By P. L. Parker
An old ivory locket catapults Aimee Reynolds again to the 12 months 1847. by myself in St. Louis, Missouri, she has to discover the way to get domestic to give day Seattle. She wishes an appropriate male prepared to marry her or be left in the back of while the emigrant teach departs for the Oregon Territory. Jake Marshall, scout for the Markham occasion, is the appropriate, if unwilling selection. Undaunted by way of his overt rudeness, Aimee entices Jake to the modify, promising her diamond rings as check for a wedding of comfort. appropriately wed, she secures passage at the wagon teach, and discovers her destiny could be long ago.
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His eyes snapped with fury as he stomped towards her. She screamed, scrambling sideways. “Hey there, friend,” a low voice drawled. ” “Mind your own business,” the brute growled. ” Jake reached for her. ” he asked with studied insouciance. ” The brute stood his ground, his eyes flicking from one to the other. ” Jake asked, his attention drawn to the small expanse of breast left visible by the torn material. She pulled the torn strap back into place and gulped. “I-I—” she stuttered, thinking furiously.
Taking a deep breath, she relaxed, biding her time and considering her response. No other options presented themselves and time was short. “Okay,” she said, feeling the ax fall. ” His lips curved, his blue eyes danced. ” “I want two months to get acquainted before assuming my wifely duties. ” “One month,” he countered. ” She sputtered. ” “Careful,” he warned, his eyes alight. ” Counting to ten, Aimee struggled to find her happy place. Breathing exercises helped calm her wildly thumping heart and helped regain control of the desire to throttle him within an inch of his low-down slimy pond scum life.
Jake’s stubbornness subtly relaxed. He hadn’t wanted this, but he’d given his word, and he never backed down from a promise. Maybe his new wife just needed some gentling, like a green-broke mare. Bowing, he offered Aimee his arm, acting the gentleman for the moment. Aimee gazed at the offered arm, considering her options. She scanned his face, reluctant to admit he had a few good qualities. He offered hope—something she needed right now. Jake was her ticket out of this place and perhaps home, and being on good terms with him would make the whole thing a lot easier.
Aimee's Locket by P. L. Parker