Suddenly Engaged (A Lake Haven Novel Book 3)(120)

By: Julia London

“I’m excited!” she said and laughed again. “Yes! Yes, of course I will,” she said and fell to her knees in front of him, trying to push Otto out from between them, but the dog would not budge.

Dax was shaking as he put the ring on her finger. “This didn’t go anything like I thought it would.”

“Nothing about us has ever gone like we thought it would,” she said, smiling up at him, her eyes glistening with unbridled happiness. “Why would it now? Oh my,” she said, looking at the ring. “It’s gorgeous, Dax. You’re gorgeous.” She wrapped her arms around his neck. “Do you know how happy I am right now? Delirious! I’ve never been as happy as I’ve been with you these last few months . . . but now? Today? I’m over the moon. I may keel over. And if I do, please know that I couldn’t wait to share a lifetime with you.” She kissed his cheek. “I love you, you old grump,” she said and kissed his mouth.

Dax felt a little giddy himself. Butterflies in his belly, the whole nine yards. “Not as much as I love you, babe,” he said as she kissed his cheeks and the bridge of his nose.

She wasn’t listening now—Mrs. McCauley put Jonathan down beside them, and Kyra was squealing with delight and holding her hand out to show Deenie the ring, and then they were almost knocked into the lake when Ruby launched her small body at them and shrieked, “You’re going to be my daddy!”

As if he hadn’t figured that out. What a coconut that girl was.