By Melody Thomas
An obsession that blooms into scandal
Since early life, Ryan Donally loved Rachel Bailey, even though the bright, attractive lass observed him as simply one other rowdy boy. The years pulled them aside, sporting Rachel to a spot of accountability and recognize few girls of her time loved . . . whereas Ryan ascended to undreamed-of heights of wealth and luck, and certain his center to another.
Now destiny has introduced them jointly as soon as again—and Rachel sees no longer the boy she as soon as spurned, yet a panoramic guy she wants. but Ryan has moved on and is unwilling to forgive, and Rachel hides a mystery disgrace which could spoil every little thing she has labored for. Then, in a single second of unrestrained ardour, the partitions among them tumble, and the associated fee they have to pay is a wedding neither can have the funds for. yet will a sensuous hearth too-long resisted deliver tragedy . . . or will it forge an excellent and timeless love?
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Hardly,” he scoffed, awake and fully aware of her presence. He raised his brows. ” “It’s already well into the day. ” He ﬂung off the sheets. Rachel retreated an alarmed step, expecting him to appear naked beneath. He wasn’t. Not completely. He wore looseﬁtting silken pajamas that clung to his hips. Padding past her across the chamber, he walked into the dressing room. ” She could hear the splash of water, drawers opening and slamming shut. She set her hand on the back of a highbacked chair where his shirt lay discarded from last night.
A MATCH MADE IN SCANDAL 37 Indeed, a betrothal with Lady Gwyneth Abbot offered something far more valuable to his future than merely a wife. Ryan wasn’t marrying Lady Gwyneth for love. He’d buried that part of his soul with his wife almost four years ago. At least he’d thought so until Rachel’s declaration last night at the ball. Except, he didn’t want her here. He didn’t want to be ten years old again or sixteen or twenty-two, when he would look at her and wonder what it would feel like to shove his hands up her skirt.
Ryan politely inquired. “You’ve come a long way to visit me. ” “Do make an exception today. ” She sighed, all pretense gone. ” 32 MELODY THOMAS He could have. He’d made exceptions before when people had come here with demands on his time, but there was something about Rachel being in this house, close to him, playing nice. If they talked business, they’d argue, and, as he stood looking at her framed by the feminine walls in what used to be Kathleen’s salon, as soft and pretty as any Monet subject, he discovered that he didn’t want to spend this time arguing.