From author, Lizabeth Scott comes the long waited for third and final book in the romantic comedy series, Hearts of Gold.
Rose married the man of her dreams, Sheik Rashid, after a rocky start.
Annie found her soulmate in the brilliantly talented music star, Carter Ryan.
Finally, it’s Mary’s turn.
Mary was known as the determined and single-minded sister who always had her sights set on a career in New York City. That’s how her family knew her. That’s what they expected. Funny thing about expectations…
Never in her life had Mary Gold met such a perplexing and utterly mouthwatering man.
Stranded in the blazing hot sun of Able, Texas, the swoon worthy cowboy rode up on his golden steed and rescued her from becoming a puddle on the deserted road. The man of her dreams then turned into an insulting jerk at any and every opportunity! If her very existence irritated him, why did he keep coming around? And why did her day seem a little brighter when he did?
Ethan knew her type all too well–high maintenance and with an agenda that would end up costing him dearly. Been there, done that, and had the scars of betrayal to prove it.
His little daffodil represented everything he detested yet he found her gorgeous and adorable and she smelled as good as all those silly flower names he called her. He should have dropped her off in town and never looked back, but he couldn’t seem to stay away.
No matter how hard he tried, avoiding her wasn't working. There was only one thing to do; send her back where she came from, and take temptation far, far away!
The fly in the ointment ... appearances can be deceiving.
Ethan cringed when he heard the small and delicate voice. “What?”
“Would you please bring me my carryon?”
Slowly through gritted teeth he asked, “what do you want out of it?”
“Just some stuff, if you wouldn’t mind, could you bring it in here?”
Ethan rolled his eyes, what was he now, a lady’s maid? “Ms. Gold, what do you want out of it?” Yeah, he could have taken the entire suitcase into the bathroom but then he wouldn’t have had the entertainment of messing with her.
She called out impatiently, “Mary. My name is Mary.”
He could almost see her stamping her foot in irritation. “You’re kidding, right?” He laughed. “Who names their kid, Mary Gold?”
“Archibald and Jessamine Gold, my mother and father gave me that name!”
Ethan laughed, it figured. “Your family has serious naming issues. I bet you were ripe for the pickings in school.”
“Montgomery,” he supplied calmly, keeping the amusement from his voice.
“Mr. Montgomery, would you please bring my pajamas and the small zippered cosmetic bag from my carryon?”
Ethan unzipped her case and found several sets of what could be considered pajamas, and smiled wickedly, “Hey Flower,” he yelled through the bathroom door to. “Do you want the blue ones with the kitties or the pink ones with the hearts?” He asked in all seriousness before breaking out in a sly grin.
There was a pause before she answered and Ethan just knew she probably counted to ten.
“Mary. My name is Mary and the pink will be fine,” she answered primly.
He couldn’t help it, he had to, “Do you need any panties? I think the purple flowered ones would go well with the hearts. Of course, the white thongs could go with either.”
She screeched and yelled back, “are you touching my underwear?”
“How else do you expect me to bring it to you?” He waited for her comeback when she said nothing he picked up the zippered bag and of course, unzipped it. Poked around with his finger and found absolutely nothing of interest, just women’s cosmetic, a razor, deodorant, a small bottle of aspirin, toothbrush and toothpaste, dental floss and…yikes! He yanked his hand back and dropped the bag spilling the feminine products and everything else on the bed. He wiped his suddenly sweaty hands on his denims before stuffing the spilled items back into the bag and re-zipping it.
“What’s taking you so long?” She called.
He gathered her things and found her sitting on the edge of the tub instead of where he’d placed her. “Doc Henry left some salve for me to put on you when you’re finished.” He quickly put her things down and turned to leave the room.
Ethan turned back, he’d been so close. Her next words almost sent him over the edge.
“Would you unzip my skirt and unbutton my shirt.”
Ethan looked to the heavens. Had this woman been sent to be a thorn in his side? How could he undress her and not devour her? No. Think Solange. His hand shook as he reached for the small zipper at the back of her skirt and eased it down between perfectly formed globes. His hands shook with need to touch, caress, lick… No! Think Solange! Sweat beads formed on his forehead as he fought to keep his hands from reaching to take a perfectly rounded cheek in each hand. With her zipper lowered, he turned his attention to the six small buttons on the front of her shirt. The entire time he pushed the small buttons through the holes he made himself remember the last time he’d seen his cheating ex-girlfriend, Solange. She’d been buttoning her shirt when he’d kicked her out. With his mission completed, he raised his hands in victory just like at a calf roping competition before he turned to leave the room.
“Wait.” She took a deep breath before whispering, “my bra.”
Ethan closed his eyes and turned back to her and without thinking about it unsnapped her bra with one hand, a feat he had perfected by the age of fifteen. He turned and escaped before she could come up with any additional tortures for him. He didn’t care if she needed help taking the garments off, he could not help her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Who is Lizabeth Scott? A voracious reader and a full-time writer for about 4 months! Liz is a wife and mother of two grown children and the proud grandma of the sweetest little baby ever. She is the personal assistant to a terrier terror named Moxie who she occasionally takes to the drive-through for a burger. Liz is a Carolina girl who loves sand between her toes as frequently as possible. At the prompting of a friend Liz began living her dream of writing in 2013 and is now the author of The Royal Vow Series, The Hearts of Gold Series, The Dirty Ankle Series and The Love Kissed Series.
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