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Online Romance Novel — Chapter 9
Jeff checked his watch. Only a
A crashing tree branch snapped Haley back to reality.
Praying with every step, she finally reached the
With renewed energy, she half-ran, half-stumbled, with
Though the small structure was built a foot above
Somehow she managed to load her arms with a half dozen
Suddenly, she realized if anyone saw her stumbling
Finally, she reached the porch. Jeff opened the door
“No,” she gasped. “One … arm load of
With Jeff still protesting, she dropped the wood next
“Five minutes,” Jeff yelled.
Haley moved as quick as she could since she had a path
Retracing her steps to the wood shed, she managed to
Her feet seemed to weigh more with each plodding step.
What she really needed was to lay down for a minute or
Bemused, she stared at the graying gloom of the day
Get up, Haley Gant!
Haley blinked. Something dark loomed over her. Her
She tried to ask a question, but the wind tore the
“No excuses, Haley,” Franklin Gant had
Filled with that memory and encouraged by the man next
“Let go of the wood,” Jeff shouted.
Haley stared dumbly at him.
“Haley! Drop the wood.”
She stared. Finally her brain transferred the message
It seemed like an eternity later when Jeff shoved her
“You’re welcome,” he muttered as he fumbled
Haley was too tired to help him. Some expert she’d
Haley shuddered. Then the shakes set in. She felt
“You all right?” Jeff asked, tugging her to
“J–just f–feeling incred–credibly
“Just peachy,” he said as he pulled his
Haley took a deep shuddering breath. She shook so hard
“Got to get you warm,” Jeff muttered,
Compared to the outside, the cabin with its sixteen
Jeff removed her outer clothing, leaving her in the
He lay down and pulled her close, wrapping the
Haley felt at home in his arms. She could tell by his
Jeff chuckled. “I owe it all to Jennifer Como and
Surprised, Haley laughed. “You’re terrible.”
“Shhh. I’ve got you.” Jeff held her even
The surge of adrenalin had ebbed, but he still felt
“Oh, Haley,” he whispered, his hands
Haley gasped. His unexpected passion ignited some
Clumsily, she cupped his face with both her hands and
It was as if they were one in thought and emotion.
Guided by emotions she’d scarcely felt before, she
“Ah, Haley,” Jeff breathed against her lips.
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