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I woke up and rolled over, stretching, my limbs loose and relaxed as I
pulled Lauren’s warm body
closer. Her soft moan brought back memories of last night, when I’d blindfolded her and tied her up.
Among other things.
I grinned against her bare skin as she slept. Lauren Taylor, reigning
queen of the biotech industry and, until quite recently, a very uptight
virgin, had been letting her wild side out to play lately. I trailed my fingers
down her side, wondering if she’d be up for an encore performance this morning.
My phone rang, and I grabbed it, hoping she would sleep awhile longer.
On the caller ID, I saw Timmy’s number. I’d thought
Lauren’s security guard was asleep in the
guesthouse next door. Because he never called to chat, I said, “What’s the matter?”
“Mr. Betts, we’ve had a
I jumped out of bed. “Is someone here? At the house?”
“No, sir. Not here. I’m afraid it’s worse—it’s Hannah.”
Hannah was Lauren’s younger sister. “What?”
“Someone’s taken her.”
“Someone kidnapped her from Lauren’s house. I just got the call.”
Lauren sat up and rubbed her eyes.
I needed to stay calm for her sake. “What about the security guards?”
“They shot the two guards outside. They
also shot Wes—he was in
the house with Hannah.”
Wesley was Hannah’s bodyguard and boyfriend.
Fuck. “Did anyone
whipped around. “What’s going on?”
I motioned for her to hang on.
“Wes is the only guard who made it,” Timmy said. “He’s at the ER right now—I don’t know what his condition is, except it’s bad. But Hannah’s alive, thank God. The security tape shows them leaving with her.”
“Have you talked to the police?”
“They’re at the scene. Do you want me to go too?”
“Sit tight for right now. Call Paragon and
let security know what happened. I’ll talk to Lauren and call you back.”
I sat down and took her hand. “That was Timmy. There was a security breach at your house. Someone
broke in and took Hannah. They shot the guards and Wesley, but he’s alive. He’s in the
Her face went blank, as if the information didn’t compute. “I’m sorry?
I squeezed her hand. “Hannah’s been
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Leigh James is an author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a vocal lover of strapping alpha males in movies, books and real life, which makes her three kids roll their eyes and makes her husband feel appreciated.
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