From my WIP (retired military guy falls for a woman who needs a hero). My tentative title for this one is Seducing Liselle:
“Don’t worry about the damn pie,” he said, a faint hint of exasperation threading through his voice.
She flinched back, a sudden stab of fear making her heart pound. What was she doing, trusting a man she’d just met?
“Hey now, none of that. You know I won’t hurt you,” John said, touching her hand again. His voice was gentle but insistent.