“I thought you liked it here.”
She could hear the anger in his voice, but more than that, she could hear the underlying hurt. Tori felt as if a knife was twisting in her heart. “I do like it here.” That was an understatement. She loved it here.
“Then you’ll stay.” It wasn’t a question, but a statement. She felt her lips turn up in a genuine smile. That was just like J. T. to figure everything was settled because he said it was so. He was stubborn and mule-headed at times, but she loved him in spite of it, or maybe even because of it. It was his stubbornness that had enabled him to take the successful ranch his parents had left him and his brothers and make it even more profitable.
“No.” She rubbed her hands up and down her arms, suddenly chilled in spite of the heat. “I can’t stay.”
J. T. strode toward her, not stopping until the toes of his boots touched the tops of her sneakers. He was a good six inches taller than her, but was so much broader that he made her feel small. Her stomach fluttered, but it wasn’t with fear.
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