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She started to slam the phone down, froze, and brought it back to her ear. ” After that, she did slam the receiver into its cradle. She stood staring at it, her hands on her hips, breathing hard. Anger coursed through her blood. “What is it with men? ” “Depends. ” Nic closed her eyes in embarrassment and swallowed a groan. She’d forgotten about her visitor. Lovely. Just lovely. “I seem to find only the characters without character. ” She shrugged and shook off her discomfort. ” Gabe glanced at the boxer, who lay curled on a rug in front of the fireplace.
She’d about ruined the oxford shirt she’d worn while preparing the meal—despite wearing an apron at the time. “I’m not nervous,” she said aloud. ” When the doorbell rang, she startled. No, not nervous at all. She put a smile on her face and opened the door, saying, “You’re right on time … oh. Mr. ” Gabe Callahan stood on her front porch, the boxer he’d rescued up on Murphy Mountain at his side. ” “No. Not you. ” She frowned down at the dog and said, “Why is the boxer with you? ” Without warning, the dog yanked the leash from Gabe’s hand and darted past Nic and into her home just as her telephone started ringing.
He didn’t see the vet or anyone else. Ordinarily Eagle’s Way’s serious security safeguards would prevent drop-in visitors, but for the past eight years Gabe preferred to leave gates and locks open whenever possible, no matter where he was. Memories of the six months he’d spent as a … guest … in an Eastern European prison were hard to shake, so he initiated Eagle’s Way’s security system at night but left the place accessible during the day. The vet could have driven right up to the house if she’d wanted, but the drive was empty.
Angel's Rest by Emily March