When Sara attempts to save her daughter, she may also be escaping a fate worse than an abusive boyfriend...she may be running away from true love. The big question is: Which man will find her first?
Sara Compton, normally strong, independent, and fun-loving, is deeply distressed at having to abandon her baby, but she has neither money nor home and is hiding from an abusive and obsessive ex—boyfriend. The only way to keep her child safe is to give her up.
Anthony Jacobs has sworn off women due to a previous relationship gone sour. He finds the child, takes her home, and arranges care for her. When he places a public call for a nanny and a lovely woman arrives who appears to have a rapport with the abandoned baby, he hires her on the spot.
Sara is fraught with guilt and tension at the possibility of being found out. What will Anthony think of her if—or when—he finds out the truth? To add to her worries, trouble arises in the form of Sara's ex-boyfriend, who appears on the scene with custody papers in hand. She makes a hasty escape, her daughter in tow, but in the process of avoiding the evil Elliot Saunders, is she leaving behind her one true love?
"Since you slaved away to prepare such a feast, I insist on doing the washing up."
"What? No beeper?" she chided.
"Not tonight. Guess I was too tired to arrange a getaway. I'll have to do better tomorrow," he said with a wink and a chuckle.
Picking up Charity, she shot back, saying, "That figures. Oh, well, I'll enjoy tonight's respite, take our little princess upstairs, and clean her up. What do you think of that, sweetheart?"
"Fine with me," Anthony answered unexpectedly, then must have caught himself because he turned back to look at them as Sara erupted into laughter. "Uh, you weren't talking to me just then, were you?" he asked sheepishly.
"No, but you sure do look good in red." She giggled at his embarrassment as she went on her way.
Anthony could hear Caroline giggling all the way up the back stairs. To his astonishment, he had truly enjoyed thinking she'd called him sweetheart, and it had seemed so natural too.
Oh, boy! Am I ever in big trouble. He realized he'd fallen head over heels for the woman. What am I going to do now? How do I find out if she feels the same without bringing on a sexual harassment suit? Why did she have to be an employee, and a darn good one at that! He didn't want to scare her into running away. Think, Anthony! Think! He knew he'd figure out something. He'd just have to play it by ear and take a chance when the opportunity arose.