To Make the Magic Last by Cheryl Pierson
Approx. 12,830 words.
Published on February 20, 2011 by
Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery.
Tornado sirens blast as police officer Steve Cooper heads to work. In the stairwell, he runs into a gang war. Gunfire--Steve is shot. Terrified, Christy Reed, a new neighbor, pulls him into her apartment and attempts to stop the bleeding. Through the pain and fear, Steve and Christy are drawn to each other. Will they have what it takes to help each other survive? And can this magic last?