Does heartbreak last forever? Casey could only hope that time would ease the pain. Falling in love with Flint McCallister had been a cruel twist of fate. It was ironic, actually, because Casey initially hadn’t wanted Flint to manage the ranch. Her hostility had been obvious. Now, here she was contemplating life without Flint as though it were the end of the world. For Flint had made his feelings perfectly clear when he said, “Casey, can’t you get it through your head that I don’t want you here!”
“I know that you resent me, Casey.” Flint’s voice was ominously quiet as he continued. “But I’m here to manage this ranch, and I have to stay and do the job.” “How unfortunate for both of us!” Casey exclaimed, her voice cracking slightly. “I suppose we’ll just have to make the best of a bad situation.” “I suppose so,” Flint drawled, his keen gaze narrowing quizzically as the smoldering anger in Casey’s eyes sharpened into an expression of pain. “Or, you could always leave,” he suggested. “Never,” Casey retorted sharply. “I just wish you would get out of my . . . life.” She could never tell him that she really wanted him out of her heart!
Harlequin Presents - HP # 131