Michael Cartwright has made billions in the oil industry, but he never passes on an opportunity to make more. His latest venture takes him to Appalachia… coal country… where he meets Jenny, a sweet waitress who he can’t help but fall in love with. But can a girl far removed from the glamorous life that Michael has carved out for himself adjust to life in his world… and is it fair to ask her to?
Jenny turned and started to walk away but Michael pulled her back with an arm around her waist. He slowly raised his hands and gently touched her smooth young face. He wanted to kiss her slightly parted lips, but he feared rejection from the sweet innocent woman. He knew that he had to kiss her, though, or he would regret it. He held her tightly and ran his tongue along her parted lips. He pressed his lips to hers and kissed her the way that Jenny had been dying to be kissed. It was her first kiss with someone as mature and worldly as Michael. She kissed him, her mouth opening in a passionate response, and she imagined him being her first lover. Then she stopped and pulled back. What had she done? She didn’t want this beautiful stranger to think she was easy.
Michael continued to hold her as she tried to pull away. “Jenny?”
“I can’t, I’m sorry.” She started to walk away but Michael held her arm. “What are you afraid of?”
A backward glance from her showed hurt in the young woman’s eyes. “I’m not fancy like you. I’m a coal miner’s daughter. I’m nothing special.”