Gates of Steel Author:Anne Hampson Harlequin Presents #1 — Helen Stewart was disenchanted with the whole idea of love and romance, while Leon Petrou, it was said, had no time for women-so when he suggested that she marry him, to provide a background for his small niece and nephew, she agreed, feeling that emotion would not enter into the situation at all. And that could prove, to ... more »be a dangerous assumption.
Turning to her, Leon said softly, "Don't you think we might try to-to-?"
"Are you expecting love from me?" A hint of bitterness had crept into Helen's voice now.
"No, I shall never expect love from you, You're not willing to give it-you told me that at the beginning, told me you'd never again allow your emotions to become involved-because of what some other man had done to you. That's right,isn't it?"
"Yes, yes, that's right. i said I'd never risk that sort of heartache again."
"And you believe that's reasonable."
She glanced at him sharply, "I shall never give another man an opportunity to hurt me. i don't intend to fall in love again."« less