A Chaunce of Riches
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered... and Ben was the prime suspect.
Now Ben is back in Sam’s life and she is haunted by her memories…
Trying not to let him catch her staring at him, she noticed the breadth of his shoulders and the confidence of his stance. It wasn’t hard to remember the image of him as he grew into manhood so many years before; those memories occupied her dreams every night. Even after so many years, she could still remember the feel of his muscular shoulders, the touch of his naked skin under her fingertips.
She couldn’t rewind the clock. There was no way she could undo the damage or take away his pain…
She was remembering that terrible night that had changed both of their lives. They had been busy laughing. Hanging out with friends had been terrific. They had gone to the movies and then to a friend’s cousin’s house party two hours away near Pennsylvania. Even though neither one had been drinking, they still felt kind of giddy on the ride home. Earlier in the evening, they had both said they had something important to tell the other. The discussion never came. They never had the chance. How different things would have been if she had only gotten the chance to talk with him.
Sam and Ben were robbed of their “happily-ever-after”…
The doctors had just told her that Ben was in a coma. He had severe spinal injuries and he had lost a lot of blood by the time she managed to flag down help. They weren’t optimistic about his survival. They were even more pessimistic after the ex-rays came back from the lab. Sam was inundated with dire statistics and a dismal prognosis.
Ben would never forgive her…
“So it was the money?” Ben sat at the edge of his chair. “And you couldn’t even wait to tell me yourself? You just left.”
Sam had to make a decision and even though Ben would never believe her, she did it for love.
How far would you go for love? How much would you be willing to give up?
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