Winning Back His Wife(78)

By: Melissa McClone

“You do, too. I’m far from the perfect man or husband. I tend to see things my way. Sometimes I’m too serious.”

That made her smile. “Sometimes?”

He grinned. “A lot of times. I don’t have a clue how to show how I’m feeling.”

Love for this man bubbled in her soul. “You’re doing a pretty good job right now.”

“It isn’t easy,” he admitted. “But you’re worth it. We both have a lot to learn and work to do. A lot of things can go wrong, but we can make this work. I have no doubt. But we’ll never know unless we’re willing to take a chance. I am. If you are, I trust you’ll stick it out even if things get a little rough. Up for it?”

Hope was starting to win. “I would love to believe our life, our future, could be spent together, not apart.”

He kissed her on the lips. “Believe it. Stay my wife.”

If ever she had a chance at a forever kind of love, it would be with Cullen. His coming for her proved he knew her, understood her, sometimes better than she knew herself. But fear kept whispering all the things that could go wrong. She was afraid of being disappointed, of being left. But fear wasn’t a good enough reason for walking away from something that had the potential to be so wonderful.

“Yes.” Sarah was afraid, but willing, oh-so-willing. She kissed him, a kiss full of her hopes and dreams for the two of them. “I love you. I want to make this work more than anything.”

His warm breath caressed her skin. He hugged her. “We are going to make this work.”

Hope overflowed from her heart. “So what happens now?”

He removed two gold bands from his pocket. He slid hers on her ring finger. “Your turn.”

She placed the other on his finger.

“You’ll need to show me where we live,” he said. “Then I need to get my résumé together and drop a copy off at the hospital.”

She stared at him in disbelief. “What?”

“I love living in Hood Hamlet, but I love you more. I want to be where you are, whether it’s here by Mount Baker or wherever you end up. Most places need doctors. And we can always go back to Hood Hamlet someday. Or not. Let’s play it by ear and see what happens. Plans can be so overrated.”

Her heart swelled with love and respect for her husband. “You are amazing, Dr. Gray.”

“You’re not so bad yourself, Lavagirl.”

As Cullen kissed her, the ground trembled. Another earthquake from Mount Baker.

Contentment and joy flowed through Sarah. She didn’t need the sparkling castles with gleaming turrets she’d read about as a child. A steam-blasting volcano in the northern Cascades was the perfect backdrop for the beginning of her and Cullen’s fairy tale and true love’s kiss.

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