She has two grown children who are tribally enrolled members of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Looking for the son who had lost his adoptive parents. Her cheeks were flushed, her lips a pale shade of pink. They entered the living room where lights twinkled on a tall evergreen. Chapter Nine Traci picked up her fork and toyed with her salad, moving lettuce around on the plate. It was nice of you to spend some time with him.
I party on the weekends once in a while. They entered through barn-style doors, and Parker gasped. We can go inside and make some hot chocolate. Discovering his missing girlfriend, Heather Richmond, on his doorstep with a baby was a shock for Michael Elk. And what about the critical events leading up to the therapy? She supposed the servants of Orchid House used to dine in the kitchen. Why hadn't anyone described him as captivating? It's the most colorful time of year.
The flowers Sarah loved, the only beauty left in their run-down yard. You should have told me it wasn't working. And who was his father? Did she know how badly he wanted her? We don't get many Native Americans around here. He'd sent Parker a passel of books and toys from one of the reservation gift shops, but he couldn't find an appropriate gift for Traci. A thick, dense forest wove an earthly pattern behind his house. And now she was expecting a child, the Cherokee baby of Bobby Elk.
Hesitating for a moment, Daniel accepted the gift. They sat beside each other on the printed sofa. The loving, supportive family that had kept his adoption a secret. She hadn't forgotten how strong and solid his body was, or how it felt pressed against hers. Avoiding her gaze, he drew back quickly, fingering the saltshaker with a tight expression. Chapter Twelve The mansion was big and opulent-almost too beautiful. Chapter Seventeen Traci stared at the canvas.
In some stupid brochure his parents had latched onto? He dragged a hand through his hair and ground a booted heel into the carpet. He was too unusual to be considered classically handsome. Of course, he sent money to his father, but the checks were always refused, un-cashed and unwelcome. And for Traci, that would have been inexcusable. The urge to become sexually active again meant he needed protection. All you ever do is hassle me. Parker hadn't meant to knock him for a loop.
Especially since Bradley Calhoun had left nearly five years before without bothering to look back. It might have happened the moment I saw you. Did the gray birches and the shadowy willows beckon him? They were strangers, but it didn't matter. He swallowed back the pain, the lump that had formed in his throat. Maybe he should loan her one of his Camaros.
The lady who had given him angels. Do you think it's haunted? Of all times for the beast to quit on her. Instead he took them on a tour of the first floor, including a picturesque veranda. But that wasn't the point. Her weary, old vehicle actually sparkled. It's about family and friends, too.
But soon Sarah was giving Adam more than she'd given any man - her heart was his for the asking. He watched her, his eyes dark and passionate. You and Parker are like family to me. But their circle would never be complete until one man faced his greatest fear. One of her first professional make-up jobs was at the Playboy Mansion for a photo shoot that featured Hugh Hefner. Clear and smooth and the color of temptation. Too much to atone for.