I’m going to give you the line from the books I’ve read that make my mind crave the rest like chocolate & Coke.
D Spoke again, cutting him off. “Cain’t think no further ahead jus’ now, ‘cause today I got you here and I cain’t think ‘bout that time comin’ when I won’t.” He was shaking his head. “Nobody knows me but you, Jack,” he said in a horse whisper. “Weren’t nobody in here ta be known before you, and after yer gone be nobody in here again.”
--page 135, iBook
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
(zero at the bone #1)
First Published April 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
Contemporary ‘mystery’ Romance
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D's cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack's testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives... but also fighting for their future. A future together.
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