His Wicked Dream by Adrienne deWolfe
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Haunted by scandal, Eden Mallory is determined to start over in a small Kentucky town. But she won’t soon forget the sexy, rugged doctor who rescued her from an outlaw, then rode off into the storm.
After losing his kid-brother to consumption, Dr. Michael Jones is obsessed with saving lives. He has no room for love or a wife. But the nights are lonely, and Eden haunts his dreams.
When Eden becomes his backdoor neighbor, she turns his world upside-down with her unconventional healing skills and sweet temptations. Then outlaws return, forcing Michael to confront his past if he is to save the most precious life of all.
After they’d finished examining the orphaned animal babies, there was nothing left for Eden and Michael to do but pack their medical bags. Eden watched the antics of Vandy, her favorite raccoon. With a territorial bellow—which sounded more like a squeak—the baby swatted at his reflection in the rain pail, spraying water all over Michael and Eden.
The baby whickered sheepishly at the wet male human looming over him.
“Oh, no you don’t,” Michael growled as Vandy bolted for the nearest tree. Michael swooped, thrusting the coon into a cage. Vandy’s little black eyes blazed with indignation as he wrapped his forepaws around the bars. He looked every inch like an outlaw in a cell.
Eden grinned as Michael squatted, offering her his handkerchief to wipe her face. “It’s going to be curtains for you, Doc,” she quipped, “the next time Vandy the Varmint busts out of jail.”
“Much obliged for the warning.” The dazzle of perfect teeth and masculine dimples made Eden’s heart take a giddy skip. “But that rascal won’t be seeing daylight for… at least a coon’s age.”
She was captivated by his humor. The dark, brooding facade he favored had magically melted, and she knelt beside a charming, urbane man. A man who, less than twelve hours ago, had kissed her until her head had spun and sparks had showered her nerves like shooting stars. Oh Michael, she pleaded, please don’t retreat inside your armor again.
She wondered if he’d heard her thought. As they laughed together, he rocked forward, his head nearly touching hers. He stilled. Her heart tripped. A breathless moment lay suspended between them. She watched his eyes, indigo now with a touch of silver, as they traveled over her hair, which was damp and no doubt wind-tossed; her nose, which was probably freckling in the sun, and her cheeks, which were growing warmer by the second. His expression softened, growing so tender, that when he raised his hand, she hardly dared to breathe.
“A souvenir from Vandy, I suspect,” he murmured, his thumb brushing a dab of mud off her chin.
“Thank you,” she whispered.
His inky fringe of lashes lowered. Her pulse skyrocketed. It pounded so hard, she could hear nothing of the birds, the wind, the boys. There was only Michael and the singing in her blood as his head moved closer and his breath grazed her lips.
“Eden.” His voice throbbed around her, as deep and rich as the fertile earth. “I—”
A bucket clanged behind them.
“Are you two gonna start smacking lips again?” Jamie demanded.
Author Bio and Links:
Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 best-selling author and the recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year for Texas Wildcat (Book 3, Wild Texas Nights) and Doubleday’s Book of the Month Selection for His Wicked Dream (Book 2, Velvet Lies.) Adrienne is excited to announce that she will be donating a portion of her royalties from the Velvet Lies Series to urban reforestation efforts.
Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at http://MagicMayhemBlog.com to help her research her upcoming paranormal romance series. She also writes a weekly blog featuring tips about the business of writing at http://WritingNovelsThatSell.com. She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques with her book coaching services.
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