A Reason For Marriage (Harlequin Presents, No 1041) by Penny Jordan

By Penny Jordan

It has been six years given 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 totally exorcise Jake from her brain. he's, in the end, her stepbrother.... while her stepdad turns into sick, Jamie is reunited with Jake on their method domestic for Christmas. She is stunned whilst Jake proposes marriage--a marriage designed to make their family members satisfied. but if the rite is over, and their honeymoon in a comfy 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 might simply do it back!

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Jake had always enjoyed dominating and dictating to her, she knew that, and he would enjoy doing it again, simply for the pleasure of humiliating her. She couldn't let it happen. She took a deep breath, reminding herself wryly that she was now a sophisticated businesswoman, not a mutely adoring child, and putting down the spoon she turned towards the pretty blonde girl hovering uncertainly between Jake and Beth. "No one seems to be going to introduce us," she said with a smile. " The girl, and that was exactly what she was, Jamie thought noting the clear skin and childishly rounded face, smiled back guilelessly.

She had already endured enough tonight, her head was pounding violently. He knew exactly what he'd done to her, so why make her say it? Did he enjoy tormenting her? " She got up too quickly, his proximity to her suddenly claustrophobic.

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.

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