First let me be clear Samara and Justin did NOT previously have any flame or relationship.
Samara met Justin when she first arrived in the D.C. area and he asked to share a table with her while eating in a cafeteria. A few days later he asked on a date and his estranged wife (They still lived in the same house) showed up at the restaurant and showed out. He hadn't told her he was married so she left. After he was divorced he asked for date number 2 and his now ex-wife showed up and asked for his help with car trouble. He left Samara sitting at the table and went outside only to find she wasn't having trouble. His ex asked him to get into the car to talk and drove off with him inside. This is supposedly a man with a top level government job in an office that is so secret that no one knows exactly what it is that they do. Justin saw Samara at an antiques auction and went to her job to ask for yet another date. When he finally got her to go on date number 3, he didn't show up because of a family emergency. On date number 4 he did show up and promptly left her sitting in the Kennedy Theater when his cell phone rang. It was his job calling, he couldn't tell her why he was leaving and never said anything about her getting home safely. At this point I see the pattern even if Samara doesn't. I forced myself to read a little more just to see if she finally got a clue. She met with her four (professional) girlfriends and told them she was through with him. They told her not to be so hasty in dumping him because women outnumber men a hundred-to-one in D.C. At this point I'm thinking she not only need to find a different man, but needs to find a whole new set of friends that has self esteem. He showed up at her house several days after the Kennedy Theater incident in the middle of the night. She told the night guard at the front desk to let him up to her apartment while she then ran around trying to put clothes on. Samara asked him if he would like something to eat or drink? After she cooking him breakfast and watching him eat it, they started kissing and this led to her bedroom. I stopped reading at page 89 because the lead female character was stuck on stupid. That was a bc if I had ever seen one. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE EXCERPT!!!!! Borrow it from the library if you must read it.