She couldn’t respond to that. It was . . . really nice. And she could easily say, “Ditto.”
“And the sex with you is the best I’ve ever had.”
She couldn’t help it—this was a sweet, even romantic moment, but she felt a surge of Damn right when he said that.
“And you’re damned cute.”
She sat looking at him for a long moment. His face was so familiar. His voice, his smile, the way he said certain things, the way his hair laid in the front, the shape of his hands—she’d studied, and absorbed, all of it for so long. She swore she could pick his hands out of a lineup.
“Yes,” she finally said.
“Yes, you’re damned cute?” he asked.
She shook her head. “Yes. I’ll go on a date with you.”
He took a deep breath, then gave her a single nod. Then he reached for the marshmallows and the roasting stick. She watched him put two on the end and then extend them toward the fire.
“So, that’s that, then,” she said.
“That’s that,” he agreed. “Why don’t you start taking your clothes off now?”
Dillon Alexander has been Kit Derby’s nemesis since third grade, when he beat her in the school spelling bee. They’ve been competing ever since, driving each other to be the best at everything from science fairs to bake sales. While working together one night during their senior year, they stopped bickering long enough to share an emotionally charged kiss. But a tragedy that same night left them both racked with guilt, driving Dillon out of town and leaving Kit determined to keep her distance.
Now an emergency room physician, Dillon has returned to their hometown of Chance, Nebraska. Soon he and Kit fall back into old habits, sparring in public while trying to stay out of each other’s arms. But when a blizzard traps them overnight at Kit’s grandmother’s farmhouse, the real competition begins: Who will be the first to give in to the feelings they’ve denied for a decade?
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