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 lifestyles. yet even supposing Jamie has spent years engaged on her profitable adorning enterprise, she's by no means been in a position to absolutely exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, in any case, her stepbrother.... whilst her stepdad turns into ailing, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their means domestic for Christmas. She is surprised while Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their relations satisfied. but if the rite is over, and their honeymoon in a comfortable Swiss chalet starts off, Jamie wonders what sort of marriage she's destined to have with the fellow who as soon as broke her heart...and might simply do it back!
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How she had loved their family Christmases. "For once in your life stop being so damned selfish and put someone else first," Jake demanded harshly. " Blankly she looked into his face. His mouth was hard and compressed, his eyes shadowed. His hair, thick and densely black, looked as though it needed cutting. He looked tired, she recognised, momentarily stepping outside the magnetism that always held her so much in thrall and seeing him simply as another vulnerable human being. He had released her now and impulsively she wanted to reach out and touch him, to smooth away the frown creasing his fore head, and then bitterness overtook compassion.
He looked tired, she recognised, momentarily stepping outside the magnetism that always held her so much in thrall and seeing him simply as another vulnerable human being. He had released her now and impulsively she wanted to reach out and touch him, to smooth away the frown creasing his fore head, and then bitterness overtook compassion. It was easy for him to condemn and criticise her. He would not have to endure the torture that would be hers if she went home, if she spent Christmas in the same house with him.
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. She had no wish to hear Mandy's girlish confidences but as she looked into the girl's agonised blue eyes she felt herself waver, and the next second she was writing down her address and telephone number, whilst at the same time wondering what on earth she was doing.
A Reason For Marriage (Harlequin Presents, No 1041) by Penny Jordan