At first she had been infatuated with Denton, but in the last year she had learned a lot about him.
Dad, the only thing Denton and I have in common is that we're both Homo Sapiens.
If Denton hadn't come along, would she still be blissfully letting her father run her life?
Denton might have a lot of girls fooled, but she knew him too well.
The last thing Denton needed was a fiery redhead with a tendency to speak her mind.
It wouldn't be easy to tell Denton the marriage was off.
What Denton wanted, he got - one way or another, and lately he seemed driven by some inner demon.
Tonight she would break the engagement with Denton... then she would face her father.
Denton met her at the door, smiling as though she were the only person on his mind.
Denton was fastidious about his appearance and he expected the woman at his side to mirror that image.
She opened her mouth to give him a smart reply, but Denton gripped her elbow.
Denton could lay on the charm when he wanted to, but his sense of humor needed improvement.
Denton kept her busy welcoming guests until Clarissa arrived.
Not that Denton would have remembered right now, anyway.
I'm sure Denton won't miss me now.
Denton is crazy about you.
Does Denton know that?
Denton is going places.
Obviously Mom had joined the ranks of those who thought marrying Denton was the only way she could live up to the O'Hara name.
One of the couples was Denton and Clarissa.
Are you and Denton looking for a house?
She was half listening to him while she watched Denton reluctantly leave Clarissa and glance around the crowd.
Denton had spotted them.
Denton scowled at her as he stopped beside them.
Denton turned the scowl on him.
The agent scurried away and Denton immediately turned on her.
But Denton was relentless.
When Denton sunk his teeth into something, he held on.
She was letting Denton get to her again.
She rejoined the party and even danced a few times with Denton, who was perplexed by her sudden change in mood.
Denton paused with his fork half way to his mouth, the saucer of cake perched delicately on his other hand.
Denton hated the yellow sundress with its spaghetti straps, but it was one of her favorite dresses.
Turning first one way and then the other in front of the mirror, she tried to decide what it was about the dress that Denton found so objectionable.
As he strode around the car to the driver's side with his usual grace, it struck her that Denton never looked so nice in casual clothes.
Denton cultured his grace and worked at presenting the proper image.
Why did Denton keep entering her mind when she was enjoying the evening so much with Justin?
They had covered more topics tonight than she and Denton had discussed in their entire relationship.
Too bad Denton didn't hear that - even if it did come from the lips of a child.
Denton has been asking where you are.
"Wouldn't Denton be proud if he could see you now," she muttered sarcastically as she hurried into the cabin.
Surely Denton hadn't found her already.
Denton - it had to be.