Next week is Braided Desire's birthday! The first birth of my backlist that started it all! More details to follow...
A knock sounded at the front door. When Cole opened it, Toni’s figure was surrounded by a curtain of darkness. She had her purse under her arm, a denim jacket over her shoulders. Her eyes were glassy, reflecting the glow of the outside light on top of the barn.
“Hey, Toni. How’s it going?” Cole let his gaze wander from hers, catching a patch of creamy skin peeking out of the flaps of her jacket.
“Okay.” She shifted her weight. “You guys got a supermarket around here?”
“Sure. It only looks like the middle of nowhere.”
Cole gave her directions, explaining where the store was in Asbury—the town closest to the farm.
“I guess New Jersey isn’t all smokestacks and pharmaceutical companies.” She laughed, tucking a wavy strand of hair behind her ear.
“Nah.” Cole chuckled, noting her humor. He shoved his hands deep into his pockets. “You’re just farther west, that’s all. There’s plenty of open space in Jersey.”
“Thanks.” A faint smile curved her lips.
“No problem.” Cole narrowed his eyes, unable to resist a better look at her face up close. Thick lashes lowered in front of her dark eyes set above sculpted cheekbones.
“Well, good night, then.” She grinned, her smile now brighter, a neat, white line.
“Hey, be careful. Not as many lights out here as in the big city.”
“Thanks again, Cole.”
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