Rob rode up beside her.
For a moment she thought he was going to say something to Rob, but his attention returned to the food on his plate.
Aaron smiled his relief and Rob laughed.
Aaron took quick steps, the way Alex did, and Rob had a tireless power walk.
Or else there would be plenty who'd rob us.
Then we did too, so darling Joseph wouldn't rob us blind.
Rob was taller than Alex, but not as tall as Gerald.
"Which one has the most spirit," Rob said with a wink.
"Here's one," Rob said, leaning over and reaching down.
Alex glanced up from the paperwork, giving Rob a withering look.
Rob boldly looked her up and down, his handshake firm and lingering.
Rob glanced around the table and whistled, his gaze coming back to Carmen.
Rob shifted his attention to the twins Nat and Matt.
Rob snorted and looked at Aaron.
Rob was an entertainer, but it was hard to tell how he would react to danger.
She handed Dandy to Rob and Random to Aaron, introducing the horses by name.
"Go ahead," Rob said to Aaron.
They paused briefly, letting the horses drink while Rob took some pictures of the creek.
Rob spoke as he passed them on the way to his horse.
Rob dismounted slowly and stretched.
Rob walked gingerly across the rocks, wincing.
It wouldn't take long to saddle him and ride up there and she could ride around the house so Rob wouldn't know.
Rob was at the house.
The reason all revolved around the fact that she felt uncomfortable around Rob – and the fact that Alex had said she was encouraging him.
As Rob crossed the foot bridge across the creek, Alex and Gerald emerged from the barn and started for the house.
When his friend knocked on the door, he waited for Carmen to answer it and when Gerald made the introductions, Alex said nothing – not even when Rob made a comment that would normally have raised an eyebrow.
"They were up by the fence last night," Rob said, watching the bison nervously.
Rob gave her a strange look and then shook his head.
She handed the jar to Rob and grinned.
Rob didn't need encouragement.
Still, Carmen was surprised when Felipa, Aaron and Rob decided to go for a moonlight walk.
With Rob and Aaron otherwise occupied, it left Gerald free to enjoy the evening with Alex, Carmen and the children.
This Rob, he is a good man?
Rob appears to be struck with her.
Rob followed Carmen's gaze and shrugged.
She could drive her car over there, but she'd have to leave it there and Rob would see it.
When Rob dropped his arm and stepped back, Alex glanced at Gerald, who looked uncomfortable.
Carmen gave Rob a level look.
Rob lifted his hands, palm out in surrender.
He could have said something to Rob, though at the moment anything he could have said to make the situation better eluded her.
Maybe he thought she was encouraging Rob again.
As she paused at the buggy, from the corner of her eye she saw Rob approaching her.
Carmen looked up to find Rob turned around in the front seat, watching her with a strange expression.
Rob followed her gaze as he finished pulling the last leg out on the table.
You can't make me believe that, said the robber; and he hurried away to rob one of the rich merchants.
Rob latched on to the largest bedroom – the one she had used.
Alex eyed Rob, his expression unreadable.
Carmen glanced at Alex, who was watching Rob with a concerned expression.
Aaron glanced at Rob and then back to Carmen.
Rob eyed him uneasily.
Rob gave her a sour look.
Aaron and Rob helped her unsaddle the horses and get them into stalls with hay and water.
On the other hand, maybe he would enjoy her company – certainly Rob would and that would take his attention off Jenny.
Rob is a bit of a show-off, is he not?
Aaron, Felipa and Gerald headed into town and Rob headed for the house.
She eyed Rob thoughtfully.
How did Rob know Felipa had a wealthy father?
"You can beg me," he said and kissed her hard enough to rob her of breath.
Rob wasn't the first man to make that kind of remark and he probably wouldn't be the last.
Why did Rob come here?
Rob and Gerald were standing beside their saddled mounts, looking proud.
Carmen decided to stay with him while Felipa took Aaron and Rob up the trail.
What I don't understand is why you didn't get Rob to go up there with you.
Rob put an arm around her shoulders.
Aaron and Felipa went to town for some ice cream, so Rob helped Carmen set up table and chairs outside for the barbeque.
They met in the field and talked for a few minutes and then separated – Rob continuing toward the guest house and Alex and Gerald angled toward the footbridge.
Rob cleared his throat and leaned toward her, grinning.
Aaron says Rob invited himself to come here.