By Melody Thomas
An obsession that blooms into scandal
Since early life, Ryan Donally cherished Rachel Bailey, notwithstanding the bright, appealing lass observed him as simply one other rowdy boy. The years pulled them aside, wearing Rachel to a spot of accountability and appreciate few ladies of her time loved . . . whereas Ryan ascended to undreamed-of heights of wealth and good fortune, and certain his middle to another.
Now destiny has introduced them jointly as soon as again—and Rachel sees now not the boy she as soon as spurned, yet a panoramic guy she wants. but Ryan has moved on and is unwilling to forgive, and Rachel hides a mystery disgrace which could smash every thing she has labored for. Then, in a single second of unrestrained ardour, the partitions among them tumble, and the fee they need to pay is a wedding neither can have the funds for. yet will a sensuous fireplace too-long resisted carry tragedy . . . or will it forge an excellent and timeless love?
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She’d removed her waistcoat. He could see the swell of her breasts beneath her damp blouse. A tiny bow on her chemise ﬂirted with his senses. She was dressed like a spinster and still somehow managed to remind him of his favorite vice. He raised his gaze and found her watching him with narrowed eyes. Hell, with a body like hers she ought to have more sense 42 MELODY THOMAS than to parade herself half-naked in front of him, he thought, his lips curving into a slow smile that wasn’t nearly so polite anymore.
She ran her tongue over her lips. “Women are in every industry. ” His shirt hanging open, Ryan braced both palms high on the doorframe. ” “Which brings me to my ﬁnal point,” she said. “I’ve allowed you to make business decisions for this company on my behalf quite long enough. It’s time I take my ofﬁcial place on the board. ” She lifted her chin, well primed to embark on this ﬁnal crusade. “It’s time I took on a bigger stake in the running of this business. ” He threw out his hands and turned.
When she heard no response, she carefully opened the door. Sheer draperies billowed gently, and Rachel could see the lake behind his house. Honeysuckle ﬁltered through the other essence Rachel breathed, leaving no doubt in her mind the masculine inhabitant of these chambers. She moved farther into the room. A kneeling bronze Venus sat on one of the console tables that ﬂanked each side of the four-poster tester bed. Ryan lay on his stomach, his head resting on one arm pillowed beneath his cheek.