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They left Liz’ house in a group and chatted a little more about the storm front which was on its way as they walked to their cars. Hannah gave a quick wave goodbye as she opened the car and then slid behind the steering wheel.
“Oh Hannah,” Kerry said.
She flinched as her book friend stood next to her car suddenly.
“My apologies. I didn’t mean to startle you.” Kerry looked around before she focussed on Hannah again. “Are you still good for the BBQ on Friday?”
She had to dig deep in her memory to find the facts about the invitation when she finally remembered that Kerry had asked her to join her and some friends for a BBQ to celebrate her husband’s birthday. Kerry had been relentless so in the end Hannah had given in.
“Of course, seven-thirty at your place. I look forward to it.”
“Great. I’ll see you then,” Kerry said and walked to her own car.
Hannah settled behind the steering wheel and started the car.
“Another person who would like to play cupid?”
Hannah jumped in her seat and turned to look at the person in the passenger seat. “How the hell did you get in here?”


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Placing a hand on Hannah’s arm, Liz suggested, “How about you choose the book for next month’s meeting?”
Well, she’d just kicked herself in the butt. How on earth would she be able to choose a book when she’d dislike more or less any of the books they’d read so far. Why on earth was she even here?
So she wasn’t stuck alone at home.
“Any genre?” she asked.
Although wary, the women around her nodded.
“Okay, I can do that. I suppose it should be available in the library.”
Again, everyone agreed.
“And you’d like to have the suggestion by Tuesday?”
“Yes, please,” Liz replied.
Hannah had no idea, why she was going on with this farce, but she promised her parents to get to know the people in Fermosa Bay, a small coastal town in Victoria, where she only moved recently for her to take over the small medical centre. She promised her family to make friends. And she promised her mother to be nice to men.
Well, she did make that promise with her fingers crossed behind her back.


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Hannah Wood looked around the room, watching the other five women as the group discussed the latest crime story by some up-and-coming new English author. She’d taken weeks to get through the book, bored from the very start, knowing the murderer from around page twenty five.
She listened as the debate was becoming heated whether or not the story was at all plausible and why on earth there was a sex scene in it all and was it really necessary. If yes, it could’ve easily been cut to two or so pages.
Heat crept up into Hannah’s recalling that part of the book. Unlike everybody else, it’d been one of the few parts she’d liked about the book.
She rolled her eyes. She needed to get a life.
“Hannah.”
Hauled back from her reverie, she stared at Liz, her friend hosting the book club tonight. “I’m sorry. I got distracted.”
Liz shook her head. “You didn’t like the book, did you?”
More heat shooting into her cheeks. “No. No, not … not at all,” she stuttered. “It … it was okay … ‘ish.”
Debbie stood and reached for her jacket on her seat. “Hannah, honestly. What are you doing here if you do not like any of the books we’re reading?”
The others got up as well, so Hannah followed. “No, I like the idea of reading something different every month. Otherwise I wouldn’t read at all.”
Placing a hand on Hannah’s arm, Liz suggested, “How about you choose the book for next month’s meeting?”


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Jonah and Maddie are still stuck in the lift.
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“I need to get out of her.” <Maddie>
“Hey Jonah?”
He moved towards the dashboard. “Yes, mate?”
“They’ll open the second floor door, which should be just above you. There won’t be much room to get out, but enough. I’ve also arranged for some medics. It’s going to be noisy in a few minutes. Are you able to move to the far back of the lift?”
Jonah nodded, realising that the guy couldn’t see him and added, “Will do.”
Exhausted, he carefully shifted Maddie a little further to the back. It’d been an intense half an hour already and he’d only arrived last night. He sat next to her and wrapped his arm around her shoulders, drawing her closer, secure, and, yes, giving him some comfort as well.
“It’s just a matter of minutes now,” he told her, hoping like hell it’d be true.
She placed her hand on his chest and he took it into his own. “I’m okay’ish,” she told him. “Just have a stinking headache.”
“Should I give you a kiss better? My mum always suggested that when I got hurt.”
Carefully and very slowly, she tilted her head towards him, meeting his gaze and something inside of him shifted. Something stirred.
“Jonah?”
“Hmm.”
“I’m usually not so straight forward, but then again, I haven’t ended up in a man’s arms within only forty-five minutes, but would you have … would you like … would you—”
“Take you for dinner?”


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“Shit.”
“I swear if you don’t stop cursing—”
Jonah cupped the back of her head and placed the other hand around her back, slowly manoeuvring her into a lying position. Then he quickly shrugged out of his jacket and used it as a pillow for her head before he adjusted her legs to a slight bend. He quickly stood and hit the emergency button.
“Mate, are you there?”
“Jonah, I’m here. Are you guys okay? Sorry about the little hiccup.”
He glanced at Maddie, who was still conscious, thankfully, even sporting a weak smile. Rubbing his face, he said, “You guys need to get into fifth gear. Maddie hit her head, slight cut over across the left eyebrow, feeling faint.” Turning to her, he wanted to know, “Are you feeling nauseous?”
“Nothing a bit of cola can’t fix,” she murmured.
He rolled his eyes. “Maddie!”
“I need to get out of here.”


