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Jacqueline Baird - Bought by a tycoon

Bought by a tycoon
Jacqueline Baird

Bought by a tycoon (31.5.2006)

Original title: Bought by the Greek Tycoon (2005)
Editorial: Harlequin Ibrica
Stamp / Collection: Bianca 1672
Gender: Contemporary
Starring: Luke Devetzi and Jemma Barnes

Why settle for one night if I could buy many more?
The Greek billionaire Devetzi Luke was willing to do anything to share another night of
passion with Jemma Barnes ...

It was then that he discovered Jemma's father was in serious financial trouble and
needed urgent help. Luke was willing to help ... but only if Jemma agreed to become his
Scan Mariquia and runs Gido by Joany

Jacqueline Baird - Bought by a tycoon

Chapter 1
EMMA BARNES, made cartoons on a notebook without paying attention to the
conversation kept around. His father, company manager Vanity Flair, had insisted he
should attend this meeting as participation had inherited her aunt Mary had in this and
had gone on to become one of the main shareholders partners. The truth was that she
did not understand anything about market fluctuations or bag, and already it hard
enough to deal with the financial part of your florist Chelsea as Liz, her best friend and
partner, could confirm.
- Jemma - heard from his father, interrupting his reverie -. Are you okay?
Looking up, he noticed that a dozen people staring at her. Her amber eyes met brown
man who sat opposite her, Mr. Devetzi, Greek, his father had submitted earlier.
Apparently the older man he had met his aunt Mary on the island of Zante, where she
had a house. Jemma had spent the previous summer, but had no fond memories of that
vacation, inter alia, that his aunt had died shortly after.
The man smiled and she deduced that terrified expression indicated that he had no
idea what answer the question. With a nod and a wink, gave the answer.
- Yes, of course - accepted Jemma, and thus ended the meeting.
- Why did not you call me? - Asked Luke Devetzi in Greek his grandfather, who sat in
an armchair with a bandaged ankle and leaning on a stool -. You know it would come
soon. Also, what do you come to London? After the last fright gave your heart,
thought the doctor had recommended will not fly.
- I came for business - Theo Devetzi said tersely.
- But years ago that stopped being wholesale fish - reminded Luke.
- I do not mean that business. The truth is that I called six days ago, and a woman of
your office in New York told me you were gone a few days away and you could not
bother unless it were an emergency - the old man raised an eyebrow -. Since only called
you to tell you that I would stay at your flat in London a few days, I saw no reason to
Luke grimaced. He could not say anything; was true that he had left those instructions
to his secretary, and she felt very guilty about it.
His grandparents had given everything for him. For thirty-eight, Anna, his only
daughter got pregnant the yachtsman who was visiting the island. To protect his
daughter and grandson of censorship of the small community in which they lived,

moved to Athens, where nobody knew. When Anna died in childbirth, they started to
deal with Luke.
He never knew his biological father until he finished his university studies in business
administration. He refused to succeed his grandfather in the business of selling
wholesale fish and it had accepted a job on a cruise. In a fit of anger, Theo had
compared to his father, a Frenchman who called for a peerage and harbor life spent in
port seducing young girls.
Luke did not take a second to go in search of his father, even though he had never
bothered too the circumstances of his birth, and found him living in a mansion in
France with his wife and two children, both older than it. When Luke was identified, he
made a gesture of contempt and said goodbye to him, saying:
- I've been to dozens of women and even if I had been single when I met the Greek
small-town was your mother, never have I married her - and then, aided by his equally
derogatory children, threw Luke from home.
Luke continued with their plans and embarked on the cruise, where he befriended a
wealthy New York banker who hired him as an assistant for their operations Exchange.
When the ship arrived in New York, the man offered him a position Luke in his
company, since this was especially prominent in his work, and four years later he
started his own company: Devetzi International.
Luke looked at his grandfather with a mixture of frustration and affection.
- Nothing will do or want me never a problem, Theo. Just say what you want and
you'll have, you should know that.
Theo was getting old. At seventy-seven years old his face furrowed by a thousand
wrinkles, but his eyes still betrayed the determination that had pushed him to establish
his business years ago with his friend Milo. Luke owed his life to the man who actually
was his only family.
- Do not try to coax, Lycurgus.
Luke stiffened. He knew the old man was angry or had something in mind, for
otherwise there would have used his full name; his grandmother had wanted to call to
see his gray eyes that reminded a wolf hunter nificaba sig because this animal.
- What I want is to see you married with children; see the continuation of the family,
but given your apparent aversion to marriage and women you choose, we hardly left
me hope - showed him a magazine Luke -. Check out your last choice, the woman he
has spent the last few days probably - said the center pages -. Davinia Lovejoy is not
exactly the portrait of a mother and wife.
Theo was right; Luke had been dating Davinia recent weeks, but had no intention of
marrying her. Why should I? He did not like Theo poking their noses into your sex life
... And, as to marriage, Luke did not trust women long term. Experience told him that
married women were so eager to get into his bed and single, if not more, although he

always had avoided getting involved with married. The only exception to that rule had
still tormented him at night.
Luke's grandfather continued his heated speech in Greek:
- I thought you had better taste. Do you not know that your nose at nineteen was
operated? That can tolerate, and breast augmentation, but the latter ... a fake ass! I had
not heard anything like it in life.
- How Come? Let me see ... - Luke jumped, taking the magazine from his grandfather.
Theo was right. One of the photos showed her leaving a restaurant with him, and
article detailing all aesthetic operations that had been submitted and spoke of the new
man she had seen him lately.
Luke could not suppress a very descriptive appellation in Greek.
- I could not agree more - Theo said with a slight smile
- I did not realize ... - Luke commented softly, which was almost a confession for a man
who was defined as an expert in women. He sat on the couch next to Theo and smiled . I met Davinia because it is decorator and my secretary hired to redecorate my
apartment in New York - you did not tell her was that while teaching the apartment
had noticed that almost a year since I was sleeping with a woman and thought it was
time to do something about it -. If that makes you feel better, I have no intention of
marrying her.
In a couple of weeks when decorating the apartment was finished, so would their
relationship with Davinia. Furthermore, even though she was a beautiful and
intelligent woman, and an experienced lover, for some reason he had stayed with a
strange sense of dissatisfaction.
- I'm glad! In that case, you'll do me a favor - said Theo -. Since the death of your
grandmother I have been researching how to get the house we had in Zante. When we
went to Athens I sold the village butcher, but the house had been in my family for
generations; on that beach I was conceived, like your mother and your grandmother
there courted. I want it back - he said -. Over the years, the only thing left one are the
memories, and the happiest of my life happened there - Theo sighed -. The butcher
died eight years ago, but before that he sold the house to a businessman from Athens.
Rumour who gave it to her lover, an English botanical named Mary James. I met her
years in Zante; It was a lovely woman and I talked about his work and homeopathic
cosmetics company that had created with her sister. Her sister ended up marrying the
accounting of the company, David Sutherland, who promoted the expansion of the
brand throughout Europe. When I asked him to sell the house he flatly refused. More I
took I learned that his company had gone public in the alternative market to raise
sufficient funding to bring the company to America, so I bought shares in the hope that
me near Miss James so we can convince me to sell the house.
Luke frowned. Most aftermarket companies that were risky business.

- Do what I suggest: sell your shares as soon as possible. And the house ... forget it. Is
it that you are not comfortable in the house that sent build? Never before have you had
- Do Not. It is a very nice house, but since your grandmother died, I feel a little lonely.
You never come.
- You got that right - Luke admitted, but the truth was that bothered him not to have
known that Theo intended to buy the home of Zante; revealed that little attention had
been devoted to his grandfather in recent years -. I try to go home, Theo, but I assure
you Zante is not like when you were young. Now it is full of tourists - Luke knew
because he had gone there with his yacht the previous year and although the place was
beautiful, had spent only one night.
- You are wrong - said the old man with sparkling eyes -. I finally found a way to
recover my family's house. When I heard that Mary James had died, I bought more
shares - raised a hand -. Before you protest, I tell you that I bought cheap.
If the company was sinking those actions he would come face, thought Luke, but
declined to discuss further.
- Last week I received a notice of a shareholders' meeting, for I am one of the biggest
investors - continued Theo -. I was on the board and then invited me to dinner
Sutherland home tonight and birthday of his daughter weekend.
- Very interesting, but that does not explain how you sprained ankle Milo and if I had
not called to New York, I would not have heard anything.
- I was going to call as soon leave the hospital, but Milo beat me. I tripped on the steps
of the hall - Theo said, noting decoration bachelor apartment of his grandson.
- Well, I'm glad that Milo was with you ...
- Sure. Milo is so eager as he regains the house of my family. We met in Zante and
always stayed at home with your grandma and me when his ship docked there. I
always thought he had a weakness for your mother, but ...
- Well, but how can you get the house - urged Luke.
- I will not do it, but you - Theo said with a broad smile -. I met the daughter of
Sutherland on the board. It is a lovely woman who knows nothing of the family
business, but has its own. We talked and he told me that he had come to the meeting
because he was the heir to his aunt. Also, there was not only inherited his actions, but
also the house of Zante.
- Good - Luke went to the liquor cabinet and a glass of whiskey and water poured -.
Then she has agreed to sell and want me to pay the house, right?
- No, I asked if I sell the house, but said he did not think that was possible. I need you
to help me pay the rent, but you go to dinner at my place tonight. I want you to use all
your charms with this woman and that soft. Then when I go to her birthday party on

Saturday, I'll explain how much it means to me that house and I want to leave it to my
grandson. When I asked the band, will be ready to access everything you ask him.
- Want to seduce - Luke said, looking at Theo with a raised eyebrow -. You surprise
me, considering how much you criticize me for womanizer.
- No need to get so far, although I do not think it was a great sacrifice for you, because
it is a lovely girl - Theo smiled a mischievous smile -. If I were forty years younger, I
deal with this in person.
Luke laughed.
- You're incorrigible. Okay, tell Sutherland I'll go to dinner at your place and do their
best to love this woman. How is it called?
Theo was already dialing the Sutherland on the phone:
- Jem ... something, or ... Jan, I think.
Luke went to the bathroom to take a shower thinking about the mess they had gotten
and hoping at least that such Jan was presentable.
Luke returned after midnight, tired but with a smirk on his face.
- What's happened? Did you see her? Did you like? Would you she liked you - Theo
asked as he crossed the threshold.
- Yes to all - answered Luke - but I did not have to have waited awake.
- That does not matter. Tell me what happened!
Luke slumped on the sofa and loosened his tie.
- Sutherland introduced me to his daughter Jan, and by a strange coincidence, already
- That the know? Are you sure?
- Believe me, Grandpa. I met her in New York for years; She was a model and went a
few times. You have nothing to worry about, the matter is in the pot. I promise. Jan
was delighted to see me and almost lunged at me when he saw me. Tomorrow I will go
to dinner with her and by Sunday I'll eat my hand - I stood up and said -. Now, if you
do not mind, I'm going to bed. And I suggest you do the same.
- Jemma, call you by phone - Liz shouted -. It's your stepmother.
Jemma took off his gloves and left the basket that was filling with summer flowers to
go to answer the phone.
- Tell me, Leanne.
Jemma listened to the instructions of his father's wife for several minutes without
saying anything. His mother had died when she was only twelve years after a long

illness. His father married six months with his secretary, a single mother of a girl of
sixteen, Janine, who had left school to be a model.
Then Jemma studying at a boarding school and although his father adopted Janine and
gave him his name, they never were like sisters, but as distant friends.
- Do you have any questions, Jemma?
- No, everything is clear - she said when she could finally say something -. I've already
ordered the flowers you want and I'll be there Saturday early so that the house is
decorated for the birthday of Jan - Jemma hung up and asked Liz -. Are you sure you
do not want us to close the store on Saturday afternoon and you come with me?
- No Thanks - replied Liz -. You know that only the beautiful Janine stand in small
doses. How many birthday? Twenty-fourth year?
- Do not be a witch! But the truth is that you're absolutely right. Hey, apparently Jan
met an old boyfriend at dinner yesterday.
- Does the dinner you were not a dummy head pain - Liz scoffed.
- Yes ... apparently he is still single and is extremely rich. Jan wants to catch, so can not
indicate any reason your true age.
- I'm not surprised at all.
- How bad are - Jemma said smiling.
- I wish you were a bit poor at times - Liz sighed -. It is time that you go out to have
some fun again.
- Well, I'm going to the party on Saturday - she said -. It is time for you to go to lunch.
Patty will be here any moment, and Ray too - Patty Ray was an apprentice and an
employee who, although entitled florist, spent most of the time taking care of the deals.
- I'm going, but Jemma, I'm serious. Alan died two years ago and, as much as you
want, it's time for you to go out with men, or at least, you go plantendotelo instead of
staying petrified face any cute guy. Apart from being bored, celibacy is not good for
To the great shame of Jemma, she had not been strictly that celibacy in the past two
years. He'd made a huge mistake he had sworn not to repeat, but dared not confess or
your best friend.
Once Liz was gone, Jemma said to herself that she had already met your soul mate and
I had lost. It all started when Jemma's mother died and she began spending more time
with his aunt Mary. She loved gardening, but his father sold his house in the country
with its stunning garden to buy an apartment in the city, like your good wife. Luckily,
Aunt Mary gave full freedom to practice their hobby in your garden. She was a
professor of botany at Imperial College London, which always fascinated Jemma, but

the young researcher who worked with her aunt, Alan Barnes, fascinated further. He
fell in love with him and he eventually became her friend and confidant.
When he finished school, at eighteen, Jemma realized I had no academic brains to go to
college, but had some artistic talent. So he enrolled in a course Florist two years. It was
there he met Liz. By then the relationship with Alan had become a deep love, and it
was he who encouraged the two friends to open his shop. His life was wonderful, and
it was even better when twenty-two she married Alan in a fairy tale wedding.
Their happiness was short, as Alan died four years later in a plane crash. They both
liked gliding, and Jemma always felt guilty about not being with him that day for
staying finishing a job.
Every time I thought about it, is his heart sink sad, but thanks to the support of Liz the
last two years, had passed the stage of tears and could now face the world, he had no
desire to do so.
- Happy birthday, Jan - Luke greeted upon entering the house Sutherland, Connaugh
Square. He had given his birthday the day before; a Prada bag, nothing too personal -.
I believe you know my grandfather ...
She did not let him finish.
- Oh, of course I know - Jan gave him a radiant smile -. I feel hurt himself in the ankle.
The truth is that I can not deny that I loved that Luke came to dinner at his place - he
looked at Luke -. Fate did we became to find, right, darling - and nodded for him to
Luke knew many women like her, sophisticated and aware of her charms, and did not
cost him kiss her lightly on the lips. What surprised him was that Theo considered
attractive at that very thin model almost six feet tall.
Jemma went downstairs watching pleased flower arrangement on the table. Since the
death of Alan had gone to very few parties, but could not be excused to attend to it. She
threw her shoulders back, and looked around to find the birthday girl. Jan was leaning
his head back asking for a kiss that was denied. He was nearly two meters, had the
broad shoulders and black hair, and was a perfect match for the Jan. blonde
At that time, Jemma noticed the older man standing next to them and rested on a
silver-headed cane. She had a look of fury and seemed to feel so out of place as Jemma,
but it quickly recognized his face.
- Mr Devetzi - said, approaching him -. Nice to see you again - and raised his hand to
- The pleasure is mine - he said, taking her hand and kissed the back -. Please call me
- Sure, Theo - she laughed.

Luke felt Theo tugging his jacket and at that moment recognized that female voice. S
and turned slowly and saw ... each and every muscle in his body tensed instantly. I
knew this woman in the most intimate way possible; she had poisoned her dreams
throughout the last year and, although despised by their lack of morality, his body still
suffered from passion for it. Before giving a proper greeting, Jan grabbed his arm and
- Jemma, darling, meet Luke, the man so wonderful that you had spoken.
Luke heard the voice of Jan, but only took the name: Jemma? What happened to
Mimie? Sure it was the pseudonym he used when he deceived her husband. But
despite being an unfaithful wife, had an even more fantastic than I remembered
The first and only time I had ever seen was when he made a cruise on his yacht with
several friends for some Greek islands, as he did every summer. It was the birthday of
one of his companions and had fallen to eat on the island of Zante.
When he had left the restaurant to get some fresh air, he saw her. She was alone,
sitting on the terrace of a waterfront bar, sipping a glass of wine. It was not made up,
but it was lovely as fresh out of a box Rossetti. He had a fine, well-drawn face, a juicy
lips and pink and brown hair cascaded down her back.
As he watched, a couple who crashed out of the bar with table and pitcher and glass of
wine fell on her. She jumped up and ran to her rescue Luke.
She had accepted his offer without hesitation to go to the yacht to clean stains tiny top
and white shorts she wore. The sexual encounter that took after that was the best of his
life, and a certain part of his anatomy awoke to remember, but he angrily recalled what
happened next. Without looking into his eyes, she got out of bed, picked up her clothes
and her bag, and went into the bathroom.
When was back, fully dressed, was putting an alliance finger. Luke got up from the
bed, not wanting to understand the obvious.
- You promised - he said.
- No ... married - she replied -. And this has been a big mistake.
Luke had dated lots of women, and had slept with quite a few of them, but never
married. So furious with himself and with her, said:
- For me, honey. It was good, but you better go. My guests return at any time and
would rather you not see, especially one guest in particular.
She looked at him in horror, realizing what he meant. Then he turned and left without
another word, leaving him naked, furious and disgusted with both. He had not had a
one-night as a teenager and his rule was out at least three times with a woman before
bed her, but this time he had broken all the rules ... and with a married woman.

Watching her at that moment he saw her so serene, so elegant, that cost remind the
passionate woman who had shared his bed. She had her hair in an intricate bun,
revealing the perfection of his neck. She wore a simple but fantastic black dress and a
square neckline under which her beautiful breasts guessed. The thin fabric to fit the
curves of her body and reached a couple of inches above her knees. Had fabulous legs
accentuated by high heels sandals and nails painted pink feet. It was absolute
perfection from head to toe, and could not forget the image of her naked body under
that dress. Luke gasped. For the first time was jealous of her grandfather to have all
the attention of the woman, her beautiful smile ...
Do Not! I was married!
Jemma heard the name of Luke, but he said nothing. He smiled at Jan and when
looked politely at the man beside her, his eyes widened. He was pale and looked down
slowly while the heart was pounding as if he wanted to leave the chest. Luke stood out
above the crowd, with his black tuxedo, his dark skin and that aura of arrogance and
virility that was impossible to ignore. But that was what she did.
Jemma could not believe a mistake in your life, and stood before her. He had slept
with him without knowing his name. Lying ... no, I had to call things by their name:
sex, had had illicit sex and nothing more than that. She hated herself and him for being
unfaithful to his girlfriend, he should not be far behind.
With a sinking stomach and a terrible effort, muttered Jemma.
- Nice to meet you - almost without looking at him, turned his attention to Theo.

Chapter 2
FOR LUKE Devetzi was a completely new experience, and not entirely pleasant to
ignore it that way, but I would not let that promiscuous cat is away with it, despite
continuing with Jan on his arm.
- Hello ... Jemma, right? - Provocative voice murmured.
She looked at him with cold eyes.
- Yup. Hey - look again and divided.
- As we have not been formally introduced, let me ... My name is Luke Devetzi.
He was determined to get her attention, and offered his hand. She returned to him
reluctantly, but when he felt the softness of her skin, could not avoid a wave of sexual
excitement he had not felt since his encounter with Jemma, or Mimie, for the first time
on the yacht. He lowered somewhat dazed look, and saw the wedding ring in his hand.
It made him remember his rule: do not get involved with married women. But that
siren had not told him she was until after you've taken to bed.
Jemma felt the seductive tone of his voice and froze. Looked like challenging her, but
her gray eyes flashed a seductive glow and she quickly removed her hand.
- Jemma Barnes - she murmured. Jan interrupted the scene.
- Can you do me a favor, Jemma, and caring grandfather of Luke? He had an accident
a few days ago and can not walk very well - said, his unusual touch -. We say hello to
many people, and David wants to talk business with Luke.
Nevertheless, Jemma thanked interruption Jan:
- No problem. I'll be happy.
When they moved away from the crowd, Jemma was relieved, but still shaky. Your
worst nightmare had come true.
Luke and Theo did not look; Grandpa was short, stocky and black eyes, while Luke
was tall and lanky, with gray eyes that contrasted sharply with her olive skin. His eyes
were the first thing he noticed him a year ago, when they met, and one of the reasons
why he acted so strangely given its character.
The unpleasant coincidence meet you there at the time turned his stomach and wanted
to leave. He turned to Theo to apologize and saw him staring at Jan with amazed
expression, which was not surprised.
- Jan is very beautiful and has an amazing effect on men - said, reassuring - but I think
his grandson can handle. And also make a nice couple.
He made an indescribable sound and started coughing violently. He could not leave, it
was clear that the man was not very good.

