|Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy|
Nicole shut the door and started walking to the driver’s side of the car. A hand slammed down and tightened on her shoulder, then dragged her back against a hard body. Another hand closed over her mouth, stifling her scream.
“Shut up!” Carlo whispered furiously in her ear.
Nicole squirmed and bit down hard on his hand.
Carlo let out a harsh laugh and tightened his grip on her. “Bitch! Thought your boyfriend would scare me off, did you?”
Boyfriend, what boyfriend? A memory of Max coming to her rescue when Carlo showed up at the house and threatened her flashed into her mind. She tried to tell him Max wasn’t her boyfriend, but with his hand still clamped over her mouth it came out as a muffled moan.
“Does he know what a naughty girl you’ve been? I think not, and if you want to keep it that way you’ll listen—and listen good. “I want fifty thousand dollars.”
Fifty thousand? Her eyes went wide and she tried to protest.
“That’s right. The cost of my silence has gone up. I checked out your Max Paradis and he’s worth a good chunk of change.”
Footsteps thundered on the pavement. “Nicole? Are you okay?”
“Son-of-a-bitch!” Carlo let her go and took off running across the parking lot.
Nicole slumped against the car and tried to steady her breathing. She yelped when Max grabbed her and pulled her into his arms. “Did he hurt you?”
“No,” she said between ragged gulps of air. Thank God you arrived when you did. Again.
A secret she must keep… A man she can’t resistPassion ignites between Nicole Bradford and Max Paradis the moment they lay eyes on each other, but despite the sizzling attraction and Max’s to-die-for-kisses, Nicole is reluctant to get involved. She’s been burned by love before.Carlo had been her ideal mate but the dream became a nightmare when his drug smuggling past was revealed.Now all Nicole wants is to get on with her life and keep the secret she’s been hiding for the last six years.Still, how can she resist the handsome and sexy Max when he’s everything she’s ever wanted in a man? And what will she do when Carlo returns and threatens to expose her ugly past?Nicole will have to trust Max with the truth if she wants to win his love and get Carlo out of her life for good. If she doesn’t Carlo could destroy everything that matters most to her.
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