Melting the Ice Queens Heart
By: Amy Ruttan
Released Feb 1, 2014
It started with a kiss…
Having left his humanitarian posting in Africa to raise his two orphaned nieces in San Francisco, Dr. Gavin Brice has enough on his plate without an inconvenient attraction to his new boss! The frosty Dr. Virginia Potter clearly disapproves of his maverick ways – but with one amazing kiss, the ice begins to thaw….
The limo driver took them to Christmas Tree Point, which had the best vantage point over the entire city and the bay. The driver got out and opened the doors. Gavin grabbed the champagne glasses as Virginia wandered over to the railing. The wind, surprisingly, was not strong and there was no fog rolling from the Pacific to obstruct the view.
There was a breeze and it whipped at Virginia’s dress, making it swirl and ripple like deep blue waves. A smile was on her face and she sighed as he handed her a full glass of champagne.
“Whatever happens tonight with the benefit, you should be proud. It’s quite a feat for a prairie girl.”
She grinned and took a sip of her champagne. “Lily’s idea was good. You’ll have to mention it to her.”
Gavin chuckled and moved closer. “I will.”
“I love this view.” She sighed again. “So different from vast prairie.”
“I’ve been through South Dakota, there are some rolling hills.”
“The Wessington Hills. Yes, to the west, but where I come from it’s just prairie. Don’t get me wrong, I love it but I think I love this more.”
Gavin leaned on the railing. “It is quite beautiful. I can see why my sister chose to settle here.”
“Have you ever been up here before?” Virginia asked.
“No, this is my first time.” He straightened and took her empty glass from her, setting it down on a bench so he could cup her face. “I’m glad I could share it with you.”
“Me too,” she whispered. Her cheeks were rosy and he wasn’t sure if it was the nip in the air, the champagne or whether she was feeling something for him.
Gavin hoped it was the latter.
He tipped her chin so she was forced to look at him. Her eyes were sparkling in the fading sunlight. The sun was going down behind her, giving her the appearance that she was glowing.
“I know what you’re going to say.”
He nodded. “I do, but I’m going to do it anyway.”
Before she could interrupt him again he kissed her, gently.
Born and raised on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she’s not furiously typing away at her computer, she’s a mom to three wonderful children.
Life got in the way, and after the birth of her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a romance author.
You can find out more about Amy at her website.
Harlequin Author Link: http://www.harlequin.com/author.html?authorid=2462
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