- It is not right, Theo. Sit for a moment and let go for a glass of champagne - she
suggested taking his arm -. So can you tell me about your accident and how I agreed to
the meeting on Friday - joked.
- Of course - he replied, smiling -. But can you tell me who the woman he is my
grandson - he said, pointing to the couple with the handle of his cane.
- It's my sister, Jan - she replied as he drove the man into a corner of the elegant lounge
-. Are you okay? - Asked concerned to note that stumbled.
- Your sister? I did not know you had a sister.
- Sure, I hardly know - she laughed.
- I think I need that cup - Theo said, sitting in a chair while muttering something that
sounded like Greek oath.
- Wait and I will bring a brandy, which I think will do better than champagne - Jemma
starting to worry about the man.
Meanwhile, Luke had put a hand on his back and Jan walked together through the
crowd. He smiled when Jan appreciated the birthday wishes of his friends as they
headed toward their parents at the other end of the room. Luke could act as the perfect
couple but his thoughts were centered on the lovely Jemma.
He looked around trying to find her husband among all those men. It was a lucky
man, or good, not so much, Luke said. The sexual chemistry, wild passion that between
Jemma and he could not have been misinterpreted. One husband was an object of pity
than envy, he said.
But I had to focus on Jan and helping his grandfather. He glanced around the room and
saw him sitting in a chair, his eyes instantly met. For a second, Luke thought he saw the
look of panic on his grandfather, but seeing Jemma offer you a glass of brandy, the
man's face turned smiling.
- Are you sure you're okay? - Jemma asked to give the cup, sitting beside him with a
glass of champagne in hand. Normally not drink, but tonight I needed something that
would calm the nerves.
- Much better - Theo soothed after taking a sip of brandy -. Your sister Jan Luke seems
to know either. Did you know him before? - He asked.
- No - Jemma lied through gritted teeth. Do not want anyone to know what had been
between one man and she -. But Jan yes - Theo started coughing again -. It seems to
have caught a cold.
- No, seriously, I'm fine - he insisted, and changed the subject to explain what had voted
at the meeting. Apparently there had been a capital.
- The truth is that it does not say anything - she said -. No I'm good with numbers and I
know nothing about finance, but he will not say no to money.

- This is easily solved - said Theo, leaving his glass on a side table -. You can sell your
aunt's house in Zante. That house belonged to my family until I had to sell. Call me
sentimental, but the truth is that I would recover and am willing to pay above the
market price.
- I find it normal to want to recover it, and sell it if I could, but I can not do - Jemma saw
the face of astonishment and Theo explained better -. My aunt left me in usufruct; for
me and for my children, and my children's children ... it's all good legally bound.
- I see - the man squinted thoughtfully -. And have you thought of breaking those
bonds? Legally, it can be done.
- Maybe someday - when was so old he could not have children. In addition, he owed
his aunt trying to meet your wishes, she thought sadly, but Theo would not tell the
whole story.
- Of course, that's your decision - Theo said, and raised his hands in surrender -. I
understand. I have lived long enough to understand that you do not get everything you
want in this life. Now, tell me honestly what you think of Luke.
"It is a sexual predator, experienced in the art of seduction, which takes advantage of
the weaknesses of women," thought Jemma, but said nothing.
- It seems ... nice - again lie -. And Jan has a very high concept him.
At the other end of the room, Luke seemed to focus all their attention on Sutherland,
but it really was thinking about the report that had happened to his office in London
that morning about David Sutherland: a troubled man trying to hide them.
Luke Sutherland knew what he wanted from him; it had hinted at dinner on
Wednesday when he realized it was the owner of Devetzi International. David wanted
invested in Vanity Flair, or I would recommend to investors to fund its expansion plans.
Luke had no intention of doing neither one nor the other, but had to be discreet yet.
Jan had invited to dinner a couple of times that week, and had been content not to
mention the issue of inheritance. He had kept their relationship to a level of flirting, but
go no further.
At that moment he remembered his grandfather and looked to where he was sitting still
next to the infidel Jemma Barnes. When the old man was looking at him, beckoned with
his cane calling him to come closer. What happened?
- Sorry - Luke suddenly said - but I think my grandfather needs me - and with an
apologetic smile Jan and his parents, he left them to get together with Theo.
As he approached, his grandfather laid on him a torrent Greek declaring the dumbest of
Christianity. What was he doing grabbed the blond broom stick? He was dating the
wrong daughter. Was he mad? It was with Jemma who should be dating, but with what
he had done away with all possibilities for Theo to get home.

Amazed by so much information, Luke looked at Jemma and then Theo, feeling indeed
the dumbest. After feeling he was replaced by a sudden anger and replied to his
grandfather how the hell was I to know he had two daughters. In addition, Theo told
him the name of Jan.
At that moment he thought he had to have been mad to let Theo poking into this mess.
Now he had to leave a relationship with Jan who had never wanted to start. And it
would not be easy. He began to tell Theo in no uncertain terms.
Jemma saw clearly that the two men were arguing and although he did not like the idea
of dealing with Luke, he felt compassion for Theo. Rising, cut long speech in Greek
calm voice.
- Excuse me, sir Devetzi, but his grandfather is well and shouting will not help.
Jemma was giving a lesson! A Luke left him amazed how dare this woman give lessons.
- I was not crying - Luke said as he recovered from the surprise -. The Greeks are very
passionate when talking and everything else - said, as unsubtle reminder of the
moments they had shared -. Also, I know exactly what Theo needs - he looked at his
grandfather and was smiling. I was enjoying this! But Luke was determined not to look
like the bad guy to the woman who slept with the first plundering. For beautiful it was.
- I insisted to stay home, but he wanted to come to the party to see you again, Jemma Luke said -. Apparently, you've caused very good impression. He has not stopped
talking about you since the shareholders. I said you had a business but failed you had a
partner - and looked alliance -. Well, their English is not very good - he added, looking
at his grandfather, who had just realized that the woman was married -. Is your
husband here? I would like to know - said, almost insultingly, staring at her with those
eyes of steel.
Jemma could not avoid being tieran red cheeks before him such a direct question, but
little had suffered a mild dyslexia and was accustomed to the laughter of others, so he
prepared to defend himself.
- Theo speaks English very well - she said, looking at the old man and smiling -. I
understand perfectly, and you should not let badly on his grandfather - he added, his
amber eyes gray hitting him -. And yes, I have a partner and is called Liz, my best
friend, though not said anything like that to Theo when we met - implying that Luke
was calling him a liar -. And regarding my husband died long ago. Are you satisfied?
For the second time in a few minutes, Luke did not know what to say. The beautiful
Jemma was free again; did not care when her husband had died, but was within reach
... except for the fact that he was dating her sister. Needed damage control, and fast.
- Sorry, Jemma - said, catching his eyes a gleam of sadness that made him feel like an
idiot -. No offense intended, nor Theo. I deeply feel the loss of your husband.

- Thank you - she replied curtly, without looking at him in disbelief. I was too shocked:
Luke Devetzi had so angry that he had publicly admitted the death of Alan, which
rarely had the strength to do.
- Sorry for my nephew for being so abrupt. I know exactly how you feel - told Theo, and
she thanked her speech -. I also lost my wife, but let me assure you that eventually
you'll feel better - after devoting a sweet smile, looked at his grandson -. But Jemma's
right, Luke. I'm not feeling very well and maybe I should not have been - stood with
much more agility Jemma had imagined it, just at the time that Jan appeared beside
- Luke, honey, is everything all right?
Jemma looked at the two men and had the impression that they had just exchanged a
silent message.
Jan placed him possessively Luke's hand on his chest.
- My grandfather is not very good, so I'll take him home. I feel that we have to leave so
soon, but it is necessary - he said softly.
- Oh really? - Protested Jan -. Are not you can stay even your grandfather go? We can
call a taxi to take you home.
- I will not let him go alone - he replied, hardening the tone and Jan's hand away from
his chest. Jemma felt her sister had made a mistake with him.
- But it is not necessary for you to leave you ... - and turned to Jemma -. Can you do us a
favor and accompany Mr. Devetzi home, Jemma? You know I do not like parties, and
he will be well with you. Also, Luke has not been able to talk to David.
Jemma was about to laugh. The brash Jan never failed to surprise her. He opened his
mouth to say something that will not compromise too much, but Theo interrupted.
- No, thank you, Miss Sutherland. I would not feel comfortable committing his sister
that way. Now we have to leave - and took the arm of her grandson -. I feel a little
Luke was not feeling too well. He always liked to control the situation, and that night,
had been overtaken by events. I wanted to talk to Jemma, or ... do more than talk to her.
But now was not the time or place. Moreover, the sooner she left there, the better.
- Sorry, ladies, but we have to go - Luke said -. D espdeme your father, Jan. You'll love
later. Jemma, surely we turn to see.
"Not if I see you first," she thought, and while Jan monopolized the attention of Luke,
she turned to her grandfather.
- Take care, Theo.

- I will, thank you. You have been very kind to me, and although I am upset because I
can not get the house of Zante, I would like to thank you for your kindness taking you
to lunch tomorrow before returning to Greece.
- Tomorrow can not - she said, glad to have a real excuse. He had already lied to Theo
once, preferring not to do -. I've been to eat with my inlaws in Eastbourne. Alan died
two years ago, but still keep in touch and I will see them every month - said.
As much as he liked the old man wanted nothing to do with his grandson, and the
sooner the Devetzi leave your life better. Jemma was relieved when he saw them leave
the room.
- Thanks - Jan said sarcastically when he returned after accompanying the men at the
door -. You could have accompanied the old man to his house so that Luke and I spend
more time together.
- Maybe - she replied -. Luke You know better than me, but it seems to me the kind of
man who does what he wants at all times. I guess it will do the same with women, and I
do not see very true - it was as far as he could get warning Jan -. I hope you know what
you get.
- That's the problem - said Jan -. That however much I try, I still have not managed to
get into anything and I'm frustrated. The magazines say is dating Davinia Lovejoy, a
designer from New York, but he's here now, she did not and I did, and he must be
thinking the same. It is known for the number of women he has slept and for his
prowess as a lover.
Jemma could not stand it and laughed. There was a touch of hysteria in his laughter,
but Jan did not notice.
Two hours later, he was in the house he had bought with Alan in Bayswater.
In his apartment, Luke watched his grandfather unfinished understand the situation.
The man had said nothing all the way back home, and only when they arrived stated
that the house was not for sale and would not think about it again. Sitting on the couch
in front of him, Luke missed the spark of joy that always shone in his eyes and the
expression on his face was resignation.
- Then, after everything you've done to try to recover the house of Zante, are you telling
me that you do not care?
- Of course I care, but I have realized that it is impossible - told the terms of the will.
- But these conditions can break - Luke said -. You can still keep fighting for the house.
- Maybe, but it may be years before we get our purpose, and although I live long
enough ... Have you ever stopped to look at Jemma? Can you believe that a woman like
her follow widow long? He is young and her husband died two years ago.
Luke got up from his jump. Jemma was not married when she was with him!

- Two years? Are you sure? - Whether it had made too many mistakes with it, and was
not willing to commit any more. It was so wrong with her that she almost laughed, but
the thing was not funny: his grandfather was out of the house he wanted and he was
lying and then insulted the sexiest woman he had known.
- Yes. I told him just before we left. No solution and go to bed - he said, and rose with
the help of his cane -. Milo and I return to Greece tomorrow morning. Good night.
Luke saw the gesture defeated his grandfather to leave the room. He did not like to
admit it, but the old man was right: it was impossible to get the house.
He reminded the lovely Jemma, so sweet and so cold Theo him, and his body stiffened
as she remembered her naked body ... the softness of her skin, the softness of her
nipples and burning passion that had consumed.
I stood up. I had to think of something. Maybe if Jemma offered a lot of money for
breaking the terms of the will, she agreed; apart from her grandmother, had never met a
woman who did not like the money. And if the plan A failed, which he doubted, look
for a plan B. He was thirty-seven and had passed the age when most people are home,
but maybe it was time to decide. If Jemma married and had a child with her, would be
the grandson Theo who inherit the house, and that his grandfather would suffice to
realize their desires. Also, Luke wanted to have Jemma in his bed, and he always got
what he wanted.
There was only one flaw in the plan B, which was that Jemma would not do him any
attention, because, apart from having thrown his yacht last year, he was officially dating
his sister. He sat down on the sofa and frowning, he reviewed what that day and the
information he had collected it happened. His gray eyes shone with excitement at the
challenge it presented itself, he got up and went to bed. He had taken a decision and
knew how to make his idea came to fruition.

Chapter 3
JEMMA parked his car outside his home, took a bag full of vegetables passenger seat
and went to the door. The June sun illuminated everything and she was glad she had
gone to East - bourne, despite how far it was.
He had gone very well. He had helped his father, Sid, in his garden until Mavis called
them to eat. In the afternoon they had gone for a walk along the beach and then visited
the grave of Alan.
The kindness of her in-laws had managed to relegate the wrong time of the night before
the back of his mind, where it should be.
Luke Devetzi was for her a terrible mistake, the result of depression and wine. That was
so out of character that almost seemed like a hallucination.
Ignoring the sport black parked on the street, Jemma took from his bag house key and
opened the door. He put the bag down and when he turned to close, screamed.
- Can I come in? - Luke Devetzi stood in the doorway, just behind her -. We need to talk,
Jemma - raised an eyebrow, maliciously -. Or perhaps I should call Mimie?
With wide eyes, surprised by his presence in the house, he was furious.
- I do not want you to call me anything. Get out of my house immediately!
- What temperament! Wow, you surprise me. What's wrong with two friends from
being unexpectedly and have an informal chat? - He said cynically.
Jemma, making a tremendous effort, tried to think clearly. He wished he had never met
Luke Devetzi, and what he wanted most at that time was to cast your home, but just see
his gesture of determination, realized that option was not feasible.
He wore a light brown leather jacket that perfectly fit his broad shoulders and a slightly
open white shirt that contrasted with her tanned skin and black curly hair that grew on
his chest. The slacks him were equally well.
Much taller than her, looking at her with a male air and decidedly menacing.
Jemma, refusing to feel threatened at home, stood straight and lifted her chin. Her
amber eyes met Luke grays and wondered again how he could think they were the
same blue as Alan. She shivered slightly, and pushed the memory of his mind. I had to
keep calm; he was the boyfriend of his sister and had nothing to do with it.
- I do not know how you find out where I live, but it's funny that you present in my
house by surprise. I have nothing to say and what I want is for you to leave.
- Jan told me, in fact, says a lot, and sorry to bother you, Jemma, but I will not leave
until you have answered me some questions - he said softly.
The aggressiveness with which reacted seeing him, told him to Luke that she was not as
immune to his presence and wanted to see. He stared at his face, and was then slowly

down her body. Her hair was tied back with yellow ribbon falling on his back and
wearing a pretty knit sweater that clung to her breasts, tall and beautiful, and revealed
that not wearing a bra to mark the nipples whose memory haunted him for the nights.
The top showed off some of her belly before meeting with white pants that fit his thin
hips and legs. On her feet were flat sandals to match her pink painted nails yet. Since
then, he had always set first in the breasts and legs of women ... when did had
developed this fixation with feet ?, he asked, trying to control the tension of his body
and his overactive libido .
Looking up, he thought he saw something he identified as fear in his eyes when he
looked. Jemma Barnes had good reason to be frightened: had lied about her name and
marital status. He had been eating with Jan that day to let you know tactfully that he
considered a friend and nothing more. She had taken it very well, especially when he
offered to invest in your modeling agency, and the conversation they had after he had
discovered the love of Jemma by plants and had spent two years living as a nun. That
meant or Jemma was a great liar, or a great actress or both.
To rely Jan, Jemma said as the two were staring silently. She was the first to look away.
- In this case - said, stooping to pick up the bag of vegetables - follow me into the
kitchen and tell me what I have to say while I keep it - and started down the hallway,
next to the stairs to the bottom of the house.
I did not want Luke was in his room, or the rest of your house, but the kitchen was
enough impersonal, he said. The kitchen was spacious and was headed for a table in the
center, but she left the bag on the counter next to the window.
At their presence felt after she bristled the hair on the neck, and the kitchen does not
seem so big.
- I have to put this in the fridge - he said, and turned to go to the fridge,
encontrndoselo front.
- Maybe I had been too good to me - he said, joking.
A Jemma was not impressed his wordplay and while I was doing, he said:
- Then I'll give you a soda - said sarcastically and raising an eyebrow.
He was too close, bright eyes and the smell of his cologne brought back memories of
other times, other places ... a stateroom yacht, for example. But no, I had to stop
thinking about that.
- I do not want a soda, Jemma - rejected Luke, determined to be reasonable even though
their most basic instincts told her to take her in his arms and kiss her senseless -. What I
want is to talk about the possibility of breaking the bonds of the will of your aunt, that
my grandfather could buy the house. Also, I want you to explain why you said you
were married when we met on the island a year ago - stopped and smiled -. And I want
you ... but not necessarily in that order.

Luke kept smiling as he removed lettuce she had in her hands and left on the counter
behind them. Then he put his hands on the counter, trapping his arms and body.
Stay calm, she said, but could not help crying:
- Never mind that. And not to break the will of my aunt. The house is not for sale. And I
do not owe you any explanation. In fact, I do not owe you a minute, because you're
dating my sister, but if you're worried about me to tell Jan what our brief and
unfortunate encounter, you can stay quiet. Before tongue cut me, I admit have touched
- Then ask you to marry me, is misplaced, I guess - Luke said, going directly to plan B,
almost funny.
- You guess right. I would not marry a womanizing pig like you if you were the last
man on the face of the earth - cried Jemma. He raised his hand to push him away, or to
support per palm on his chest he realized he'd made a big mistake.
Luke's face smile faded and his gray eyes turned to ice.
- Is that the opinion you have of me? Then I have nothing to lose, right? - He took her in
his arms tightly, picked her up and kissed her with a more dominant than the fruit of
desire passion.
Caught between her arms and her body, she had no escape. He tried his head, but he
quickly grabbed from behind and put his hand on his neck, pinning her against her lips.
She could feel his body tense and hardness of your erection. Then by surprise when his
tongue got her way through her lips, Jemma felt in her body tingle of response snatched
This was what he had been trying to remove from his mind a whole year ... what had
frightened ... the complete seduction of the senses ... but was tempted. A sweet warmth
nestled in her pelvis and, unable to control his traitorous body was carried away.
Feeling that she surrendered, he kissed her more gently, appealing to their erotic
expertise to caress and lick with his tongue to make her feel her heart to explode.
- God, Jemma - he whispered against her lips while he ran a hand over her breasts,
stopping on the hard nipples -. Or Mimie, as you call it. I could not forget the last time I
had in my arms, and I want to be with you again. I wish madly - said, and lifted his
head to look into his eyes -. Say yes.
Listening to call Luke Mimie, Jemma out of her reverie and realized how embarrassing
for his behavior. Only Alan called her Mimie; when his Aunt Mary introduced her as
"Jemima" he declared that the name was too long and had called Mimie until the day of
his death. Hearing the name of mouth Luke seemed the worst betrayals.
- Do not you dare call me that! - He cried, and shook until he got rid of his arms and ran
to hide behind a round table in the middle of the kitchen. Red and trembling, grabbed
the back of a chair to steady himself.

Luke turned and leaned on the counter. Seeing how hard she grabbed the chair and her
frightened eyes, swore. I should not have jumped on it so abruptly, but she had angered
the call womanizer, and had lost control, something very unlike him.
- With "no" would have sufficed, Jemma - he, determined to discover why he did not
want to call her Mimie said. But this was not the best -. I've never forced anyone to lie
down with me and do not pretend you do, so you can drop that chair. I accept the drink
that you offered me before.
- Swallow I have offered? - She repeated in disbelief tone -. Are you crazy? I want you
out of my house. Now!
- Is that a way to treat guests? - Luke stepped forward -. What would your father think
if he knew that his daughter was well behaved grandson of one of its largest
shareholders? Then there is Jan, as you pointed out before - said, digging her gray eyes
on his face.
- My father? Jan? - Jemma did not know where he was going, but had the
uncomfortable feeling that this was a threat
- Jan, like almost everyone believes're one step of holiness and have lived as a nun since
your husband died. And the truth is that I would not let me cut his tongue than admit
have touched you, like you. In fact, I'd be happy to tell everyone you slept with me last
year, but maybe that spoil your reputation widow perfect.
That harsh comment Jemma deeply wounded. His pain was not feigned. She missed her
husband all the time; lacked his kindness, his love, his conversation and the feeling of
absolute love and security that Alan had brought him. But that idiot who probably had
not loved anyone in his life, he had the nerve to mock his loss.
Luke's contempt for their feelings, transformed his pain into anger, and Jemma dropped
the back of the chair and squared his shoulders.
- Do you really do that? Would you do damage to Jan that? The truth is that not
surprise me - he said, shaking his head. Without waiting for an answer, he said -.
Follow me and I will serve this drink.
He left the kitchen without checking whether the continued and entered the room. He
opened an antique cabinet and she took a glass of fine glass filled with whiskey.
- I'm afraid I have only whiskey - and turned to see that Luke was behind her, looking
concerned about him -. Ten - said, and was careful not to get your fingers brushed by
passing the glass.
- Thanks - answered him and raised an eyebrow in a way that only served to remind
her that she had to get rid of it asap.
- It is of Irish stout, and I think is very good. I do not drink, but Alan knew enough of
whiskey - he said, was to sit on a couch by the great Victorian fireplace presiding over
the room -. It was his favorite. Now, tell me what is so urgent that you had to tell me to

come to my house - and watched him walk down the hall, suddenly dwarfed by his
presence, glass in hand -. You can sit.
- I'd rather stand, thank you - he replied. Luke had realized that this was the sanctuary
of the late Alan Barnes ... He took a framed photograph of among many that adorned a
console and grimaced. It was the wedding of Alan and Jemma, and she looked at her
husband with a smile of worship. The tender but triumphant boyfriend's face said it all.
The fact that he was quite handsome, with curly hair and blue eyes, cheerful, did not
help the mood of Luke -. Were very pretty on your wedding day - she said, looking at
her. She nodded her head, but said nothing.
Luke left the picture on your site and looked at the others. There was a group photo of
the wedding; was clear that he had not been a single bond. In another photo the happy
couple was at a barbecue with friends, and in another, Jemma beside her husband,
beside a pool. The image of a nearly naked Jemma with that tiny bikini Luke's feelings
soured further.
He frowned and took a sip of the drink; was true that it was good, but drinking
whiskey and desire another man's wife dead he left a bitter taste in the mouth. He went
to her, looking at him with cold eyes, and sat on the couch opposite her.
- Your husband was attractive. When did you meet? - Luke asked, without really
knowing why. But Jemma had fascinated him as no other woman in years, or in his life.
Serena beautiful on the outside, he knew he kept a burning passion inside.
- Do you want a summary of my life story? - She asked coldly.
- If that's what you want me ... yes - accepted it.
Jemma started talking at full speed.
- I met Alan when he was twelve and twenty. He was a research fellow at my Aunt
Mary. He became my best friend, and then my boyfriend when I left school. He
encouraged me to become a florist and helped me start my business with Liz. He was
kind, loving and always on my side. We got married when I was twenty-four later, he
died in an accident by gliding.
- Maybe it was a model of virtue, but also a bit stupid to risk getting killed by gliding a
beautiful, sexy and passionate woman at home - he murmured,
A Jemma did not like what the 'sexy and passionate ", that had nothing to do with it,
but did not change his expression.
- Do not met, so your opinion is irrelevant.
- Was a passionate lover?
- That's none of your business - she snapped, offended by his audacity -. And as I told
you what you wanted to know, would you go?

