A sneak peek (unedited excerpt) from 'Just His Fae Kiss', a work in progress, the next tale in the Highland Gardens series...
“She’s been gone going on six years.”
As if he didn’t ken that fact. Douglas paced across the display floor of the Celtic Image Shop, his red and green MacKinnon kilt swaying with his stride, and flicked a glare at his business partner and best friend. That is, if someone like him could have a best friend. Five inches shorter than Douglas at six-foot-two and sporting one of the store’s cream-colored logo t-shirts, Finn MacIntyre stood behind the checkout counter with a slight smirk curving his lips, blue eyes crinkled at the edges. Douglas ignored the urge to punch that damn golden-boy face.
An absolute contrast to Douglas’s dark features. Darker mood.
Finn sobered; ran a hand through his honey-colored hair. “Where do you think she is?”
“Somewhere in Scotland, I presume.” Ancient Scotland. Though he’d felt something change in the fabric of time. Was she on the move?
“Why don’t you go after her?”
Finn’s question stopped his pacing. “You dinnae understand. Caitrina is—”
“I know exactly who and what she is. Remember, she nefariously meddled in my life, that of my cousin’s, and in countless others’ amongst our friends.”
“If you are referring to the matchmaking, it served you well.”
“Perhaps, but Caitrina shouldn’t have sent us to the past without our permission. She was in the wrong. Are you sure you want to stay involved with her?”
Douglas darkened his glower. Thunder rumbled over the mountains behind the shop.
“You always attract an excess of female attention at the Highland games,” his buddy continued, ignoring the loud warning. “Since you’re fond of redheads, why not date that singer from the Scottish tribal band you like? What’s her name?”
“I will have Caitrina.”
Hope you enjoyed this wee sneak peek into 'Just His Fae Kiss', a Highland Gardens Novel.