The last relationship Pilar was in almost got her killed. She escaped and rebuilt her life, but she was left with a healthy distrust of men, especially sexy, confident men who could disarm her with a smile and a self deprecating joke.
Jack spent his life making people laugh. It was the only way to keep the darkness away. If people were laughing, they weren’t looking too deep inside. He could hide behind the jokes just as easily as he could hide behind the scope of his sniper rifle. In the shadows where no one would see more of him than he was willing to expose.
Jack promised himself he wouldn’t get close to a woman again, but when he’s tasked with keeping Pilar safe, he can’t resist the pull toward her. Not only is she curvy and beautiful, but she’s strong and fearless, and not willing to sit on the sidelines while he protects her from the dangerous men who are hunting her and her brother.
He has to keep her safe, even if that means keeping the truth from her.
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“Where did he go?” she demanded.
Jack shook his head. “I don’t know. I was more worried about you. Are you okay?”
She shook her head, slowly at first, then quicker. “My brother. They took him.”
Jack’s face hardened. “Who was that?”
She laughed softly. “The man who’s going to kill me.”
“I’m not going to let that happen,” he promised her. She had no clue who he was, but that didn’t matter to him. He was going to keep her safe. He wasn’t losing her. Too many people in his life had died.
Not that she was in his life, but she was standing in front of him. She was there. And he was going to keep her safe.
“Come with me,” he said, reaching for her hand and starting down the street in the direction she initially came from.
She tugged out of his hand, causing him to stop. “I’m not going anywhere with you. I don’t know who you are.”
Jack grinned. “I’m the man you’re saving all your kisses for, remember?”
A ghost of a smile crossed her lips, but it didn’t last long. Fury replaced the fear, with determination on its heels. “I have to find my brother.”
Jack nodded. “I’ll help you.”
Jack grinned. “Because it’s what I do.”