by Judith McNaught
$5.99 US / $6.99 Can
The ruggedly handsome president of Global Industries handled his business the way he handled his women - with charm, daring and ruthless self-control. A man used to the very best, Nick hired Lauren Danner, and assumed the proud beauty would soon be another easy conquest. But Lauren's flashing wit and rare spirit dazzled him - and slowly, against his will, he was intrigued, challenged - and in love.
Yet Lauren was living a lie, a charade that became more dangerous with every passing moment. Trapped in a web of deceit, she fought her growing love for Nick. Her secret could destroy his fragile trust - and the promise of life with the most compelling man she had ever met!
"No," she whispered shakily . . . "Nick, please."
"Please what?" he murmured against her throat, "Please put us both out of this misery?"
Nick's jaw tightened. "I'm trying to get into the bedroom so that we can ease the ache that's been building inside us for weeks . . ."
"And then what?" Lauren demanded hotly. "I want to know the rules, dammit! Today we make love, but tomorrow we're no more than casual acquaintances, is that it?" Lauren's voice rose in mounting fury. "I'm not ready to be your Sunday-afternoon playmate. If you're bored, go play your games with someone who can handle a casual romp in bed with you."
"What the hell do you want from me?" he demanded coldly.
I want you to love me, she thought . . .
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