On a dark and snowy November night, ER nurse, Celina Gray, takes into her home two little girls after they land in the ER with their mother, who has been seriously injured. Little did she know by taking the girls that it would land her under the protective custody of Detective Brad Palmquist. He was there to serve and protect them, but who was going to protect her heart from him?
The sound of the school bell split the air.
Celina watched as the two girls walked onto the playground. Despite the bitter weather, they were dressed in flip-flops and shorts. Long, adult hoodies covered their tiny bodies to their knees. Their hands and legs were turning red from the cold.
As they tried to get into line, Celina heard two girls that stood before them call out, “Ooh get away from us! You’ve got cooties!”
One by one, they were shoved to the back of the line. The youngest girl started to cry all over again.
The blare of a car horn had Celina looking into her rearview mirror. The light in front of her had turned green. She flicked on her left turn signal, stepped on the accelerator, and pulled into the intersection. From out of nowhere, a car burst through the intersection at a high rate of speed. Celina slammed on her brakes and fish-tailed. She gripped the steering wheel tightly, fighting for control as she cut a cookie in the middle of the icy street. Her eyes widened in fear and her heart pounded in her chest as the car careened toward her.
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