By Penny Jordan
It has been six years seeing that Jamie walked in on her lover, Jake Brierton, in mattress with one other woman--and walked correct again out that door and out of his existence. yet although Jamie has spent years engaged on her winning adorning company, she's by no means been in a position to absolutely exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, in the end, her stepbrother.... whilst her stepdad turns into in poor health, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their manner domestic for Christmas. She is surprised while Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their relatives chuffed. but if the rite is over, and their honeymoon in a comfortable Swiss chalet starts, Jamie wonders what sort of marriage she's destined to have with the guy who as soon as broke her heart...and may well simply do it back!
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I want to do something with my life, I don't know what yet, but I know it isn't marriage. Of course at first I was flattered when Jake showed an interest in me, but he doesn't want me really. "I'm going to London Christmas shopping with Mummy next week. Could I come and see you? I don't have anyone I can talk to, and you are Jake's stepsister. " Well enough to know that this child wouldn't be able to withstand Jake if he turned the full force of his will and personality against her. Her common sense told her not to get involved, that it would only lead to further heartache for her.
Beth had been only vaguely informative on the subject of Ian Parsons, explaining that he was a geologist who worked abroad, who had been involved in a road accident which had killed his wife. "Ian was very badly injured, but he's on his feet again now. The accident happened over eighteen months ago, and he's been staying with Sue and Chris ever since. He's rather quiet and withdrawn," she warned Jamie. "Sue says he blames himself for his wife's death. " Jamie was in the kitchen checking on the seafood crepes she had prepared for their first course when she heard the doorbell ring.
Jake had arrived! She was glad that being in the kitchen mean that she didn't need to go out and greet them But then wasn't that why she had offered to makt the meal? She might be able to deceive others but she couldn't deceive herself. "Something smells good," she heard Jake say unconsciously repeating Richard's comment. Sh< had forgotten that velvet, teasing quality his voic< could take on. Her body was a mass of pain am she had an intense desire to open the back doo: and run. Almost as though Beth had sensed it, th kitchen door was pushed open and her muscle; tensed, knowing she had only seconds to pre pan her de fences All four of them walked into the room.
A Reason For Marriage (Harlequin Presents, No 1041) by Penny Jordan