Badge of Tenacity by India Lord EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: India Lord
- Language: English
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I SQUELCHED THROUGH PUDDLES, the mud sucking at my old
gumboots. Frigid liquid nipped my toes, my water-logged merino socks no
longer trapping in warmth. I shivered, downright miserable and cranky after a
frustrating morning. A curse slipped free when I spotted a black farm vehicle
sitting in my driveway.
Great. Just great.
An already shitty day was about to become worse. I stepped forward and
forced a bland smile.
“Oliver, why are you here?”
My brother-in-law climbed out of his vehicle, his handsome and florid face
wreathed in a welcoming greeting, the breeze ruffling his well-groomed black
hair. “I came to check on you. I promised Doug I’d help and ensure you
Oliver had told me that before, but my husband hadn’t liked how his
brother had bossed him around and fired orders at him. The two men had
different farming styles, which was why their father had subdivided the land
and given his two sons half each.
“Thanks, but I’m fine.”
“You don’t look fine.” His brown gaze moved up and down, and I felt
naked under his scrutiny. “What happened?” His expression blazed, full of
“Got distracted and tripped over my feet.”
“I see you got your cows out of my paddock.”
“Yeah, sorry about that. Someone cut the fence.” I’d need to repair it
before I used that paddock again for grazing.
Oliver tutted. “You should’ve rung me and asked for help.”
“If I’d realized they’d gone onto your land, I would’ve called you. I needed
to muster them and returned to the house to get ear tags. I’m selling the
calves at the sale next week.”
“You look tired. Still working at that pub?”
“Yes.” Another contentious matter and none of my brother-in-law’s
“Doug would hate to see you serving drinks. I’ve seen the guys hit on you
now that he’s gone. If you’re not careful, someone will take advantage.”
Anger flared in me. Oliver discomfited me more than any of the pub’s
patrons. My boss kept customers in line and didn’t stand for any disrespect
toward his female staff.
“Chrissie, you’re stressed and tense. Let me give you a massage?”
I stiffened, my posture turning rigid.
“I have a free hour,” he continued. “Why don’t you go inside and take a
shower? Relax under the hot water before I do the massage. Do you have any
baby oil or lotion?”
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