Healing Her Spirit (Serenity Springs Book 2)

Healing Her Spirit (Serenity Springs Book 2) by Dawn Sullivan Read Free Book Online

Book: Healing Her Spirit (Serenity Springs Book 2) by Dawn Sullivan Read Free Book Online
Authors: Dawn Sullivan
to bury all of those feelings again, but it had not worked.  All he could think about was her big, green eyes, her soft, pink lips, and how right she felt in his arms.  There was one thing he did not understand.  She had been talking to Carl, her boyfriend, just moments before she was wrapped tightly around Clint.  Lacey was not the kind of person who would cheat on someone she cared about.  At least the Lacey that Clint knew wasn’t.  So, that brought up the question…was Lacey still with Carl? 
    Clint swore silently as he got out of his truck and walked into Mac’s Diner.  He had just come from a long, hard day working on his Dad’s ranch.  All he wanted to do was eat dinner and find his bed.  He didn’t care if it was only 6 in the evening or not.  Against his father’s protests, Clint had spent the day helping him round up some cattle for sale.  The doctor cleared him to do some light work around the farm, so he convinced himself being on a horse all day would be fine.  He was really regretting his decision now.
    At the sound of his name, Clint turned just in time to catch the small hurricane that slammed into him.  His eyes misted slightly as he recognized Ethan Donovan clinging tightly to his leg.  Running a hand gently over the boy’s light brown hair, Clint said, “Hey there, buddy.  How have you been?”
    Ethan lifted his tear-filled gaze to Clint and whispered, “You didn’t die.”
    Clint’s eyes narrowed as he knelt down beside Ethan.  “No, Ethan, I’m alive and well.”  Wiping the tears from Ethan’s cheeks, Clint smiled, “You can’t get rid of me that easily.  We have baseball season coming up soon.”
    “Baseball?” Ethan questioned as he looked up at Clint excitedly.  “I don’t know if I can play baseball.”
    “Why couldn’t you play baseball?” Clint asked as his gaze connected with a pair of long, bare legs.  Raising his eyes, he took in the sight of Lacey in a soft pink dress this time.  She was almost always wearing dresses, preferring them over jeans.  Clint was not complaining.  He loved seeing her sexy legs. 
    “I don’t know,” Ethan shrugged as he brought Clint’s attention back to him.  “I’ve never been able to before.  I’m not sick anymore, though.” 
    As Clint stared at Ethan in confusion, Lacey interrupted them.  “I think it would probably be alright for you to play this year, Ethan.  We will check with Dr. Adams on your next appointment, but everything has been great, so I don’t see a problem with it.”    Resting a hand lightly on top of Ethan’s head, she said, “Why don’t you go finish your ice cream?  We have just enough time to go to the park before we go home.”  Ethan grinned in agreement, giving Clint a quick hug before pulling out of his arms and running back to the booth where he and Lacey were sitting.
    Clint stood and watched Ethan for a moment, his hands resting lightly on his hips and his brows furrowed in confusion.  When Lacey made a move to join Ethan, Clint quickly reached out and grabbed hold of her arm.  “What’s wrong with him, Lacey?” he asked her quietly.  In all of the time he had known Lacey and Ethan, not once had he realized Ethan could be sick.  He looked like a healthy, normal child. 
    Lacey turned sad eyes up to him and whispered, “I don’t want to talk about it here, Clint.”  Glancing around the diner, she continued softly, “Why don’t you eat and then meet us at the park?  I want to tell you, but I don’t want the whole town to know.”  Following her gaze, Clint realized half of the people in the diner were watching them, trying not to be obvious about it.  Nodding, he dropped her arm and went to sit on one of the red vinyl stools at the counter in the front of the diner. 
    After Dottie took his order, Clint looked around to see that Lacey and Ethan had already left the diner.  Turning back, he gazed at the old records on the wall above him.  Damn, he had

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