About a Baby [Kindle Compatible (MOBI)]
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by Ann Yost
Description: Timing is everything? Small-town veterinarian Hallie Scott loves all creatures great and small except for boa constrictors and Basil Outlaw, the man whose Christmas eve rejection slammed the door on her last chance to have a baby of her own. Baz Outlaw doesn't believe in love or family but his life is empty without Hallie. A year later he shows up under her tree prepared to give her everything but he's too late. Motherhood is out, Hallie's started a new life and Baz is harboring a small secret that could break her heart all over again. Will the their sizzling chemistry and Hallie's warm heart be enough to overcome the timing and make this Christmas all about love?
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press/Champagne Rose, 2010
Fictionwise Kindle eBookstore Release Date: August 2010
Available eBook Formats [Kindle Compatible (MOBI) - What's this?]: Kindle Compatible (MOBI) [277 KB]
Reading time: 187-262 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
Baz stepped into the room. He barely noted the gleaming white cabinets, cats-and-dogs wallpaper and the life-cycle-of-a-heartworm poster. She was bent over a treatment table, obviously deep in concentration. The curls, light brown and shot with golden highlights, as always, seemed to have a life of their own. He couldn't see her soft lips but he knew they'd be slightly parted, her teeth unconsciously grazing her tongue. He inhaled her unique scent, a mixture of peaches and vanilla and summer flowers. He wanted to come up behind her, to press his lips against her soft neck, to rub his raging erection against her round bottom.
He didn't realize he'd spoken her name out loud until she turned. "Baz. What're you doing here?"
The husky words triggered another surge of lust. He fisted his hands to keep from touching her. "I wanted to talk to you." His voice was husky, too.
She turned back to the table. "Not a good time. I'm working."
He moved closer and peered at the creature under her gloved hands. "That's a bat."
"I know it's a bat. He broke a bone in his wing."
"You're treating a rodent?"
"The family lives in my attic. He must have flown into something in the dark."
"Bats are supposed to be able to see at night."
"Maybe he didn't read the fine print in his contract."
He smiled. He'd forgotten her delicious humor. He placed his hands on either side of her rib cage.
"Don't," she said, as if she meant it.
Baz stilled. She was still mad. Well, hell. He guessed she was entitled to a little payback. A lot of payback.