“Can we eat outside? The sunset is just gorgeous.”
“Sure. Let me get us some tea and I’ll meet you out there.”
“I can help. I really do feel fine.”
“Let me pamper you some.” He shooed her out the door and she wandered over to an uncovered portion of the patio with two chairs and a small square table between them. The wooden chair was surprisingly comfortable. She leaned her head back and soaked in the multi-colored kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows. So beautiful. She closed her eyes and listened to the waves on the lake.
“Are you sleeping again?” He chuckled as he put down a tray of food and two glasses of iced tea.
“No!” She turned abruptly to face him, catching the tail end of a wide grin. Tease. “I love this place. I don’t know how you leave it behind and come back to the city again once the weekends are over. I could live out here permanently.”
“I’m glad you like it. I’d hoped you would.”
“How do you have the time to keep it so immaculate?” Her mom was a neat freak, but this place resembled a photo in a magazine.
“Oh, I have help. Greg takes care of the outside and his wife, Terri, makes sure the inside stays in order. She also stocks the fridge for me every Friday.”
“Who are they?”
“They live down the road a couple miles. My grandfather hired them to take care of the property several years before I inherited it.” He sat in the chair next to her and grabbed a cracker from the plate. “They already knew the property, so I kept the same contract with them my grandfather already had.”
She bit into a sweet grape and couldn’t help the little moan of pleasure that slipped from her lips.
Their gazes locked and she nodded. “Thank you. It’s all delicious. I know it’s not what you’d rather be eating.”
His eyes darkened. Or maybe it was the light from the sun fading to blues and purples.
“I would much rather a taste of you,” he said.
Nerves fired throughout her body, sending arousing flutters of anticipations across her skin. The ever-present hum of her libido kicked into high gear and her pussy throbbed. She wanted the same thing. After so many weeks of sneaking around, trying to find a moment to be alone…Now they had a whole two days.
The last man who found out Lizzy MacLaughlin’s secret left without so much as a goodbye. Now, utterly in love, Lizzy holds her breath that her six-month relationship with retired army ranger, Ethan Hart, won’t end the same way.
Life is never perfect…or easy.
Ethan is head-over-heels in love with Lizzy, and warring schedules make time together precious. Determined to be together without interruptions, they plan a weekend getaway at his lake house –unaware the past Ethan is trying to ignore is coming hell-bent on destroying what Ethan holds most dear.
Will Lizzy’s secret tear them apart, or will something far worse threaten their very lives?
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