She‟d read about him, seen photographs of him, but what made her inner turmoil more savage
was how stunningly handsome he really was in the flesh. The thick, wavy, black hair, twinkling
green eyes, a strong male face that didn‟t have one unpleasing feature capping a tall, perfectly proportioned physique which carried the perfectly tailored suit he wore with distinction…it was
so wickedly unfair! The man had absolutely everything! She doubly resented the fact that he hada sexual impact on her. And no doubt on every woman who was subjected to his power-packedpresence.It was highly disconcerting when he suddenly shifted his attention from Lynda Twiggley to shoota quizzical look over her shoulder straight at Daisy. Had he felt her hostile stare? The sexy black eyebrows with their late kick upwards
—just like Brad Pitt‟s—
lifted with a kind of bemusedpuzzlement, and the startling green eyes bored into hers, searching for answers that pride forbadeher to ever tell him.Vexed by his distraction, Lynda swung around to deal with an unwelcome intrusion. With therecognition that no finesse was needed on a mere employee, her steely blue eyes savaged Daisywit
h displeasure. „What do you want, Dee
Dee?‟ she snapped.
„Nothing, Ms Twiggley,‟ Daisy replied with as much aplomb as she could muster, given thesqueamish spotlight of two sets of eyes demanding explanations. „I thought I heard you calling
Lynda clicked her tongue impatiently. „Not right now. And stop hovering. I‟m sure you havemore useful things to do.‟
„Yes, of course. I‟m sorry for interrupting. Please excuse me.‟
Daisy had already begun her retreat when Ethan Cartwright intervened. „Wait!‟ he commanded,
stepping forward, one arm outstretched in appeal. He smiled, his perfectly sculpted mouthbreaking open to show a row of perfect white teeth, making Daisy instantly determined that he
wouldn‟t get a bite out of her, regardless of how charming he set out to be. „We haven‟t met,‟ hesaid in a voice as rich as the rest of him. „I would have remembered a Dee
Dee. It‟s such anunusual name. Be so kind as to introduce us, Lynda.‟
„They‟re her initials, not her name,‟ Lynda said with a tinkling
laugh that had Daisy‟s spinecrawling with dislike for her employer and her endlessly patronising manner. If she didn‟t
needthis job and the pay packet that went with it, she would have walked out on day one when Lynda
had stated she couldn‟t have a PA c
alled Daisy because she associated that name with a lowlycow. Dee-Dee sounded far more upmarket.
„This is my PA, Ethan,‟ Lynda continued in a dismissive tone. „No one you need to know.‟
The snobbish remark apparently did not sit well with him. „On the con
trary, should I do business
with you, your PA may be my first point of contact,‟ he countered, a hard glint in the green eyes.