By Shannon McKenna
Ex-FBI agent Connor McCloud can always remember the day he was once organize to die by the hands of relied on good friend and fellow agent Ed Riggs. not easy justice and loyalty to his badge have fee Connor what he wishes such a lot - Ed's shy, studious daughter Erin. He can by no means have her now, yet her good looks nonetheless haunts and torments his each waking hour and his so much fevered erotic desires. yet now that his outdated enemy Kurt Novak has back, Connor is ready to do whatever to guard the weak younger girl from a killer who has vowed a brutal payback...a killer with a predator's deadly persistence.
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I swear. I did not do this. " A heavy silence fell between them. Silence that was like darkness, teeming and writhing with terrible possibilities. Erin shook herself and got to her feet. "I'm going to clean up that broken glass. Then I'm taking the frame and clock to Cindy's room until we can repair them. " "Don't worry about it, sweetie. " "No, you won't," Erin said. Barbara tightened the sash of her bathrobe with an angry tug. " Her mother's sharp response made her feel better, oddly enough. She murmured a garbled apology and hefted the mirror, shaking as much glass as she could out onto the floor.
Pine, wood smoke, and rainstorms. She stared straight up into his face, like she'd always wanted to do, and breathed him in. She drank in all the details: the sheen of beard stubble glinting metallic gold in the light from the corridor outside. The shadows beneath his brilliant eyes, the sharp line of his jutting cheekbones. How was it possible for a mouth to be so stern, and yet so sensual? And his piercing eyes saw right into her soul. She lost herself in it. She wanted to touch his face, to trail her fingers over every masculine detail, to feel the warmth of his skin.
You've always been perfect, Erin. You don't need to lose weight. You never did. " She was completely flustered. " A sweet, brief smile transformed his lean face as he sat down in the chair she'd cleared for him. Edna promptly leaped into his lap. Erin scooped coffee into the filter with trembling hands. " Her skin prickled at his tone. " "Last fall. At Crystal Mountain. That guy, Georg. Tell me the truth. " She froze into agonized stillness, keeping her back to him. " Her voice was small and tight.