Cosseted all her life, Lani Moore inherits a fortune, but yearns for a loving family. The chance to grab that arrives when two youngsters talk her into taking a flat in their house. Their father, Ryan, is enchanted by the air of intriguing melancholy about his new tenant. Will Lani’s lonely heart find the love she wants above all else?
“If that’s the most exciting thrill you’ve gained from your life so far, then heaven forbid how boring your life must have been to date.” The soft sound he made was derisive.
Lani sat up straight. “My life has been far from boring.”
Suddenly he put the small dog to the floor and stood, towering above Lani so that she felt intimidated. “How I choose to bring up my children is my affair.” Steel was threaded through his tone. “Just keep out of it, all right?”
That angry order really hurt, and for the first time ever Lani wanted to hit a man. This man needed to have some sense knocked into him. He walked to the top of the stairs and as he began to descend she called out, “Just because your wife preferred the company of her animals to her husband don’t take it out on your child!”
As if she’d sent an arrow flying after him, he stopped and turned to face her. “I beg your pardon?”
“It says a lot for your charms if she had to find her enjoyment elsewhere.” What was she doing? Never in her life had her tongue run away with her like this. “I’m sorry,” she mumbled, wishing the floor would open up and swallow her.
(Previously published as "A Lonely Heart")
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