“Ah-ah. I ain’t done. Now, what haven’t we addressed as far as legal issues?”
“I think we should have a prenuptial agreement.”
Cam’s eyes narrowed dangerously. “Why?”
“Because I don’t want your money if this doesn’t work out. I will want sole custody of Anton and I won’t expect you to pay child support for him. And Skylar mentioned legal issues Jessie’s dealing with, as far as Luke’s stake in the McKay Ranch—”
“Forget it. None of that shit matters. We’ll figure it out as we go along.” Cam leaned in so they were nose to nose. “You are changing your name.”
Not a question.
“You think I want to keep Katzinski?”
Cam granted her the slow, sexy smile that turned her knees weak. “Now that we’ve got that settled…” He kissed her. Lord did he ever kiss her.
After he released her mouth, he nuzzled her cheek, her hair, her neck. “Domini, I…”
“What?” she whispered, feeling the urgency in his tone.
“I-I’ve gotta go.” His breath drifted across her ear. “I’ll call you later and I’ll see you at the courthouse tomorrow.”
Cam smooched her forehead and climbed in his truck.
Evidently what he’d meant to say hadn’t been so urgent after all.
Cam had chickened out telling Domini he loved her and none of the legal stuff mattered because their marriage would be real in every sense of the word.
It’d been hard seeing her caught off balance, seeing her struggle. She wasn’t sure of anything.
But Cam had never been more sure of anything in his life.
His first call was to his sister. “Hey Keely, I need your help.”
“Seriously. This is important. Can you keep a secret?”
A beat passed. “I’ll keep your secret if you forget what you saw at Colt and Indy’s wedding reception and we never ever ever bring it up again.”
He frowned. “You haven’t talked to him about it?”
“No! I hate him! Hate him, understand? And if I ever see that smug, self-serving, self-righteous prick again, I’ll cut off his limp—”
“Okay, okay, I get it. So, if you help me, I will erase my memory of the incident in question.”
“Deal. What’s up?”
“Domini and I are getting married tomorrow.” Cam grinned like a loon. He couldn’t help it. By this time tomorrow that Ukrainian princess would be his. His wife. In his bed every night. Forever.
Keely squealed. “Get out! That is so awesome.” She went quiet. “Dammit, Cam, you’re not telling anyone else in the family, are you?”
“Nope. Well, I’m gonna ask Colt to stand up for me at the courthouse. Which means Indy will know.”
“Why the big secret?”
“The McKay family can be overwhelming. With Luke’s death, and what Domini is going through after Nadia’s death, and dealing with Anton…we decided to keep it simple.”
“Who’s standing up for Domini?”
“Umm. I don’t know. I don’t think she knows.”
“Oh, pick me, pick me! I couldn’t stand it if I didn’t get to be in your wedding, Cam. Please?”
“That’s Domini’s choice. If you get over to her place right away and help her, she’ll probably pick you. She was kinda freaked out, to be honest. She doesn’t have a dress or flowers, and the rest of that girly crap I don’t know nothin’ about.”
“Say no more. I will take care of it pronto.” She sniffled. “And can I just say I’m really really really happy for you?”
“Yeah, you can.” His wild child baby sis was such a softie. “Do you still have Grandma Dinah’s wedding ring?”
“I know Grandma left it to you and all, and obviously I’d pay you for it—”
“Cameron West McKay, you’ll do no such thing as pay me! I don’t know why the hell she ever left it to me anyway, unless she thought it was the only wedding ring I’d ever get.”
“I’d hoped one of my brothers would want it.”
“As I am the last male to get married, it ain’t like you’ve got a choice on which brother,” he said dryly.
Even though Keely was mute on the other end of the phone, he heard the gears churning.
Why the sudden marriage? Why was he denying his family a chance to share in his happiness? Especially when he’d had so little of it in the last few years?
Cam heard her intake of breath and he braced himself.
But Keely’s train of thought had nothing to do with his impending nuptials. “So if Domini is moving in with you right away I totally call dibs on her apartment.”
“…by the State of Wyoming, I pronounce you husband and wife.”
“Can I kiss my bride?”
“By all means, Deputy.”
Cam flashed Domini a devastating, possessive grin. Then his hands were cupping her face and he kissed her with such melting sweetness, with such pride and intent, Domini knew she’d start bawling if he kept it up.
She murmured, “Save some of those kisses for tonight when we’re alone.”
“Got plenty more where those came from. Now that you’re mine, I can kiss you pretty much any time I please, wife.”
Colt clapped Cam on the back. “Congrats, bro.” He hugged Domini. “Welcome to the family.”
Cam took Colt aside to talk to him.
“Domini, you look gorgeous, fabulous, radiant all those bridely type words,” India said. Her curious gaze zoomed to the chain circling Domini’s neck. “Where’d you get the necklace?”
“Cam gave it to me last week.” Lord. It seemed like a lifetime ago. But Domini had gotten so used to wearing the necklace, she felt naked if she took it off.
“I never would’ve guessed Cam was so…generous.” Indy traced the satin sleeve banded across Domini’s biceps. “And wow. Who would’ve thought this color would be perfect for a wedding dress?”
“Keely thought of it.” She’d shown up yesterday afternoon with three wedding dress choices. This one stood out—a simple, short silk sheath in aquamarine.
“Doesn’t it match her eyes exactly? I knew there was a reason I was compelled to buy this classy dress last year…it just wasn’t for me,” Keely said.