off
Whoosh
A condom packet
Ten
Flew apart
He hesitated
He was simply a damn good multitasker
Damn it. She needed to get out of here
Wait
Eleven
A call that must have come right after her grandmother died
Hell
Suddenly everyone quieted
Bella
He opened his arms and she fell straight into his familiar embrace
Sam stood silhouetted in the open doorway
As she loved Sam
And for the rest of their lives
Epilogue
One week later
Portuguese water dog. Muffin was still most definitely a fixture in their
Southern Florida. Their lives were intertwining with seamless ease more and
A whomping big princess-cut diamond solitaire in a gold setting
Honor would be lost in the sensationalism of yet another Hudson marriage
Into your place. Not ours. Into your bed. Not ours. You wanted a wife who
She was finished being quiet and accommodating. She was through trying to
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05 Catherine Mann - Proposing Into a Foreign Affair

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