Words of Silk

By Sandra Brown

Laney McLeod's existence adjustments the minute she will get caught in an elevator in Manhattan-and is determined by good-looking stranger Deke Sargent to assist her struggle her claustrophobia. whilst the ability comes again on, Deke and Laney locate themselves in a passionate embody that ends up in an evening of affection. surprised at her indiscretion, Laney disappears the following morning. Months later, she gets an excellent higher surprise: Deke indicates up in her lifestyles with an superb declaration. not able to put out of your mind the chemistry among them, yet afraid that she's simply one other notch in this prosperous playboy's bedpost, Laney is set to find a fair deeper fear...one that she needs to face or endlessly lose the only guy she cannot withstand.

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She may consider tears forming in her eyes and cursed them. “I informed him what you had instructed every body else: that i used to be your estranged husband, that you simply have been wearing my baby, and i desired to understand how you have been doing. I additionally admitted that I were negligent simply because I didn’t find out about your being pregnant, yet that I meant to therapy my seeming unconcern instantly. ” “Dr. Taylor wouldn’t have informed you whatever until he checked with me first. ” He made a vexed sound together with his mouth. “You’re too clever in your personal stable. ” “So, the place did you get your whole info? ” she demanded. “From his nurse,” he admitted contritely. That Laney may possibly think. He might weasel the mix to the vault at citadel Knox out of a feminine. Her eyes narrowed with enlightenment. “You paid my invoice, didn’t you? ” “As any husband worthy his salt might have. ” “But you're not my husband, estranged or differently. I’ve by no means had a husband, nor do i need one. I synthetic an imaginary husband to maintain my task. That’s all. i used to be taking good care of myself and the infant simply advantageous with out your interference. Why don’t you simply depart me on my own? ” Propping her elbows at the desk, she buried her face in her arms and commenced to cry. Deke came over the desk, dropped to his knees and took her in his palms. “Laney, don’t cry. ” She attempted to shove him away, yet he wasn’t effortless to budge. “What do you are expecting me to do? I don’t wish you right here. Can’t you know that? I by no means desired to see you back. ” “Am I the sort of undesirable number of significant other? You didn’t appear to imagine so the evening of the blackout. ” “I had no choice,” she acknowledged fiercely. “You did, Laney. ” His voice used to be quiet yet adamant. It forced her to seem at once into his eyes and admit the reality. She used to be the 1st to appear away. “I gave you several offerings. i attempted to not contact you, yet God, I’m just a guy. and that i acquired each indication that you just have been all too keen to simply accept my loving. ” “I had had one or beverages with Sally and Jeff. I by no means drink that a lot. ” “I didn’t comprehend that. I didn’t understand you have been a virgin. ” She glared at him defensively. “I’ll wager that gave you an outstanding snigger later, didn’t it? Did you percentage the gory information within the racquetball locker room with the entire men? What did you think used to be unsuitable with me? ” “Just retain this up, Laney, and you’re going to make me mad as hell,” he stated tensely. “I concept your virginity used to be endearing. ” “And bizarre, definitely strange. greatly varied from the subtle ladies who had shared that mattress with you sooner than. ” “Yes. ” She felt she were slapped within the face and he or she drew in a unexpected breath. Had she perversely sought after him to disclaim that different girls had shared his mattress? “I provided to prevent a variety of occasions, Laney. You didn’t wish me to. Or if you happen to did, you have been asserting something and which means one other. ” “Stop,” she groaned, hiding her face in her fingers once again. “I don’t are looking to have in mind. ” “Why did you permit that morning sooner than shall we even speak? ” “I didn’t are looking to speak. I didn’t need to know you—not your identify, not anything. i presumed I’d by no means see you back.

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