An Innocent In Paradise by Kate Carlisle download in iPad, ePub, pdf
And it was unnerving to realize that he was studying her as carefully as she would examine a particularly fascinating germ under her microscope. She slipped the notebook away, then began arranging the drinks carefully on the tray in some kind of circular order. Nobody here called her Doctor Farrell, thank goodness. The small group of servers and busboys picked up the last of the big chunks of broken glass and dispersed, heading back to their own stations. Her lower lip stuck out in a pout and as much as he hated the manipulation game, he had to admit he wanted to run his tongue over those pouty lips of hers.
He took his time drying himself off as he studied her. Usually, his waitstaff were territorial about their customers and tips. Intriguing, gorgeous, sexy, but a manipulative liar just the same. The sun was only beginning to shine here so the spores had a part of the morning to thrive in the muggy shade. She swallowed nervously and took another deep breath and it seemed to help her regain some inner resolve.
When he asked her to marry him and she said yes, he thought his life was complete. Might as well enjoy the show for as long as it lasted, he thought.
After running into the staff commissary to grab a sandwich, she returned to her room to document her findings and refrigerate several more petri dishes filled with fresh specimens. The music was mellow jazz, just loud enough to enjoy but not so overbearing that people had to shout to be heard. One guest had even bussed a few tables for her. One waitress remained as a busboy swept the residual shards of glass into a dustpan.
On the contrary, she appeared confident and self-assured. They sat by the tropical waterfall and he approached cautiously, not wanting to make a scene. But now she was flying blind with absolutely no idea of what would happen next. She would be polite and do what she had to do to impress him in the cocktail bar.
She feared that smile of his might have a half-life of more than several hours because she was still caught up in its spell. He slipped the board into the water, adjusted the mast and sail and then slid on top and started paddling. But that was only because her customers and the other waiters had been so willing to step in and help her carry her trays. She wanted to drink champagne and kiss a handsome man under the Caribbean moon. Despite knowing he wanted her off the island, despite knowing he would use any excuse to get rid of her, she still found him irresistible.
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