Luke by Jennifer Blake

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He liked farming, enjoyed the smell and feel of the earth. The backbreaking labor in sun and rain and the intrinsic uncertainty didn’t bother him; the constant challenge kept him on his toes. There was no place on earth he’d rather live than on this modern plantation with the lake at the back door of his big, old West Indies style house, and the swamp beyond that crowded right up to the levee of the Mississippi River. Turn-Coupe was right down his alley as well. A sleepy little town dating back to before the Civil War, it was big enough to supply his needs, but not so big that people didn’t nod and speak when they met.

He backed up a couple of quick steps as he stared up at the roof of her house. A frown drew his brows together before he called to her, “You lost a few roof slates in the storm the other night. I noticed when I drove up since I’ve been replacing the casualties at Chemin-a-Haut. ” She had a small one in the stair hall and a more drastic one in the back bedroom upstairs. They were none of Luke Benedict’s business, however, like the rest of her life. ” “I could take care of it for you. Roofers charge an arm and a leg for patching these big old houses, you know.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good ones out there. ” “I think I’ve lost my taste for it. Just like I’ve lost all real idea of what romance is about. ” “I saw the review you got in the local paper. I was livid, I can tell you, just couldn’t imagine who would write such drivel about your work. I called up and asked for the name of the reviewer, and I couldn’t believe it when they told me.

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