Teaching Ms. Riggs
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by Stephanie Beck
Description: It'll take a special man to teach her to live again. Benfri ëBení Riggs has come home to Flatthead Falls, Missouri to heal. After her husband's murder, secrets behind the peaceful, successful life she thought they'd shared emerge to leave her deep in debt, infertile, and afraid for her life. Teaching chemistry in her old hometown is her shout of independence, even though she wants to crawl under her bed in fear when the terrorizing phone calls begin. Mark Dougstat works the land, makes things grow, and isn't ashamed of the occasional mess his shoes cause. Busy making his farm pay enough to support his niece and nephew, he hasn't found the time or inclination to make the time, to find a good woman. Ben Riggs's humor and compassion change that fast. But they're going to have a battle on their hands. Ben's stalker won't quit. What is between Ben and Mark grows and they push forward in their relationship, learning more secrets along the way. Before they can settle into life together, the stalker will strike again. Blood will be shed and lives changed forever in the blink of an eye. Can they trust each other enough to get them through? No chickens were harmed in the writing of this book.
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2011 2011
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [267 KB]
Reading time: 174-244 min.
"Does it matter if it was a month ago or two days ago?" Ben demanded. "She wants me dead. Even if she is in another state, she can come back. What if Thomas had taken my car or you decided to move it? Or hell, what if Kira decided to play near it?"
"You just said 'what if' three times. 'What if' didn't happen. Everyone is okay, and except for the car itself and a few chickens there is no permanent damage. Take that for what it is and be grateful. If you spend your time with what could have happened, if I spend time going over it like that, we'll just make ourselves sick."
"No." His fierce denial made her jump. "No 'but Mark' for this, because you and I both know the most likely scenario. You would have gotten into your car, alone. You would have burned to death like those damn chickens. Then what? Thomas and Kira are looking at you like you're the best damn thing to ever come into their lives, and Ben, what would I do? What the hell would I do without you, loving you the way I do?"