By Penny Jordan
It has been six years considering 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 winning adorning company, she's by no means been capable of totally exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, finally, her stepbrother.... while her stepdad turns into sick, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their means domestic for Christmas. She is surprised whilst Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their relations chuffed. but if the rite is over, and their honeymoon in a comfy 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 may perhaps simply do it back!
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That delicate personal radar that worked every time he came anywhere near her had already warned her. She glanced across the room to where Mandy was talking to Beth before replying. "I think she's charming," she said shortly at last. " She could tell without looking at him that his mouth had twisted slightly just as she could hear the mocking amusement in his voice. "Too charming. Too innocent, and far, far too vulnerable, Jake," she said as coldly as she could. "But then I'm sure you don't need me to tell you any of that.
Well, you can thank Jamie. She's taken charge of tonight's meal," Beth told him. Jamie knew there would be eight of them altogether: Jake and his girlfriend, the local doctor and his wife, and her brother, who was apparently staying with them following a road accident, Jamie herself and Beth and Richard. 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.
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. " she complainec ruefully. " "If you are that's how I like you," Richard told his wife, coming into the kitchen behind Jamie, and going over to give Beth a quick kiss. " "Well, you can thank Jamie. She's taken charge of tonight's meal," Beth told him.