By Maureen Smith

Journalist Riley Kane has lengthy suspected that the dying of her fiance, Trevor, a San Antonio police officer, was once now not an easy coincidence. the one one who can discover the reality approximately Trevor is his former accomplice, Noah Roarke. yet ideas of Noah fill Riley with to blame longing. Noah stored his distance from appealing, tempting Riley whereas Trevor used to be alive. Now she's again, in his office-and in his hands. Blindsided through the warmth that surges among them, Noah tells himself that the earlier he is helping Riley locate closure, the earlier she will be able to go away city. yet getting her out of his procedure -- and out of his middle -- will not be that easy...

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The coffee’s ready. ” She nodded wordlessly, not trusting her voice. When he’d left the kitchen, she sank weakly onto one of the bar stools at the island and blew out a long, ragged breath. Eskimo came over to where she sat, and looked up at her in curious inquiry. “I don’t know what just happened,” Riley murmured, absently scratching behind the dog’s ear. ” Noah stayed in the shower until the water turned cold. He needed time to get himself together, to calm his jittery nerves and bring his galloping pulse under control.

Riley lifted her grandmother’s hand and held it to her heart, looking the other woman in the eye. “You’re the only one I’ve told about my dreams, my fears. ” Florinda reached up and cupped Riley’s face in both hands. “I understand so much more than you could ever imagine. And someday, dear granddaughter, the confusion you’ve been feeling—about everything in your life, not just Trevor’s death—will all make sense. ” Tears burned at the back of Riley’s throat. She nodded, but deep down inside she wondered if, perhaps, this was one time her grandmother’s prediction about the future wouldn’t come to pass.

In Noah’s judgment, having worked with him in homicide and on patrol, Paulo Sanchez was one of the best of the best: aggressive, hard, intelligent. A cop’s cop. Wearing a black T-shirt, faded jeans, scuffed leather boots, and sporting a perpetual five-o’clock shadow, Sanchez looked every bit the tough guy he was. But few people knew the depth of the emotional scars he bore, byproducts of a failed marriage and the brutal murder of a woman he’d once had an affair with. The guilt he’d suffered in the aftermath of both had nearly destroyed him, sending him into a tailspin of self-destructive behavior until his cousin, an FBI agent at the local field office, had intervened.

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