A Christmas Bride by Susan Mallery

By Susan Mallery

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Pet groomer Carina Fiore desires not anything greater than to admit her emotions to the guy she loves. She's interested in veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's beauty, being concerned nature and particularly his devotion to his younger daughter. There's only one challenge — he's her boss. placing her center at the line may well price Rina either her activity and their friendship ceaselessly. but if a kiss less than the mistletoe unlocks the simmering ardour among them, Rina and Cameron could locate love for the vacations after all….

The Sheik and the Christmas Bride

When Prince As'ad of El Deharia has the same opinion to undertake 3 orphaned American women, he does so on one situation — that their appealing instructor, Kayleen James, turn into their nanny. His plan is to depart her to house the kids as he keeps his existence, undisturbed. yet all that adjustments while Kayleen and the women invade the palace — and As'ad's center — and alter it for the higher.

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It plays for him, is never quite the same: bromeliads uncurl, strange beasts pad in with moonlit eyes, a spoonbill tiptoes past and is arrested into frame. The paintbrush renders. Poverty fatigues. But between parallel lives he finds he’s deeply happy, unashamed of his eccentricities and need to paint things to which no one attaches belief. The dark woman returns each night to his dreams {10 with a mandolin, stretched against dunes and fast asleep. Someday, he thinks, my chest could be opened by a switchblade.

30 risk In the dream, I am given a monkey heart and told to be careful how I love because of the resulting infection. Suddenly a hard-boiled egg with no yolk, I pitch down a great hill in a holy city, past the flaming beakers of ethanol, the lapis bowls in which Science would peel me apart. And when I skid into a fleshy patch of grass, I unroll into a grub. A grub with the mind of a girl, a girl with the lips of an insect. A voice says, Metamorphosis will make you ugly. I answer: Radiance will change its name.

Today the photograph of the Seri woman in sepia, bare-breasted in a skirt of sewn-together pelican wings. Dust settles on the street, on the man sharpening his machete at the Cocos Helados stand. Every day, it happens like this. We emerge from the pale nets of sleep like ghost shrimp in the estuaries— The brain humming its electric language. Touching something in a state of becoming.

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