Determined to gain Gus McRaidy’s cooperation, Ann Cunio prepares to
use whatever means necessary to get her way including seducing him. It
should have been so simple. Her years of self-protection and using men
for her own satisfaction comes to an abrupt end when Gus wants her as
no other man has before. Can she respond?
Ann rolled a muted gloss over her lips and checked her hair one more
time. Looking back at herself, she skimmed a nail over the small lines
etched around her eyes. Her self confidence quickly eroded. What did
men really see when they looked at her? Did they know how deathly
afraid she was of them? Did men sense her past or how it destroyed her
inner security? Could any man understand her life would always be
about hiding from the torment of hard learned lessons? That those
lessons were why she felt desperate to protect her daughters from the
same fate? Tired, that’s why she let these demons consume her right
now. A few nights of sleep and she would be able to push all those
memories away and deal with her self imposed blandness.
Pausing just inside the door, Ann let her eyes adjust to the dim
lighting before searching for Gus. In the center of the room, she
spotted him. His eyes gazed toward her but he appeared deep in
thought. She stole a few moments to admire this handsome, tall and
very fit example of masculinity.