By Virna DePaul
"I'm now not afraid anymore."
For years, court docket reporter Mattie Nolan saved her baby a mystery. the fellow she as soon as enjoyed selected his harmful job—undercover cop—over her. yet now, Sacramento detective Dom Jeffries is all that is status among her and the drug kingpin set on revenge opposed to everybody who placed him away. together with Mattie.
Though teetering at the fringe of burnout, Dom is going undercover as a bailiff in Mattie's court. whereas he pretends to not take note her, options of her contact, her odor and the smile that have been his on my own preserve resurfacing. Then he uncovers the key she's preserving. to save lots of the daughter he is by no means identified and the lady he is by no means forgotten, Dom's able to sacrifice not only his task, yet his life…
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Hating the way her feelings and libido had gotten so out of control, she wanted to kick herself anytime desire made her stomach clench. In fairness, however, she’d be kicking herself all the time. Instead, she tried to concentrate on the routine of her job, her worries about Jordan, and her healing but fragile relationship with her brother, Tony. When that didn’t work, she tried to drum up some excitement for her date with Ty that night. In the past week, the man had sent her flowers and called just to chat.
His expression didn’t change, but his gaze flickered. He looked over his shoulder to where another man was starting to climb the same wall. Again, without a harness or cable. “There’s a safety mat underneath the wall,” he said softly. ” With that, he left. Mortified, Mattie stared at the floor beneath her. Okay, so he wasn’t quite as foolhardy as she’d thought. Didn’t matter. He was still an adrenaline junkie and she didn’t want anything to do with him. That went double for Jordan. ” She glanced up at her spotter, who looked as cheery as ever.
Feeling dizzy, she closed her eyes and rested her cheek against the wall. This is why I don’t do stuff like this, she thought. ” Several people were shouting up at her now. For one crazy second, she actually thought she heard Dom’s voice. It jerked her out of her paralysis. “You’re doing this for Jordan,” she reminded herself. “What if Jordan was stuck up here? ” Blowing out a breath, she imagined the situation and was suddenly enveloped by a sense of calm. She was strong again. She had to be. For her daughter.