Chase. Flora Dain

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Название Chase
Автор произведения Flora Dain
Жанр Зарубежный юмор
Издательство Зарубежный юмор
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isbn 9780007579594

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      Flora Dain





      An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd

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      Copyright © Flora Dain 2014

      Cover design: Head Design 2017, cover images:

      Flora Dain asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

      A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

      This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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      Ebook Edition © 2014 ISBN: 9780007579594

      Version: 2017-08-21



       Title Page

       Chapter Eight

       Chapter Nine

       Chapter Ten

       Chapter Eleven

       Chapter Twelve

       Chapter Thirteen

       Chapter Fourteen

       Chapter Fifteen

       Chapter Sixteen

       Chapter Seventeen

       Chapter Eighteen

       Chapter Nineteen

       Chapter Twenty

       Chapter Twenty-One

       Chapter Twenty-Two

       Chapter Twenty-Three

       Chapter Twenty-Four

       Chapter Twenty-Five

       Chapter Twenty-Six

       Chapter Twenty-Seven

       More from Mischief

       About Mischief

       About the Publisher


      These days it starts with the bracelets.

      They look sensational. Trust me, when you’re out on the town with your wrists sheathed in custom-made, 22-carat white gold studded with diamonds, you look like a princess.

      But the princess has, let’s say, obligations to her prince.

      He has them too, like not going too far.

      But I bet he’ll get close.

      I try not to dwell on this. I love him. I want him to slay his demons because, until he does, this relationship’s going nowhere.

      In a way I’m special. I’m the only person on the planet he’s ever trusted. So for him power play is not just a game, it’s therapy. Plus for me it’s a free pass into his heart. And if I can enter and warm it through, then maybe the ice that’s formed around it most of his life will thaw long enough for him to find happiness – if not with me then with someone else.

      I’d sooner not dwell on that either. For now I’ll play things by ear. Bottom line, this complex man is well worth the struggle.

      The bracelets are new. He keeps them for me. I could never afford the insurance. When I wear them people stare, dazzled by the gems or outraged at the bling, depending on how well they know me. They’re not my usual style.

      Nor is he.

      Darnley Wolfe – part businessman, part inventor, part visionary, part damaged, all male – is also my lover. But only part of him is available for love.

      His company makes millions. It deals in surveillance