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Something in her tone made me peer suspiciously at her. “What do you mean, yet? Aunt Winnie, please, please tell me you haven’t planned any surprises for this weekend. ” “Blind date! Please! What sort of meddler do you think I am? ” A contrite apology hovered on my lips until I realized that she was stressing the “blind” part a bit much. ” An expression of defiance tinged with guilt crossed her face. Finally, she tossed her chin, the movement sending her tight red curls quivering. “Well, now that you mention it,” she said casually, “there is someone here you know.

Jackie was still talking. ” She said this last bit without a trace of irony and it was hard not to be impressed. Suddenly, her head swiveled, sending her droplet earrings swinging. Something behind me held her attention; her eyes darkened with interest. “Well, speak of the devil,” she said softly. I’ve heard of people described as “exuding sex appeal,” but I don’t think I ever understood what it meant until I saw Daniel Simms. It wasn’t merely that he was incredibly good-looking—think of a contemporary Greek god with slightly tousled, dark ash hair and keen blue eyes, and you get the picture.

He said, jumping back when he saw me. “You scared the piss out of me! What are you doing sitting out here alone? ” He came over and sat down on the bench, casually throwing his arm on the seat behind me. My heart pounded like an adolescent schoolgirl’s. Oh, God. Next my palms would probably begin to sweat. ” I asked stupidly. He laughed. “You didn’t know already? Poor Jackie must be slipping. ” I sputtered with laughter. ” Daniel paused, cocking his head at me. “Oh. Right. ” He shifted his gaze out to the roiling water.

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