By Penny Jordan
It has been six years for the reason 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 if Jamie has spent years engaged on her profitable adorning enterprise, she's by no means been capable of totally exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, in any case, her stepbrother.... while her stepdad turns into sick, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their manner domestic for Christmas. She is stunned whilst Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their kinfolk chuffed. 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 guy who as soon as broke her heart...and may well simply do it back!
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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.
She looked into the younger girl's face and saw that she still looked uncertain. "Jake wants to get married, he wants a son, a grandchild for his father, I think, and... " Oh yes, he was that all right, Jamie acknowledged to herself. Jake could be bitterly determined and stubborn when someone opposed him, and she could see how easily this young and rather diffident girl could be overwhelmed by him, especially if the marriage was something her parents approved of as well. "I don't feel I'm mature enough to get married yet," she confided to Jamie.
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. In an hour and a half Jake would b( here. Already her heart was pounding unevenly Her fingers shook as she opened her bedroon- door. She wasn't going to let seeing him affec her. She was going to be cool and indifferent to him. She had to be. " Beth's eye; opened wide as she studied her cousin's appearance enviously admiring the way the silk jersey clung to Jamie's supple body.
A Reason For Marriage (Harlequin Presents, No 1041) by Penny Jordan