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Tennessee Heat Chapter 10

Annabelle did not clear the breakfast things away as she was told, but instead went to get her phone. She had three missed calls, all from Chase.  Her heart beat her to death and even as she told herself to leave it alone, that nothing would ever come of her stupid dreams of being with him, she couldn’t resist. “I was just about to leave and come get you.” That’s the way he answered the phone, no hello and she could tell from the tone of his voice that he was pissed.  “I’m sorry, I had to do some stuff with my mom.” Another lie, that made it sound much cozier than the reality. “Besides, aren’t you at work?”

“One of the perks of working for yourself. Are you sure you’re okay? You sound…sad.” Chase hadn’t been lying when he said he was on his way out the door to come after her.  He’d spent the night worrying about her and playing around with ways of getting her out of that wretched neighborhood. He knew if he didn’t handle things right he’d butt up against her pride and maybe alienate her a little, something he definitely didn’t want to do. But he wasn’t sure how long he was going to be able to play the gentleman. It wasn’t in his nature to hold back, especially when someone he cared for might be in danger.

Annabelle sidestepped his question with another lie and hated herself for it. “I’m fine I promise, I’m just a little sad about school is all.”  She had no idea why she said that. She’d made peace with her situation or so she’d thought. He didn’t say anything for the longest and when he spoke again she couldn’t believe her ears. “I would offer to pay for you to go to school but there’re two problems with that. One, your pride, and two, I would miss you if you went away. I don’t think I could go that long without having you.”
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13 thoughts on “Tennessee Heat Chapter 10

  1. loving this book. cant wait for more. and then to buy and be able to reread whenever i want.

  2. I cannot stand the wait for the next chapter. I love all your work

  3. I’m in love with this story!!!

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