'Just Wait For Me', the fourth tale in the Highland Gardens series...
Several hours passed before they broke free of the forest. The noonday sun warmed her shoulders. They climbed a hillside with a scattering of cheerful yellow blooms.
“Lovely, is it not?” Stephen said.
Jillian jerked a surprised gaze in his direction. They were the first words he’d uttered since leaving camp this morning. Maybe he felt cranky, too.
“Yes, I’m surprised to see gorse in bloom this late in the year.”
“Always some in flower. My ma used to say, when the gorse is in bloom, ’tis kissin’ season.” He laughed and his blue eyes twinkled. “You should see the golden hillsides near Castle Lachlan in springtime.”
She stared at his lips, wanting to kiss that sexy mouth. But then she glanced away. Hopefully, she’d be home in North Carolina way before spring.
“I will miss you, lass,” he said as if reading her thoughts.
She twisted toward him. “You will?”
“Aye,” he said, gravely.
The horses had slowed and Jillian tried to read the emotion in his eyes, getting lost in their depths. She would miss him, too. More than she wanted to admit. Perhaps, if only he—
Hope you enjoyed this wee snippet from 'Just Wait For Me', a Highland Gardens Novel.