Jenny’s Passion by Diane Wylie
Vintage Romance Publishing
In a time of war, theirs was a forbidden passion. What price would David and Jenny pay for a love that consumes them both?
Excerpt from Jenny’s Passion
Jenny retrieved her special treat from her bundles, stealing glances at him all the while. How she wished that things were different. If only there were no war, no animosities between North and South. If she could have chanced to meet David at a party or ball somewhere and her father had had a chance to see what a good man he was…
“Look what I brought for you!” She held the fragrant, golden-crusted pie in front of his face.
He looked up at her in surprise and grinned, making his eyes twinkle in a most attractive manner.
“This is your surprise, Jenny?”
“Yes,” she answered proudly. “I smuggled it away right out from under Patsy’s nose. Here.” She placed the pie in his hand and handed him a fork.
“Shouldn’t I cut a slice for each of us?”
“Oh, no.” She shook her head emphatically. “The whole pie is for you. You have grown so thin, and you need to regain your strength. Besides, I can always get some at home. Patsy made several. This one won’t be missed.”
“Oh! This is wonderful,” he mumbled, closing his eyes.
She clapped her hands and laughed. “Oh, I knew you would like it!”
He was chewing with eyes closed and such a winsome expression on his face that Jenny could bear it no longer. Gently placing her hands on his cheeks, she bent down and kissed him softly, hesitantly, afraid of what he would think of her. Apparently David needed no further encouragement. Placing the pie tin on the table, he reached for her with both arms, pulling her onto his lap.
His mouth was sweet and warm, tasting of apples and cinnamon. She felt an unfamiliar, but thrilling sensation when his tongue darted into her mouth, probing, but gentle. He made her senses come alive. Her skin was so sensitive that her clothing was suddenly extremely restrictive. Reaching up, she unbuttoned the top button of her high-necked dress so she could breathe. An urge to remove every scrap of her clothing jumped into her head. She was shocked at herself. Not only did she want to take off all her clothing, but she wanted the captain naked as well. It was outrageous that she should have such thoughts! Jenny opened her eyes and pulled away.
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