Hero’s Instinct by Fiona Quinn EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Fiona Quinn
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LAST AUGUST, CHESTERTON HOUSE, RICHMOND, ENGLAND
CLICKETY CLACKING across the marble hall in her hot pink stilettos, McKayla
would choose combat boots any day of the year.
The ridiculousness of squeezing a woman’s toes and having her balance
on the balls of her feet for hours on end was sadistic.
High heels, in McKayla’s estimation, were merely a vehicle for torture
and a means to keep a woman from successfully running away.
Or maybe a high heel’s purpose was to weed out the complainers early
on. If a woman couldn’t handle the agony of toe cramps, they might not be
willing to put up with her lover’s crap for long.
Yeah, that mindset made sense to McKayla—a means to test a woman’s
capacity for stoicism in the face of pain.
She looked up at the grandeur of the sweeping, red-carpeted staircase that
would take her to the ballroom in Chesterton House, an eighteenth-century
stone mansion nestled along the Thames just outside of London.
A stunning show of affluence.
Even if it felt farcical that lil’ ol’ McKayla Anne Pickard of Bentwood,
PA. was here with her name hand calligraphed on the invitation in her purse,
this was indeed the twisted turn that her life had taken.
She could do this.
Penance, that was how McKayla viewed her new career with the CIA.
Lifting her chin, McKayla moved elegantly up the stairs as her etiquette
coach, Mrs. Peabody-Strumpkins, had taught her to do. Face soft, lips lightly
bowed into a gentle inviting smile, eyes warm, McKayla gathered her skirt
near her thigh.
The hand sweeps back and tucks just to the side of one’s bottom, so the
fabric doesn’t tangle the feet, and…Up we go.
Picture perfect, she made the ascent.
While Langley had offered McKayla an escort for the evening, she
thought that would be too clunky. McKayla wanted to go where she wanted
to go, move where she wanted to move, and not be tied to anyone or any
baggage they might drag along.
Simple and clean.
No sidekick for this superhero.
McKayla tipped her head down as a smile curled her lips and a puff of
Though, it wasn’t a completely absurd thought.
When McKayla had approached the CIA, in her mind’s eye, this kind of
assignment was exactly what she’d envisioned. Sort of like turning herself
into a modern-day female Bruce Wayne.
McKayla grimaced at that image.
It wasn’t the right metaphor. But McKayla couldn’t find a better one. She
would be using her name, notoriety, and financial status to give her cred and
entrée into elite spaces that Langley would have difficulty maneuvering into.
She was a key that could unlock the doors to royals, political leaders, and
Yes, this evening’s charity dinner with the nobility and the glitterati was
exactly the type of assignment McKayla had envisioned when she’d
approached the CIA and asked for a job.
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