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After a hot shower, I dressed in jeans and a sweater. Looking out the window, I saw there was a good inch of snow already covering the surfaces. It reminded me of my childhood when we’d pray for a snow day so we could go sledding down the neighborhood hill instead of school. A movement shifted my gaze to the corner of the back yard. I saw a figure in olive green on the ground.
Holy shit. Kendall had fallen. I rushed down the stairs, pausing only to frantically yank on my boots before running out the back door and down the steps toward where I saw her on the ground.
I found her laughing. Was she delirious from the cold? A bump on the head?
“What the hell are you doing?” I asked.
She looked up with rosy cheeks, bright eyes, and the biggest smile I’d ever seen on her face. “Making a snow angel.”
“Why?” It was truly baffling to me.
“Because this is my first time seeing snow.”
Her purple sparkly boots peeked out from the giant parka, making me shake my head. She looked like a toddler poorly dressed for the weather in hand-me-downs.
“You’d best get up before the snow seeps through all of your clothes.”
She stuck her tongue out in response. “Go away. I’m not on the clock yet, and you’re ruining my fun.”
“I came racing down here because I thought you’d fallen.”
“Oh, yeah? Did you come out to rescue me? Or hope you could quickly hide the body?” she asked, holding out her gloved hand.
I pulled her up without much effort. I’d be surprised if her petite stature weighed more than a hundred pounds. Her grin was infectious despite my hangover. “Depends. Did you make coffee?”
Her lips twitched in a smile. “I did. I’ll even give you some. Just as soon as you help me make a snowman.”
She was adorable. And not in the toddler kind of way. The type of way that made me want her to hook her legs around my waist so I could take her against a wall.
Aubrey Bondurant is a working mom who loves to write, read and travel.
She describes her writing style as: “Adult Contemporary Erotic Romantic
Comedy,” which is just another way of saying she likes her characters
funny, her bedroom scenes hot, and her romances with a happy ending.
When Aubrey isn’t working her day job, or spending time with her family, she’s
on her laptop typing away on her next story. She only wishes there were more
hours of the day!
She’s a former member of the US Marine Corps and passionate about veteran
charities and giving back to the community. She loves a big drooly dog, a fantastic margarita, and football.