Brandi Alexander is having a tough day. First, her fiancé's mother throws $50,000 in cash at her, demanding that she break off her engagement. Then she adds a dangerous threat to the bribe. What's a girl to do? Her day gets worse when a teenager arrives at her door, drops a baby in her arms, and asks her to raise it. And she disappears! Brandi's 'what's next?' turns to 'what if...?' She knows firsthand about the frustrations of being abandoned and the circus of foster homes and our legal system.
She calls Zack Morgan, her former foster brother. As an undercover cop from St. Louis, Missouri, he'd know what to do. Boy, does Zack know what he wants to do! If only he could get Brandi to see that they were made for each other.... Love is a complicated affair when it's mixed with more secrets than Watergate, a vengeful ex-fiancé, the emotional conflicts of becoming a mother overnight, and facing the fact that Zack is much, much more than a friend.
|Publisher:||Wings ePress, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Many years ago, my husband and I were presented with an unusual and complicated situation. A friend of a friend had just given birth to a baby and needed a place to stay with her child while she recuperated. During this time, under darkness of night, she disappeared - leaving her infant in our home. No notes, no explanations, no phone calls. We waited two days. Because of our own situation at the time, we felt compelled to turn the child over to the Division of Social Services when the mother failed to return. Ever since that time, I've wondered...what if?
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"It's a hug, Brandi. Not foreplay." He tilted her chin up to face him again. "But if you want it to be more, all you have to do is ask."
The words were on her tongue. She clamped a hand over her mouth before they could slip out. Zack laughed and she slipped out of his arms, backing away from him.
"Then again, maybe you have a problem with asking?" he murmured, eliminating the distance between them. "I've often wondered..." He reached forward, removed her hand and studied her mouth, sliding his thumb over her lower lip. "So soft."
She stepped back and he stepped forward. She sought to avoid the inevitable. He was going to kiss her, and it scared her right down to her toes. One kiss and things would change irrevocably between them. Her flesh burned and despite her best efforts, she found herself torn between desire and fear. Would she lose a friend and gain a lover? In the end, would she lose both? The cool surface of the refrigerator stopped her flight and Zack placed his hand on the appliance to eliminate her escape. Unconsciously, she leaned forward and he smiled. It was unlike any smile she'd ever seen from him, a cryptic, loving twitch of his lips that enticed her more than any cheesecake she'd ever craved in her life.