The Loner Author:Evelyn Rogers A DRAWING FORCE — "why did you come back?" she asked. "You don't care whether your father lives or dies." — "Would you believe me if I said you brought me here?" — "No. Not any more then you would believe it if I said I had been waiting for you." — He cradled her face. I supposed you had married." She felt his fingers in her hair, pulling at the hea... more »vy pins that held it in place, letting the thick knot tumble free. She heard the pins fall against the wood floor.
"Why do you make yourself look plain?"
She stifled a gasp. "I am what I am."
He stroked the long strands, then in an incredibly erotic caress rubbed the tips of his fingers against her scalp, close to her temple and around to the back of her neck.
"Your beautiful. You?ve always been beautiful."
"Don?t tease. There?s nothing beautiful about me. You want a woman tonight, and I am available. Or so you believe."
"I want you." He brushed his lips against hers. "And you want me."« less