“I want you,” he whispered in her hair, not willing to break their contact.
She stiffened when his words registered. “I don’t—”
“You want the same thing, Myra. Don’t try and deny it.”
“I don’t know what I want. I’ve not ever…” She didn’t finish her sentence.
“Not ever what?”
“No one has ever kissed me the way you do. Let alone anything more.”
A virgin? Was that even possible? “You mean you’ve never…?”
“Never.” She lowered her head and removed her hands from his shoulders.
“Hey.” He caught her gaze. “It’s nothing to be embarrassed about.” He kissed her again, briefly, then placed a protective arm over her shoulders and walked her home. “So are the men in Scotland blind?”
She laughed. “Nay.”
“My father is very protective.”
“Does your father know you’re here?”
“Much to his dismay, but we had no choice.”
Interesting, a protective father who sent his daughter away to a different country without any money. Something wasn’t lining up.
They were within a block of his home when Myra stiffened, and all color washed from her face.
She stopped and spun in a slow circle.
“What is it?”
“Someone is watching us.”
“Some of the neighbors are busybodies.”
“No, Todd. The one who watches wants more than to gossip.”
Now the hair on his neck stood on end.