If you love rich men, veterans or unexpected babies… try this one out!
When Mac was wounded in Afghanistan, he visualized coming home to heal and help his grandfather with the family business. That was before he got word that his beloved grandfather had been killed in a senseless accident. Now he’s come home to emptiness.
Nina has made her escape from her stepmother’s iron thumb and landed in a new part of the country with no one but herself to rely on. Far from helpless, but still young and alone, Nina must navigate surrounded by strangers and decide over and over who she can trust.
One fateful night brings them together for support that leads far beyond anything either could imagine.
The sound of running feet caught his attention. He shouldn’t be alone near the construction site this time of night. He could have waited for daylight to check it out. Hell, this place was probably more dangerous than Afghanistan anyway.
There were more people running than he could take on in his current state so he slid behind a dumpster to wait for them to pass him. He was barely settled when someone small slipped in with him.
She, yes definitely a she, bumped into him and he felt her ready herself to scream before his hand clamped over her mouth. He pulled her further into the shadows with him. Two, no three men ran by. Were they searching for this girl?
He needed to get both of them out of here quick before they realized they’d lost her and circled back.
“Keep quiet or they’ll find us,” he breathed into her ear. She froze for an instant then nodded.
He removed his hand from her mouth and she didn’t scream. One point for her. He took her hand and they cautiously moved out into the alley. She stayed close and kept quiet as he picked his way out of the debris around the dumpster and into the construction yard proper.
Together they hurried to the trailer at the back of the site. He was already fingering the keys as they moved. Being careful not to jingle anything, he unlocked the door and pulled it silently closed behind them. He relocked it and took a deep breath.
He felt her nod more than saw it. It was dark in here and he didn’t want to turn on a light yet.
The idiocy of the whole thing hit him then. He’d brought a stranger into the trailer. The people chasing her could have been cops. No, they would have announced themselves. But that didn’t make her one of the good guys.
Had he learned nothing during his deployment?