Alex glanced up from the paperwork, giving Rob a withering look.
Rob was taller than Alex, but not as tall as Gerald.
For a moment she thought he was going to say something to Rob, but his attention returned to the food on his plate.
"Here's one," Rob said, leaning over and reaching down.
Rob shifted his attention to the twins Nat and Matt.
Then we did too, so darling Joseph wouldn't rob us blind.
Rob glanced around the table and whistled, his gaze coming back to Carmen.
Rob snorted and looked at Aaron.
Rob was an entertainer, but it was hard to tell how he would react to danger.
"Which one has the most spirit," Rob said with a wink.
She handed Dandy to Rob and Random to Aaron, introducing the horses by name.
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 she paused at the buggy, from the corner of her eye she saw Rob approaching her.
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.
Rob boldly looked her up and down, his handshake firm and lingering.
"Go ahead," Rob said to Aaron.
"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.
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.
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.
How did Rob know Felipa had a wealthy father?
Rob latched on to the largest bedroom – the one she had used.
Alex eyed Rob, his expression unreadable.