Impending Love and War
In Impending Love and War
heroine Courtney Beecher wants Douglas Raymond to propose so she can
turn him down. It doesn't go as easily as planned.
"When other men
have proposed to me, they at least compliment me. You didn't even do
that." She fanned herself with quick, agitated strokes.
Douglas looked stunned. "I'm sorry."
don't apologize!" she snapped. Douglas cowered as if she'd struck him.
He looked so scared that Cory had to fight the urge to soften her words.
She closed her fan and smacked it against her palm. "It's too late.
Why no self-respecting woman would say yes to such a proposal. A woman
expects flowers, flattery, and a declaration of love from the man she
marries. In fact, I don't believe you love me at all. I believe you're
still in love with someone else."
Douglas shook his head. "No, that isn't true."
raised her voice not only in volume but to an annoyingly high pitch.
"Don't lie to me, Mr. Raymond. I won't be trifled with. I saw how you
looked at Beth Davis when we were having supper the other night," Cory
accused. "You couldn't take your eyes off of her. You still have
feelings for her, don't you?"
"I have the highest regard for Miss Davis but..."
say another word." Cory emphasized the words with a slap of her closed
fan on his shoulder. "I could never take second place in a man's
"But she turned me down when I proposed."
"Proposed?" she gasped. "If you asked Beth to marry you the way you proposed to me, it's no wonder she turned you down."
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