It’s just Jennifer White’s luck that she falls for the man she’s looked for all her life, a wonderfully attentive man who loves her small daughter, Beth, as his own. However, she looks into the perfect future and finds Zane Sterling has not only used her for his sexual fantasies, but also to find out if she’s embezzling thousands of dollars from Maxim Motors where she works as accountant. More
Her father paced, his forehead wrinkled in anger. “Why?” He turned and faced Jennifer. “Surely they can place you somewhere locally. You’re good at your job and you’ve gotten excellent evaluations.”
She didn’t know how to answer him. It wasn’t anything she hadn’t thought or spoken since the decision came through that Jennifer would transfer to the Dallas home office of Maxim Motors. That, or she wouldn’t have a job. Most of her raging against the decision had been done in private, and she thought she’d successfully hidden her doubts from her parents. She couldn’t hide them from herself.
“Dad, all options were discussed, and coming down to the bottom line, that’s the result. I move or lose my ob.” She stood and went to him. Hiding her unease, she took his face between her hands. “It’s only two hours from Gateway, Dad. Beth and I can come home often.” She brushed his cheeks with her lips. “And we will. I promise.”
“You’ll be all right? Is the apartment in a nice section?”
“Maxim’s has a relocation service, and the apartment is only a couple of miles from the office. It’s not actually in Dallas but north of the freeway towards Plano. As soon as we’re settled, you and Mother can come to see us.”
She had nixed the idea of her parents coming up to help her get settled. They didn’t need the hassle or sleeping on a hard floor until her beds were set up. She had convinced Beth that camping out in sleeping bags would be fun.. Fortunately, Beth was the adventurous type and didn’t mind trying something new. The only thing she didn’t understand was that Gramma and Grandpa weren’t going with them. Jennifer hid her own doubts and tried to see the positive side. She’d still have a job and would get a good raise. To compensate, Kane Sterling had told her, for the higher cost of living area she was moving into. And, luckily, Maxim’s in Dallas did provide day care.
“We’ll be fine,” Jennifer assured her dad.
He hugged her. “I know, Honey. I know.” He held her away from him. “You’ve never lived far from us. Your mother and I will miss you.”