Juliet stared at Simeon blankly, then her mind reeled with appalled realization--he wanted her to bear his child.
She'd been forced to marry Simeon when she was just seventeen, but had fled after their disasterous wedding night. It had taken her years, but she'd finally put the whole episode behind her--she should have known she couldn't escape forever.
Now Simeon had found her---and he was asking for the impossible. He needed an heir--he claimed it was the only way he'd inherit his estate. But how could she bring a child into the world when its parents didn't love each other---or did they?