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This is the opening scene and the first encounter between Justin Ross and Layne Gillette. Justin has shown up unexpectedly at Layne's door. Creative editing has been used to make this fit... and at that, sorry, it's 9 sentences.
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If he was reading her surprised expression right, she was expecting somebody else to be on the other side of the door when she swung it wide open. Cautiously, the willowy blonde pushed the door partly closed before politely inquiring if she could help him.
Justin took his time letting his eyes roam from her short, tousled hair down to her very long legs; he noticed, in typical male fashion, how very shapely those long legs were.
Layne felt uncomfortable as the stranger's eyes made their leisurely excursion.
"Is there something you want?" she impatiently asked.
“We need to talk."
"What do you and I have to talk about?”
"Layne," he tried to reach out for her, she sidestepped him, "we need to talk about… our son." He saw her look of shock.
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About Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son.
Justin, the victim of a fraternity prank, and Layne, the subject of a forced insemination, have produced a beautiful child that they are both willing to protect… at all costs.
The two parents realize they can love each other, but when Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. Justin won’t give up until Layne is returned to him. Layne uses her newfound strength, courage and knowledge to defy Charlie’s ugliest demands.