However, if her mother knew about it, list, or not, there would be a container of gas in the trunk. He only smiled, openly inviting her scrutiny. I would be happy to pay for the inconvenience. Always willing to help a lady in distress. She clenched her fingers harder around the keys.
Grumbling under her breath, she replaced the plug to the empty gas container, pocketed the keys, hiked her purse strap over her shoulder, and began the long walk down the deserted country road. ® and tm are trademarks of the publisher. Up close, his hazel eyes seemed more than friendly. No thank you, she mumbled, and kept walking. Celeste attempted to restart the car, but the engine only made a horrid grinding sound, turning over and over with no contact. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. She dearly wanted to trust him.
The first 150 pages was pretty darn boring. The weather report says it will be hot like this for four more days. Expecting her to stick out her thumb to hitch a ride when she heard him coming, Adrian slowed even more, until he was parallel to her. He checked his watch and sighed. And though the pastor welcomed her, a threat from Celeste's past could destroy what she'd worked so hard to build, unless her musical partner could become her partner for life. Sorry, lady, the young clerk replied with a shrug of his shoulders. Celeste refused to acknowledge him.
With a groan, she lowered her head to the top of the steering wheel. At her height of five foot five with shoes, he towered above her. ® and tm are trademarks of the publisher. Adrian was just your everyday normal, imperfect man. An abandoned vehicle at the side of the road loomed up on the horizon. Familiar stories of women alone being attacked or abducted flashed through his mind. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears.
I won't give the details since it's been covered pretty well. She slammed the trunk shut. Without altering her brisk pace, Celeste turned her head slightly so she could see him better. The heat was getting to her without his reminder. And though the pastor welcomed her, a threat from Celeste's past could destroy what she'd worked so hard to build, unless her musical partner could become her partner for life. Only problem was that Bob Delanio was attracted to his new employee. He pulled a bit ahead of her so she could see his face without turning her head, then leaned out the window as he continued to drive slowly.
Celeste fished through her wallet while she spoke to the young attendant behind the counter. Besides, after meeting her wealthy, controlling father, Bob realized he and Georgette came from opposite worlds. I only have your word for it. Well, I can understand why he got so upset. They radiated sincerity and kindness. Hi, he called across the empty lane. Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition.
Slipping her fingers into her pocket, she withdrew her keys slowly and threaded a few between her fingers in case she had to stab him in self defense. The man appeared respectable, which alone lessened the likelihood that he was someone she might have met before. Monday morning, she was going to buy a cell phone. It would be quite a shock. Celeste closed her eyes for a couple of steps.
He started to walk out, but stopped at the magazine rack. Although he could no longer see the old car, his thoughts returned to its absent owner. Triumphantly, he retrieved the cellular phone from under his seat and offered it to her again. She spat it out and wiped her mouth with the back of her hand without missing a step. Taking the short cut through the country rather than the longer but well-traveled main highway had not been a good choice.
Adrian appeared at her side. Playing guitar for his church's worship team was not going as well as Adrian Braithwaite expected. Now that he thought about it, the car probably belonged to a teenager, maybe a first car. Besides, everyone at the gas station has seen us. To attract her attention, Adrian leaned out the window as he idled along the highway. Meals could be lonely for a single guy, particularly one whose friends were getting hitched right and left! Which was why he was thrilled to find a talented keyboardist in new church member Celeste Hackett. Which was why he was thrilled to find a talented keyboardist in new church member Celeste Hackett.