- I would finish my first whiskey - he said, showing his glass and took a sip. Then he
stretched his legs lazily.
Jemma thought it was too naive to believe when he agreed to leave so quickly. He
wished choked with whiskey, but forced a smile and said sweetly.
- If you have to do ...
- Thank You. I must say that your husband had exquisite taste with whiskey, among
other things - said, crossing his body with eyes on a very masculine gesture.
She sat there so timid and cold ... and he knew it was not any of those things. His back
straight, arms folded beneath those breasts with lust and knees together. I could not be
more defensive, and he wondered why. It was no longer a girl, twenty-eight, and was
not a virgin, so why trying to deny the sexual chemistry between them?
- Have you slept with another man apart from me after the death of your husband? - He
asked, and his golden eyes flashed with anger.
- Of course not - she replied without thinking.
- Ya. And why me? - Luke replied, staring into her eyes -. I have a right to know. It does
not happen every day that you choose a beautiful woman, make love and then she
alliance is placed on the finger while declaring that she is married.
- Decent men do not do that - she said, annoyed by such personal questions.
- Also one could say that decent women do not do that - he snapped sharply -. That
makes us equal, do not you think?
Jemma flushed at the insulting comment.
- I'd rather not be here talking to you.
- Unfortunately, that's not an option. I have no intention of leaving until I know why
you slept with me, other than for my undoubted charms, of course - said with a wry
smile -. From what I remember fell into my bed willingly, and what followed was a
successful meeting wild passion for both. Rarely have I been with a woman that has
pervaded me as well, so why lies with the names and what your marriage?
They looked in the midst of a long silence loaded with tension. They had shared a brief
moment of passionate intimacy Jemma tried to forget the whole thing, even though his
skin was lit at the memory. And as to the compatibility ... his stomach shrugged and
looked away from him to direct it to the window.
It had nothing in common with that sophisticated millionaire who was Luke Devetzi.
She was raised in a middle class family, and it was after the death of his mother and the
marriage of his father with his secretary when they changed their comfortable cottage
by modern apartment in the center and the company began to grow after consulting
with the new stepmother. That's when the family became very rich, according to his
father, but that did not affect him Jemma. She lived for his work.

- I asked you a question - Luke said. From his expression she guessed that his thoughts
had flown away from him and he did not like -. Why did you lie?
The tone of her voice caught the attention of Jemma. Thinking about the past did not
help to overcome this situation, and common sense told him that Luke would not leave
until a response. He got up and looked at him.
- OK. We'll make a deal. I'll tell you what you want to know - his sincerity pushed him
to tell the truth -. But you have to promise that after you left and you'll never bother me
- Fair enough - accepted it.
She did not quite convince his word, but decided to give him the benefit of the doubt,
but does not really had no choice to get rid of him. Jemma crossed the room, took his
favorite photo of Alan console and returned to the couch. He looked at the picture a
moment, looked up, saw that Luke was staring at her.
- The day I met you had to have been my fourth wedding anniversary - she said. Seeing
the grin that made him, knew he had scored a -. But not only that, but an accumulation
of ... disaster. He had come to Zante two weeks before, because my aunt had insisted
much. It was the first time I went and did not even know that my aunt had a house
there. She wanted to see me for several reasons, including the previous month, the
doctor told him that he had little time to live. I was very upset, and she died a few
months after pulmonary fibrosis - Jemma amber eyes filled with shadows -. This disease
is usually associated with asbestos industry, and my aunt had to get it years ago when
the fire of the laboratories were walls and ceilings of that material. Well, they were not
being the happiest holiday ever - he continued - but try to have fun. Working in the
garden, I dropped a stone in the hand and fingers were swollen so much that I had to
cut the alliance - looked at Luke, who had a blank expression -. I took it to a jeweler of
town for repairs and tried to put it on quickly, but still had swollen fingers and did not
fit me. You do not understand, because you've never been married, but was very upset.
Normally I do not drink, but I ordered a glass of wine on the terrace of a bar while
waiting for the bus, but the waiter brought a jug. I took a couple of glasses, maybe
more, and was thought Alan and our wedding when ... well, you know. And you
showed - he stopped and offered her picture with every intention -. Check out - he
obeyed, but said nothing -. It's my favorite picture of Alan, and when I looked into the
eyes that day, I found so blue and loving as his. So I said my name was Mimie, which is
how he called me. Then the confusion and sadness, I followed. I admit that my behavior
was deplorable, and when I regained my sanity was horrified - he raised eyebrows -.
Maybe it was the reflection of the water, because your eyes are nothing like those of
Alan, but gray as granite - he said, seeing that he was frowning, he realized that he was
deviating from the topic -. Well, I went to the bathroom, got dressed and got the ring.
You know the rest.
- God! - Luke exclaimed, thinking that anger would prey on him. Hear him say that he
had been horrified after making love with him was already pretty terrible, with the rest

... -. You want me to believe you slept with me because you remembered your husband?
- Left photo and rose to approach it -. I do not look anything like that man.
He had never been so insulted in his life and he would not let his pride Jemma
trampled thereby. He looked down. The cotton top to her breasts fit without leaving air
between them.
Surprised by his anger, Jemma saw her burning cheeks and cold look and said he might
not have been a good idea to tell the man so arrogant whole truth. In his ego would not
want to discover that they had used. Then he remembered his reputation as a
womanizer and smiled.
- I have not told you parecieras him, but what I found your eyes and blue-said, trying to
appease -. But that does not matter, because I promised you marcharas as I told the
truth, and that I have done.
Jemma had respected his part of the bargain.
- Of course I'm leaving - he said, and for a moment Jemma thought it was over
everything -. But first I will show that not fooling anyone but yourself - and before she
could react as offensive statement, he hugged her and pressed his body. Her sensual
mouth caught hers with a punitive ferocity.

Chapter 4
FOR A SECOND, she froze in surprise and tried to get rid of him, but only for a second.
"Not again," Jemma pleaded angrily against the man with manners caveman who
respected their promise to leave. He clenched his fist and tried to hit him while knee up
hard in order to achieve the weakest part of his anatomy. Giving an example of reflexes,
he avoided the blow, but lost his balance and fell to the couch, dragging her with him.
Before I knew what had happened, Jemma was lying on the couch, his back, with him
on it. He tried to escape from him again, but he caught her hands and held them above
his head.
- Basta - he said -. I will not tolerate further violence of a devil like you.
- And you call this? - She screamed, thrashing, but in response to their movement,
noticed his growing erection against his thigh and was aware of his error. The last thing
he needed was Luke sexually excited.
- A lesson in how to greet your lover - said with a smile, and she knew he was going to
kiss her.
She turned her head to the side to avoid it, but that gave him access to his neck. She
moaned as his lips rose for her skin to her ear.
- Because - he added - but not like it, I'm your last lover, not your husband.
It infuriated by his comment, struggled to break free, but the warmth of her breath on
his neck, his familiar smell and the weight of his body on she brought a multitude of
memories that had tried by all means to disappear.
Luke caught her chin and forced him to look.
- You know I'm right - whispered, and kissed him asking accessed and abandon the
desire that had arisen between them from the moment they met.
She fought the desire to deliver his lips to the caresses of her tongue, and perhaps
would have succeeded if he had not been such an experienced lover; when he slid his
hand down the top to caress his chest, a wave of excitement swept through her body to
get her belly.
Her lips opened involuntarily into the language of Luke, who broke with an eroticism
that ignited his passion uncontrollably.
Luke found the pink tip of her nipples and stroked to harden pleasure. He repeated the
process with the other while his mouth devoured with passion.
He lifted his head and she moaned slightly. As if the signal that Luke was waiting, took
the top. When Jemma opened his eyes, he no longer had his jacket on and watched with
hungry eyes. Then he lowered his head and kissed her again, first the lips, throat and
tongue down ... started drawing circles around her swollen nipples, then lick and

Jemma arched her back in response to excitation through her body. It had been a long
time since I was in the arms of the man for the last time, since he had felt the exquisite
pleasure of sexual arousal and Luke had seduced. She pulled him closer to his body
putting his hand behind his head while stroking his black hair. He closed his eyes to
completely surrender to the physical sensation. Then he felt that he put his hand on the
belly, but could not remember when he had unzipped his pants. He did not mind feel
his fingers slip under her panties and lacy look at center of sex.
Luke looked up, his burning eyes on the naked body of Jemma. She was just as I
remembered and maybe more, and was to explode at her beautiful face flushed with
passion, her beautiful eyes ... closed.
Luke groaned and pulled away.
- Open your eyes, Jemma - asked firmly. She obeyed and looked at him with fiery eyes
of desire -. Say my name.
- Luke - she whispered breathlessly, while trying to push his shirt shoulders.
- Again - he insisted, then lean to lick her breast, then the other, and back to his lips. She
felt she was moving and wanted to enter it, harshly immediately -. My name, Jemma asked again.
- Luke - she moaned -. Luke, do not stop.
- All Right. Very good - and then, gritting his teeth and with a superhuman effort,
pulled away from her and stood up.
Jemma looked bleary-eyed passion and involuntarily raised a hand toward him. He felt
the cold air against her bare breasts, but the coldness was not comparable to that of his
eyes at her.
- We have to stop because although you say my name forward, I do not want to confuse
me again with your husband or any other man again.
Jemma trembled at his implacable voice. Something had gone wrong, and feel it, sat.
- And beautiful you are and willing you are - he reached out and brushed a strand of
hair from her forehead - I have no intention to make love in this place dedicated to the
memory of your dead husband - her silky voice was like a bucket of cold water to the
senses reheated Jemma -. The next time you make love to be at the time and place of my
choosing, Jemma.
She looked at him unable to believe it. He acknowledged the cynical triumphant gleam
in his eyes gray, desire that his pupils enlarged and turned his head. Had he done that
just to feed his huge ego? How could she have been so stupid?
Inside, desire and disgust he felt for this man fought a hard battle. His gaze fell on the
photograph of Alan, on the other sofa, and somehow gave him strength. He took a
breath and decided she did not give him the satisfaction of beating the game; would
play his game.

- Good thinking - said, forcing a smile and got up to find his top -. You're right. This is
not the most appropriate place -. He put the garment and took his time to regain control
of the situation before returning to him. If you do not feel so embarrassed, he would
have laughed at the expression on her face. Of course, he had not expected her to agree
with him -. Thanks for reminding me, and has b ... lando moments ... I think it's time for
you to go.
He started toward the door, but before taking three steps, he grabbed her by the arm.
- Suddenly are very reasonable - he said.
- Why would not it be? - She shrugged and pushing her hand on his arm to open the
door replied.
She left home, crossed the small garden and reach the sidewalk stopped. He was behind
her. With all the courage he could muster, he looked into her eyes, though he was still
trembling with rage and humiliation.
- After all, we both know that will never happen. Because you are incapable of making
love - he said quietly.
- Unable? - He repeated, amazed -. Where did you get that idea? Do not tell me ... you're
frustrated because I do not want to do it now - why was this woman insulting his
sexual capacity when melted in his arms whenever he wanted?
He shook his head. Jemma was the most annoying woman who had known and did not
need someone like her in her ordered life when I could choose from dozens of much
more willing women. How the hell had gotten out to the curb?
Jemma saw him stretched rage and did not care. It was time that this arrogant heard a
few truths.
- I do not say this out of frustration, but because it is the truth - said dryly -. You do not
make love, just sex, and much, with many women. I guess it's normal, considering your
wealth. To be honest, I must admit that seems to know what buttons you have to push he said - but you need a lot of sensitivity. And since I know what love really is, I will
not settle for less than that - over, not bothering to hide the contempt he divined in her
Luke wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her until her teeth rattled. He was
enraged by the brutal dissection she had made of his character, but partly also was
angry with himself because he could not completely deny what Jemma said. He took a
breath and struggled to control his temper.
- You say that now, Jemma, but "never" is a long time - and smiled uncomfortably -.
And maybe no choice you have left.
- There is always a choice - she said, and was about to add "and never choose thee" but
saw a menacing glint in his eyes and held his tongue as he felt a chill run down his

- True ... but sometimes you can not choose between good and evil, right and wrong he kept looking at her -. Often you have to choose the lesser evil, as no doubt you will
Jemma watched him put his jacket, he dedicated a superior look and turned away. He
went to his sports black parked a few meters away and not look back even once.
At last! Seeing him leave, he could breathe relieved. He had escaped him, and had to
have felt good, but went into the house, all I could think was in his expression just
before turning around. What did he mean by not having choice?
Half an hour later with a cup of tea in hand, Jemma sat on the couch and looked
The photos and other objects that had hitherto made him feel safe there, they had no
such effect. It was as if the presence of Luke Devetzi had altered the balance of the place
No, they were imagining. He tried to distract watching a little TV, but lasted only ten
minutes. Then he got up and walked around the room unfinished feel comfortable.
Finally he decided to go up to shower and go to bed early. The next day was her turn to
go to the flower market at five o'clock.
Two hours later, in bed she had shared with Alan, had not yet reconciled sleep. He
could still taste on the lips kisses Luke and could not take his mind images of their
chance encounter.
He had been surprised to meet face to face with his handsome face at the party the day
before, but then he began to imagine kneeling between her thighs, in another bed and
elsewhere, and started getting hot. He groaned and buried his head in the pillow to
stifle the memories, but to no avail. The ghosts of the past had returned to haunt her in
the body of Luke Devetzi.
The thought coldly realized it had been a strange twist of fate that had brought them to
her and Luke to know. The death of her beloved husband last year, the illness of his
aunt and distaste for the alliance had left in a pretty sorry state. The stupidity of these
people hitting your table and pour the wine bottle had been the straw that broke the
camel and made him see Luke as her knight to the rescue. So he thought he saw in it the
blue eyes of her husband.
Then Luke had accompanied his luxury yacht and offered him a silk robe from her
- You can take your clothes, take a shower and put on the gown. I'll have your clothes
cleaned while.
Like an automaton, Jemma agreed and ten minutes later emerged from the bathroom
wearing only her panties silk and all his clothes stained in hand. Just then a knock on
the cabin door and Luke leaned out the door. He said something in Greek that she
could not understand, but the brightness of her eyes had a paralyzing effect on her. So

when he went to her and put his hand on the cheek saying, "You're beautiful, Mimie"
she did not flinch.
Returning to the facts, Jemma realized that he must be in shock. No man had seen her
naked than Alan, and no one else had ever told her she was beautiful and had called
Mimie. So it was not surprising that when Luke kissed her with an almost painful
tenderness, she would have responded the same way.
Jemma shifted in the bed and groaned again. As much as is bent on denying what had
happened afterwards in bed with Luke, had nothing to do with what I experienced with
her husband.
Luke had caressed her whole body and kissed him in a way that lit a fire in her body
that had never known before. When he pulled away from her was to take her clothes at
full speed as she trembled violently, fascinated to see her naked body. Before he could
regain consciousness, Luke had taken arms whispering loving words ear and taken her
to bed. The passion between them exploded when he kissed her again, and with a few
more strokes, she went into a state of wild eroticism from which there was no turning
back. He had closed his eyes to everything around him, and for a few minutes his world
was the man who held her in his arms, he wanted her. They touched and tasted each
other amid a frenzy that ended in a wonderful climax that left sweaty, breathless and
Remember that was too much for Jemma and lost all hope of sleep, down to the kitchen
to make a cup of hot milk.
In the morning would see what a different light, he said. Luke Devetzi was gone and
probably never come back, considering how he had insulted. And since Jan was the
boyfriend would be harmless. If Jemma cross him again at his father, to talk with him a
few polite comments would suffice.

Chapter 5
JEMMA DOWNLOADED last flower box van and went to make coffee at the back. As
much as he liked to go to the flower market, getting up at five o'clock was not the ideal
start to the day. Besides, had not slept almost nothing that night, and sleep began to
Once sitting with cup of hot coffee in his hands, he said things did not seem so bad to
daylight. He had his home, his friends, his garden and, after a disastrous weekend, life
returned to normal, and Luke was out of it.
For when Liz came at nine, new flowers were ready, showcase Store arranged and
ready to open.
- This looks excellent - Liz said, looking at her friend - but yours is deplorable.
- Thanks - Jemma replied, trying to joke distract her friend all the questions that would
- I know you said it was time for you to start living the life, but ... must have been a
birthday party as crazy - Liz laughed -. Come on, tell me everything. When you are a
mother, these are the only opportunities that remain fun.
Jemma knew that Liz and her husband Peter would not change his son Tom, for two
years, for the world, and smiled.
- There's nothing to tell. Were the same guests from all parties of David and Leanne,
and left about ten. End of story.
- How to End of History? At least tell me how was the boyfriend of Jan. Is one of many
womanizing or end up marrying? - Asked interested Liz -. Guapo, thin or fat old? Sure
that money is an important factor, meeting Jan.
Jemma knew that Liz not be silent until all the details, but this time did not intend to tell
her everything.
- Tall, dark, not bad, not old ... thirties, I guess. As for the prospects of marriage, I doubt
it. I thought of those every day with one, but Jan likes men with money and he is rich.
- And your name is ...?
- Luke something ... Devetzi, I think - did not want to give the impression of being very
safe. Liz was like a bloodhound to detect the secrets of others.
- Oh my God! - Liz exclaimed -. Have you met Luke Devetzi? Does the banker? Does
the magician business? And you say does not look bad! Do they're blind, Jemma? That
man is more than a catch. But you're right about womanizer. I've seen hundreds of
times in magazines and increasingly impressive was a different woman on his arm. I do
not think Jan has many options to bring it before the altar; is not one to settle and form a
family, but ... - he winked -. Jan is nevertheless a lucky girl to have such a man in bed on
her birthday. I would not mind to receive it.

- Liz, I remind you that you are a married woman - interrupted Jemma, who was
beginning to feel ill. How could it be that Liz knew Luke's lifetime Devetzi? She did not
know him at all and ended up in his bed. But I had to look on the bright side, and so
was that Liz had told him, sure Luke did not come back for her. A man with both
attractive and so much money, women constantly surrounded, would not bother to
think about Jemma again.
- I just can not dream a little? - Liz replied, with bright eyes -. Okay, okay ... You sure
you're okay?
- Yes, but yesterday I went to Eastbourne and the early start this morning ... - said,
- Say no more - said her friend, watching her face circumstances -. That says it all. You
were the parents of Alan to visit his grave - Liz hugged her to comfort her, which he did
to Jemma feel the greatest liar in history.
The morning sun shone over the Thames while Jemma crossing the Tower Bridge.
August was coming to an end and it was the birthday of his father. He was happy
because he had just signed a contract with a department store to become suppliers of
flower arrangements. That would mean that Ray would have to devote more time to
work at the florist and would have to hire another driver, but it was the best news.
Business was good and Jemma wanted to eat with his father alone. He had reservations
at a nice restaurant for a birthday and had been picked up at noon on. Then should
appear at the party had organized Leanne, but not worried; nobody would notice if he
left early.
When parking in Connaught Square grimaced. The Jan birthday party two months ago,
had been a complete disaster for her, although she had already passed. I had not seen
since Jan, but that was not unusual and Jemma was not one to maintain contact with
family by phone.
Trying to forget the past, cream silk jacket and tight skirt she wore was arranged.
Usually not much managed, but this time it was necessary. I was confident because I
knew I looked good, and with bag in hand, ran up the stairs to the entrance.
- Good morning, Maggie - the maid greeted upon entering -. Where's Dad? Are you still
in your study? - He asked, and the answer was a look of the most bizarre by women.
- No, he's upstairs in the lounge, waiting.
Jemma looked at his watch. It was only half past eleven.
- I can not believe Dad is ready on time for once in his life. Will the sixties has won
responsibility? - Smiled at Maggie, who smiled back.
- Do not ask. I just work here - said, and left.
Jemma wondered what would happen, because normally Maggie was most friendly
and went upstairs.

