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by Cindy Davis
Description: When Paige Carmichael witnesses her fiancé murder his best friend, she had no choice but to run--but not before ensuring her future by taking a priceless coin and three quarters of a million dollars in dirty mob money. Paige creates a new identity and disguise in each city, but her fiancé is quick to locate her again and again. Paige meets an unlikely a hero in Christian Charles Beauchamps, a landscape architect who drives a big rig. He helps her get out of California, but Paige finds it hard to trust him. So used to running, she runs from Chris as well. Only when she stops running can Paige find true happiness. But will that ever be possible?
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Crimson Rose, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: June 2008
4 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [422 KB]
Reading time: 258-361 min.
As she waited at the crosswalk two blocks west of her hotel, the familiar sound of a diesel engine welled behind her. Paige spun around, crashing into a dark suited gentleman with a cell phone to one ear. The phone clattered to the sidewalk and broke in dozens of pieces. She muttered an apology as a bright yellow tractor-trailer bore down on the intersection. Paige stepped off the sidewalk and into the street.
The semi screamed to a stop not two inches from her left shoulder. Immediately horns began honking. Paige, who'd frozen at the sight of the bright chrome grill in her face, felt herself being wrapped in strong arms and dragged onto the sidewalk.
She knew she was sobbing but couldn't hear the sound of it over the horns and the shouting. She melted against the plaid cotton shirt. The arms tightened. His head bent against hers.
His lips brushed her left ear. "I've looked everywhere for you."
A loud pop. Then another. Something screeched past her ear. Paige was suddenly heaved sideways. Her elbow jolted up into her shoulder as she slammed to the sidewalk. More gunshots rang out. Something heavy landed on top of her, punching the air from her lungs.