Nick had been watching Beth and drinking in the sight of her. Time had done nothing to stop the connection he felt. He watched as she placed a pencil in her mouth before removing it to make notes on the drawing board. His eyes travelled down to her legs and back up, landing on her face. She had taken her shoes off and was standing over the desk looking back at a large board on the wall next to her desk.
“Oh, well it’s working fine, I think; it was a rental. In fact, just hope the next person will have someone at skilled as I did to work on it. How did you find me? I mean, I don’t remember telling you which firm or even where it was,” she said to him.
“That is a very long story that I would love to explain over dinner tonight; if you are free?” he asked her, not moving a muscle, looking just as handsome wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and a leather jacket.
She thought she had found true love. The dream somehow turned into a nightmare. She fled with her only thought being to free herself from this nightmare. She had thought that she was safe and living the life she wanted, that after seven years she found someone she could truly love. The nightmare was only just beginning. She was through; she was free now. She was ready to surrender to her true love, but now she needs to save him by leaving.
He was a playboy, never one to commit. He was a love-them-and-leave-them, happy-go-lucky type. That was until she came into his life in a time when he was hiding, not sure what might happen. He only had a few days with her, but she consumed his thoughts. He will do whatever it takes to be with the woman he loves and have a future with her, but at what cost?
About the Author
ANNE BECK is the mother of three grown children. She is a grandmother soon to have two grandchildren. She refers to herself as a hopeless romantic. She lives in Salem, Oregon. She enjoys the great Pacific Northwest hiking and trips to the beach. By taking life problems and finding ways to cope with them and still remain true to one’s self. She believes we all have an inner strength that when tested can only show you just how strong you can be. She wants the heroines and heroes to have flaws just like the rest of us.