By Sandra Brown
A clinical miracle provides television character Cat Delaney greater than a brand new middle. along with her moment probability at existence Cat trades Hollywood for San Antonio, the place she hosts a television convey for kids with precise wishes. the following she meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop became crime writer-and the 1st guy to determine her as a girl in view that her surgical procedure. yet her new global turns sinister whilst deadly "accidents" commence killing different center recipients, and a mysterious stalker begins shadowing her each movement. quickly Cat realizes Alex may-or may well not-be her most vital best friend and that her new middle comes at a negative rate: a tangled internet of secrets and techniques and anyone made up our minds to take her existence
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He'd be shocked to know I even have desires. You encourage me to touch you in ways I would never touch him because it would offend him. He'd think your sensuality is wimpy. " "Machismo," he said bitterly. " She looked at him with sorrow. "I love you more than my life, but he is my husband. We have children together. " She touched his cheek, feeling both affection and regret. Sometimes he was like a child, unreasonably demanding something he couldn't have. "Marriage is a holy sacrament. " Tears formed in her eyes.
Delivered a brilliant summation speech, urging the jury to bring in a guilty verdict. Whether or not the victim died at the moment of impact, Paul Reyes was responsible for another human being's death and should therefore be found guilty. The defense attorney had only to remind the members of the jury, again and again, that Paul Reyes was in jail when the victim had actually died. The case was turned over to the jury after three days of testimony. Four hours and eighteen minutes later it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict, and Alex was one of the first to return to the courtroom.
He grunted in pleasure, pain, and anticipation. She was his now. No question. If she'd had any feelings left for the vanquished Cyclops, she would have chosen to stay behind. Instead, she was his prize. As the victor, he'd earned the right to claim her. As soon as they had put a few more miles between them and Cyc-- "Shit. " A split second before she spoke, he had noticed the headlight piercing the darkness behind them, glowing like the single eye of a monster, a simile he thought particularly appropriate but disturbing.
Charade by Sandra Brown