The Impossible Promise
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : K.B. Forrest
Word Count :25797
Publication Date :2012-04-08
Series : #
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Category : Contemporary Romance
- Product Code: 978-1-77111-169-0
Roscoe didn’t mean to do it. He beat a woman almost to death, but hell, she was a whore. A woman who had no appreciation for him! He knows one thing: he is a lot of man to love. Now her pimp is ordering him to pay up. He knows he can do it because he’s in line for a big raise. One small thing stands in his way: Darlene Savage.
Darlene wants to make it as a network technician because she has what it takes, even if all of her co-workers are male. One big thing stands in her way: Roscoe, a man who hates her and believes no woman can do his kind of work. He is constantly scheming to get her fired, but the competition heats up when a new job opens.
Darlene finds an ally in Billy-Bob, a fascinating geek by day, and cowboy by night. The only problem? He’s like a changeling. She never knows what will come up next. What she doesn’t know is that Billy-Bob is not just one man. He is really two men—identical twins, and one of them is courting her without the other’s knowledge. Will she finally realize and make her choice, or will Roscoe make sure she never lives to choose?
“Hi, darlin’, I was just over to see Mr. Flarck. He wanted to ask me if we’d had lunch. What was that about?”
She closed the door and fell into his arms crying. When she finished her story, Bob was surprised that even though he’d done this to hurt Billy, he felt real sympathy for the beautiful young woman. It seemed that someone was out to get her canned.
“So he tried to frame you so that you won’t be considered for the job? That’s low. Look, here is my cell phone number.” He wrote the number on the back of his official business card. “If you need me to vouch for you or to catch these guys at their game, just let me know. I’ll break that whale’s leg if he tries anything.”
Darlene was wiping her tears, and he put a hand on her face, holding her as he dabbed a tear with his thumb. God, she was beautiful.
“Tonight when we go out, I’ll let you know if anything else happens,” she said.
He realized that Billy and Darlene had made plans for a date. This meeting was going to screw things up, but since his stomach still hurt from Billy’s punch, he deserved it. He said goodbye and started to leave when a huge man with a pendulous gut came charging out of the next office. A smarmy smile spread over his face. He pushed past Bob and looked into Darlene’s office.
He shook a fat finger at her and said, “Get a room.”
Bob was instantly filled with rage. He recognized that Roscoe fellow from her description. There couldn’t be two of the same blob. He grabbed the man by his collar and pulled him close ferociously. “You watch yourself, Buster. I’ve de-nuttered my share of hogs, and I’ll do it again any day. You cross me, or my woman, and I’ll make you squeal like a stuck pig, you hear me? Answer before I get my nut-clippers out.”
Roscoe said, “Let me go. Oh God, I’ll do whatever you say.”
“You address me as Oh God, Sir.” Bob shook the man until his jowls trembled like pouches of Jell-O.
“Oh God, Sir.” Roscoe said obediently.
Bob walked down the hall assertively, hearing his cowboy boots clip along the polished floor. He imagined Darlene laughing in her office.