By Susan Andersen
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He met her angry gaze head-on. “No. I didn’t. ” She felt her face flame again, in remembrance and in shame. ” she demanded incredulously. ” She was proud of her reasonable tone when she suggested, “Then go home. ” Nick looked around. “Yeah, I can see you’ve got clients stacked up like cordwood, all right. ” Please, God, let me hit him just once. Just one little pop and I’ll never ask anything of You again. ” Her pleated skirt flared out around her thighs as she turned on her heel and stalked to her office.
Maybe she was right. Given their turbulent history and the close quarters, he didn’t know if he could handle having her stay here with him. Yet he liked the alternative even less. All this flip-flopping from Hiring-Her-Is-a-Sound-Plan to This-Is-the-Worst-Idea-I’ve-Ever-Had put him on edge, and a fire began to smolder deep and low in Nick’s gut. He raked a hand through his hair. “Is that it, then? ” Her bags hit the floor with a thud, and she faced him with her chin thrust forward and her hands fisted on her hips.
This was exactly the sort of barn-sized dwelling she’d envisioned when she’d agreed to move in to guard his sorry butt. The gated wall was a tad ostentatious, but would make it easier to set up parameters for keeping Nick safe. Heck, if they stocked up with enough provisions they wouldn’t even have to leave the joint, which would cut down dramatically on the number of situations that would put him in danger. She rang the bell set into the post. The speaker crackled a moment later. ” demanded a woman’s voice.