“Look, I didn’t mean to get out of line just now,” Luke mumbled to Josie, whose lips were pink and kiss-swollen, her cheeks brighter than the weather alone could explain. “I don’t exactly know what happened. I guess I just got overly ex…ex…” Oh, crimony, O’Dell—ay anything except excited!” …exuberant.”
Josie’s cheeks flamed.
Luke swallowed painfully and averted his eyes. ” Anyway, I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” He settled his Stetson back on his head. “Well, we’d better get going. We”ve got a lot of ground to cover. ”
He stalked toward the pickup, wishing some of that ground would just open up and swallow him now.