"Is it really me you want?" Jessica asked. She tried to pull away from Brodie. It was suddenly very necessary to think clearly. Jessica's meeting with Brodie Hayes after so many years was accidental yet devastating. The Brodie Hayes she remembered had been a poor young man from the wrong part of town. And he had pursued her older sister unsuccessfully. Now Brodie Hayes was a rich, powerful businessman welcome anywhere. Jessica could not help but respond to his overwhelming charm, but could she be sure his interest in her was genuine? She did not intend to be a substitute!
by Janet Dailey
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