TITLE: For Her Own Good
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Eva Pierce was lost. She'd planned each route, each possible turn, then she'd gotten to Amsterdam and all of her careful plans had gone out the window. Or possibly fallen into a canal along with her hat.
In the evening light the street bustled around her, flowing along the sidewalks in a steady stream. Even for the off season, it was crowded with people who knew where they were going. Eva stood, map in hand, and tried to ignore the growing panic as disinterested people surged around her.
The hotel had to be here somewhere.
Luckily she'd sent her luggage on so she wasn't carrying around any extra weight. But the hotel, and the prospect of comfortable pajamas, was nowhere in sight.
She could always ask for directions. But so far she hadn't plucked up the courage to stop someone. They all seemed so determined to get to where they were going. She didn't want to interrupt them though she knew she'd have to. It was either that or freeze on the street. Eva hated that she'd turned out to be just one more idiot tourist.
“You can')t stand here forever,” Eva said aloud. A man hunched in his winter coat glanced at her as he passed. “Excuse me?” she said hopefully. But he mumbled something in Dutch and kept walking, shoulders rolled under dark fabric.