All The Way Back [Wayback Texas Series]
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by Cindy Spencer Pape
Description: Drew Lawson left Wayback for the army a long time ago. Now he's back, a little older and a lot wiser, but the past still haunts him. Music teacher Annie Zykov had a crush on Drew when she was a kid, but what she feels for the man is something else entirely. With Annie's help, can Drew come to grips with his past and learn to face the future? Is love what it takes to bring him All the Way Back?
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Yellow Rose,
eBookwise Release Date: September 2008
23 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [110 KB]
Reading time: 68-95 min.
Her smile was stunning. "Well then, Tex. I'd love to dance." She moved into his arms and he swung her around, picking up the steps as if he'd never been gone. He guessed some things were just embedded into your physical memory. Riding a bike, disassembling and reassembling a sniper rifle and dancing the Texas two-step.
They didn't talk this time. Drew had to concentrate on the dance, and Annie just seemed to lose herself in the music. By the time the song ended, they were both flushed and breathing heavily. Annie smoothed her hair away from her face and gave him a lopsided grin. Drew just hauled in a breath.
The band segued into a slow, sweet number that Drew didn't recognize--he hadn't kept up on musical trends much while he'd been overseas. He shifted his hold, and Annie settled in closer, her movements as easy and natural as if she belonged in his arms. Her small, soft hand settled on his chest and he felt the warmth through the thin cotton of his western style shirt. Her hair smelled like sunshine--at least to him. As they stepped and swayed to the music, he pulled her closer against him, until her stomach rubbed against the persistent bulge in his jeans with every movement.
"Can I drive you home?" he growled softly when the music stopped again. He hadn't let her go--he hated to give up the feel of that heat and softness. It had been so damned long since he'd felt this alive.
"Y-yeah," she agreed, sucking in a ragged breath. "I could use some air."