The tenderness and sweetness of his kisses drunk, and the desire came over her with renewed vigor. Chapter Nine Days before Christmas flew by unnoticed: pies and cakes for receptions and weddings - and even chocolate, rum-soaked cake for Cooper Clinic nurses - gifts for the Rose and Lily. And ... the thought of Cooper. Yes, Natalie thought about him constantly. There is something serious. But what? Christmas morning, she met a tired but happy. Stepping out of the shower, Natalie looked in the mirror and smiled. Happiness is written on her face!