By Stephanie James
To win significant, she'd need to chance all of it . . . darkish, risky Jordan Kyle lived lifestyles on his personal phrases, surroundings his personal principles and taking part in for top stakes. He'd moved via this international on my own, and was once happy to have it that manner -- till he encountered Alyssa Chandler. via day Alyssa used to be a funky, managed mathematical whiz, sorting via proof and figures. by means of evening it was once a distinct tale. At evening she turned a creature of attractiveness and fervour who used to be greater than a fit for Jordan. yet have been Jordan's seductive caresses sufficient for Alyssa to take an opportunity on a destiny jointly? simply time might inform . . .
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Determinedly, she went back to the biography of the brilliant Hypatia, who had turned down numerous offers of marriage by claiming she was already wedded to the truth. Being "wedded to the truth," however, apparently had not stopped her from engaging in several love affairs. Alyssa smiled to herself, reading between the lines as she looked back across the centuries. Hypatia had probably never married for the simple reason that she had never found a man who understood and appreciated her both mentally and physically and to whom she was equally attracted.
The smile was gone a moment later as the front desk informed her that Mr. Kyle was not in his room. " the polite voice on the other end inquired. " He was probably at dinner, Alyssa decided, glancing at her watch. And after that he would hit the tables. Actually, he probably didn't spend much time in his room at all. If she didn't reach him when she tried later, she would have to leave a message and let him call her. Another attempt atnine o'clockalso proved fruitless. She would try once more before she went to bed, Alyssa decided.
That knowledge alone should inspire a great deal of care, she told herself. " she hedged "I'll be here for at least another couple of weeks. " "As much of a home as I've got, yes," he agreed dismissively. "When will you be arriving? Friday night? I'll pick you up at the airport" He was rushing her, crowding her into agreement, not giving her a chance to think. She knew what he was doing and had a hunch he did, too. The catch was that she wanted to be hurried along. The lure of spending another fantasy weekend with this man was almost irresistible.