"Mr. van Diemen, I want to become your wife. " Penny's proposal of a temporary marriage of convenience shocked British business tycoon Saul van Diemen. Well, Penny conceded, he'd only met her once and had hardly approved of her then. But now Penny needed Saul to gain legal custody of her recently orphaned niece. As the child's godfather, Saul just had to say yes. Although if he did agree, Penny knew that this outwardly perfectly desirable, dynamic male embittered by his first wife's betrayal-would be no "perfect" stranger to live with! "I intend to accept your proposal, Penny.". Penny gasped at Saul's sudden declaration., 'After the way you turned the idea down? Do you take me for a fool? " "A fool? No. Foolish, yes, " Saul answered smoothly. "And since you assumed the right to propose marriage to me, surely I have the right to change my mind? " "A right I can't see you exercising often, " Penny retorted. "You seem to be naturally obstinate and intractable. ', "Positive and determined, Penny. " Saul smiled and continued calmly. "Of course there will have to be a change in your original plan. " "Change? What change? " Penny asked guardedly. "The new deal is a normal marriage between us. No previous understanding about annulment or divorce. ', Penny could only stare at the glittering challenge behind Saul's cool gaze. He couldn't seriously want them to be tied together for life!