All That Glitters Author:Linda Howard All That Glitters — Jessica had once been a wife in a marriage rocked by scandal. But in Nikolas Constantinos's arms she found a peace she had never thought she would know. His lips told her of the delights that were to follow; his hands led her down a path of surrender and desire. And in the passion that flared between them she found the promise... more » of intimacies to come.« less
An early Linda Howard, with a little too much angst for me, but still a good read, and a favorite. At 18, Jessica married a much older man whom she respected and loved as a father. Robert in turn loved her as a daughter and wanted to protect and provide for her the best way he could. The rest of the world judged Jessica as a gold-digger, and after Robert's death, labeled her the Black Widow. Jessica retreated from all but two friends, and shunned any social outings. Until, Nicholas forced her to deal with him directly.