His father was sitting in his favorite chair by the fireplace with a cup of coffee in hand.
- Congratulations, Dad - Jemma said, and went to him.
- Thanks - he replied with a faint smile.
Jemma was amazed at the coldness of the reception, and then stopped with a shiver.
They had realized they were not alone. By the window the figure of a man silhouetted
against the light. He could not see his face clearly, but did not need to; it was Luke
Devetzi. Her amber eyes widened in surprise.
- Good morning, Jemma.
- Bu ... good morning - she repeated, as he advanced in his direction.
He wore a gray suit, white shirt and blue tie. Was longer than the last time they saw
hair, but still just as handsome he remembered it, but wished not remember.
- It is a pleasure to see you - he said softly, and smiled.
She looked at him smiling back. His confidence was completely gone, knowing that
Luke Devetzi could only mean danger for your peace.
Jemma looked nervously to his father, but he did not fare very helpful. He was looking
coffee as if your life depended on it, or is that something had to go really bad.
No, should not let your imagination play tricks. Luke Devetzi was no threat to her; was
the boyfriend of Jan and had already rid of it at other times. Jemma regained confidence
and said:
- For me too, Luke, but I'll go with my father to eat, so we will not be able to speak said, carefree -. Make yourself at home. Jan sure does not take long - congratulating
herself for how she addressed the situation, he saw the look that the two men
- Jemma not know, do Sutherland? - At his name, Jemma looked at Luke, who looked at
her father with a look of disgust -. Did not you say?
- Tell me what? - She asked, confused.
- I'm not here by Jan - he said, his eyes granite -. I'm here to see you, among other things
- Luke said before turning to his father -. So, Sutherland?
- I have not had the strength, Luke. Now I have told you: Jemma knows nothing of
business, and in any case would not understand.
- What do you not understand? - She asked, looking first at one and then the other,
surprised and hurt that his father despised his intelligence in that way in front of Luke.
- I think you'd better sit, Jemma - Luke grabbed her arm and she flinched at the contact.
- Do Not! - She said, and tried to escape, but he squeezed hard, and not having an
unpleasant scene in front of his father left him lead her to another chair in front of the

- Sit - he ordered -. Believe me, Jemma, you'll need it - whispered close to the ear, while
felt his warm breath on her skin.
- Dad? What is it ...?
- Do what Luke tells you and sit down. I have something to tell you - she obeyed,
nervous, and to make matters worse, Luke sat beside her -. You know I love you,
Jemma, and would never do anything that would harm you. But I made a couple of bad
choices over the years in the business and ... well, the company no longer makes a profit
and ...
She heard her father with increasing terror, and when he finished, stared, pale.
Apparently he had not only made a bad choice, but had borrowed money from the
company for years. When it went public, shareholders began to question the accounts
and an auditor is hired. Jemma's father had hoped to return the money on time, but
they had run out of time and eventually confessed that the last issue of shares had not
been to support expansion in America from the company but to plug holes in the
accounts .
- I can not believe it. How could you, Dad? - But look around I knew the answer.
Leanne had very expensive tastes. That house, the villa in Mallorca ... well, his father
had financed Jan modeling agency last year. A Jemma had not cared, but neither knew
that money was not entirely clean. He let out a hollow laugh.
- Do not be angry, Jemma. Luke has come to tell you something, and can be the perfect
solution - tried to appease his father.
- A second - Jemma jumped, sending a glare Luke -. This has nothing to do with you.
You should not even be here.
- Lucky for you, I'm here - said, sarcastic, triumphantly face -. Unless your father end up
in jail for fraud.
- In prison! - He turned to his father waiting for him to deny the offending comment
Luke -. Say it is not possible!
- I'm sorry - mumbled his father, and rose, pale and dejected, his appearance away from
of that dynamic and cheerful man she loved so much. Jemma knew that Luke was
telling the truth -. I never imagined that something would happen. If you do not mind,
go to dinner with Luke. He will beat me explain the situation, and there may be a way
to get out of it all. I hope so, because I fear the time to tell this to Leanne - patted him on
the shoulder and said -. I'll see you tonight at the party.
That was when she became aware of the true extent of the situation. His father could
end up in jail, and wanted to agree with it to prevent it. It made no sense, any more
involving her when she had not said anything to his wife. Need more answers from his
father, but he was going and out the door. When he went to raise a strong hand kept in

Surprisingly, for a few minutes he had forgotten the presence of Luke, but those fingers
on her skin caused a sensation that was bound to remember.
- Your father is a good piece - he cynically while rose said.
- No one asked your opinion - she answered and tried to pull away -. Djame! - But he
did the opposite.
- Why you go behind your father to ask questions that are not physically able to
answer? - He asked, raising an veja -. I do not think.
- What does this have to do with you? - Will she screamed. She was tired. He felt angry
and confused, and the sooner rid of the dominating presence of Luke, the better.
- As a shareholder of Vanity Flair, everything - he informed her, mocking.
I was so worried about her father who had not stopped to think shareholders.
- Oh my goodness! Theo must have lost a fortune.
- He has not lost anything because I bought her shares two months ago, so who do you
have to worry, it's for me. You heard your father: let us eat and you will know
- You - she said, opening her eyes -. This is all your fault!
- No, it was your father who decided to start stealing - Luke said, but saw fear in those
beautiful golden eyes and felt the need to protect it. Jemma had no idea of the extent of
the betrayal of his father, and for a moment doubted which way to go at that time.
- My father is not a thief. The only person reprehensible here is you - she snapped -. It
would be more logical for you to accuse you of stealing.
He grabbed her harder and came very close to it. Soon the thin silk of her dress seemed
thicker wool heat that gave him, and began to be afraid. He tried to escape, but I had to
work hard, then he let go right away and stepped back.
Any doubt that Luke might have had vanished with their insults. He had endured too
much of this woman, and looked down with determination.
Her hair in a bun, which had escaped a few strands. The jacket, tight, let see the curve of
her breasts, well-defined waist and skirt clung to her hips to end a few inches above the
knees. Damn! He wanted and would.
- I've never stolen anything in my life, but forget you said that because I know this has
been a surprise for you - Luke could feel his confusion -. If you want to save your father
and the company from ruin, I 'd suggest we go out to eat. I'm hungry and I'm much
more genres or with appetite appeased, but up to you to choose ...
"Choose". The word echoed in the minds of Jemma and recalled the last time he had
seen Luke. At that time, he felt the threat implicit in the word, but he had blamed his
imagination; Now he knew he was not mistaken. Luke looked challenger and she

spilled the world at your feet. What options did? Even his father had told him to go
with Luke.
- I'm not hungry - she said -. And I do not want to go to a restaurant to talk about
private matters of my family, but I'm ready to hear what you want to tell me, and this
seems like a good place - he sat down, fearing that his legs failed him.
Luke stepped forward and cupped her shoulders with his arm. She stiffened as his
protective instinct told him he had to run away, but the image of her father stopped.
- I understand your concern - he told her, smiling and staring into her eyes - but I'm
hungry and I know a place where the food is great and privacy is assured. Shall we?

Chapter 6
Jemma WAS WELL AS ended half an hour later with a glass of wine in hand, on black
leather sofa floor Luke, looking circumstances.
He had asked Cantonese food home from the car and that was when she realized she'd
made another mistake.
A Jemma was not surprised by anything cool and modern white decor, steel, glass,
black and with the latest technology at their disposal, Luke floor. It seemed a
householder, and the place had the mark of a bachelor.
When he got to calm down a bit and started thinking about what had happened, he felt
better. She had inherited from her aunt third of the shares of Vanity Flair and the house
of Zante. Lived comfortably in your florist benefits and life insurance Alan, who
intended to use to expand their business. I never thought to get dividends on shares of
the family business, but it was normal, possessing a good part of the shares, his father
resorted to it to find a solution with Luke. It was clear that he wanted to recover money
from the actions that had bought from Theo, but she also had something to say about
the future of the company.
- More wine? - He offered, interrupting her thoughts, but she put her hand over her
crown. Was the wine that had gotten him into trouble with Luke the first time, and
would not repeat the same mistake twice.
- No thanks. We have business issues to speak of, so I'm here - she said -. Correct me if
I'm wrong, but if I'm here is because I am one of the largest shareholders of the
company and need my approval to act in the company of my father. And you can not
decide what to do with it without my approval.
Luke relaxed on the couch and smiled a half smile.
- You're not wrong at all - he paused -. You're the largest shareholder, so're the most to
lose in this. Legally, you can not do anything without your consent - that made Jemma
breathe relieved, but the feeling was short lived, as Luke went on -. Unfortunately, the
problems of your father go much further back in time. According to my information,
until you turned eighteen, your father was responsible for managing yourself ten
percent of the shares your mother left you. Then you become a member, along with
your aunt and your father until you sold the shares he had left you, your mother, your
father, so you were also responsible for the management of the company, with the other
members of your family. Luckily you were not a shareholder at the time of IPO of the
company, when your father made the greatest excesses, but technically, although not
likely, you could also be charged with fraud along with your father.
- Me? - She cried -. Are you crazy? That's impossible. I've never had anything to do with
the company. I sold my father's actions left me to pay my mother's house I bought with
Alan. Never been in a shareholders until this summer, at the insistence of my father,

when I inherited the actions of my aunt. If someone told you something else, he lied to
- Your father was the one who told me - he replied, getting up from the couch -. And
I've seen your signature on documents long ago. Is it true you were young, but sure
when your father taught accounts, thou verificabas before signing.
Pale, looked at Luke. Beginning to understand the enormity of the situation.
- I never read them. I figured he signed as a mere witness.
- I believe you, but that does not alter the fact that the only way to prevent the closure of
the company of your father and the weight of the law falls on him, a huge infusion of
- How much? - She asked, certain that mention a figure that would have trouble
writing, at least to gather -. I can sell my house, and eventually, the house of Greece too,
I guess - clenched eyelids back tears. It was too much to think that his father took over
ten years to commit crimes, but he knew that Luke was telling the truth. The culpable
expression and defeated his father to leave and leave it to Luke, was the most
conclusive evidence.
- That would be but a drop in the ocean - he scoffed, and went to sit beside her, putting
his hand under her chin to make her look -. But I have the solution. I can spend all the
money your father needs to spend out of that mess and make the company profitable
again, but I want something in return.
- I'm sure my father will do whatever it takes - she murmured -. It really is a good man,
but, well ... has ...
- A woman face and a lifestyle beyond their means - Luke finished for her -. But it's not
your father who interests me, but you, Jemma. I want to marry you.
The man had lost common sense, was first thought it, but seeing the brightness decision
had eyes, and was not so sure.
- We can announce our commitment birthday party your father tonight.
This was such barbarity, which made Jemma leave the state of despair that threatened
by consuming it. By imagining the face of Jan, he almost laughed.
- Are you crazy? - She said -. You're dating my sister! - And then I saw the perfect
solution -. You can ask her. Sure is wishing for.
- Jan is nothing more than an old friend, nothing more. I swear I do not know her in the
biblical sense of the word, as I know you - your sensual look began to have some effect
on the color of the cheeks Jemma -. So that's not a problem - his fingers slid from her
chin to place a lock of hair behind her ear, and she trembled -. Forget Jan. If you want to
save your father, marry me. You have the choice, and let me know your decision now.

Again the word "choice", and this time was no doubt that the threat was real. She pulled
away from him and stood feet.
- Why? - Cried at him. He was comfortable sitting and relaxing while her legs were
trembling, wondering how a day that had started so well could have become the
- You really have to ask? - - Him looking at her with lust said. You've been married
before, Jemma, you're not so innocent.
- Accurate - she jumped -. And I know what is most important in a marriage. Love, and
we do not love.
She did not even like him; It was too arrogant, too powerful and too rich for her, but at
least had the good sense not to say all that to her face.
- Love does not exist. It's just another excuse for desire - he said -. And it has nothing to
do with my proposition. I'll take care of the debts of Vanity Flair, I will buy the shares of
small shareholders, I will bring the company back to the stock market and make it a
family business in which the shares may only be transferred between family members.
I'll put one of my henchmen forward to your father, while maintaining its position, can
not redraw again. It is clear that in return for all that money I will invest, need security,
and that's where you come in. To legally marry you come to join the family. Otherwise,
no deal.
Jemma swallowed the lump of fear began to formrsele throat.
- But that's blackmail ... - whispered. He shook his head and looked into his eyes for
some sign that this was just a terrible joke.
But the austere features of Luke did not reflect any expression, as if he were in the
middle of a meeting of shareholders. And something had to be that for him, except this
time was buying a marriage, and for a man accustomed to buying everything I wanted,
that would not be anything different, she thought bitterly.
- I still do not see what do you get out of this, part of an unhappy woman - she said -. In
addition, you may access and within six months for divorce; that would make me richer
and more ruined you.
- Good idea, Jemma - he said, getting up to get their hands, possessive, over the
shoulders -. Sorry to upset you, but not so simple. There is one condition: I want you to
be the mother of my child, and to make sure you put your hand, I'll contributing money
to the company over the next three years.
"Mother of my child 'words had a special effect on Jemma. In the happiest memories of
his childhood his mother was always present, and in his character was continuing to
appreciate life in all its forms. For a moment, the thought of having a child of Luke
stirred an instinct that lay dormant within him. From the day we got married, Jemma
had wanted a child, but Alan wanted to wait, and then it was too late.

- So, Jemma? Yes or no? - Asked Luke, and put his hand on his neck to look at him -.
You know we merge well - he lowered his head ... he would kiss her.
- No. No ... - she pushed him from him and walked away. For a moment he was
seduced by his proposal, and the shameful need to re-taste her lips, but Luke was trying
to force her to marry ... Was I crazy?
- A pity - he shrugged said. - Two men are going to be very disappointed, and almost
more your father Theo, I'm afraid.
Jemma saw it all very clear at that time.
- Oh my God! Now I understand! - Shouted -. I thought your grandfather was a lovely
man, but between the two have hatched ruining my father just to get the house of
Zante. Or at least, to assure that getting your son. No wonder you, but I would never
have imagined something like Theo - bitterly accused -. Why so are the Devetzi? Is that
your mission is life is destroy me?
- No - he said -. Theo has nothing to do with this, does not have to learn that this
conversation took place. After Party Jan, told me that he had spoken with you and had
abandoned the idea of recovering the house, for such a lovely woman like you would
not single and childless long. So do not let this spoil your opinion Theo.
- It will really matter - she murmured, surprised; I had not thought Devetzi Luke was
able to worry about anyone.
- Of course I do. Yes, I have human feelings, despite what you might think. But it is true
that never before had raised me to marry. If I do it now is because you told Theo that
your children would be the heirs of the house, and if I can give Theo assured that his
grandson will inherit the house that is worth all the money necessary for me.
For the first time since she met him, Jemma beginning to see the real man was in Luke
Devetzi, and felt a bit of respect for him.
- Is Theo your only family?
- Yes, and since you have rejected my proposal, it seems that things will go well, I do
not know for how long - he said -. He is an older man after all.
Although he did not like to have anything in common with Luke, the truth was that
Jemma knew how he felt. His father was the only family he had left.
- If I marry you, what will happen to my father? - Jemma chose his words carefully. She
had always wanted a son, and after the death of Alan thought that no longer have a
chance to realize his dream.
- When it comes to light - he said - and it will happen without me saying anything,
because the rest of the shareholders end up finding, the worst that can happen is you
end up in jail. In the best case, you will be completely ruined.

- And if I agree, but with some conditions ...? - Jemma knew he would never fall in love,
and even had considered artificial insemination to have a child, the idea is not entirely
made him happy. Now I had another chance; was not the perfect opportunity, but
perhaps it work.
- You're in no position to put conditions, but I hear you.
Did he really do that? I was not sure at all. He studied her face for a moment, but his
face was no expression. Knowing that he could have any woman he wanted, could not
understand why he had chosen her, until he knew what house Zante. But now believed
see other reasons: a man with Luke's ego could not handle the rejection, and she had
rejected him twice, first on the yacht and then at home two months ago. Somehow, that
made it easier to move forward, since he encaprichara another woman and she could
continue her life and a son who love.
- I know you travel a lot for your work and spend much time in America and Asia. That
is not me at all. I want a guarantee that I can continue my work and my life in London.
Luke looked at her enigmatic eyes.
- If you agree to marry me, I will accept your terms - wondered if she would realize that
offered the best option: get on with life, and have a wife and child to wait for him at
home - but live in my flat and you will sell your home. No more men in your life, that's
clear, and I hope to come with me to Greece when I go to visit Theo. For the rest, as you
say, my job takes me all over the world, and I expect you to come with me everywhere,
let alone when you have our son.
A Jemma words "our son" we were very seductive. If she married Luke, do not betray
the love he felt for Alan, she told herself, because hers would be a loving relationship,
but a deal to save his father and have the child who craved.
- Jemma, is that a yes or a no? Deal? - He said, lifting her chin with a finger -. You know
it's reasonable. Marry me and I know the mother of my child.
With a lump in the stomach by stress, hesitated a second. Luke told him once that
sometimes had to choose the lesser evil, and knew he was right. Which was worse? A
daughter who refused to marry a man and condemned his father to jail or woman who
married a man she has never loved to save his father and have the child you wanted?
- Yes - said at last.
- Well - he said, and gestured toward the table -. We will collect this. We have to choose
an engagement ring before tonight.
- Really? - Just realize the dimension of what he had agreed to do and instinctively
reached into the finger and stroked his alliance -. Is it necessary? - I had not thought he
had to remove his ring Alan, and wanted to delay the moment everything you need.

- Much - he said -. The meaning of an engagement ring is to declare that this woman
already has an owner. Your husband has been dead for two years, and it is time that
you assume. Jemma, baby, I'm your future - he said, and stepped closer to her.
The tension in the air you could almost cut. Angry and sad at the same time, Jemma
wolf saw her eyes shine triumphant and wanted to hit him, but before he could do
anything, what was on top of her protesting to a kiss. His tongue called step to find the
moisture from your mouth. When he finally looked up, Jemma tried to catch his breath.
- And with this kiss, the pact is sealed. Shame they do not have time for more - Luke
mocked - but we are waiting jewelry.
Even without having recovered from the kiss, Jemma watched it clear the table. Luke
was a businessman, and had just signed a deal on a marriage. Nothing more than that,
and hated him for it.
If Jemma had gone wrong in the party Jan, it was still worse. It was a bunch of ner v ios,
became increasingly upset, and Luke's hand, always at her waist, did not help.
It was because of Luke. He had to have imagined when dragged Bulgari in New Bond
Street and paid a fortune for a ring with a stunning diamond and emeralds. After he
had taken home with the excuse that they had things to do, and that would collect at
half past seven. She had showered and dressed without being aware of what he was
doing until it was time to take his alliance. Then he could not help but shed a few tears,
but still, when Luke knocked on the door, she was ready to leave.
She was wearing the same black classic dress she had worn on the feast of Jan, and
seeing her, Luke gave him a disapproving look, which gave way to a smile at not seeing
his alliance finger.
- Good girl, Jemma, but remind me to buy more cheerful clothing. After all you are no
longer a widow in mourning - and escorted to a limousine.
Ignoring the comment about her widowhood, Jemma asked:
- And how is that going limousine? - Said, looking sideways and trying not to think
about how handsome he was with the black suit.
- Whenever I know I'm going to drink alcohol in limousine - reached into his pocket and
pulled out the stunning engagement ring -. I imagine that many toasts were made
tonight for our commitment and your father's birthday.
Jemma stroked nice ring.
- Is all this necessary? - He looked and Jemma shivered. What was done accepting
marry Luke? -. What will people think? My father and Leanne will not understand this
wedding so fast, not to mention Jan ...
- Yes they will, because I talked to your dad an hour ago. And the ring is necessary as
all the traditions of a conventional marriage, because that's what will be in the eyes of
the people, while you follow me current and say nothing.

Looking jewel, Jemma thought about the last time a man had put a ring on his finger,
with love. That seemed a mockery of everything I had believed and hoped it off.
- Forget it - told him, reading in thought, and before she could say anything, she rushed
to kiss her senseless.
The situation worsened when they arrived in Connaught Square, home of his father,
who came to congratulate her radiant saying:
- I'm so glad you two ye overcome your differences.
Jemma was still thinking about what his father had meant when Leanne, in a surprising
show of affection, hugged and wished him much happiness. Jan was the one most
surprised to appear the arm of a handsome young model and whisper in his ear: "Well
done, girl."
His family was glad it was something obvious and, in fact, to look at people, everyone
at the party seemed happy, except her. Without thinking, hand to brilliant pendant
around his neck and was reassured.
Luke felt he was more relaxed and thought Jemma was getting used to the situation, but
to see her staring and playing with hanging saw that it was boring.
Slightly squeezed her waist and looked angry.
- What are you having fun, sweetheart? - He murmured softly. He was not used to
being with women who did not lend his full attention, and Jemma had a habit of
escaping to a world itself, which irritated him.
Jemma looked at him and did not want to lie.
- I do not much like parties, especially when I'm the center of all attentions you put the
ring on my finger - said, crestfallen. It was a terrible day and night the situation did not
improve anything, so I could imagine the headache that was coming. She was tired of
everything -. I think I'm going to find my father. I have to talk to him; well, today is
your birthday and you've already sabotaged his party. You can do whatever you want,
but after talking with him, I'm going home - said defiantly, and he removed his hand
from her waist.
He could have stopped easily, but restrained his anger and did not.
- You're right. The commitment is already public and have been here a long time - after
he kissed her gently on the lips and she blushed, something that he knew a reward -. I
give you ten minutes and then I'll pick you - you said before her disappear among the
Luke smiled naughty. To have been married, Jemma was very innocent. Of course,
should imagine that he preferred to be alone with her than surrounded by all these
people. The blood burned in her veins when thinking about the night ahead.

