Sentimental Journey Author:Janet Daily ?Is it really me you want?? Jessica asked. She tried to pull away from Brodie. It was suddenly very necessary to think clearly. Jessica?s meeting with Brodie Hayes after so many years was accidental, yet devastating. The Brodie Hayes she remembered had been a poor young man from the wrong part of town. And he had pursued her older sister u... more »nsuccessfully. Now Brodie Hayes was a rich, powerful businessman welcome anywhere. Jessica couldn?t help but respond to his overwhelming charm, but could she be sure his interest in her was genuine? She didn?t intend to be a substitute.
?Beautiful!? Jessica admired the house. ?Beautiful enough to live in?? Brodie challenged. Jessica stared, hardly daring to believe what he was saying. Somehow she found herself in his arms. ?Would it be very selfish of me,? she murmured, ?to ask you to take a week off so we can have a honeymoon?? Brodie became very still, his muscles tensing ?What honeymoon? What are you talking about, Jessica?? Her smile faded as he let her go. ?Didn?t you?didn?t you just propose to me?? she whispered. ?No.? The denial was flat and decisive. ?Marriage is out of the question.? ?I see.? Jessica thought she understood. Jordanna, her sister, was the woman he wanted. If he couldn?t marry her, he wasn?t marrying anyone. ?You want me to be your mistress??« less