By Penny Jordan
It has been six years considering 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 even if Jamie has spent years engaged on her winning adorning enterprise, she's by no means been capable of absolutely exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, in any case, her stepbrother.... whilst her stepdad turns into unwell, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their manner domestic for Christmas. She is surprised while Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their relations 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 possibly simply do it back!
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Across the space that divided them his eyes warned her against contradicting his statement. Beth was looking flushed and excited as she looked at them. "Aunt Margaret will be so pleased. Oh, Jamie, she has missed you so much. We'll be going too, of course. You can always drive up with us if you don't fancy taking your car. " "Jamie will travel with me. " In other words she wasn't going to get the opportunity to make any last-minute bid for escape, Jamie thought bitterly, avoiding looking at him.
She pulled a slight face, and then coloured as she saw Jamie's surprised expression. "My father's a very wealthy man, he doesn't consider that women can handle their financial affairs'" ^ he's old-fashioned like that. He wants me to get married and he seems to have picked on Jake as the ideal candidate. I don't suppose I should be telling you this. " Jamie saw the slightly nervous glance she gave towards Jake who was talking to Richard. "I like Jake, but he's very formidable, isn't he? Sometimes I feel as though he doesn't even know I'm there.
This room's dreadfully dull," Beth commented critically, wrinkling her nose. " "We'll sit down tomorrow and talk about i together," Jamie promised. "There's Richard," Beth exclaimed as the; heard the front door open and shut. "I'd better go upstairs and get ready," Jan-lie told her, giving her cousin's husband a warn smile as he came into the room. Rather like ; cuddly round teddy bear to look at, she likec Richard, who she knew was a shrewd business man who adored his wife and little girl. Leaving them alone together she hurriec upstairs.
A Reason For Marriage (Harlequin Presents, No 1041) by Penny Jordan