Jemma, meanwhile, could not help blushing, but seeing his father leave the room,
forgot to Luke. She would not let David get away from it: he wanted to hear the truth
from his lips. He wanted to know if he was aware of the plans of Luke from the
beginning. And what had he mean that if Luke and she had resolved their differences?
She came into the hall just in time to see him disappear into his study, but before he
could follow, Jan, slightly drunk, caught.
- Jemma, I have to admit, I would have never imagined ... Luke took me to eat after my
birthday and told me he only considered me a friend. Then he asked me about you, but
I never thought you knew him so well ... until ...
- I knew it! - Said Jemma, staying white as a sheet. Luke must have told everything to
Jan about his encounter in Zante. How could he be so cruel?
- You can help make the modest widow, Jemma. My mother told me as your arrived
this afternoon.
- Leanne told you? - That was getting worse by the minute and Jemma did not realize
that his father had returned until he was beside her.
- It's okay, Jemma - the man said, hugging -. You do not have to pretend to be surprised.
You know Luke insisted that he tell Leanne about the company. He was a little
surprised at first, but when I told you two had some knowledge from one year to you
You had separated after a small argument ago, but now he wanted to resolve
differences, and hopefully marry you, I would call you soon - Jemma could not
understand the proud expression of his father -. I said I did not have to interfere,
although my future son had offered to save my business. And see what was right? With
only eat together, you have decided to make peace, and I could not be happier.
Neither relieved, she thought bitterly.
- Luke told you that we already knew? - He asked.
- Do not act surprised, Jemma - Jan said -. You had to have told the party that you had
known in Greece and you'd been on his yacht instead of making me look like a fool
trying to take him to bed. But I do not hold any grudges: Maybe after a rich husband is
a rich brother. He had to have imagined when I offered to invest in my company while
insisting that we were just friends.
Jemma was unable to speak. Luke had orchestrated everything to look attentive and
generous lover. It had to be a joke! For a moment he was about to tell the whole truth,
but seeing their smiling faces, decided to bite his tongue.
- Can I join the party? - Leanne said, appearing out of nowhere to grab the arm of her
smiling husband -. Jemma, honey, I always knew there was something special about
you. Well done.
- Thank you - she replied, but inside rage consumed.

Not knowing if I could hold much longer, turned to leave he, but collided directly with
Luke. He put his arm around her waist to balance, and she looked into his eyes. He had
a mocking gesture that made him want to do bits.
Aware that he was furious, Luke kept his hand firmly, and smiled at his father.
- If you'll excuse us ... after all, this is your party, David - he looked Jemma -. We have
already taken up enough prominence to your father today.
Was she the only one who noticed the emphasis that was placed on the word "stolen"?
Jemma silent as Luke said goodbye to the other ...

Chapter 7
BASTARD! How dare you ...? - Le her as they left the house screamed.
- Jemma, I Save it and get in the car - he said, and almost pushed.
They went into the car and he grabbed her by the shoulders.
- Do not give me orders - she snapped -. And how could you tell my father that we were
...? - Stopped. What? Lovers?
- Poor Jemma - he said softly, with all the irony -. You've been so long with his head in a
hole you do not know recognize the truth when you forward.
- You're a pig, and maybe you've cheated on my father, but I do not fool me - he looked
away from him and shook his head -. He had to be crazy to believe that this could work.
The pressure on her shoulder made her turn her head toward him, his eyes sent a
- No, only you delude itself you, Jemma. I do not lie, and kill the man who insulted me
as you have done - hissed, and she was aware that it was not wise to do so infuriating.
Angry Luke was an impressive specimen of primitive male and, inexplicably, to
Jemma's heart stopped when he found attractive as ever: his chest heaving under the
suit, the strong column of his neck and his jaw clenched.
- So you're lucky to be a man content - added.
- If you say so - Jemma replied to feel her body leaning over her alterndole nerves in a
way that had nothing to do with fear. He had lost the will to argue with him, and
another kind of desire made him blush.
- Yes, I say. And to convince everyone that our marriage is serious, I suggest we united
front, which should not be that hard - was inches from her, and began to slide his hand
over the curve of her breasts and stroking center them with the thumb on her dress -. So
I told your father we met a year ago and you were in my yacht. Then we had a fight,
which is true ... - he murmured softly as he watched her lips.
Jemma, what more heated, went to push his hand, but really wanted more.
- Yes - she whispered. She was confused, his hand stroking his chest did not help to
think more clearly.
- So finally we agree - he said quietly -. On the other, your father has heard what he
wanted. Appearing this night promised, we've released a great weight - and touched
her lips with his mouth, then kiss her deeper and possessively. Jemma melted against
his lips, very reluctantly -. Actually I have done a favor, Jemma. Your family is
convinced that this is a love and can now sleep peacefully without financial worries - he
removed his hand from her breasts and dropped on his thighs -. And you can sleep

peacefully in my bed, Jemma. You want me almost as much as I love you, but I do not
expect you to admit. But I know I'll end aciendo h.
Jemma said nothing, but he knew the version that Luke had given their relationship
had seemed all good.
The car stopped and he came out first. When she followed him, he realized that they
were not in their street.
- Jemma, we have much to talk about tonight. I'm off to New York tomorrow and we
have to decide the details of the wedding before I leave. And do not pretend to do it at
home on your deceased husband, why we are here - he said, anticipating her question.
She paused, about to refuse, but could not.
- OK.
- Very good - - le him, accompanying the entry said. Sam - told the uniformed doorman
- she is Jemma, my fiancee. I'm leaving tomorrow, but it will come to be installed next
week, so I would like to submit it to other workers and to help you with anything you
- Is that necessary? - She asked, nothing else close the elevator doors.
- What? Did you preferred to wait to be married to settle? Jemma, already a big girl and
you know as well as I played the game. We have a deal, and the sooner you accept that,
the better for both.
Jemma was about to run in the opposite direction when he opened the door of his
home, but Luke felt his fear and circled her shoulders with his arm. Shortly after he was
sitting on the couch while Luke was preparing drinks.
- Here's the glass of water you asked me - he said, bringing you a nice cup of cut glass -.
Jemma, have been learning about and have found out that England need at least sixteen
days to get married. As you had a big wedding with all your family the first time, I
thought we might settle for a simple civil ceremony on Saturday in two weeks. What do
you think?
Did that was a conversation? Luke had everything decided, but she had her own plans
and would not let it's ruined.
- It will not be possible - she said, with all the serenity that could -. I have two weeks
vacation and I go to Greece next Saturday. I've been in Zante with the man who takes
care of my aunt's house to see what repairs need. The wedding will be when he returns.
- No need - he replied. Her slightly open shirt and seeing his dark skin and black hair,
she began to feel as heated as in the car -. It will be perfect because I can organize the
wedding in Greece in a week.
- In Greece?

- Yes. We're getting married in my house and so Theo will not have to fly. We spend the
first week honeymoon in Zante and then we can go somewhere else. Theo monitor can
handle repairs.
- No, we can not stay in the house - I replied it -. And Theo either. The house is not
- Okay, we'll stay in a hotel and Theo have to wait to see his old home - they shone eyes
-. But the truth is I can not wait to see the house that is costing me a fortune and my
- Do not you know the house? I thought you were born there.
- No. Theo himself was born there, like my mother - Luke emptied his glass and set it on
the table with a frown -. I was born in Athens, and my mother was not married, so you
see, I am the bastard you said.
Jemma blushed at his lack of tact. If I had known, I would have never insulted like that.
Wanted to apologize, but he would not let her.
- Leave it, I do not care, but my grandmother did. She insisted that Theo sold the house
and moved to Athens, where nobody knew. My mother died a few days after my birth
and my grandparents were responsible for raising me. Theo spoke of Zante from time
to time, but my grandmother did, and never interested me there. In fact, I am ashamed
to admit it, but I had no idea that Theo felt that something was missing and had tried to
buy the house after the death of my grandmother.
- Why not tried before? - She asked.
- Do not dare - Luke smiled -. My grandmother was a lovely but stubborn little woman
as a mu, and had forbidden to be spoken of Zante in his presence. It would have taken a
more courageous than Theo and I to defeat man.
Could humans, Jemma said, trying to imagine the woman who had the power to
intimidate Luke Devetzi.
- I would have liked to know - Jemma said with a wry smile - and learn its secrets.
And he actually smiled for the first time since they had met. Luke gasped and took her
face in his hands, looking lips.
- I suspect you may already know them - whispered before kissing her.
At first he felt his strength, but when his breath mingled and their tongues touched, all
tenderness disappeared. He kissed her deeply, with desire and passion, exploring the
inside of his mouth, wanting to start exploring the rest of his body so well remembered.
She circled his neck with her arms and Luke groaned as he felt his touch in the neck.
He unzipped the dress and discovered to her waist. I had to restrain himself not to take
it right there on the couch. Her amber eyes shining with desire and her pink nipples
were screaming that saboreasen.

- Are you going to make me wait until the wedding, Jemma? - Said, and immediately
cursed himself for his stupidity. Had a wonderful woman in his arms and stopped to
ask -. Are You take the pill? - She added, as if that would be justified.
- No to both - she replied, surrendering to the dictates of his body, and licked his
swollen lips, remembering the taste of Luke. He lifted her up and she immediately
screamed -. What are you doing?
- I take you to bed - he said, laughing at his surprise, and seconds later, Jemma was in
the room.
Luke buttons of his shirt unbuttoned triumphantly as she is aware of her undress,
folded his arms, but still look at it, fascinated.
He was a fine man, with broad shoulders and muscular chest covered with fine black
hair that disappeared beneath the waistband of his boxers black silk. Jemma is further
blushed at the sight package to be divined beneath the thin fabric, but was unable to
take his eyes off her. What was happening?
- No need to blush, Jemma - - him, lying next to her said. And do you have to hide your
precious body - it took one hand and placed it on his shoulders, and the other on the
bed, revealing her beautiful breasts in his eyes -. You have perfect breasts - murmured,
and she shivered inside. Then he bent to lick one nipple and then the other, making her
arquease to him -. I want to see you naked - dress and lace panties hit the floor -. I want
to see your extended hair on my pillow - and released her bun.
It trembling with excitement, Jemma last thing he cared about was his hair. He wanted
to kiss her again, and tried to draw him to her. He knew what he wanted and Jemma,
with a smile touched her lips to his. She growled disappointed.
- Patience, Jemma. I want to explore you out, I want to taste you whole - and stroked
from her breasts to her thighs, as she trailed kisses her lips, her eyelids, her cheeks -.
This time I want you to erase any doubts of who you belong.
Jemma suddenly opened his eyes at that, but it was so I was not naked in the arms of a
man and that he felt the fierce pleasure of excitement. He wanted Luke and pulled him.
This time the kiss did not disappoint.
Luke felt his chest with one hand while stroking his fingers over the sensitive tip. She
groaned; I was burning with desire for him. The hand slid down until you find the
warm center of her femininity and her moans of pleasure were increased, while he
clawed back. Jemma's body was taut as a bow and eager to feel the most of their
possession, but did not want to stop stroking a way so delicious.
- Open for me, Jemma - he muttered, and turned to catch her mouth in a savage kiss as
he positioned himself between her legs.
She felt his hard erection against his thighs, but he went no further. She moaned,
desperate for more, but he looked at her with an almost savage fury and said:

- Not yet. I want you to remember this all your life.

Then he returned to lick her breasts and she clung to his shoulders with one hand while
the other looked between her thighs his hard erection. She was trapped in a game in
which only he knew the rules, so he took his hand and held it against the mattress while
still exploring her body and giving it a pleasure she had not imagined I could feel. He
kissed her and introduced her fingers between her legs to drive her crazy with pleasure.
Jemma could not take it anymore and begged:
- Please, Luke ...
Listening to her, he lifted her hips and deeply penetrated with a force that made him
grunt of delirium. For the first time in twenty years he was making love without
protection, and stopped to maintain control of a situation that threatened to blow up
every atom of your body.
- Luke - she screamed, feeling retire -. No, no ... do not stop - moaned.
- I could not if I wanted to - he muttered, and started to enter her again and again to a
primitive rhythm that corresponded Jemma until a few seconds later, her body
convulsed into a brutal climax.
Jemma felt that Luke was with her and spilled his seed inside just before falling on it.
She clung to him instinctively, surprised by the intensity of the act. His tormented
breaths was the only sound in the room.
A few minutes later, he stepped aside and looked into her face.
- It was fantastic, Jemma - he said with a big smile -. As if in doubt, it is the first time I
do it without protection as a teenager, and I am completely healthy, so you have
nothing to worry about.
His tone of male satisfaction was angering Jemma, showing that they were not matched
in the sexual arena. She, with the exception of Luke for a year, had only been with Alan,
as he was the opposite.
- I appreciate - she replied, ironic -. But now I have to leave - and turned away from him
-. On Fridays there is always a lot of work and also I have to go to the market at five
Dress stood without bothering with underwear before daring to look at Luke. He was
still lying in bed, with wild hair and his head resting on his hand.
- Are you sure I can not tempt you, that you come to bed again? I do not go to New
York until nine.
Jemma knew he would be able to tempt a saint.
- No, remember our deal, Luke. I will continue with my work.

- Okay - got up from the bed naked wonderfully -. But remember you have to move you
before I get back from New York - he kissed her hard on the mouth -. Give me five
minutes and I'll take you home.
Jemma wondered if Luke would be jealous of her husband and the life he had taken
with him ... No, it was impossible. That would mean that she cared, and I knew it was
not like that.
When he left the bathroom, she was fully dressed again trying hair up.
Twenty minutes later, he left her at her door with a kiss, physically exhausted but
unable to stop their thoughts. It is no longer recognized ... What I had driven to marry
Luke? How to let a man she did not want and which did not trust him to make love? He
closed his eyes, embarrassed. The truth was that he not only let him make love to her,
but she had been active as his aching body kept reminding.

Chapter 8
DEMONS! Luke was again! - Cursed Jemma hanging up the phone while looking at Liz
-. Looks like I'm going shopping tomorrow with Jan because he has it so decided. Do
they think I do not know dress myself?
- No - Liz laughed -. As good man that he is, he must have thought that will help you
limis Jan and harshness. Clearly that's crazy about you and I think of the most
romantic thing you call several times a day. If you had a little head, you would take the
rest of the week off and you dedicaras to pamper yourself for when you return.
A Jemma did not seem to be anything romantic in everything, but said nothing. The
previous Friday had told Liz that she was engaged and had told Luke's version of the
facts. Surprisingly, her friend had swallowed the whole story and was delighted by it. It
was Tuesday, and Luke not return until Thursday. On Friday would leave Greece with
her family to attend the wedding the next day. If called again and again was to keep it
informed the minute wedding preparations, as if she cared much. The phone rang and
Jemma winced.
- Answer you, Liz, and if he is, tell him I've gone - he released -. Tell him I've gone to
make the move.
- And what will you do? - Liz asked, reaching to answer the phone.
- Yes - Jemma said -. In fact, I'll take the rest of the week off, as you suggested. Are you
sure you can apartelas?
- Of course.
- Great. Then I'll see you at the wedding on Saturday - and hurried out of the store
before Liz could change her mind. If you hear one more comment about how lucky I
was to marry a handsome billionaire, start screaming. Also, had to pay a visit he could
not delay longer.
He passed home to change and then went to Eastbourne. He did not want to tell her inlaws was going to marry again, but surprisingly, Sid and Mavis were very happy for
her and told her she was too young to stay single the rest of his life, and that Alan
would have said the same .
When he got home the next afternoon after being out all day shopping with Jan, was
exhausted. Strap blue silk dress she wore again on the shoulder and entered the hall
was placed. Was running out of time. Luke back the next day and had not packed up
and had organized the house. Did you actually do it? He took the photo of your
wedding in his hand and smiled, but he had already made a decision, and then left in
An hour later he closed the door behind her leaving her house as it was. In the trunk of
his car carrying three suitcases with things necessary for the following days.

Sam, however, was determined to help her with things and she thanked him with a
smile and a generous tip. The living room of the apartment of Luke was just as I
remembered: cold and soulless, like the kitchen and dining room. The rooms were not
very different, although the study, with its high shelves full of books and antique desk,
was a change for the better.
Jemma took a suitcase and brought it to the master bedroom. The last time I had been
there did not notice too much decoration, and a pleasant surprise. It was decorated in
cream and indigo color, with a rug with Greek motifs on the floor. The curtains
concealed a window overlooking a furnished with a sofa, armchair and coffee table
terrace. The overall atmosphere was much more welcoming than the rest of the house.
Looking at the huge bed, Jemma blushed. He quickly looked away and decided to
explore where the two doors gave the wall opposite the bed. Then he discovered a
luxurious bathroom with two showers and a jacuzzi, while the next door was a little
busy for some costumes Luke cabinet, which clearly confirmed that spent little time
there. Jemma dumped our bags quickly while he was glad latter. He went to leave your
jewelry on the dresser, but did not calculate the distance and the box well and ended
enough content in the soil.
Five minutes later, Jemma still looking knees under the table, the latest gem he needed
to find: pendant diamond and platinum.
- Well, that's what I call a friendly welcome - Luke's body full of men responded
enthusiastically to see the back of Jemma barely covered by blue silk dress, and
laughed. He recognized that ass with joy, and that along with the fact Jemma find on
your floor, put euphoric. Unable to resist, he slapped.
She heard the familiar voice a moment before I felt his hand on her butt. He looked up
quickly and hit the edge of the table.
- What the hell ...? - Shrieked, and crawled to where he was, angry -. What little
- I'm sorry - he said, laughing but still watching her lovely hair, silk conforming to the
curves of her body and roundness of her breasts, which made her pulse quicken a point
-. But you have a delicious ass, Jemma, and I could not resist - he offered a hand to help
her to her feet.
Surprised by his appearance and aware of her male scrutiny, bolted her heart. Ignoring
his hand, Jemma rose without elegance.
- Well, it's time for you to try. Not very polite clapping on the back of a woman.
- Jemma, maybe your sex life so far has been too wealthy - he said, mocking, which
made her even more angry.
The truth was that in all those nights alone with the memory of his encounter fresh in
the memory, she had begun to think the same.

- What are you doing here? - Said, changing the subject -. It is assumed that did not
come back until tomorrow.
- I finished earlier than expected - and stepped toward her, whereupon, Jemma back,
but stopped comfortable -. I could not wait any longer - he put his hands on her waist
and then patted her back to the neck -. To see you ... - he bowed his head, and the
instinct of Jemma was away from him -. And do this ... - he said, and began to slide his
tongue between her parted lips. The taste of her tongue Jemma led to a turnaround in
the heart and forgot all past intention to get rid of that pleasure.
She melted against him, intoxicated with its aroma and the power of his embrace, so
when he left, she moaned in protest.
Luke muttered something she could not understand and placed it on the dresser. With
the mouth down her neck and licked the soft skin with a fierce intensity. When he
lowered the strap of her dress and covered her chest with one hand, nipple stood
almost immediately into his palm.
He took his hand and she moaned, but he covered her nipple with his lips to drive her
crazy with his tongue and teeth. Then she lifted her skirt to stroke between the legs
above the silk of her panties. She groaned and looked up. Their eyes met and it was not
necessary to ask or answer anything. He slid his fingers under the thin fabric and
returned to catch his chest with his mouth to keep giving the sweet torture she wanted.
Jemma had never experienced anything like it, never had excited so much and so fast,
and spread her legs instinctively, already on the verge of climax. At that time, he
stopped, stood up and removed her panties with incredible speed.
She looked at him, eager, while the zipper down. Then, in a frenzy of passion, he
grabbed the back and pulled him to penetrate hard. She grabbed his legs and
surrounding it with their mouths met again. Each penetration, their bodies rose and
rose until a simultaneous climax of fire and liquid heat.
When he stopped, Luke swore. He had not taken a woman so quickly since I was a boy,
and the last thing I wanted was to frighten Jemma before the wedding. Seeing the
surprise in his eyes and how tight dress standing, Luke withdrew from his body.
Holding it with one hand, he was placed clothes and zipped up. After he left her on the
floor and smoothed her dress.
- Are you okay?
She was too shocked to say anything and too ashamed to face him. He was fully
dressed, had not removed and tie, and she had been completely exposed, rise to a
comfortable, dress huddled around the waist. Never in his life had he felt so desire.
- I'm fine - said when she could finally speak. Then he laughed -. I think you're right
and I'm a little naive about sex. I had never experienced animal lust as well - he said
sincerely -. I guess I can get used, but I think I prefer the bed.
- Is that a hint? - He smiled, brushing a few strands of the face.

