your favorite Gloves Off fighter, Ryley Jameson?
After moving away to their cabin, Ashleigh and Ryley have
grown to love each other more and more every single day. Their lives will be
forever changed as soon as their twins are born, but Ryley is determined to get
what he wants this holiday season. He just hopes Ashleigh will give him this
gift before it’s too late.
Perhaps Christmas bells aren’t the only sounds you hear this
season. Maybe there’ll be some wedding bells and the pitter patter of little
feet. It’s a holiday wish you don’t want to miss.
“What’s wrong?” I asked, whispering the words. “You don’t
He took off his gloves and brushed his fingers down my
cheek. I was surprised they felt so warm after being out in the cold for the
past hour. “Let’s go inside before you freeze out here.”
Grabbing my hand, he led me inside and shut the door. I
stood there staring at him, my breaths coming out in pants while I waited on
him to take off his jacket and boots. “Ryley, you’re freaking me out. What’s
Taking a deep breath, he let it out and slowly turned my
way. He was nervous. But what could he possibly be nervous about? He grasped my
hands and pulled me over to the couch. When we sat down, he lowered his gaze to
my hand, the one I wore my engagement ring on.
“I will never forget the day you told me you would marry
me,” he said.
“Neither will I.” The memories flooded my mind. It was a
cool, brisk autumn day out in our meadow. We had just made love on the grass
when he slipped the ring on my finger without me realizing it. It was a good
day. “But I want you to tell me what has you looking so lost. I thought
everything was good this morning when you left.”
“Believe me, angel. Things are better than good. I’ve just
been doing some thinking and I wanted to talk to you.” He looked down at my
ring again and twirled it around my finger. “I gave you this ring because I
love you, and because I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you
by my side.”
I squeezed his hand and moved closer. “I feel the same way.
I’m more than ready for next October to get here so we can get married.”
Releasing a heavy sigh, he lifted his blue eyes to mine.
There was no trace of my playful Ryley, he was nothing but serious. “I don’t
want to wait until October.”