case you missed it, this couple began here
very select number of people have the opportunity to opulence in its
purest form. Even less get
the chance to enjoy it. That
particular fact kept running through Keesha Ward’s mind as she
marveled at the interior of the brand new Cessna in which she flew. She had been inside condominiums that were less sparsely
furnished – and less luxuriously appointed.
Every available surface was either pristine white or gleaming
silver. From the plush
leather seats to the shiny trim, it all looked as though it had just
come off the showroom floor.
glanced over at the unbroken expanse of ocean just visible in the window
across from her. She and Jasper Jacks were halfway back from an impromptu trip
to visit his mother in Australia. It
was Keesha’s first time meeting Lady Jane.
The two women had gotten along well.
sends her love,” Jax announced, hanging up the phone.
“She likes you. Just
like I said she would.”
like her too, Jax.” Keesha frowned at him. “You
know… your mother is nothing like the scary person you made her out to
flashed her a brilliant smile. “That’s
because she likes you.”
I’d better make sure that doesn’t change.”
turned and pretended to study the view through the window.
She hoped Jax hadn’t picked up on her statement.
It was the first time she had voiced aloud her desire to see
their relationship become something more than friendship.
There were times she thought Jax had feelings for her as well,
but just as quickly she realized that she could simply have misread the
handsome man’s generous, affectionate nature.
In conversations with Jax’s mother, Lady Jane had gently
reminded Keesha several times of his impetuousness where relationships
for your thoughts,” he offered.
was thinking about relationships,” Keesha responded truthfully.
one in particular?” Jax asked. “Nikolas
and Gia, perhaps?”
shook her head. “I wasn’t thinking about them specifically,” she
hedged, “but they are a good example.
I mean, how is someone ever sure about the person they pick? It is hard enough focusing on a future with someone without
having to keep an eye open for something from their past.”
reached out and enfolded her hands in his.
“I guess you just take things one day at a time.
You talk – honestly – and you have some faith that you’ll
be there for each other.”
that what you did with Brenda?”
didn’t bat an eye at the mention of the woman everyone referred to as
‘the love of his life’. “Yes, it was. And
just,” he hastened to add, “because it didn’t work out with Brenda
doesn’t mean I was wrong. It
just means she wasn’t the right one.”