By Sandra Brown
From no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Sandra Brown comes a gripping tale of kinfolk ties and forbidden attraction.
Crawford Hunt desires his daughter again. Following the loss of life of his spouse 4 years in the past, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell right into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and together with his five-year-old daughter Georgia within the custody of her grandparents. yet Crawford has wiped clean up his act, met all of the courtroom imposed specifications, and now the destiny of his kinfolk lies with pass judgement on Holly Spencer.
Holly, bold and assured, briefly occupies the bench of her lately deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she needs to end up herself necessary of constructing her judgeship everlasting. each determination is high-stakes. regardless of Crawford's visible love for his baby and his dedication to being a great dad or mum, Holly is cautious of his checkered previous. Her opinion of him is considerably replaced whilst a masked gunman barges into the court throughout the custody listening to. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.
But his heroism quickly takes at the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a scary fact concerning the court docket gunman and realizes that the unknown individual in the back of the capturing is still at huge . . .and a hazard.
Catching the genuine wrongdoer turns into a private struggle for Crawford. yet pursuing the killer in his regular diehard style will jeopardize his possibilities of gaining custody of his daughter, and extra compromise pass judgement on Holly Spencer, who wishes safeguard not just from an murderer, yet from Crawford himself and the forbidden allure among them.
FRICTION will retain you at the fringe of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of many world's best-loved authors. it truly is a unprecedented novel in regards to the strong ties that bind us to those we like and the secrets and techniques we continue to guard them.
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She responded at the moment ring. “Hello? ” “It’s me. ” “I observed your identify. ” “Your pal there but? ” “No. Is whatever fallacious? ” “Yeah. ” Crawford coated his eyes along with his hand. “I don’t are looking to wish you, Holly. yet I do. God understands I do. ” She didn’t say something, yet her respiring grew to become unsteady. “The whinge of it truly is, I can’t have you ever. now not if i need custody of Georgia. ” “I comprehend. ” She didn’t. yet he enable her think that she did. Neither stated something for the longest time, yet they saved the road open, hearing one another breathe. ultimately he rasped, “Good-bye, Holly. ” “Good-bye—” She clicked off, yet he may perhaps swear that she’d stuck herself previous to announcing his identify. “Crawford Hunt. It has a pleasant, masculine heft. What’s he like? ” Marilyn Vidal, regardless of her glamourous-sounding identify, used to be squarely outfitted and didn’t enhance her undeniable beneficial properties by way of donning make-up or jewellery. She operated her enterprise from Dallas yet had labored in approximately each country, saving foundering applicants for numerous political workplaces, yet provided that she felt strongly approximately their successful power. She couldn’t be stricken with losers, didn’t tolerate whiners, didn’t endure fools. She gave additional issues to consumers who may perhaps lie with equanimity and eloquence. Holly wasn’t susceptible to mendacity, and he or she definitely didn’t do it good. Marilyn’s query approximately Crawford Hunt stuffed her with ambiguity. This morning she had vowed to throw away the gown she’d been donning final evening, but if she stepped from the bathe just a couple of mins in the past, it was once that gown she’d reached for and wrapped herself in. She’d additionally resolved to discard her couch on the earliest chance so she wouldn’t need to see it on a daily basis and take note what had taken position on it. yet the following she was once, curled into the nook of it, hugging to her chest one of many throw pillows that have been haphazardly knocked onto the ground as they’d attempted to make room. there has been a lot she may well inform her crusade supervisor approximately Crawford Hunt—that he wore gentle, frayed, button-fly denims, that the darkish blond hair that grew over his blouse collar used to be thick yet unusually smooth, that he made an erotically animalistic sound whilst within the throes of ardour, and that his contemporary cell call—essentially telling her to have a pleasant life—had left her feeling disconsolate, now not relieved, as she must have been. yet in fact she acknowledged none of that. In respond to Marilyn, who used to be industriously pacing the width of the couch, she stated, “He’s…I don’t know…cop-like. ” She rubbed the distance among her eyebrows, which, she discovered, she’d been doing much in recent times, and it used to be a behavior reserved for while she was once particularly under pressure. Marilyn have been lower than her roof for all of ten mins, and already she regretted having her as a houseguest. Marilyn appeared to drain these round her in their power, then take in it, giving her a surplus. It used to be demanding to claim even if that siphoning of strength used to be intentional or a trait of which Marilyn used to be unaware. Holly suspected the previous. In gentle of yesterday’s occasions, she had arrived much more super-charged than traditional.