- No - she replied, trying to restore a sophisticated smile.

Luke was all masculinity, and she already knew about his sexual prowess. What
surprised him was being able to match it and enjoy it even without any emotional
attachment to the person I was having sex. Maybe it was becoming a sophisticated
woman, but it was not time to think about that ... Luke turned to look at her like that, so
he pulled back and squared his shoulders.
- Before you came, I was looking for something.
- So you were crouching and saw your ass in that position so provocative - he laughed.
- Well, my pendant is not under the table - she replied, not what was going so well -.
You must have bounced around, so be careful where you step. I do not want to break;
Alan gave it to me when I turned twenty-one.
Luke was stunned by the revelation of Jemma. Until then I was more than satisfied;
Jemma answered him sexually and had agreed to marry, but I was not so happy. That
she could change log so quickly, so intense sex to her husband died so quickly, it was
not flattering to his male ego.
- I'll help you find - he said, but the sad smile Jemma angered him even more. He
looked around and then saw the pendant. As usual, stepped and stepped -. Oh, well. I
seem to have found - he bent down and took the pendant spoiled soil to give it to her -.
I'm sorry, Jemma - was not proud of his actions, but all worth in war and in love. Love?
Where the hell had left that word? Love was not a word that was in their vocabulary ... . I have to shower and change - said, feeling suddenly drowned -. I'll buy another
- Not required - she replied, looking at the last physical link that bound her to Alan.
Well, I still had the house and did not want to feel guilty for lying to Luke.
- Whatever - he said, but he could not meet her eyes and felt Jemma had broken
hanging on purpose -. I like a cup of coffee, but do not bother to prepare anything to
eat. I have to work a while and then we can go out to dinner - said starting to unbutton
his shirt.
How could irritate her so much! She had not meant to cook for him and was about to
say, but ultimately refrained. I had not thought about how it would be to live with
Luke, but was obliged to do so. In three days they would be husband and wife, and if
he would make his life hell, would have to ignore the pleas of his marriage and
maintain a civil relationship. He closed his fist on the pendant ... the end of an era ...
- OK. I go to prepare coffee - and left the room. In her fragile state, did not need to see
him naked, and ran to the kitchen.
Later, in a nice restaurant, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee after a delicious dinner,
Jemma allowed himself a smile.
- What amuses you? - Luke asked, taking a sip of brandy in his glass.

- I was thinking it ironic end to this restaurant, where he had thought to bring my father
to eat his birthday. In the end, I ended up with you and within a few days we will be
married, but this is our first date. Do not you know nothing bothers me, Luke?
The dinner was wonderful and Jemma had discovered that Luke was a nice fellow and
witty conversationalist when not trying to drag her to bed ...
- Not at all - he left his glass on the table and covered her hand with his -. I know what I
need: You're a beautiful and sexy woman. I know we're sexually compatible; There is an
undeniable chemistry between us. I melt when I touch you, and I feel the same. That's a
plus in any marriage. As for the rest ... We have a lifetime to get to know.
A Jemma her cheeks. The sexual tension between them installed again and she sighed
with relief when he fell, but soon took the floor:
- We both want the same thing: have one or two children and raise a family while we
make our own happy families.
- Does that seem enough?
- It is much more than what people aspire to get these days - I replied him -. People
have children without giving more importance to the decision to buy a coat, and
therefore free of responsibility with the same ease with which a garment is removed he leaned forward -. Jemma, but now I travel a lot, when we have a son reajustar my
schedule to spend time with him. I will not be an absentee father.
Your comment surprised and could not tell if he was reassuring or not. Then Luke got
up and left several bills on the table and reached out to take his and leave.
The next morning, Jemma woke up in the bed of Luke, sore areas of your body that did
not know I had until that time. Luke was nowhere, and quickly jumped out of bed to
get into the shower. Fortunately, the day before had taken clothes, and when he left the
bathroom, put on a khaki pants, a matching blouse and suede loafers. She brushed her
hair and tied with a colorful ribbon. After and with all his determination, he left the
The floor seemed empty and Jemma coffee prepared without really knowing what to
do. I had just decided to leave when Luke appeared spectacular in his gray suit and had
to fight not to blush.
- He came to wake you, but I see you're already dressed. All Right. My lawyer will
come in a quarter of an hour for us to sign the prenuptial agreement - went to her,
smiling, and kissed her frete -. Everything is ready for the wedding. By the way, if you
have not put your home up for sale, my people can deal with it for you.
He was relaxed and happy. A night of passionate sex had no effect on him than put a
smirk on his face.
- No, it will not be necessary. I got everything under control - she lied, but did not know
what else to say.

Luke's attorney was most efficient and insisted on reading the entire prenup. Basically,
the two kept what they had separately, but Jemma has no right to anything Luke if they
divorced in the first three years of marriage, a normal thing, since he would be entering
Vanity Flair money during that time. Then Luke went with the lawyer saying he would
return at six, and Jemma could finally go home.
Without the presence of Luke at his side for hours, Jemma looked at the crowd around
her, incredulous. Had just been married in the gardens of his house in Greece, and if
that was what he thought was a simple party, try not to be around when they organize
a large.
There were about two hundred people. She wore a ivory dress with bodice of a famous
designer. Luke and she had sat together to preside over the stunning banquet and then
opened the floor in the center of the terrace.
Jemma looked for a moment at her and husband. A group of men had dragged to the
center of the dance floor, had removed their jackets and were dancing a traditional
Greek dance. The music and the deafening screams, but she was so sexy that his head
began to spin. He turned his head and saw the balcony of the upper level, whose
marble columns were surrounded by an old vine. It was over there and leaned against
one of the columns. The cold marble suited him.
He had done: she was married and everyone was happy. Theo was radiant. He smiled,
remembering the joy of old when he received the day before. Luke's grandfather, his
gentleness, had done much to calm the nerves I felt about marrying Luke.
Last night despite protests from Luke, had been given a room to herself. Jemma had
been glad to have their own space after having spent the previous two nights in bed
with Luke. Take the sophisticated attitude towards sex of Luke was much harder than I
In the morning and to his surprise, Theo brought her breakfast to the room and he
basically said that Luke was a good man and he was sure he loved her. But he also
knew that he could be too aggressive when he wanted something, and if Jemma had
doubts about marrying him, he should say.
Jemma reassured him and apologized for lying in London; the excuse they gave was
that Luke was currently dating Theo p Jan. Arecio accept the story, but she knew that
the man looked far beyond what Luke thought.
- Sorry ... - an attractive and abundant white hair old man in front of her -. I was
wondering if I could talk to you.
- Of course ... You're Mr. Karadis, right? - Remember his name because when he had
seen in the row of guests who came to congratulate the couple, he seemed very
surprised to see it. In those moments, the man was accompanied by his wife and
someone from the age of Luke, more or less, in a wheelchair.

- You are ... or was ... Jemma Sutherland, right?

- Yes, why? - To see how the man's eyes filled with emotion, Jemma wondered if he
should talk to a stranger ...
- You is ... how do you say? Niece? My beautiful Mary, right?
Five minutes later, Jemma's eyes filled with tears as he grabbed the man's hands in hers.
He had been the lover of his Aunt Mary for forty years, and if he had not left his wife,
had been for her sick child. Jemma spoke to man the will of her aunt's house Zante, and
her eyes filled with tears.
- Sorry this old, but now I know you will keep his memory alive in you and will keep
our secret - he bent and kissed her on the cheek -. If you ever need anything, call me.
Where the hell was she? Luke, who was walking toward the house, immediately
stopped. His wife for a few hours was on the balcony with Karadis, holding hands as he
kissed him on the cheek. Hell, he had just met that man, who was probably the only one
in Greece as rich as Luke. What was Jemma for older men? Theo had fallen prey to her
spell just by looking and Karadis, a conservative man had imitated.
- So this is where you were hiding - he said, Jemma looked up at the voice of Luke.
He said something to Karadis in Greek, Karadis answered and then laughed before
turning to Jemma.
- I enjoyed meeting you, Jemma, but must go. I hope we meet again soon.
- Same here - she answered and watched him.
- Soulful, but why do you have to hide and flirt with all older men with whom you
come across? - Luke growled.
- I was not flirting and I was hiding. Only intended to take some fresh air - but see Luke
with open neck shirt does not help at all to cool.
In recent days, with Luke, she had learned to better understand her aunt. Apparently
the two shared the same passion for Greek men and plants, thought, smiling.
- If you say it - I replied him and shrugged, but she knew he was still angry -. You can
take all the air you want in the helicopter. It is time that we say goodbye to the guests
and march us to Zante - and taking her hand, led her to the rest of the people.
Soon after, Jemma down the helicopter had landed on the roof of a building.
- Where are we? - He asked.
- In our hotel - he said.

Chapter 9
A STRANGE tingling in the back was what brought Jemma from a deep sleep. When he
opened his eyes he saw a male chest against her and sighed before turning around.
- Finally you wake up - he said, smiling and rolling over it -. Beginning to think I would
have to start without you.
Jemma had no doubt of her arousal, as well could feel his erection against her thigh.
- You insatiable - she murmured, smiling wanly.
- Maybe, but all men have erections in the mornings. It is terrible to endure as we can he said mockingly, stroking her breast.
- Really? I did not know - she said, and sighed at the delicious sensation that began to
flood your entire body.
- Then you must have been very unobservant with men who have gone through your
life. Which reminds me ... - I was distracted playing with her breasts -. I had a chat with
Liz about what to get up at five o'clock, and both agreed it would be best for everyone
that your employee will deal with such a shift.
- What have you done what? - Jemma stiffened at that statement -. No need to talk
about my business with anyone behind me. I have no problem with shifts just as we
have established, like Liz until you said nothing.
- If I had believed that the two were you happy with the way things how you carried,
would not have interfered, but I know that Liz does not like too much. Only alternating
shifts with you because you are friends.
- Did he say that? - Jemma was amazed -. He has never told me anything.
- Like I said before, Jemma, gives you exactly what to get his head in a hole and see only
what you want to see.
- But I have asked hundreds of times if he minded, and always said no ...
- Probably because they want to take advantage of his situation married with a son, but
it sure has spent many sleepless nights with the child and then had to get up at dawn to
- Damn! - Swore Jemma. Why he would not have insisted more Liz? The truth was that
she did not like this turn -. You're right - admitted embarrassed.
A Luke were his eyes lit up, and returned to stroke as before.
- As usual - he joked - but no more fights - kissed him softly on the lips stroking her
nipple with his fingers. She relaxed and allowed overcome by pleasure -. As a
consolation, I'll tell you too were right in that I'm insatiable. And I know you love - she
saw his eyes shine with passion before the kiss slowly and sensually.

Half an hour later, she refused his offer to go to shower with him. With the body still
tembloso by the steamy sexual encounter she had just had, she lay in bed a little longer.
It was Monday morning and since I arrived on Saturday night, they were barely out of
Luke had shown him a new dimension of sexuality showing something she knows
nothing about. She had loved Alan, and remember crying after the first night together
with excitement. They made love frequently, and although she did not always reach
orgasm, did not care because they knew loved. His death had caused horrible pain that
almost could not overcome, and decided never to go through something like that.
But Luke did not cause these emotions, and no desire to mourn. He had driven all the
mysteries of eroticism to drive her crazy with desire, but the only emotion that caused it
was a carnal outburst devour whole. What does that make her?
Jemma rose and covered with a towel to go to the window overlooking the sea. He
heard the sound of water from the shower and Luke pictured naked in the jet.
She answered herself going to the bathroom: was probably the perfect wife for Luke,
the womanizer he considered marriage as a business. They both wanted to get
something out of this union, but love did not enter the equation. A Jemma did not seem
bad at all. The towel that covered it and went to the shower with Luke took off.
Luke looked at the steps cut into the rock and looked at Jemma.
- Is the only way to lose?
- There is ruinous for accessible by boat dock, but that's it - she said, smiling -. I hope
you're in shape.
- No, wait - Luke grabbed her arm -. Let me first down so you can grab if you stumble had no intention of losing his wife in those rocks.
- Oh, what a gentleman - she joked.
The Aunt Mary in Zante was a typical construction of the island, single floor and about
eight by sixteen meters. It was situated on a narrow tongue of a little higher than the
beach land. It had been renovated a decade ago adding another fifty feet to create a
living room with windows that take advantage of the wonderful views.
- Not as bad as I thought - Luke said to see the original front door. - Jemma a chuckle
thinking about the surprise that awaited allowed. I'm meeting with an architect to come
to see her on Wednesday.
That will smile faded Jemma. Do not want anyone to see her aunt's house, much less in
his presence, thought embarrassed while Luke went into the parlor.
Jemma knew the old furniture and outdated decor, but I knew that the spirit of her aunt
was there. Restless, she went to look out the window wondering if she would have
approved what he had done.

Luke was behind her and put his arm around her waist. She leaned against him, glad
for once to have your support.
- Do not know why you said it was not habitable. It is a bit small, but fine for a holiday.
And I know why Theo wanted to return: the view is spectacular.
- Yes - Jemma nodded, watching the cliff small bay protected from the elements. He
looked a little path leading to ground garden behind the house.
- Come on, let's room. Theo said there were two, but certainly this distribution changed
when they made the reform - he suggested, turning in his arms and kissed her.
The familiar excitement almost caught her by surprise, and put his arms, pressing hard
against him, wanting his touch. For a moment, Jemma was abandoned to physical
pleasure that only Luke could produce it. But only for a moment. Then I had a better
- Did not you want to see the room? - Said, laughing, and ran into the hallway.
Luke looked astonished and followed. She, smiling, opened the door and turned on the
- Ta - chn!
- Oh my God! - Luke exclaimed.
His expression was priceless, and Jemma laughed with all the enthusiasm. The two
original rooms and the bathroom had become a luxury suite. Three of the four walls
were decorated with murals depicting ancient Greek nude erotic figures in unexplained
positions. The roof was covered in raw silk and in the center was a golden canopy bed,
with four snakes carved into the bedposts; the mattress was round.
- Now I understand why you did not want Theo came to visit the house - said Luke,
squinting - but do not know why I did not seem appropriate for us.
A Jemma went dry mouth and a sudden ardor was fitted in the womb.
- Maybe because I did not know so well when I said - she said, surprising herself by her
sincerity, and hugged him. The atmosphere of the room sparkled with the accumulated
sexual tension.
- Now that you know me better, you want us to stay a while? - He suggested.
- Oh yeah. I ... - but he covered her mouth with her mouth before she could say
anything else.
He picked her up and carried her to the bed while she got rid of sandals on the road.
- Every time I look at you makes me want to get naked - confessed Luke, and getting rid
of all his clothes, went to join her in bed. Then he laughed -. A canopy with mirror! This
keeps getting more interesting!

- Right? - She ran her hand over the biceps and chest, and feel the hardness of his
muscles, need the seized.
- I love to caress me, but we have to go slowly - he told her, taking the tie that bound
her hair. Then he lay down on the bed and undressed slowly, watching her.
Jemma gasped as she felt the ferocity of his erection.
- It's for you - he smiled, wicked and incredibly seductive at the same time -. But still
not - it took both hands and put them on the sides of the body -. Stay well - said, as he
looked down from her pink breasts to the soft golden hair between her legs.
Jemma clung to the silk sheets, trembling like a leaf in the wind, as he took her breasts
in his hands. After stroked her hard nipples until she could no longer contain a moan of
pure pleasure.
- Quiet, Jemma, I take this fantastic room - he said, and began to tickle her mouth with
his lips and tongue before deepening the kiss with a passion that made his blood
flowed hot and viscous like lava from a volcano .
When she raised her arms to hug him, he returned to putting them on the bed.
- You can not touch me - he said -. Not yet.
And he began to play with her breasts, this time with his mouth, sucking hard while
stroking her whole body sexually until she screamed his name.
- Do you like it?
- Yes - she whispered as he began to slide his hands under the soft golden curls. His
fingers sought the wet folds to caress them wisely.
- Oh, yes - she moaned, feeling your body burn. Then he opened his eyes, he saw his
reflection in the mirror and gasped.
It was open under him prisoner's torment inflicted on her caresses. He saw the sweat
running on the muscular body of Luke and powerful erection. Trembling with desire,
further opened his eyes to see Luke withdrawn slightly and then sink into the velvety
depths of her body.
With the rhythmic penetrations, she lost control. She dug her nails into his back and
core muscles clung to him throughout its length.
- Jemma ... - moaned, retiring.
- Do not stop - she pleaded.
- Not a chance - kissed -. But now I look at me.
He turned to put it on him, riding him with silver eyes burning like coals.
Jemma dropped his head back and was lost in balancing their bodies together. In a
mixture of arms and legs, he turned in bed to penetrate strongly in the final moment,
when a torn roar came from his throat and around the world exploded around Jemma

in waves of sublime ecstasy he thought he was going to die of pleasure. Just knowing
he was sobbing his name, he saw Luke on her back quivering, and her mind slipped
into a state of semi-consciousness.
When he opened his eyes, Luke was about her and even inside your body. In the mirror
he saw his gorgeous tanned body, her skin beaded with sweat, his butt tight and closed
his eyes.
Shortly after he heard the voice of Luke in his ear:
- Weight too much and do not want to crush you - said, stepping aside.
Jemma opened her eyes and their eyes met in the mirror. She had liked to contemplate
him in the mirror, but realized that she was also naked and no longer felt so
comfortable. It was normal that two naked lovers see, but there was a point voyeuristic
look into a mirror.
- Your aunt must have been a woman of the most special - Luke said - and with an
erotic imagination of the most interesting - at that time was set at a painting on the wall
that was about to blush ... and yes it would be news to him -. Although it might be
thought of her lover.
- Do You Know? Maybe it was not the wine that dragged me to your yacht that
afternoon, but having spent ten days sleeping in this room with my aunt - she river -.
Maybe it was a subliminal message or something ...
A Luke seemed that option much better than she would have used as a substitute for
her dead husband. He could appreciate pure lust as surely so did the man who had
paid him love nest.
- Do you know who was the lover of your aunt? - He asked without much interest.
- No, I have no idea.
Luke looked at her with a frown. Her hair spread around the head and adorably
flushed face, but his amber eyes refused to look at him and he knew she was lying.
- And that? Your aunt did not give you any clues? - Insisted, giving a second chance to
get a good start on that.
- No - she said, and rose -. And now she's dead, does not matter - he turned to look at
him -. Do you realize that we ended upside down on this bed?
- No "to the right" or "upside down" in a round bed - he smiled, knowing she was trying
to change the subject, and decided to let it go. At the end of the day, this was not his
business, but poorly suited him know that Jemma had lied and had not confided the
What did it matter? She had married him, and sexual compatibility was amazing. Only
had to touch to respond immediately, but that did not stop him wonder what secrets
hide him.

- I guess - she smiled, and a shiver ran through her. Suddenly, the room was
claustrophobic and he felt a terrible urge to leave. He picked up his clothes and dressed
quickly at full speed.
A Luke reassured her smile until he saw the shadow crossed his eyes and anxiety with
which he dressed. Do you regret what they did in that bed or be remembering her
husband, wishing he shared that with him?
No, it could not be that. Luke had learned in recent days that his beautiful wife, despite
being married, had little experience in the affairs of alcove, but she was eager to catch
up. He had seen her look of astonishment when he searched his tongue curls and led to
an incredible climax; after he confessed that he had never experienced anything like this
and did not know that those feelings were possible. Additionally, you had not heard of
morning erections ... maybe her husband was not a beast in bed.
The stand looked sandals, enraptured. He loved his feet ... He loved everything about
her and all she wanted was to make love again and again.
Jemma had proved to be an amazing ... shy lover, but increasingly confident. Recalling
her laugh by showing the room and the passion with which he had come to him, he
again aroused. Her gaze flew to the beautiful neckline as she torments buttons buttoned
blouse. He had not been wearing a bra not once, but did not need it. She was as natural
as the flowers you liked so much and even more exquisite. But he had been with
another man.
Again the child curious to know what kind of lover had been her husband. Damn, why
it bothered him so much? That was not like him. Until Enton c is not never worried
about former colleagues from her friends, and he never spoke of women from his past.
He knew he was a good lover and Jemma was satisfied, and that should be the most
important ... right? At that moment he saw her toward the door.
- Are you going so soon?
- Yes - she said, looking over his shoulder -. You've seen the place, so we will return
after tomorrow with the architect. You were right it will be a nice holiday, but I think
Theo should not live here; access is too complicated - and without waiting for an
answer, he went outside for some fresh air.
Seeing her out, Luke knew Jemma make happy in bed was not the most important thing
for him: he wanted more. Wanted her to be unable to leave, I wanted to be the center of
the universe. Devetzi Luke, the man who did not believe in love, had been captive in
their networks. He had tried to deny himself from the day they met, but only because
he thought she was married. So had spent almost a year of celibacy, when as a teenager
had not spent two months in a row without a woman; then he must have realized that
something was wrong. It had started out with Davinia out of desperation, but when he
turned to see Jemma and knew it was free, drew up a plan and spent a fortune on
making her his.

