from BACK COVER:
She was supremely confident in business.
Gabrielle had built up a successful business empire single-handedly. She positively thrived on challenge and stress.
Personal affairs were another matter. Handling Saul O'Connor when he resurfaced in her life after an eight-year gap was a different ball game entirely. Whenever Saul was around she seemed incapable of handling anything. Her usual composure deserted her.
"The past is gone, Gabyy," he told her. But it wasn't that easy for her to forget what he had once meant to her--and still did.
from INSIDE COVER:
"The hatchet man strikes again."
Saul's jaw tightened at her words. "Not you, too. Okay, the press gets hysterical, but you must know that there's no room for sentiment in business. I admit people suffer--and I go through hell, too--but often it's the only way."
Gabrielle's look chopped him into little pieces. Whoever lost out in a deal with Saul O'Connor, she was sure it would never be him.
"In other words, you've made a career out of being ruthless," she accused curtly.
"Haven't you ever wondered if your view of the past could be faulty?" he demanded as he pulled the car up outside her offices. "That maybe I was not entirely the big bad wolf?"
"Never." She used the word as incisively as a surgeon would use a scalpel.