Aranda Lohr knows firsthand happily-ever-after is a fairy tale. All because of Kyle’s deception. Now after six years, he’s followed her here to New Orleans, where she’d picked up the shattered pieces of her life and moved on. Employed as a graphic designer in the transportation industry, she misguidedly becomes involved in a drug ring. Because of her recklessness, she finds herself in peril. More
New Orleans was the perfect spot to slink off to and lick her wounds. Resolutely accepting her father’s challenge that she finally become self-sufficient, Aranda finished college and became a graphic designer for a transportation company, unaware of the crime that was rampant in that industry.
Kyle, undercover narcotics agent, arrives in New Orleans for an investigation and decides to temporarily lease a condo in the same complex as his previous lover, Aranda. Aranda Lohr had rocked Kyle Callahan’s world six years ago, yet he can’t help but wonder how she’s involved with her coworker, Paul Miller, his chief suspect, and he’s determined to find the truth.
They’d first met when she appeared on a small island getaway he frequently used for respite after a mission. Suspicious of her motives, he nevertheless found her intriguing and made certain she was stranded for at least the night by heaving her small rowboat back into the swirling gulf waters. By morning, he was convinced she was as naïve she portrayed.
Shortly after, he’d shown up at her father’s upscale country club in Florida, posing as a wealthy patron’s chauffeur, while investigating his newest assignment. Aranda was fascinated with him, and so was every other woman. After a brief but steamy romance, Aranda is taken aside by another female admirer who maliciously enlightened Aranda of his ‘true’ profession--gigolo, not chauffeur. Dedicated to his job, he’s forced to employ any means at his disposal to fulfill his mission and tell her nothing of his secrets, even if it meant going against his heart. She missed his hints that all may not as it seems. Then she walked out of his life.
Like a moth to a flame, she is drawn once again to Kyle from the moment he arrives in New Orleans. Her problems at work intensify. Dare she allow herself to dream again despite her suspicions? No longer a young girl, she winds up in his arms and his bed. Finally deducing his true occupation but not yet completely convinced of his innocence, she overhears Paul’s conversation discussing the details of a drug drop. Nagging doubts prevent her from contacting Kyle with the information. She’s determined to trap the dealers herself, with the help of a few trusted friends. Backfiring, she finds herself kidnapped to shut her up.
Kyle manages to save her and not jeopardize his mission, finally resolving both of their past issues and misconceptions.
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