He hadn’t known her all that long, so how could he have fallen so hopelessly in love with her? The answer eluded him, but really he didn’t care. At this point, the only thing that mattered was
saving her from that lunatic. After that he’d bow out of her life and give her the chance to find a man who was worthy of her. Pain washed over him. It felt as if acid and not blood ran through his veins. It would kill him to lose her, but he loved her. He wanted what was best for her, not for him.