"I thought I might announce my impending marriage."Her eyebrows shot up. "Marriage? You aren't getting married.""No. But don't you think it would make a nice headline?"She let out a completely undigni ed involuntary snort. "No one would believe it.""And why is that?""Marriage requires monogamy," she said."I don't cheat on women. If I'm attracted to someone else, I end the relationship I'm in. I see no point in pretending to want onewoman if I wantanother.""You seem to change the woman you want with alarmingfrequency.""And that's why it would be such a big story if I were preparing to get married.""Okay, yeah, I'll give you that. But where are you going to nd a woman who won't want to marry you for real? One who will keepher mouthshut about the arrangement?"She looked back at Gage. His blue eyes were trained on her, a slow smile spreading over hishandsome face."Lily."She didn't like the way he said her name
with intent, his low voice rolling over it, making it sound like a verbalcaress."I want you to marry me."