Aleisha Ridgeway who owned a nearby gift shop was having a late breakfast and saw the ring. “Caroline, he gave you a diamond ring!”
Tell the world about it, Caroline thought resentfully, well aware that every eye in the room was trained on her. Even Marie had come from the kitchen to see what she’d do with the ring.
They were all going to be disappointed. Without a word Caroline laid the ring beside Wes’s empty cup and walked away.
“Man, that’s rough,” a guy two stools over sympathized.
Wes grinned. “She’s only playing hard to get. Don’t worry; she’ll be wearing this ring yet.”
Superb overconfidence? We'll see.