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By Jo Barrett

ISBN-10: 0061241105

ISBN-13: 9780061241109

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We’d be modern. Like movie stars. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. ” And besides, I couldn’t complain. ” As he put it, we were “unofficially” engaged. He hadn’t asked me to marry him in the traditional way. There was no candlelight dinner. No diamond. No bending down on 22 jo barrett one knee. Rather, he’d told me late one night, and I might add— after sweaty, post-coital sex—that he “intended” to marry me. This is how it happened: One night, as we lay breathless and sweaty on my mattress, stark naked with the damp sheets kicked on the floor, he’d reached over to the side of the bed, grabbed my hand, and slipped a ring on my finger.

I asked, wrapping my arm around his waist and posing in front of the bathroom mirror. ” he mumbled. He suddenly spotted the Juliet ring on my finger. In one quick motion, he grabbed my hand and rolled the ring off my finger. ” I said. “Don’t wear this tonight,” he said, holding the ring in front of my nose. “I don’t want my dad to think we got engaged without telling him. ” I smiled at Carlton and nodded. For now, the Juliet ring would be our little secret. The entire wedding was held inside the Grand Ballroom of the Houstonian Hotel.

Better to lead a fast life, die young, and look good in your coffin. ” he said, nudging Carlton. ” “Life is short, Madeline. I can always make more money. But I can’t make any more time,” Forest Connors said. He winked at Carlton and walked away. It was disarming. The way Forest Connors walked and talked. With his snakeskin cowboy boots and Texas twang. On the outside, he had the genuineness of a pure country bumpkin—the type of guy you see driving a tractor on the side of the road. Chewing on a sprig of mint.

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