By Ruth Wind
Fourth within the "Last Roundup" sequence, this can be the tale of instructor Marissa Pearce and her dual, Victoria. Marissa's situation for the niece of Robert, an American Indian, brings her with regards to him, yet she has to beat her lack of confidence approximately her weight, in comparison together with her skinny sister.
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I know. Isn't that funny? And my sister, who has made an art form of being the bad girl, loves the good guys. " Ramona smiled, but her large brown eyes were serious. "I know he's gorgeous and wounded and mysterious, Marissa, but those wounds are deep. I don't think that man has ever had anyone in his corner. " Marissa felt suddenly humiliated that anyone should think she would go after a man like that, or had any hope of him coming after her. Aware that her cheeks were red, she waved a hand and made a joke.
What d'you say, Crystal? Maybe try it for a week or two, see how it goes, eh? It's only an hour. " Heartfelt shrug, both shoulders. " Marissa smiled. "Good. I'll see you tomorrow, here, then. And since you've been tortured long enough, how about giving me a few minutes with your uncle? " Robert chuckled, and reached into the pocket of his jeans. "I saw the Sno-Kone man out there. Get some ice cream. " He winked at her. "Get me a couple of ice-cream sandwiches, will ya? " Crystal took the money and gravely shook her head.
Little chip on your shoulder there. " His teeth showed, just for a second, in the darkness. " "Well, my disappointment is much more basic. " The smile broadened, and Marissa thought the air was definitely beginning to glow a pale blue, just right there around his head. " He laughed. " Marissa liked the sound of that laughter, a little rough and hoarse, as if he didn't indulge very often. It made her wonder what it would be like to hear him laugh really hard—or if he ever did. "It's actually true.