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Online Romance Novel — Chapter 4
Horrified, Haley realized she was fantasizing about
“Let me just put this away,” she babbled.
Haley tried deep breathing again as she returned the
Mentally, she scolded herself. Get control of
She found him looking at her. His smile made her pulse
“Your hand should be fine.” She hoped she
“You’re not a medical doctor too, are you?”
Haley laughed nervously. “No. Not at
Desperate to have something to do, she hurried to the
“Goodness, when you spend as much time as I do in
“Yeah, I imagine it’s a problem getting a doctor
“I haven’t had anyone except the park ranger drop
“Isn’t that kind of a lonely existence?”
Haley stopped her vigorous rubbing of the table.
“Yeah. I mean, don’t you miss people? Family?
She blushed crimson but didn’t reply. Boyfriends? Her?
“Hey! Take it easy.” He laughed.
Haley laughed nervously. “You’ll have to excuse
“Corporate bean counter?” he repeated,
“Yes. You know the type. The kind of guy who
“I take it you don’t like, uh, bean-counters very
“Those people make my life miserable. They
“Oh, really? That’s very interesting.”
Haley waved away his comment and turned her attention
“You’re not going to alphabetize that, are
Haley reddened and said with a huff, “Of course
“I hate to bother you, but do you have anything
She brightened. Relieved, she said, “Great idea.
“You sure sound anxious to get rid of me.”
“I’ll just sit here and defrost. That is, if you
“I don’t mind at all. No problem.” Haley
The mundane task relaxed her. She found herself
After she placed the percolator on one of the burners,
When she got no response, she turned and walked over
There was no harm in letting him take a short nap, she
Smothering a yawn, Haley glanced at her wind-up clock
Musing on the unusual events since midnight, Haley
Fashionably styled dark hair, what everyone called the
That was something about Courtney. She never counted
Smiling sleepily, she yawned. She needed to close her
* * *
Haley didn’t know if it was the smell of burned coffee
With a muttered comment on her lack of intelligence,
The smell of boiled coffee hung in the cabin. Her nose
Her worst fears were confirmed. The storm, obviously
“What’s the matter?” Her guest muttered
Haley turned. For a moment, she’d forgotten about him.
He shook off the red coverlet and stretched.
“Are you all right?” Concern shadowed his
Haley shook her head vigorously. “No,” she
“You’re not making any sense, doctor. What’s
“Everything.” Gloomily, she pointed
He stood and walked over. Peering out, he frowned.
“Take my word for it, it’s still out there.
“But I can’t see it.” He cupped his hands
“No! Don’t do that,” Haley cried, but she
With a breathless curse, he put his shoulder against
“I’d say we’re having our first storm of the new
Snowbound. They were snowbound.
She swallowed audibly. She was snowbound. Her eyes
Snowbound. With her fantasy man.
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