By Nora Roberts
A brand new York instances Bestselling writer Hillary Baxter used to be basically twenty-one whilst she left rural Kansas to pursue a brand new York modeling profession. while Bret Bardoff, proprietor and writer of trendy Mode journal, provided her a prestigious six-month agreement, the sky was once the restrict. there has been just one challenge: Hillary fell in love with Brett. This identify is particular.
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He inquired, his smile hovering. “Straight,” she agreed, and ordered herself to relax. “I don"t drink much. I"m afraid I don"t handle it well. More than two and I turn into Mr. Hyde. ” Bret threw back his head and laughed with the appearance of boundless pleasure. “That"s a transformation I would give much to witness. ” Lunch, to Hillary"s surprise, was an enjoyable meal, though Bret met her choice of salad with open disgust and pure masculine disdain. She assured him it was adequate, and made a passing comment on the brevity of overweight models" careers.
She allowed a few more laconic lobs, then slammed the ball away from him, deep in the back court. ” She lifted a finger to her lips, feigning innocence. ” Bret"s eyes narrowed as he approached the net. ” she repeated, wide-eyed, allowing her lashes to flutter briefly. He searched her face until her lips trembled with laughter. “Sorry, Mr. ” She tossed her head and grinned. ” He returned her grin somewhat to Hillary"s relief. “No more patronizing. ” “We"ll start from scratch,” she offered, returning to the serving line.
I got some fantastic shots. You look like a real pro, Hil. ” She stared at him with incredulous exasperation. “Have you lost your mind? ” She continued to regard him a moment as if his brain had gone on holiday, and shaking her head and muttering, she resumed play. For the next few minutes, they fought for the lead until Bret once more held the advantage and once more placed the ball down the line to her backhand. Hillary put her hands on her hips and let out a deep breath after the ball had sailed swiftly past her.