Surprised, he looked around. This was a place designed for two lovers, but not Luke.
Actually, he did not care about the house; It was the dream of Theo, not theirs, but had
used together with the personal tragedy of his father to oblige Jemma to marry him.
Demons ... How could he expect her to fall for him with that behavior? In fact, if the
terror that twisted guts love was, I was not sure I want in life.
Jemma breathed easier at the edge of the water.
- Have you already finished the party? - Luke said after her with amusement.
- I think so - said Jemma -. Now what I want is to return to our comfortable hotel and be
pampered from top to bottom.
Luke took her face in his hands; she had her hair and shone with light. She looked at
him and Luke wanted to tell him how she felt melancholy to see disappear from their
eyes and they shine with excitement. But it did not. Instead, he kissed her tenderly.
Jemma was hers; would do everything I could to keep it, and that was all I needed to
know ...

Chapter 10
BUT ON WEDNESDAY, after Luke will teach Paul, the architect's house while Jemma
stood outside, was not so sure.
Paul was young and handsome, and seeing the room's eyes lit up, but nothing like
when they came out, after drawing a plane, and Jemma found in bikinis sunbathing.
Luke realized that he did not like the rest of men share their appreciation for the body
of his wife, or that the Greek architect comment if you really wanted to get rid of the
room. He looked at him so that he wiped the smile of a blow, and then went to Jemma.
- I think you've made enough sun for today, Jemma - he said, and offered his hand to
help her up. Then he took the towel and covered her with it. In their eyes I saw she was
shocked and realized that he had been very abrupt, but never before had been jealous ...
-. The architect did a sketch, and you'll like he said, his arm around her, possessive -.
The house will have the form of "L", with four rooms. In addition, we will make a boat
shed and will condition the dock. With that resolve Theo access to the house.
- You mean we will have to cover the garden and rocks?
- Yes. It's very logical, do not you think? - He said, more and more excited -. The sun
gives that next afternoon, and could build a porch along the building to give shade. The
rest will be a paved courtyard to dine out. You can have potted plants and everything
you want. So not require much maintenance.
- No - she steadfastly refused, and told Paul -. Sorry, but you have to make other plans.
Maybe another apartment in the house, or restore the two rooms we had at first.
Luke was amazed and somewhat hurt by her immediate rejection of the plan.
- Jemma note that this is the only usable land. In addition, the garden is not necessary
with the natural beauty of the bay around.
- For me yes it is - she said, not meeting his eyes.
He knew how much she liked gardening, but that bordered on ridiculous.
- Okay - told Paul -. Show him the draft and have to admit how good it is.
But to his surprise, Jemma took the role and made pieces.
- I am afraid that my husband has confused you, Paul. This house is mine and mine
alone, and if altered in any way, must be under my consent. Is it clear, Luke? - He
asked, looking furious -. From what I remember, so we signed the prenup - reminded
with every intention -. You keep yours for you, and I do the same with mine. Now if
you'll excuse me, I'm going to bathe - and removed the towel to go to the water.
Luke had wanted to strangle her, but instead, accompanied the architect at the entrance
to the property. By the time he got off the cliff, Luke had time to think and his temper
had subsided.

It was a clever name that had made a fortune playing the stock fluctuations, so he tried
to apply their skills to understand his wife. Jemma was a sexy woman as a devil, but
also sweet and loyal. Everyone adored her and she felt comfortable with everyone.
Sexually permeated thereby you never had with another woman, and not get enough of
it. In fact, the strength of their feelings almost frightened him; I had with her was not
only physical but also mental connection. He loved her and had not felt anything like it
in his life.
So I knew it was not like her to react as he had done with the architect. Why was it so
important garden? He took off his clothes, he stayed in swimsuit and went into the
water. Aphrodite rising from the water, she stood up and hair sided. Then he bowed his
head and mane slipped. He could see her stiffen as he saw it, but started walking slowly
toward him.
The water's edge ... God, were found was beautiful! But the head shook. This was no
time to think about that. She wanted to know what he had done to behave in a way so
unlike her.
- Paul is gone and will not return until you want - he put his hand in his -. We need to
- That sounds serious - she said, but he led to the extended towel on the sand, sat down
and forced her to imitate -. Luke, I have to get dressed. You were right that I have
already taken enough sun.
- You're not going anywhere until you tell me why it is so important not to solarlo
garden. I'm sure you hide something.
Jemma shuddered. Luke was almost naked and although she had lost much of its
inhibition in the last week, inhibition have had ignored until Luke was her lover, began
to cost breathe, so think of a believable lie was unworkable.
- Do not even try - he said -. Your eyes give you away forever. Try trust me this time.
Luke trust ... that itself was a new concept that had not taken into account.
- I promise that your secret is safe with me.
Oddly enough, she believed it. Despite its reputation for ruthless businessman and
womanizer, Jemma felt there was an incorruptible force inside. Perhaps inherited from
his grandfather, or maybe I was totally mistaken, but I felt the need to trust him. The
weight of the secret of his aunt was becoming too much for her.
- Twenty years ago, my aunt was pregnant with her lover. She was five months and
went sailing, as so often. Unfortunately, getting off the boat, my aunt slipped and fell.
Had an abortion after one hour. Everything happened very fast and did not have time
to ask for help, but neither had done much. The baby was a girl, and they buried the
fetus at the foot of the cliff with a few stones over the grave to mark the spot. The aunt
told me that at that time there was nothing illegal in this action. To my aunt, that
daughter was the symbol of a loving bond for life with his lover. As they could not put

a tombstone, I arranged the rocks and planted flowers as a souvenir, and also promised
to preserve the resting place of the baby - Jemma were her eyes filled with tears as he
recalled the pain of her aunt to tell the same story .
Luke was not a sentimental, but I could understand why the house he had been ceded
to Jemma so that I could remove their children, and these in their own. What I was not
so sure of was that this were just for Jemma. Seeing the sad look on his face, he stroked
her hair and kissed her forehead.
- Say no more, baby. I understand - and hugged her tightly while he rubbed her back
Jemma felt much better in the arms of Luke, and sharing the burden of secrecy was an
entire release.
- Really? - He murmured softly -. You do not believe in love, and maybe that's the best.
Cause too much pain - not notice how Luke's hand was pulling her back and saw how
pressed her lips -. My aunt always loved a man who could not have and always wanted
a family that failed. Instead, I had to settle for a few weeks a year shared with her lover.
Is not it tragic? - Jemma looked Bay -. This place looks like paradise, but there may be a
serpent hidden here.
- Do not go that far - he said -. Your aunt chose his lifestyle and would not have
mattered where you were.
- You believe what you want - he said, afraid of having told so many things, and rose -.
But I have the impression that the house is bad luck. No luck gave my aunt, and I think
Theo either, because now his only family you.
Luke got up and looked. She saw in her eyes an emotion he did not recognize, and then
was trying to relax and smile.
- Forget about the house. You and I are going to leave us in this island to spend the rest
of our cruise vacation on my yacht and working on a project to create my little family.
The sound of water running in the shower was what woke Jemma. He stretched,
opened his eyes and looked at the clock. It was six o'clock. Then he remembered that it
was Monday and that Luke was going to New York. I had the night before had left, but
at the last moment changed his mind, and aching muscles reminded why.
The bathroom door opened and Jemma turned to look at who was her husband of four
months. He was naked except for a towel around his hips and was two meters of pure
male perfection, thought Jemma.
- I know that look, Jemma - he said -. But I have to be in New York at noon and already
has delayed me once - said disappearing into the dressing room.
Jemma stretched and sat up. It had to be glad that Luke had left; one of the reasons I
had married him was because he expected to spend much time in England, but things
had not gone as she had expected.

On returning to London after the honeymoon, Jemma found a shiny Volvo waiting at
the door as a wedding gift. In the ten days he had spent in London was made before
flying to Asia, a friend of Liz and Peter, and offered it a position in your company. Also,
with the enthusiastic support of Liz, I advised them to hire two more people to work in
the store and, as owners, to distance over the shop and work fewer hours. Jemma was
unable to stop him because he always managed to convince everyone of their plans.
The only time Jemma achieved its purpose was to Zante house: the house would have
four smaller rooms and would be their holiday cottage.
What word home ... so emotional. He looked around. Did considered that apartment as
your home? I did not know. All I knew was that Luke did not travel as much as she had
thought at first.
Their sex life was great, but on a personal level, were not much closer to knowing that
the day of her wedding, which she did not care. The Sunday night Luke had surprised
with a diamond bracelet to celebrate its fourth anniversary month. Then they went to
dinner and the opera, which she liked but he did not, and later sex, of course.
He was always buying gifts. Had more jewels than he could get, and the same was
applicable to clothing. He was a very generous man and she began to realize how rich
he was.
She did not care as long as I had enough money to live, but began to have suspicions
that he would soon have to worry about someone else. Yet not what I had told Luke,
but had a delayed period of three weeks.
Now the plan to have a child to raise him as he wanted because he would always be out
seemed impossible. Luke had infiltrated every detail of his life and knew it would do
the same with all the children they had.
- Are you frowning? What compliment - Luke said out of the dressing and going to
Jemma -. I do not know if I dare to think it's because you're going to miss you.
She froze when she realized she had been about to say yes, and quickly pulled the
sheet, as if still give him shame to see her naked.
He sat on the bed and she saw what was left perfectly blue suit, shirt covering his
muscular torso, hands ... could not be ... could it be that you miss out. It could be falling
for him. I would not let that happen.
- You can come with me to New York if you want - offered him -. I just have to make a
call and I can wait half an hour to come out and give you time to prepare.
Jemma looked surprised. I knew Luke always traveled first and that no company would
deny a ticket to Luke Devetzi.
- I can not. I have to go to work.
- Just you need in the store now have help - he said -. Give me like this once. Also, I
fancy the idea to shine in New York.

The fact that he asked her to travel with him was surprised, but the problem was that
she was seriously tempted to accept, and it terrified her.
- No, traveling was not our deal.
- Of course - his face an unreadable expression was drawn -. What a fool am - bent to
pick up a briefcase and gave him a soft kiss on the lips -. I'll be back in two weeks, and
try not to give me very much - said mockingly, and left.
Jemma was in the backroom depressed: Theo had called shortly after Luke was out to
congratulate him on his thirty-eighth birthday. Jemma said goodbye next to him, saying
he was late to work.
- What's the matter? - Liz asked, going towards her -. Are you missing Luke?
- Something - Jemma decided to trust her friend -. Today is his birthday and I forgot to
congratulate him before he left.
- Well ... Well, you can call tonight, congratulations and have phone sex. That will be
enough; he adores.
- Do not know you had such a fevered mind ...
- Do not think that will appreciate until you did not marry a guy like Luke - Liz laughed
and Jemma frowned at the comment.
Is that being married to Alan did not give enough points to enter the club of sexy
wives? Suddenly realized that for centuries had not thought about Alan, and when it
did was to smile for the good memories of her marriage, not to mourn.
He remembered how Luke had invited him to accompany him to New York, arrogant
and confident, and how when he refused, had gone away. Jemma felt guilty. Which
wife did not know the birthday of her husband?
Luke rose from his office, closed the briefcase and sighed. For serv what had fared
work, I could have stayed at home. But where was home? Wherever his sexy wife was
found. He had begun to dislike the London apartment because even though Jemma was
there, I had not tried to impose his own personality to the place. He had not even put a
picture or a plant, and the floor was as cold as Theo had said. Nothing like the cozy
home that Jemma had shared with her husband.
Luke sighed ... go birthday. Since he had told Jemma accompany him and she refused
saying it was not part of the deal, had failed to shake off the bad mood. He had hoped
that Jemma exceeded the circumstances of his marriage, but apparently had not.
But the truth was that he could not blame her for sticking to the deal: if someone six
months earlier had said he would marry and fall in love with his wife to the point of
leaving your job, would have laughed in your face.
The problem was with him, had tried to please her with expensive gifts, but she did not
want anything from him except sex.

Most men would be happy with an always willing wife, but even that was beginning to
desesperarlo. Physically, I gave everything, but he had come to understand that there
was a very intimate part of her hiding him.
To love her had made weaker. He had neglected his work; normally would not last
more than two weeks in London in the last four months, but the truth was already spent
there most of the time, with Jemma ...
Sex was addictive, but beginning to understand that love was even more so, and it was
time to make a decision. I had to go as it was, but reorganize its work so that was
central London. Maybe buy a bigger house and settle for what they had ... or cut their
losses and run. God ... how could I be such a bad mood just because his wife had
forgotten her birthday?
No, he had not forgotten. Jemma did not know when it was his birthday because he had
not bothered to ask, but he could have told ... only his pride would not let him. How
Someone knocked on the door and pulled him out of his reverie. Who would? Everyone
had gone home now ...
- Surprise! - Davinia Lovejoy appeared at the door with a bottle of champagne in hand -.
Congratulations, dear!
- Thanks - he replied. She was as beautiful as usual, but knowing it was all a bit artificial
repelled him. Anyway, she did know when it was his birthday.
- Open this - he said, smiling -. We will make a toast like old friends and you'll wish
happy birthday and send the fees.
There was nothing "and send the fees" in the proposition that she had just done. He
ignored the invitation, but was too gentlemanly to reject the toast. He opened the bottle
and fetched two glasses to the bar.
Just then the phone rang his office:
- I answer? - And Davinia not wait for an answer -. Luke Office Devetzi, Davinia
speech. Can I help ... Who said that is ... Luke's wife ... -??? Jemma! - Luke took the
headset to Davinia. She did not never called before; had to have been something -. Has
something happened?
- No, nothing - was the answer, and he was elated when he heard: -. Sorry to bother
you, Luke, just calling to wish you happy birthday. I did not know it was today, but
Theo called this morning to congratulate and I felt terrible about not having bought
anything. Maybe I can buy it for when you return ... a new briefcase, or whatever you
want. You can decide for yourself.
Luke had never heard Jemma gibber like now, but hearing his voice was a pleasure and
previous concerns vanished like smoke.

- Maybe want to surprise you ... do you prefer that? Look, I'm hanging up. Sure you're
busy at the moment - said at speed.
- Not at all. My secretary just surprised with a bottle of champagne me - he looked at
Davinia and motioned for it to leave - but already gone - Luke sat in his chair and saw
Davinia out and slamming the door behind him -. He was about to leave.
- Oh, well, I will not keep you.
- Of course. Do not you dare hang up now - he ordered -. I am delighted that you called
me to ask me what I want for my birthday - he heard how she held her breath and let
their imaginations while telling exactly what I wanted.
Jemma had all afternoon thinking about calling Luke, but decided not to do so until
midnight. He knew that nerves had made babble like a schoolgirl, but heard it mutter
things most sensual phone, remained the most surprised.
- Luke ... you should not say that the phone - he said, but began to notice that the
temperature rose -. It's late and I have to go to bed.
- To think of me, I guess - jumped him, and she heard the smile in his voice.
- Yes, I give it for sure after the explanation you have given me your fantasies ... - she
said, and heard him laugh heartily.
- Well, because I think I'm going to spend the night under cold running water. I'll try
again soon. While, maybe you could start looking for a home ... I know you do not like
the apartment, and I'd like you started to look for something bigger and outside the
city, garden, which fit more with your personality.
For a moment Jemma froze to the dimension of what he was saying. I wanted them to
leave to live in the country, and loved the idea.
- Okay - she said, putting a hand to the stomach -. Good night - and hung up.
Across the Atlantic, Luke a glass of champagne was served and smiled. With the sound
of Jemma's voice still ringing in his ears, his birthday had improved one hundred

Chapter 11
THURSDAY afternoon, Jemma went home Bayswater with a cardboard box in his
hands. There smelled closed and empty, like smelling the houses where nobody lives.
On Tuesday morning, after a whole night tossing and thinking of Luke, had made the
decision. He had looked at herself and had not liked what he saw; He agreed to marry
the hope of having a child with sex as the basis of their relationship. He was so
determined not to get involved in their relationship with Luke beyond a superficial
level, I had not known when it was his birthday, and had bothered to ask.
When had begun to be afraid to get involved emotionally with people? He realized he
had been following the death of his mother saw. He had not tried to approach her
stepmother and her stepsister, preferring to cling to his aunt and Alan. By losing to
Alan had been destroyed, and lost her aunt, was the straw that broke the camel.
Since then he had not let anyone try to break the barrier that had been built around it, as
Luke had done. He had feared let near her too, had feared the pain would continue if
she lost him too.
That morning, he realized that he could not keep looking to the past and refusing a
wonderful future with Luke. Maybe she was pregnant, and her son a mother who was
not so weak emotionally deserved.
The previous day he had discovered sadly that was not pregnant, but that did not
change his decision. He had already asked a realtor to buy the house with Luke, and
also to sell finally home. The appraiser would go the next day and she had gone to pick
up some things that had affection: family photos and Alan to someday show your child
his family to see where he came from.
He put the box on the coffee table and began to do what he knew he should have done
long ago. He picked up a few things, looked around and realized that there was more
he wanted to keep, apart from a few things kept in a drawer in his room. After clean up
a little dust and spend the vacuum cleaner, and it would be over.
Jemma not heard the front door was open, and the footsteps of someone coming up the
stairs. She sat on the bed, crying that he had found a box full of memories of his
childhood: a collection of shells that had collected in the last holiday spent with his
mother, and some similar things.
Wiping his eyes, closed the box and stood up. He no longer was sad, but beautiful
memories. He went to the door and froze.
Luke was there, casually dressed, and heart gave a return of surprise and pleasure.
- What are you doing here? Do not wait until within ten days! - She said, smiling.
His gray eyes looked intriguing, but something in his slow smile made her very

- I thought I'd surprise you, and not find you on the floor, called the florist. Patty told
me you went to your house in Bayswater - said softly -. I thought that you had sold long
ago, but I must assume that you did not intend to get rid of this mausoleum of your
- No, you're wrong - she tried to correct it.
- Really? - He asked, taking a step toward her and staring insolently -. Sure you sleep
here whenever I'm not.
- No - she replied, puzzled to see him so angry -. I have come today to pick up some
souvenirs because the appraiser will come tomorrow.
He raised an eyebrow in a very sarcastic gesture.
- Well, he remembered that and stay with an appraiser last year.
- Yeah, well - Jemma blushed -. It was a mistake. I never decide.
- Do not bother lying, Jemma. I already know the story - he grabbed her wrist and
pulled her close to him.
- It was not a lie, but you kept pushing me - try to explain it, taking pleasure in being so
close to your body.
- What I pressed? I remember that you get in my bed as soon as you put your eyes on
me, and the second time you needed not much insistence - said bitterly -. You think I'm
an idiot? I am not one second dish.
Jemma looked amazed at how angry he was unable to understand ... Would you be
- I never ...
- Shut up! - He shouted -. I can no longer bear your lies. You cling to your past as a lame
crutches, but your body does not feel these limitations, is it, my little woman? - And he
picked her -. It could take on that bed in a second.
Luke held her head so she was completely still.
- Luke, please ... - she moaned.
Before saying anything else, his mouth captured hers and kissed her with brutality.
When she retired, she tried to pull away, trembling from head to toe, but to take her by
surprise, he pushed her on the bed.
She gasped and began to get angry I did not know what was done to infuriate both, but,
jealous or not, would not let try that. Got up but he stood over her, pinning her.
- Luke!
- Yes, my name - his smile was ice cream -. I want to know who will possess in bed for
your beloved memories. You can not go back to sleep here without remembering me.

She tried to remove him, but his chest was a solid wall. He tore her blouse and pants
unceremoniously removed. Then he started playing feverishly as she asked him to stop
while the familiar feeling of excitement ran through his veins.
Luke was placed between his legs and devoured the lips and mouth, to which she
responded with equal desire. Jemma began to moan and shake her head, frantic
pleasure. He searched her hands, her hair and chest. He was aware that moved erection
against her, the heat of their bodies closer to the filament, when suddenly he stopped.
For a moment he stood over her, trying to catch his breath and staring.
- What am I doing?
Drunk with passion and excitement, could not bear to see him retire and grooming
pants and sweater.
- And to think that I came to believe that he could ... - Luke paused and shook his head . Good thing I have learned in time. You're a woman who sells to the highest bidder.
- How can you say that? - She shouted, sitting to his feet, and he looked into her eyes -.
What do you think? - Said, in a tone of pleading in his voice.
- Did not you get the picture? I find here in the bed of your deceased husband, crying.
- I was not crying ... - she said, but he was not listening.
- You have disappointed me - he snapped, and Jemma felt a chill -. I want the separation
- looked contemptuously -. I was a fool to think that things might work. I'll send you
your stuff off the floor. Keep your board and you can do whatever you want with that
money. I do not want to see you.
She looked up and saw a deep distaste in his gray eyes, the thin line of her lips, the lips
that had gone mad made few seconds ... Jemma turned and began to put his pants. He
had wanted to Luke at that time with a craving that embarrassed, and finally admitted
to herself she knew from day one.
Alan never made her feel that way. His love had emerged friendship and affection, but
Luke dominated his thoughts and his body exclusively. He had spent all his energies on
maintaining a barrier between them and now when it was too late, he realized that he
loved Luke.
The pain hurt her deeply, but Jemma did not want him to see the damage he had done
to her. He placed what was left of her blouse over her shoulders and stood up. It took
all his decision manage to say:
- As you want - and even managed to shrug -.
- Your father and the company will continue my financial support as agreed - he
grimaced -. And if there is any possibility that you are pregnant, we will continue to
maintain a friendly relationship.

