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By Maureen Smith

ISBN-10: 037386017X

ISBN-13: 9780373860173

Journalist Riley Kane has lengthy suspected that the loss of life of her fiance, Trevor, a San Antonio police officer, was once no longer an easy twist of fate. the single one that can discover the reality approximately Trevor is his former accomplice, Noah Roarke. yet techniques of Noah fill Riley with responsible longing. Noah stored his distance from appealing, tempting Riley whereas Trevor was once alive. Now she's again, in his office-and in his palms. Blindsided by means of the warmth that surges among them, Noah tells himself that the earlier he is helping Riley locate closure, the earlier she will be able to depart city. yet getting her out of his approach -- and out of his center -- will not be that easy...

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Riley could feel her heart hammering painfully against her rib cage. ” He frowned. “What are you talking about? ” She paused, looking him straight in the eye. ” Chapter 2 Noah stared at Riley as if she’d just escaped from the local asylum. She supposed she couldn’t blame him. She’d been questioning her own sanity for the past three years, ever since Trevor died and left her with more questions than answers. ” Noah asked warily. ” “I think there was another explanation for Trevor’s death. ” Noah’s expression darkened.

With her head bent low, Riley plucked a piece of lint from her skirt. “I know you were never crazy about Trevor,” she said in a subdued voice. ” Florinda reached over and gently squeezed her hand. “I know you did, baby. And he loved you, too. ” Riley lifted her grandmother’s hand and held it to her heart, looking the other woman in the eye. “You’re the only one I’ve told about my dreams, my fears. ” Florinda reached up and cupped Riley’s face in both hands. “I understand so much more than you could ever imagine.

He told me you’d called. I’m sorry I worried you. ” “No apology necessary. I knew you were in good hands. ” Riley blushed, and felt compelled to add, “He was in another room the whole time. It’s not like we were sleeping together, er, I mean, at the same—” A quiet smile curved Florinda’s mouth. “I know what you meant, dear. I spoke to him myself. ” Riley bit her lip, comforted by the fact that as long as her grandmother’s eyes remained closed, she wouldn’t see Riley’s apprehensive expression. ” The smile became soft, intuitive.

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