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Love At Last
Jenkins Family Series
Love At Last
Carolyn Jenkins has never had a problem getting a man, but keeping one is another story. After two failed marriages and numerous short-term relationships, she’s ready to wave the white flag and give up on love. Yet, with Christmas quickly approaching, she dreads spending the holiday alone. Will a chance encounter with a handsome stranger make all of her Christmas wishes come true?
After thirty years of a nearly perfect marriage, widower Lincoln Richwood struggles to move on with his life. The idea of dating at his age seems daunting … until he meets the vivacious Carolyn Jenkins. Normally a straitlaced kind of guy, there’s just something about the woman that tempts him to walk on the wild side.
Opposites attract, but will their differences derail their relationship and keep them from embracing the love they both desire?
Later that evening, Lincoln stood speechless when Carolyn opened the door. His gaze started at her dark hair with light-brown highlights that she had straightened and hung past her shoulders. He continued drinking in her beauty, making note of every curve until he reached her long, shapely legs.
How she managed to get more alluring with each passing day was a mystery to him. He always knew she had an incredible body, but seeing her in the little silver, slinky dress that stopped just above her knees proved what he already suspected. She had a slamming body.
“You’re absolutely stunning,” he finally said, handing her the two dozen red roses. “Actually, stunning doesn’t seem a strong enough word to describe you in that dress.”
Carolyn laughed and the melodic sound had him wanting to make her laugh all the time. “Thank you. I’m glad you like it.”
“I more than like it. I’m afraid I might not be able to keep my eyes or hands off of you.” His words surprised him. He had never been much of a flirt, but Carolyn brought this side of him out and he enjoyed the change.
She buried her face in the bouquet of flowers, breathing in their scent. “These are beautiful and they smell wonderful. Thank you.”
“My pleasure.” He followed her farther into the house, enjoying the rhythm of her jiggle as she sashayed into the kitchen for a vase. The dress she wore was as unique as any outfit he’d ever seen on a woman. One side sported a long sleeve, while the other side exposed her flawless skin with a sleeveless design. The material cradled every curve, making the view from behind as jaw dropping as the front. The fact that there were no visible bra or panty lines made his imagination run wild. His body reacted whenever she was near, but right now he was tempted to skip the party and instead acquaint himself with her svelte, naked body.
He had never been the jealous type, but seeing her looking like this, all of his possessive genes were on high alert. Granted everyone this evening would be paired up, but all heads would turn when she stepped in and Lincoln would ha—
“Can I get you anything? Something to drink?”
Glad that she had interrupted his train of thought, Lincoln slid his arm around her waist. “Actually, there is something I want.”
Copyright © November 2016 by Sharon C. Cooper