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She must separate her desire for him from her job, especially when her investigation reveals corruption, lies and a second murder.
Police officer, Dana Hayden knows two things:
1. The bullets holes in Ben North’s chest didn’t kill him.
2. She’s attracted to the alleged murderer.
Police officer Dana Hayden has moved to Hopefalls, Montana to put her mistakes behind her and make a better life for her teenage son, but the past won’t stay buried when sexy-as-hell Tim Morgan becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
Tim just wants to be left alone to care for his sick father, and establish his career in organic feed sales. He doesn’t want to be tailed by a pretty cop with suspicious eyes.
When Local hermit, Ben North, is killed Dana must separate her desire for Tim from her job, especially when her investigation reveals corruption, lies and another murder.
Dana continued typing, hoping to complete her report soon so she could go back on patrol and escape Booley.
She had just finished when Logan slammed through the door and ran around the reception desk.
She stood and met her son at the counter. “What happened? Why aren’t you in school?”
“Mom, we were charged by a bear. Tim sprayed it so we could get away.” A slim, dark-haired man followed Logan into the station. She was five feet eleven inches, and the man was at least a head taller than her. She estimated him to be at least six-foot-six.
He moved in the fluid, muscular way of an athlete and had the hard-eyed look of a fighter. His build was deceptive. He seemed thin, but that was just because he was so tall. The well-toned pectoral muscles of his shoulders along with his biceps told her he worked out regularly and was fit and strong. She’d wrestled a lot of drunks in her time on the force and knew how to size a man up. In her estimation, it would take three or four policemen to take him down.
“Thanks for saving…” She couldn’t finish her sentence. Staring into his hazel – green eyes was like being punched in the gut. He was handsome in a rugged way. The weathered skin around his mouth and eyes was etched with deep lines. His hair had grayed at the temples, making him appear distinguished. Everything about him seemed masculine. It was as if he oozed testosterone.
Booley emerged from his office and approached the stranger. “Officer Hayden, I’d like you to meet Tim Morgan.”
The air whooshed out of her lungs. This was the man who’d killed Aunt Alice. How could he be so devastatingly handsome, so attractive? The man who was responsible for shattering her family should be an ogre, someone who looked as ugly on the outside as he was on the inside.
Morgan blinked. His face was slightly red as if he had a mild case of sunburn, and the whites of his eyes were pink. His hands were fisted at his sides, but otherwise he showed no reaction to Booley’s introduction.
“I’m here to inform you there’s a grizzly with cubs in the area of Wind Valley and Molly’s Mountain.” Morgan stood to attention and stared straight ahead while he made his announcement. The contained way he held himself was unnerving. His physical power was obvious, but she sensed he was a man of determination and control, which was unexpected, considering his past.
“Is that right?” Booley said as he moved to stand next to Morgan.
Morgan didn’t acknowledge Booley and didn’t react. He didn’t even blink.
“Timothy Morgan, I’m arresting you for the murder of Ben North.” Booley grabbed Tim’s hand and wrenched it behind his back.
Morgan spun around so he was facing the chief, his hands no longer in the chief’s grasp. “Ben’s dead?”
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