The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn
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 Kady Cross

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“I think should go over there and do what you can do to help.”
“You sure?”
“I’ll be here when you’re done.”
His eyes sparkled as he looked at her. “You are the most amazing woman I’ve ever met.”
“And don’t you forget it.” She kissed him. She didn’t care what people thought of their relationship, or if they whispered about them. If people didn’t like the way she looked, they could stop staring.
He inched closer until their legs touched. “You know, I’m pretty amazing, too. I reckon we could do plenty of amazing things together.”
“No flirting,” she commanded, but her grin voided any real threat. “I’m immune to your charms.”
He snorted. “You are not.”
She opened her mouth to continue the argument, because it was fun to argue something so ridiculous, but was cut off by a strange dinging. “What’s that?”
“My portable telegraph.” He pulled a small, relatively flat device from his coat and used the small control panel to read and respond to a message. “It’s from Griffin. They’ve found out where Emily is. Looks like Sam’s in trouble, too. He wants me to come help if I can.”
“Then you should go.” She gave him a soft shove. “I’ll be fine.”
His gaze locked with hers. “Come with me.”
Her heart skipped a beat. “Now? Your friends won’t want me around. I’m a stranger.”
“They know you well enough, and we need all the help we can get. With Em and Sam both gone, we’re down two. With you on board, the odds are more in our favor. What do you say, darlin’—are you ready for another adventure? Rescue the damsel and her knight, plus slay the dragon, or dragons, as the case may be? We can do it together.”
Cat wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him soundly. “I say yes.”
And yes to every adventure to come.