By Carla Cassidy
Jack Cortland had crashed and burned in the course of his rock 'n' roll heyday. even supposing the good-looking loner had sworn off love, he was once single-handedly elevating his motherless sons at the family members ranch. yet typhoon clouds accrued while the boys' tyrannical granddaddy alluded to eerie curses and hinted at a bad custody conflict. Out of his point, Jack employed a gorgeous nanny to teach him the ropes... and wound up lawfully wed!
Nanny extraordinaire Marisa Perez had reliable purposes for operating off to Vegas with Jack, yet harbored fears that threat could darken their doorstep. but regardless of the approaching doom, Marisa couldn't face up to the smokin' sizzling cowboy whose gunmetal-gray eyes captivated her heart.
And then the prophecy got here true....
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Others dropped out for myriad reasons. But she knew of three who vanished without any reason. Since then she’d been keeping track. Who knew how many had vanished before then? ” calls Wendy as she approaches a tall black woman in the parking lot of a convenience store. “Nothing. That’s the problem. ” Wendy pulls a pack of Kools out of her purse, offers her one. ” The girl takes a cigarette. ” She scans the lot. ” Her small purse is so thin it can barely hold the condoms. Wendy holds her Bic flame up to it.
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Fucking can’t seem to get away from it. ” Leo gets a faraway look in his eyes. “I dunno. Always sorta liked dead people. Sure as shit more interesting than live ones. Least most of ’em, anyway. Delta, huh? ” “Actually, what I wanted was to play pro hockey, be a Red Wing, another Gordie Howe. But, you know, those fuckers are crazy. ” “Yeah, but they’re the best. ” Leo shrugs, then spits on the boot in his hand. “I was forced to join. ” “Sorta? ” Leo sets down the boot, leans forward, elbows on knees, staring at the floor.