Husband Wanted: Will Train (Chapter Five - Aunt Doris Discovers California, page 2 of 22)


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At least he'd had the decency to don a pair of baggy pajama bottoms. But his chest was bare. And he looked gorgeous. Not like a husband at all, more like a... Charity groaned and closed her eyes, wanting to sink down into the covers and stay there.

"Come along, dear," Aunt Doris was saying brusquely. "It's not like you to be such a slugabed. Do you realize it's almost ten o'clock? What on earth were you up to last night to make you sleep so late? Why, when you lived with me, you were always the first one up. Do you remember how you used to surprise me by fixing breakfast before anyone else was awake?"

The only incident that Charity could recall involved hideously burned toast and incredible, rubbery eggs, but she nodded as though fixing breakfast had been her main occupation in those days. "I'm sorry I wasn't up to greet you," she murmured dutifully, reaching up to accept the woman's affectionate hug and completely forgetting that as a restaurant owner who seldom got home from work before midnight, she had every excuse to sleep late.

She glared at Ross over Aunt Doris's shoulder, wondering why he was standing there grinning like an idiot. Had Aunt Doris seen him yet? Why didn't he take this opportunity to sneak out the back way and set her free from explanations that promised to be embarrassing at best? Her mind was beginning to clear, and memories of the night before came flooding back. She'd decided not to lie to Aunt Doris, hadn't she? And now here was Ross, ruining everything.

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