By Carla Cassidy
Jack Cortland had crashed and burned in the course of his rock 'n' roll heyday. even supposing the good-looking loner had sworn off love, he used to be single-handedly elevating his motherless sons at the kinfolk ranch. yet hurricane clouds amassed whilst the boys' tyrannical granddaddy alluded to eerie curses and hinted at a foul custody conflict. Out of his aspect, Jack employed a stunning nanny to teach him the ropes... and wound up lawfully wed!
Nanny extraordinaire Marisa Perez had reliable purposes for operating off to Vegas with Jack, yet harbored fears that threat might darken their doorstep. but regardless of the upcoming doom, Marisa couldn't face up to the smokin' scorching cowboy whose gunmetal-gray eyes captivated her heart.
And then the prophecy got here true....
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His eyes twinkled. “So, are you planning to shoot me if I get a little too…” He wiggled his eyebrows. “... ” “Yes,” she said firmly. Neen had hardened in the past three years. Fear of Ruiz and his men had done that to her. So had being alone. He held up both hands. ” He put his hand on top of his head and lifted one eyebrow. “Unless... ” She trusted him with her safety, but not with her heart. She pointed to his side of the bed and then to hers. “Your side. My side. ” He watched her take a few things out of the suitcase and walk toward the bathroom.
After this was over, he’d be gone again, and her ego couldn’t handle another rejection like the last one. She focused on the task at hand. He looked over her shoulder. ” He pointed to the page. ” She thought all the letters were small script, but when her eyes finally caught the letter he pointed to, she realized it was twice the size of the others. She spotted a big G and one other letter that size, an M. She highlighted those and wrote them on the bottom of the page, making them bigger than the others.
They’re also slobs. ” He blinked. ” “My mother used to say I had a bionic nose. And noticing things like that has kept me alive,” she said on the way to the bathroom. Neen remembered the last time she’d smelled apple gum. It happened in Seattle, when she got in her car, and she also found a cough drop wrapper on the floor. She didn’t know if they’d planted a tracking device or a bomb or just searched the car, but they’d definitely been there. Neen left her car in the parking lot and walked away.