Authors: Liliana Hart
“Drink it anyway. You need to replenish your fluids, and I imagine you’ve got a hell of a headache to go with the bump and the fever.”
He almost laughed at the mutinous look in her eyes as he forced her to take the pills and drink the juice. A redhead’s temper to go along with the soft hands and peaches n’ cream complexion. She was a fighter. And that turned him on like crazy.
He felt the slow burn of desire start low in his stomach, and he sat down in the chair by the side of the bed to keep her from noticing his erection. It was a hell of time to for his libido to wake up. He’d been too busy with his newfound position to do much dating lately. And he’d had no desire to mess around with the women who were desperate enough to fake a sickness just so they could try and molest him in his office.
He crossed his leg over his knee and cleared his throat. “So are you going to answer my question? How much of the conversation did you hear between me and my brother?”
“Enough to know that he thinks I’m a criminal, and he has rather loose morals. I don’t think I like your brother. Do you share all your women?”
“Cooper has his moments. And no, we don’t share our women. But this is a small town and there’s not a huge dating pool. That’s part of the reason I haven’t dated anyone since I opened my practice here. I’m Thomas, by the way. Thomas MacKenzie.”
“Yeah, I remember you telling me that before.”
“Now it’s your turn to tell me your name. That’s how introductions work.”
“I couldn’t tell you my name even if I wanted to?”
“And why’s that?”
“Because I can’t remember it.”