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No Chance

No Chance

Description : No Chance
Kalamina Island

South Pacific

Eight years ago

“You do know there’s more where that came from, don’t you?” a softly teasing female voice asked.

Hunched over his plate, engrossed in stuffing himself with the feast before him, Gabe Maddox jerked his head up to glare. At the sight of the vision in front of him, his irritation at being interrupted and possibly mocked disappeared, along with his mouthful of food. Choking and gasping for breath, Gabe made a grab for his napkin.

“Oh, hey, I’m sorry. Are you okay?” She rushed behind him and pounded on his back.

A hot wave of embarrassment flooded through him. Only half of the food had gone down the wrong way. The other half he’d spewed out. Thankfully, the woman seemed too concerned with his health to notice the half-chewed piece of steak glistening on the table.

Finally catching his breath, Gabe wiped his mouth and eyes and looked at her as she came around to stand in front of him. Breath left him all over again. Beauty as he’d never imagined gazed down at him.

Long, thick mahogany hair, pulled back in a ponytail, drew attention to exotic cheekbones, skin the color of cream satin, full, beautiful lips, and eyes the color of a spring sky. He could do nothing but stare at the vision.

Her eyes darkened with concern. “Uh-oh, are you in some kind of shock or something? Should I call a doctor?”

Pulling in a wheezing breath, Gabe shook his head. “I’m fine. You just startled me.”