Snippet no 3 from FOOL’S GOLD

So close to release! FOOL’S GOLD is coming (January 9, peeps) and here’s another snippet to celebrate:

Coming before her, he raised his hands to her shoulders. “I’m not saying any of this to be contrary, Miz Pearl. It’s just…I find you…interesting.”

She looked up at him. “Do you?”

The corner of his mouth lifted. “Yes, ma’am.”

Feeling stupidly shy, she lowered her gaze only to be confronted by his bare chest. His beautiful, broad, golden chest. His second half weren’t any more decent, modesty preserved only by the drawers he’d pulled up loose about his hips. Her mouth dried at the display of his beauty, and even more stupidly, a fire burned again in her cheeks.

“Are you blushing?”

The incredulity of his tone had her gaze snapped to his. “What? No.”

“You are blushing!” Delight lit his face. “Why? I can’t have anything you haven’t seen before.”

She scowled. How was it he had her blushing, and so easily besides? “Contrary to popular opinion, I’m not one to make a habit of inviting men to my bed.”

Cassandra Dean Fool's Gold Decadent Publishing Western Escape

Christmas in Freewill

Christmas Eve, the Diamond Saloon is empty of its people, and Pearl la Monte has a hankering to retire early. A pounding at the Diamond’s door rids her of such a fool notion. Her irritation rises when she sees the prissy, polite-like Garrett standing outside.

Ethan Garrett has a powerful need to gain succor. When the saloon’s voluptuous redheaded singer scowls at him from the threshold of the Diamond, he doesn’t stop to think on how his ire at her has disappeared. Or how he just wants to spend some time in her company.

When a blizzard storms in, trapping them, will they spend their time arguing or find their irritation for each other disguises something more?

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