A Match Made in Scandal by Melody Thomas
By Melody Thomas
An obsession that blooms into scandal
Since adolescence, Ryan Donally loved Rachel Bailey, although the bright, appealing lass observed him as simply one other rowdy boy. The years pulled them aside, wearing Rachel to a spot of accountability and appreciate few ladies of her time loved . . . whereas Ryan ascended to undreamed-of heights of wealth and luck, and sure his middle to another.
Now destiny has introduced them jointly as soon as again—and Rachel sees now not the boy she as soon as spurned, yet a wide ranging guy she wants. but Ryan has moved on and is unwilling to forgive, and Rachel hides a mystery disgrace that may smash every thing she has labored for. Then, in a single second of unrestrained ardour, the partitions among them tumble, and the cost they need to pay is a wedding neither can manage to pay for. yet will a sensuous fireplace too-long resisted convey tragedy . . . or will it forge an excellent and timeless love?
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He would take them over, break them up, and sell off their weaker assets. His contacts extended across the Atlantic as well as the Continent. The London Times had once accused D&B’s charismatic chairman of taking his corporate genius and pillaging the less fortunate for proﬁt. The British Globe called him a vulture. Vanity Fair labeled him one of the most eligible men in Great Britain. But to her he was still just an arrogant Irish nincompoop. Finally, she ﬁnished breakfast. Ryan was still asleep.
Another ten thousand acres spilled out over sheep and cow pastures. He owned three houses in England, including the one he’d just purchased in Bristol. He came home to this one because this was where he found his peace. Apart from contracts and business. Eight years ago, he took over the board of directors at D&B. But the greatest extent of his wealth came from his investments in the iron-ore industry. He had always managed to accomplish the impossible, including the unfriendly acquisition of Ore Industries just a year ago, the most publicized of his moves in the last few years.
A MATCH MADE IN SCANDAL 39 Rachel spied Ryan in the distance talking to a man. Behind him, his monolithic stone house stood like an unerring tribute to wealth and power against the bright colors of the fading day. A beacon of prosperity. His life was completely separate from hers on so many levels that her humiliating scene last night only made her feel all the more foolish. Later, Mary Elizabeth fell asleep. For a long time, Rachel stared down at the little girl, her hand tucked beneath her cheek, wondering how one child could retain so much energy and look so peaceful in repose.