By Susan Mallery
The unrelenting cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She realized early on that Christmas miracles don't occur, no less than now not for her. And this 12 months appears like no exception. An harm has compelled her to come to the relatives fold, irrespective of that they're estranged. She won't upload to the awkward state of affairs via being seduced by means of the bad-boy charms of her brother's ally, the final guy she should still ever are looking to date. even if she's recruited to level the Fool's Gold iciness competition, she vows to do as promised, then circulate ahead together with her existence at any place yet here.Jaded legal professional Dante Jefferson is being used to the backwater city he now reluctantly calls domestic, however the pounding of little dancers' toes above his transitority place of work is greater than any guy must have to take! while he confronts their wonderful instructor, he's unprepared for the charm that sears him right down to the soul. Evie is his top friend's sister--off-limits except he's keen to probability his middle. Dante has regularly believed that love is the main harmful strength within the universe, yet that used to be prior to he needed to reckon with the magic of a definite small city, the place miracles do appear to happen....
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Back then, I wanted to feel their drunken fingers fumbling at me. I wanted to hear them whisper me awake and tell me to open my legs. I wondered what it would be like in the village, when the men came home from the bar. I wondered if I would make a good village wife, or if I would talk back too much, if I would let them fumble. I would. I would pretend to be asleep when they got home. I’d hear the stumbling and I’d keep my eyes closed, hear the water go on, hear them washing up for me, the footsteps coming closer.
Made my choice for me. ” He pulled me on top of him and he pulled at my hair, let the rest of the tendrils loose. I pulled my head back, in motion with his tug. He liked that. I could tell. He leaned in close to my breasts. Kissed at them. He saw the swelling. Touched it. ” He kissed it gently. Let go of my hair. Tried to be tender. It was nice and I liked it and I knew I shouldn’t be letting him do what he was doing. He didn’t deserve me but it felt nice and I wasn’t going to make him stop. He pulled me into my room and took my clothes off and for once I was able to drown out the sound of the birds outside.
White. Not red. I didn’t want my lips or teeth to turn black. To give the hint that I had been waiting. I checked my breath six times. I rinsed with Scope. I flossed because I thought there had been some bread stuck in between my teeth. I ate bread because I didn’t want to ruin my appetite but I didn’t want to be drunk. Then I had another glass. I washed my glass to keep myself from finishing the bottle. My sponge smelled. I needed to buy a new one. I smelled my hands and they smelled stale. That smell of old food and old cellulose.