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Sam was devastated after making love with Ben and finding the distance between them widening. They're being drawn together again, but this time it's by the detectives who just barged into her office investigating her husband's murder. While we wait for Ben to arrive, here is another snippet from A Chaunce of Riches (creative punctuation and all):
Sam sighed, “it’s okay Lloyd, would you please tell Betsy to hold my calls?” She nodded at her friend and confidant; as soon as he left her office, closing the door behind him, she stood, “is there something I can get for you gentlemen?” She was acting like a perfect hostess just the way Julian had taught her.
“We appreciate it Mrs. Chaunce, but all we want is the truth.”
“About what Detective?”
“Tell us about your marriage.”
Sam sat and carefully placed her elbows on her desk, she tented her fingers together under her chin, “what exactly would you like to know?”
“Let’s start with the obvious, were you in love with your husband?”
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The day that Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for some rich widow and her kid, he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most so many years before. Damn it all, he still wanted her.
Samantha Chaunce never thought she would see him again. She never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man over the man she had sworn she once loved. And she certainly never expected to find out that her rich husband had been murdered and fingers were pointing to her former lover.