New Free Online Read: Guarding His Child by Margaret Daley
Heroines don’t get much tougher than Roxie Michaels, the bodyguard heroine of Margaret Daley’s new free online read at Harlequin.com, “Guarding His Child”. In this Love Inspired Suspense story, Roxie must protect her high school sweetheart Cord Nichols and his young daughter–but will she be able to protect her heart in the process? Start reading “Guarding His Child” to find out!
Single dad Cord Nichols is running for mayor of Cimarron City, but he never expected a ruthless stalker to threaten him and his young daughter, Mindy. There’s only one woman Cord can trust with Mindy’s life—his former high school sweetheart, Roxie Michaels.
Roxie knows she’s the best bodyguard at Guardians, Inc. for the job. Even though her painful breakup with Cord haunts her, Roxie will do whatever it takes to protect him and Mindy. But it’s not just Roxie’s life on the line—being so close to Cord, she risks losing her heart all over again.
Here’s an excerpt to get started:
Cord Nichols rushed for the elevator, throwing his arm and shoulder between the closing doors to stop them. He was late for an appointment with a client because of road construction. And he hated being late. Everywhere he went in Cimarron City, the streets were either in bad shape or being repaired. As a candidate for mayor, that was one of the main issues in the campaign.
Cord hurried down the hall to his office and greeted Sally, his secretary, with the cup of coffee he always brought her every morning. “Is Mr. Winston in my office?”
“No, he just called, though. He’s running late. He should be here shortly.”
Cord grinned. “Good. It’ll give me a chance to catch my breath. I had to help Mindy take her project to school, then I hit the traffic mess on Third Avenue.”
As he headed for his office, Sally said, “Thanks for the coffee. Nothing beats a mocha latte, double shot of caffeine.”
Cord smiled as he opened the door and entered his spacious office. He put his briefcase on the floor by his chair and started to sit when his gaze fell onto a small photo lying on his blotter.
As he eased into the seat, frowning, he picked up the picture of him and Mindy yesterday at the park. A big, black X was slashed across him and his daughter.