He stuffed his hands into his pockets as he lowered his head and spoke to her conspiratorially in a teasing voice. “Let’s just pretend that you needed my help. It will make me feel useful.”
A thrill flowed through her like an electrical current. “Would you have actually hurt him?”
“In a heartbeat.”
"How foolish of me to find that exciting.” His mouth parted and he grinned, big and genuine. She couldn’t stop herself from grinning in return.
This is so different and fresh (ghost and bootleggers), very into this story.