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The suspense is heating up – and I cheated, this is eight paragraphs 🙂
Nick looked at his palms and flexed his fingers. “So what am I supposed to do?”
“Depends on what you want.” Tom ducked his head and examined a tiny knot in wood strip. “If you’re done with her and ready for another woman, you help her pack her bags and wave goodbye.”
Nick’s stomach knotted and his fingers balled into fists. “That’s not what I want. And you know it.”
“Good. Then you might want to figure out how you can help her do what she needs to do. If she needs time, give her time. If she needs space, give her space.”
“But how can I protect her if she leaves?”
“How can you protect her if she stays? If she’s in danger, and from what I know I assume she is, you can’t provide twenty-four hour lock-down security. Sounds to me like at some point this brother-in-law will have to be dealt with. He’s more likely to be flushed out of his hole if Daisy’s at her apartment than at your place.”
“I don’t want to use her as bait.”
Tom looked directly at Nick. “She is, whether you like it or not. The question is who’s prepared to move in if the bastard steps over the line?”
When the chips are down, there’s nobody there. Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood’s urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy’s world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy’s seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick’s safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?