The good looking cowboy handed her a pair of underwear, her ugliest bra, and warm socks with a stern warning he’d be standing right outside the door if she needed him.
With steely determination, Sunny managed to get dressed except for her socks. Heaving a sigh, she leaned on the sink and looked at her reflection. God, she looked like she’d been caught in a hay swather. Her hair was tangled into knots. The rings around her eyes were so black they looked like she’d been punched.
The flash of interest she’d seen in his eyes must have been an illusion, brought on by her time in the snow. He was so good looking, with dark curly hair, angular face, and broad shoulders, he probably had women lined up to date him. If he wasn’t already married. She hadn’t noticed a ring, but cowboys often didn’t wear one, afraid of it getting caught in a rope or a fence.
The door flew open and the handsome stranger, tall, wearing a western shirt and Wranglers, stood in the doorway. His dark brown eyes roamed over her face and the thin pajamas that barely concealed her almost-baby-ready breasts and swollen belly. “You okay?”
Her cheeks heated. He’d seen her in her bra and ugly pregnancy underpants. God. He moved closer and she shrank back, her fingers curling around the closest object, a shampoo bottle on the edge of the tub. “I thought you’d be long gone by now.” Her raspy voice sounded harsh. Staying up for two straight days had left her throat raw. She darted a glance at the door. The boys…
His gaze followed her hand, then lifted to meet her eyes. “I’m a friend of Cody Utah’s. I’ve come to work for him. I found you lying out in the barnyard about half frozen to death.”
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