He had always been a threat
Stephanie had come halfway around the world, built a new life, met another man. And now Gerard Tenniel had arrivedͶGerard, who knew all about the scandal five years earlier and threatened to talk about it. Unless...It was the "unless" that bothered Stephanie. She agreed that disclosure would hurt her brother's career, that her buddingromance must die a-blooming. She even agreed to leave townwith Gerard. So what else did he want? She was shocked to learn that despite the bitterness left by thetrial, Gerard still wanted her. But was it for loveͶ or revenge?
"Are you in love with him?"
Stephanie's eyes flickered, but she didn't answer."Are you?' Gerard Insisted."I don't know," she admitted. "I didn't have time to find out.He was the sort of man most girls dream of marryingͶ" "Good husband material" he finished for her cynically, "it wasn't love at first sight, then?" "I don't believe in love at first sight" She felt herself flushing asGerard eyed her oddly. She had fallen for Gerard at first sight,of course. Stephanie froze, looking up into his hypnotic gray eyes."You know you'll be living with me in London." it was astatement that shocked her completely. "I'm not letting youout of my sight until we're married," he said.It seemed the most insane idea she had heard in her life!