Harris McGuire and Dalton Gardener are both assassins utilized by the mafia. Dalton is one of the highest professionals on the totem pole, known for his precision and planning, who works for the top crime family in the area. Harris, on the other hand, is a brutal yet efficient freelancer who various mafia outfits have been known to contract. The two assassins’ paths cross on occasion and they enjoy a friendly rivalry, with Dalton teasing Harris for not ‘settling down’ to work with a single mafia family and Harris thinking that Dalton is the more stuck up and limited of the two due to the mafia’s rules which he must follow to a T.
But one day, unbeknownst to each other, they both receive peculiar assignments – to kill the other assassin. Dalton’s comes from his mafia boss, whereas Harris’ is from a strange anonymous (but wealthy) client. The two men chase each other around the city attempting to complete their jobs, each using his own skill set to the best of his ability.
But when Harris corners Dalton in his home, it’s not fighting that he has on his mind…
As the eldest of the nine Adler children, Michael Adler has already helped raise his younger brothers and sisters. As far as he’s concerned, marriage is an outdated institution and totally unnecessary in today’s world. When he meets Analese Martin, she seems to be a perfect candidate for the position of “significant other” in his life.
Analese is highly successful in an industry viewed by many with skepticism or even scorn. Her husband left when their two-year-old son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Since then, she’s made it a habit to steer clear of men. But when Michael Adler comes to her house to discuss designing and building her dream home something changes.
The star quarterback in Stowe Peak’s High School was so out of my league until I tripped in the hall. When he came to my rescue everything changed.
I knew that lechery was a deadly sin, but his touch wiped away all my fears.
We got to know each other in so many different ways.
It didn’t feel wrong to be in love.
There’s nothing bad about two people expressing how they feel.
I had been taught by the church to be a good girl, and to steer clear of sin but the temptation was too much.
Her name was Michelle Nelson.
She was the untouched cherry that everyone wanted to pick. She turned from a bud to a beautiful flower over one summer and that’s when I noticed her.
All the boys wanted her body, but she seemed to give me the first pick as I helped her pick up her books that day. A conversation turned to a date, which resulted in me tasting her sweet body. She came to my games, watched me practice and made me realize that there was more to life then just football. I saw things in a totally different light.