Security expert Adam Peyton wants a second chance with the woman who captured his heart and walked away with it several months ago. When he agrees to be her bodyguard on a Caribbean cruise, he takes the opportunity to do much more than just protect her. When the man who has been haunting Cora Andrews's dreams for months walks back into her life, she must choose to release the pride holding them apart, or risk losing him forever. Will Adam have the new beginning with Cora he has been praying for?
“You never know. It could turn out to be fun.” Adam’s familiar voice sent a wave of memories crashing into her.
“Fun?” She turned her wide eyes to him. “You mean like when you lied to me about who you are? Was that fun?”
“I didn’t lie.” His voice lowered as he stepped into the elevator with her.
“You kept the truth from me. That’s the same thing.”
“Do we have to go through this again, Cora?” he asked as a sigh heaved his broad shoulders.
“Not if you leave me alone. But you won’t do that will you? Harry asked you to go so you will. Just like that.”
“It is my job, Cora.”
“You’ve made that more than clear.”
The elevator began its decent from the top floor. Adam’s tall, masculine presence made the small room feel even smaller. She faced the doors and watched the numbers light up with each passing floor.
“Is it really that horrible that I’m coming with you?”
She met his eyes. “Harry has no right…”
“Let’s not make this about Harry OK?” His gaze seared into hers as he added, “Like you do everything else in your life.”
She gasped. “I do not.”
Cora ground her teeth and fisted her hands as she turned to face him and sucked in a breath. Before she had a chance to say a word, Adam placed a warm, calloused finger on her lips. He stepped close and whispered, “I’d like to do a lot of things with you. Fighting isn’t one of them.” He gently traced his finger along the contours of her lips as his eyes followed. The elevator chimed and the doors opened. He stepped back. “I’ll see you next week.”