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HIT AND RUN by LORI MATTHEWS
PAGE 202 – CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
They pulled up in front of a hotel, and the doorman rushed out to the SUV. He opened the door for Dani and the other women, then reached in and tried to help Dani out of the truck. She paused, blinking. What was this guy’s deal? Then she remembered the disguise. She even had her sunglasses on. She hadn’t wanted the other ladies to see her cry on the ride over. She just kept seeing Dottie’s big eyes full of fear. She sniffed as she got out of the SUV.
“Sorry for not being able to get closer to the sidewalk. The construction makes it difficult.” the doorman smiled apologetically.
Scaffolding was covering the front of the hotel and construction machinery created an obstacle course of sorts. “Not a problem,” she said quietly as she moved toward the sidewalk.
The doorman waved over a couple of bellmen. One came up beside her.
“That’s okay. I—”
“No arguing. We don’t want you to have an incident in the middle of the street.” He took her arm and started guiding her toward the sidewalk, but a skateboarder zoomed by just in front of them.
“Ahhh,” Dani yelled and jumped. She’d had her head down so she hadn’t seen him coming.
“Damn kids,” the bellman said. “Such a menace.”
The kid went up the ramp just to their left and made a jump. The ramp was part of the construction to help workers get wheelbarrows over a load of gravel in the street to load it onto the scaffolding. The kid arced over the gravel and landed down the street. It was a good jump. The kid had skills.
“Here you are.” The bellman deposited her on the side‐walk and then went back to get the luggage out of the truck. She saw her bag. Gage must have sorted stuff out with the cruise line. She looked down at the muumuu she wore and grimaced. It would be nice to have her own clothes again.
Another doorman held open the door and ushered her, Elenore, and Ann inside. She walked into the lobby and stopped dead…
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‘HIT AND RUN‘ by LORI MATTHEWS
Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment with Callahan Security was going to be a disaster. He traipsed around Europe to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska. Tensions mount when she narrowly escapes becoming roadkill as a vicious organization comes after her. It will take all his ingenuity to rush her to safety, especially when Gage’s primary objective…get her and the prototype to New York…becomes secondary to protecting his heart from a fatal attraction to the spunky woman.
Dani Pierce is used to working on the dark web but now she is truly scared because deadly trouble has arrived at her front door. The self-reliant hacker knows she’ll need help to survive her contract to build facial recognition software. The aggravating yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he detests her, but that doesn’t stop her from developing feelings for him.
It soon becomes apparent to Gage that Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit but her answers don’t explain why the deadly gang after her is always one step ahead. It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save not only their butts, but the budding love they’ve discovered in the midst of danger.
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