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It took Jonah a moment to figure out what had happened. His legs had given way by the yank and he momentarily had lost his balance, he was now holding on for life on wooden railing. Maddie’s groans got his attention, and he instantly knelt in front of her when he saw her holding her hand against her forehead.
Carefully, he moved her hand aside. She was bleeding from a little cut. “Shit.”
“You’re not wrong,” she muttered.
He reached for his phone in his pocket and switched on the torch to check the wound.
“Hold this and point it towards your head.”
Without looking, she held up her other hand, and he placed the phone into her hand before positioning it to have the light on her forehead.
“Shit.”
“If you keep saying this, I will divorce you.”
Unable to hold back his laugh, he replied, “I will keep that in mind.” He looked around. “Got a tissue or something?”
“Or something?”
“Maddie, you’re not making this easy. The quicker I can cover the wound, the quicker I can tell the technician what’s happened.”
She moved her head slightly, but stopped with a groan, and without any hesitation he pulled the edge of his shirt from his pants and ripped off a corner.
“My hero,” she said just above a whisper. He placed it on her forehead and was about to stand when he saw the colour drain from her face. She was about to faint.


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Maddie thought about it for a beat. “I suppose it wouldn’t hurt if you’d let Maria know. She should be in the hotel waiting for me.”
“Would you have her number?”
Maddie nodded and gave him the contact details. She looked at Jonah. “What about you?”
He shook his head. “Nah, I’m fine. In all honesty, it’s not life threatening. By the time the message gets to my parents, we’re hopefully out of here.”
“I like your optimism.”
The static voice interrupted them again. “I’ll be back in about fifteen minutes. By then we should have you moving along nicely. The technicians are about to start in two minutes. Hang in there.”
Maddie raked her hands through her hair and held it at the back of her head, a small wave of anxiety washing through her. Desperate, she tried to think of something else to ask when she remembered he’d never really answered her initial question in the first place.
As she was about to sit down again, she asked, “So what is this fine specimen of a man doing for money in Taupo?”
He chuckled as he stepped closer, hopefully to sit next to her and hold her hand again.
Yet, he didn’t get the chance, when a sudden jolt yanked the lift, leaving it lopsided.


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She gave him a gentle slap on his chest, his company not only giving her some comfort in this awkward, and somewhat scary situation, but she was enjoying it as well. “I’m helping Dad’s friend. She’s overseeing all the arrangements.”
“So we’re in good hands,” he said with some mirth.
“You most certainly are,” she assured him. “Taupo? So, what is this fine specimen of a man doing in … wait, north or south island?”
“North.”
The static voice from the panel startled them both, and Jonah stood instantly to reply. “We’re still coping. Some better than others.”
Maddie pulled in her lips as she looked up at him, glad to hear from the outside help, but at the same time she was a bit disappointed their conversation was distracted. Of course he was referring to her. And, yes, he was right. Even more so that he was not holding her hand anymore. She missed his body next to hers, the assurance he had radiated.
“Technicians have arrived and promised me to have you moving soon again.”
Jonah nodded towards the silver panel. “Appreciate the update. Oh, mate, could you give an update to…” He turned to her. “Anybody you need to know about current adventure?”
Eyes wide, she countered, “You call this an adventure?”
He blew out a breath. “Another ism I’ve stepped in?”
Placing her hand on the ground, she pushed herself up and stood next to him. “Not the kind of adventure I was seeking.”
His laugh was warm and intimate. “You have to come to NZ for a visit one day. Lots of adventures to have over there.”
“Excuse me,” the static voice interrupted. “Could I have your attention for just a moment?”
“Sorry,” Maddie and Jonah replied in unison.
“Who would you like me to contact?”


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“Are you here for the reunion?”
She nodded.
“Attending as well?”
She shot him a humorous glare. “Do I look like I’m thirty years old?”
Jonah let out a bark of laughter. “I stepped right into the ageism trap, didn’t I?” And on another chuckle he added, “I honestly have no idea how a beautiful thirty year old woman looks like, but in all fairness I did want to add, you looked too young to be part of the reunion.”
With a giggle she responded instantly. “Liar.”
“A fine specimen of a liar, though, right?”
Blush crept up her cheeks and amusement tugged at his lips. He studied her face, studied her beautiful green eyes looking at him, the few freckles on her nose telling him he didn’t wear any or very little make up, and her light pink lips which still held a smile.
“Okay, we’ve established you’re too young to attend the reunion. Honestly I’m too scared to ask in case I overstep another –ism along the way.”
She gave him a gentle slap on his chest. “I’m helping Dad’s friend. She’s overseeing all the arrangements.”


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“Okay,” she blurted. “I’m done with silence. Tell me, I can hear an accent. New Zealand.”
He cocked a brow.
“Well it’s there but at the same time it’s not.”
A soft chuckle escaped his lips, and although she tried hard to ignore it, she had to admit it affected the very core of her body. Everything was alert. She studied him through the dim light. It hadn’t been a lie when she described him as a nice specimen of a man, because he really was. His amber eyes sparkled in the semi darkness and his mouth held some amusement. Considering his confident and calm posture she assumed the situation didn’t nearly have the same effect on him as it did on her.
She let out a soft sigh. “I won’t shut up, you know, because I’m starting to struggle a little here.”
With only a few smooth moves he stood, stepped next to her, and sat again. He reached for her hand and took it in both of his. “I was born here in Alinta Bay but once I’d finished Year 12 we moved to Dunedin in New Zealand.”
Hardly able to focus on his words, she stared at their hands. She took in a deep breath, fully aware that their bodies were merely touching, yet the heat off his body penetrated through her clothes.
“Are you all right?”
She blinked a couple of times. “Yes, of course. As in, no, I told you, I’m struggling. Anyway…” She lifted her head and studied his face from the close distance. “Are you here for the reunion?”


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