- No, I'm not pregnant. And Theo does not have to worry: you can stay home from
Zante whenever you want - it was ironic, but she was the only one who did not get
what he wanted.
- Thanks, but I'll pay rent for the time he is there. He has to know.
She looked at him, irritated that would suggest that, but before he could reply, he was
Jemma sat down on the bed, glassy eyes, trying to understand what had happened.
Luke had gone to New York without giving any indication that something was wrong,
and the night who had called ...
She held her breath. A woman had answered the phone: Davinia, and that was the
name of the girl he had dated before marrying her. Then Jemma saw it clearly. Luke
should have gone with her and everything said by phone was a hoax. Jemma took him
from house to look as if it were for both, but it sure what he wanted her out of his
apartment to be with the other woman.
How could I have been so blind. Luke had another woman and, to be honest, I had
expected from the beginning. He had yet to be lucky that her marriage had lasted four
months, but the truth is I was not happy at all. He blinked hard, but was unable to hold
back tears.
Luke got into his car and slammed the door shut. He had to get away from there as
soon as possible. I was surprised by her own behavior; He had been about to take
Jemma without thinking whether she wanted it or not. He had never felt rage like that
in his life. She haunted him to the point of madness.
He had given everything, dying for your love and, after three frustrating days in
America, had realized that the only thing left to do was tell her he loved her. So he had
immediately returned to London, hoping she immediately fell into his arms.
I knew as soon as Patty had told him he was in Bayswater, but would not believe it.
Upon entering her room and her weeping in bed for her dead husband, had lost his
nerve. Love had become a raging idiot. He had always been successful in his life, but
Jemma had failed. He had only done with it, before the passion she trashed.
A week later, Jemma ate with Liz pretending he enjoyed.
- Cheer up, Jemma. Luke again on Saturday - he smiled Liz -. Sure you have plans for
after dinner ...
- No, not again - declared, without the strength to continue to keep up appearances -.
It's over.
- No, I do not think so. Luke loves you.
- You know what your reputation ... what womanizer who is. I'm sure he's with

- Do not do something. There must be a mistake - she protested her friend.

- I'm not mistaken. I saw it on Thursday; He had come to London to tell me in person
we were done. He's tired of me and does not want to see me again.
- No I can believe me! - And Liz elaborated with the super rich and womanizing
- That I think so - Jemma said, and rose -. Shall we go somewhere else?
Jemma dreaded the moment to tell your father, but found that it would not be
necessary. The following weekend, when I waited a couple to teach the house, his father
appeared at the door.
- Jemma, are you okay? - To his surprise, he hugged her -. I'm sorry. I really thought
that Luke could make you happy, not leave that way.
She retired from her arms. The Luke tell his re pad he had left was the final humiliation.
- Do not worry, Dad. Your position in the company and Luke are guaranteed money said with a cynicism that could only be an instinctive defense.
- I know, Luke told me, but I was worried about you. You must be very upset ...
- No, not so much - she said, denying that he had broken his heart -. I always knew that
Luke was a womanizer and will soon be fixed in another - Luke was not the only one
who could give a version of events -. It was good while it lasted, but nothing else
happens. Dad, I would like to continue talking with you, but will come a couple to see
the house.
- Did you sell? Sounds good to me. You can find something more luxurious. Luke will
probably pay a little more for their freedom.
And after that comment, his father left. Jemma could not help laughing.
But the following weeks were not marked precisely by laughter. I could not eat, could
not sleep and was all the fault of Luke Devetzi. He had tried to avoid the pain of love,
but it happened anyway.
The first day of spring, Jemma left the doctor's office in shock. He had come to visit him
because she had fainted at work and Liz had insisted that I had to see a doctor.
It was a miracle ... I was pregnant! I did not know what to think. The doctor had told
him he was often be stained in the first months, and she had thought it was the period
... Anyway, I was three months pregnant and the timing could not be better. Jemma was
almost dancing to the car. He had sold his house and moved last week to a lovely
cottage in Sussex with a large garden. If he had had any doubts before about his
decision to live outside London and go to work three days a week, and had no no.
- What did you doctor? - Liz asked upon entering the store.
- Come back and I'll tell you.

- What will you do with Luke? - Liz asked nothing more aware of his status -. You have
to tell.
- Do Not! - Jemma immediately exclaimed, and he would hear arguments from Liz to
do the opposite -. Come on, Liz. I saw one of your magazines recently, but tried to hide
her from me, with a picture of Luke and Davinia arm in arm. He has no desire to see me
again; I even sent my stuff home by mail.
Liz shook her head.
- I did not know. What an idiot! But I still think you should tell; is entitled to know that
he will be a father.
- If it makes you feel better, I'll tell if I see - said Jemma, and thought "when cows fly."
A few weeks later, Jemma received a letter from Theo. It told him that repairs had been
completed Zante house and hoped that her grandson and she had split, not break their
friendship. She replied and told him he could use the house at will. She felt guilty for
not saying anything, but it was too soon and emotions were still very fresh.
In mid-April Jemma had an unpleasant surprise while eating with Liz.
- Peter and I dined yesterday with Luke and company people. He came alone, and had
a sorry sight.
- No wonder, with the life you lead ... - Jemma said dryly.
- He asked for you ...
- Tell me you did not say anything - she asked.
- No, I just said you were recovering - Liz replied dryly.
Jemma started maternity leave the following weekend telling herself that made it to
ensure that the child was fine. But the truth was that he was concerned to find Luke in
London. Since they had separated, had not seen him or heard from him, and that was
how she wanted to follow things. He was religiously paying your pension, and she kept
intact in your account. She was four months pregnant but still you will not notice. Only
Liz knew, and she wanted to continue that way as long as possible.
He loved his little house, garden and the miracle of having a life growing inside her. He
managed to lock his love for Luke in a corner of his mind, and only escaped sometimes
at night. Jemma was an expert at hiding their feelings. Had much practice.
He heard the phone and looked for the keys in her purse, but when he opened the door,
and had stopped ringing. Well, if it was important, and return my call. He went straight
to the kitchen and left a can of paint he had bought on the table. He had decided to
paint the nursery yellow.
That morning had been making a routine medical examination six months pregnant,
and then had gone to purchase. The house was a couple of miles from the nearest town
with tree-lined narrow path that led almost to the door. The previous owner had built

when he married for fifty years. It had five bedrooms, the master bedroom and three
bathrooms. It was too big for Jemma, but had fallen in love site seeing anything else.
Jemma went on for the rest of things in the car; he heard the phone again and again
failed to arrive on time, but did not care.
Picked purchase, a chamomile was prepared and went into the garden. He watched the
beautiful flowerbeds, green grass, and could not repress a sigh of satisfaction. He lay
down on a deck chair facing the fountain, happy with life, and closed his eyes.
Luke Jemma recognized the car and parked his back. It was red with rage as he
approached the house. On reaching the door, rang the bell. Then stepped back and
looked at the house. The bushes were flowery entrance and the house had a tale look. It
was very Jemma style, and had it not been so angry, he would have smiled.
He knocked unanswered. The birdsong filled the warm June morning, and he
impatiently around the house and discovered that consisted of two wings with an
intermediate courtyard with a fountain in the center.
She was pregnant. Even from a distance I could see her swollen belly and anger grew.
She was on a sunbed, but did not move as he approached. Luke paused to look at her;
was so beautiful she gasped and felt a cold nausea stomach: symptoms of infatuation
which had failed to leave behind.
Jemma wearing a light muslin dress straps that foreshadowed the curve of her breasts.
He had a hand placed as protection on the belly. She was pregnant with him and not
what he had said.
- So true, Jemma.
She opened her eyes and thought he was dreaming.
- Luke ... - mumbled sleepily. He wore chinos and a polo shirt and was ... -. Luke! - It
was not a dream. The pulse quickened and he followed her with angry eyes.
- How could you think you could hide your pregnancy? - He asked harshly.
- I do not know what you're talking. My pregnancy is no secret - she said, standing up
and going to feel the pain of separation -. But since you said you did not want to see
anymore, it is not uncommon that you do not enteraras of my pregnancy - she snapped.
Is that Jemma had no idea what had happened during those months? Sick of love for
her, missing her, unable to sleep at night ... had worked tirelessly to push her mind. He
had made a lot of money in the process did not need, but nothing cured him of his need
for Jemma. For despair had invited Davinia only for dinner one night, but it was a
disaster before starting. Now Jemma was in front of him, looking defiant and he had
suffered enough.

- Do not tempt my patience - he said -. You know very well what I mean. Do not tell me
you thought you were pregnant. I asked if there was any chance when we parted, and I
lied saying no, but not be back to tell me that.
Jemma felt an earthquake inside. His presence had shaken her insides and could not
ignore her gorgeous body beside her, aroma and intensity of their presence. And she
had thought that at certain stages of pregnancy decreased sexual desire!
- I never lied. At that time I thought I had the period. Later I learned that women
frequently stained in the early stages of pregnancy - she explained, although not
believed to owe any explanation. No owed nothing!
She stepped back and tripped over the chair. Agile reflexes, Luke grabbed her by the
waist with both hands.
- I'm fine - she said, and felt the boy gave a kick at that time against his hand.
Luke's features softened and anger in his eyes turned in surprise at her.
- The child just kicking ... Does it hurt? - He asked quietly.
- No, I'm fine - she managed it. At least he had been well until the arrival of Luke. Now
was anything but good -. You can let go and tell me how you found me and why you're
He released her and smiled sarcastically.
- I am surprised that Liz did not call you to let you know; it seems the only person who
let you get closer to you.
- Liz told you? I can not believe it! - Then he remembered the two calls that had not
arrived in time to respond.
- Do not worry. Liz has not betrayed you. Was Peter. I saw a company party yesterday
and told me that as a parent thought it was important for me to know.
- Well, you know - she said with a shrug, but inside was like a flan. After nearly five
months believed to have achieved convinced that Luke did not want and did not need
it. He had to deal with your new home and your baby, but now that I could see, feel the
same attraction to him.
He was thinner and had more wrinkles, but his sexual magnetism was as powerful as
- What do you want, Luke? - She asked slowly. It was still his wife, and could make
things difficult if he wanted to exercise their rights to the child.
- You take my wife and my child in your womb - Luke said with precision, and took her
in his arms before she could guess his intentions.
- Are you crazy? Let me down! - She shrieked, but had to grab him as he carried her
into the house.

- No. What I want is to protect you and my son - he went to the kitchen and put her
down. He looked around with interest -. It is very nice.
- I need your opinion - Jemma snapped angrily -. I do not know what your game is, but
you're wasting your time. I do not want you here - and turned his back to go for a glass
of water.
He grabbed her by the shoulder and forced her to turn.
- You have no choice - where had she heard that before ?, she wondered, resentful -. I'm
going to stay here as long as it takes. Forever, if necessary. I love you and I will not let
you go again.
Jemma stared at him. It could not have understood.
- Say that again.
- I love you, Jemma. I've always wanted - he said in a deep voice full of emotion.
She heard his words and believed for a moment. Until he felt the baby move inside.
- No, I do not believe you - how could I have forgotten that Luke was a master
manipulator and always got what he wanted? And what I wanted was a child -. You're
lying to stay with my baby.
Then he realized that Luke should have realized that she loved him and so he offered
just that.
- I have no reason to lie, Jemma. I am the father of your son, and he shall be mine no
matter what happens between us. It's you I love you - he insisted, and reached for her -.
It's you I need in my life, and desperately. I have tried to live without you and it was
like being in hell.
The emotion in his voice touched her heart and began to soften. Heavens, so wanted to
love her ...
- You have to believe me, because I will not let you go again.
Your comment was like a cold shower just when I was beginning to believe it.
- You never let me go, Luke. What you did was leave me dry declaring that he wanted
to see me again. And I know why - he snapped -. Do they think I'm stupid? You come
here and declare your unconditional love waiting for fall at your feet. Do they think I do
not know what Davinia? I know you were dating her before we got married, and it was
she who answered the phone when I called the day of your birthday, but you said it
was your secretary. But it was the same Davinia with which you appear in the photos
from a recent magazine.
The released her and blushed slightly.
- Do not bother to deny it. Sure that you both very amused that you talk to me on the
phone when she was the object of your erotic conversation. You make me sick. And
instead of telling me to look for a house because the apartment was not my style, you

could have told me to go home. And to think I had already decided to leave the past
behind and make our marriage work ... What irony of life - looked at him and laughed
with no joy -. Get out, Luke. I'm going to rest - and wanted to leave the kitchen shaking
with the force of his emotional release.
- Do not even happen, Jemma - he told her, pulling her back into his arms -. You're not
going to get away so soon. You are jealous of Davinia, and do not know how happy it
makes me that, knowing that you have felt a hint of trouble that has choked me since I
met you - Jemma opened her mouth to protest -. Do you have any idea what it cost me
break your cold? Does the Times, satisfied with sex in bed, I knew a wall stood between
the two? Do not know what you've done to me, to me, Luke Devetzi, who had never
believed in love - shook his head -. And I've fallen madly in love a woman who is
locked in memory of a love from his past.
Jemma looked into his eyes and saw him vulnerable. I had never seen Luke as then, and
looked at him with an uncertainty that closely resembled hope. She wanted to believe,
but was afraid to suffer again.
- When did you realize? - He asked sarcastically, to protect their feelings.
- The day we visited the house of Zante - he replied with a smile -. While laying in bed
for your aunt. After you told me that I did not believe in love, and decided to wait to
tell you because I found soon - he clenched his arms and stared -. You lied when you
said you did not know who was the lover of your aunt, and that hurt me because they
trust me.
- How can you tell?
- Honey, you're like an open book to me, but forget it. I did not have to say now. I will
do everything in my power to make you trust me.
- You also said that you were disappointed ...
- I think I said too - he murmured -. How I can make you understand? As you saw, I
broke schemes about love. You are the woman of my dreams, but that became a
nightmare when you said you were married. I spent a year trying to forget, a year of
abstinence. In desperation, I started dating Davinia, but I swear I have not returned to
play since. Came as a surprise to my office to wish me a happy birthday, but threw it
away before we talk. Do you think I can speak well and make love to another woman as
I do with you? - He asked harshly -. You are my love, my passion and my life.
She recalled that passion, tenderness and how he made love, and her heart sank. Was
he telling the truth?
- When I forced her to marry me, no matter you followed me in love with Alan. I
wanted you. I knew we were compatible and thought I could base our marriage on that,
but I soon realized my error. I love you and I want more than that from you - he said,
stroking his chin -. Look, Jemma. I am a very possessive man and had some insane
jealousy of your deceased husband.

- You broke my necklace on purpose.

- It would have broken his neck if he had been alive. So I'm negligible, Jemma - he
responded immediately.
Jemma opened her eyes and looked at Luke's face; seemed to be suffering torture.
- You can not be serious ...
- Maybe not, but went back to New York determined to let you know how I felt,
because I discovered after our conversation I was getting somewhere with you.
Especially when you agreed to seek a home.
- I thought we'd get it, but then I thought that was your way of telling me I left - Jemma
- Guessed right the first time - Luke smiled -. But when I arrived and saw you crying in
your old house, something jumped inside me - he closed his anguished eyes and then
opened them again -. Jemma was about to take without your permission. Can you
forgive me?
- Do Not! - She screamed. He could not bear to see the torment in his eyes -. You did
not. You were angry at first, but I wanted you - she said, getting red and feeling
growing hope in your heart every second.
- Thanks, but I've realized that I can not trust myself when you're around. Each time I
was desperate wanting you to love me. I'm so selfish he wanted to be the center of your
universe. I did everything I could to love me, to no avail. There was no longer me hope
and I figured I would have to leave before smashing the few feelings you had for me he removed his hand from his chin -. No wonder they did not tell me about the
pregnancy. Probably you were afraid of me.
Jemma could not bear to hear her proud and untamed Luke speak so humbly.
- Fear of you ... ever - she said with a smile.
- I hope you're serious, Jemma - he told - because it'll be a long time with you and the
Had lasted a long time to humility, she said. She ran her hands down his chest and then
circled his neck. He approached it as much as allowed belly and said,
- Sounds good. I like that the man I love is near me and our son - Jemma saw the
surprise in his eyes, then kissed forward while tenderness.
- Tell me this is real - he asked, stroking her hair -. Tell me again that you love me.
She pulled back slightly.
- I love you, Luke - his lips parted in a smile of great satisfaction.
He kissed her with a burning desire to reach out to the soul. His hands slid from the
neck to caress her breasts, then her belly.

- We should not be doing this - he growled -. You're pregnant.

- Of course we must - she said, feeling her breasts swelled beneath the thin fabric of her
dress -. But not here, but up - he muttered, and he took her in his arms to take her
where she told him.
Once there, left it on the floor and looked as if it were the first time he saw her, making
Jemma be nervous.
- Do you like my room? - She asked.
- You fill my eyes, my heart filled my mind and leave no room for anything else - put
his hands on her shoulders and under the thin straps of her dress, which immediately
fell to the feet of Jemma -. Oh my God! - Cried at her figure -. I used to think you were
perfect, but now, you're like a ripe fruit, you're ... exquisite.
- Luke ... - she said excitedly.
- Jemma, I do not deserve - said, hiding her face in his shoulder - but I love you madly
and always will.
She felt her heart swelled chest. All your doubts and fears were gone to see the love
shining in his silver eyes.
- Luke - repeated, trembling, as he kissed her forehead.
The he lay on the bed as if he took off his clothes outside the more so as crystal, and lay
beside her.
He stroked her breasts until she cried softly in pleasure. He leaned over her and kissed
her while through his body with his hand. Jemma looked for him to feel the passion
ignited inside.
- Jemma, my love - he murmured against her skin, caressing with increasing urgency.
She dug her nails into his skin and he groaned with pleasure at finally possess.
It had nothing to do with what they had known before; It was a total union of body and
soul, which made them know the pleasure and glory of being one in reality.
Later, Luke kissed her hair stroking her belly.
- Well, Theo will by happy end; his great-grandson will keep your home.
- How Come? Are not you happy?
- Content is not enough to describe the depth of my love for you. I love you more than
words can say.
- So show me again - she smiled, and he obeyed.

It was SEPTEMBER and the sun still shone brightly in the Mediterranean. Jemma
appeared at the balcony of his room and saw Theo, Milo and his son Alex playing in the
In all the months he spent alone, she never imagined such a complete happiness.
- Jemma, more than nine and your suitcase is ready - Luke said, reaching behind her
and holding her by the waist -. It's our second anniversary and we must begin to
celebrate ...
- I think I started at midnight and celebrate - she smiled, wicked.
- Well, we have to keep doing it - he promised - but the helicopter is waiting and want
to get before midnight. I have a surprise for you.
- Are you sure Alex will be fine alone?
- Single? - He laughed -. Only it will not be a second. Has the whole service, Theo and
Milo at his feet.
- You're right - she said, and kissed him on the cheek -. I'll go take a shower. Sola reported seeing her eyes shine -. You are in a hurry, remember?
Jemma had not stopped smiling when he came out of the shower. The last fourteen
months had been pure bliss. Had spent the time between the house of Sussex, Athens
and the house of Zante. Alex was born in the house to the dismay of his father, with the
help of the wife of a farmer, the day before their first wedding anniversary. It was the
spitting image of his father.
Yesterday was his birthday, and in the midst of the feast, the boy had decided to take
their first steps.
- Come on, Jemma ... we are waiting - Luke was so attractive and attentive as ever, even
if a bit impatient at times.
An hour later, after many hugs the child, boarded the helicopter had landed in the
- We're just going to be a night out, it is not to much - he murmured, but Jemma smiled
because he had been so long farewell to Alex like her.
Jemma was surprised when the helicopter landed on the roof of Zakynthos hotel where
they spent their wedding night. He looked blankly Luke ... well what they were there
often; was not an original surprise.
- I know what you're thinking - he said, putting an arm around her shoulders - but this
is no surprise.
- So where are we going?
- Patience ...

But his patience was beginning to wear thin when the taxi dropped them at the foot of
the stairs leading to his house. Luke stopped at the bottom of the steps.
- Now when you start the surprise: I have to blindfold you.
She looked at him with shining eyes. She was gorgeous.
Luke blindfolded and led her by the waist until it stopped.
- We have arrived - and took the band -. This is.
She was next to the garden he had devised for her aunt, where was the tomb of the girl
who was never born, and on the cliff, two meters high, was a mosaic niche with a
sculpture of a virgin with child . Her eyes filled with tears shed without shame.
- I know your aunt would have liked more a tombstone, but this seemed a good
substitute and perhaps you liked - - le him, holding her by the waist said. Sorry if I was
wrong. Do not cry, please. I can not stand to see you mourn.
Jemma looked up with a grin. Her tears were of joy and a touch of sadness so that
virgin represented. Luke knew he loved her, but the sensitivity of that gift came deep
- You are not wrong, Luke. I love him. And I love you - she said -. Not me I would have
thought, but it sure Aunt Mary would have liked. It's a lovely surprise.
He kissed her tenderly and when he finally raised his head, was to make another
- I must say I have another reason to bring you here.
- Really? - In his arms as she was, Jemma it was not hard to notice his erection, and she
began to get excited too. Believed to imagine what he was thinking.
And I was not wrong at all.
- Yes, it's a tradition that I want to return - he said, kissing her neck and caressing her
breasts -. Theo was conceived at this beach, and my mother too. If you agree, I'd like our
next son to follow the family tradition ...
And nine months later, Lucy was born Marie ...

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