Cautious Lover (Silhouette Desire, No 253)
Cautious Lover - Silhouette Desire, No 253 Author:Stephanie James LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE — Jess Winter always operated with a master plan, and EIIy Trent found herself on schedule to marry him. — He said she was everything he wanted: undemanding, reliable, tolerant--and she could cook! Elly wanted to scream. Jess claimed he wasn't arrogant, merely assertive, as he rearranged her life to suit him--and herself,... more » as well. How could she object when Jess gave her everything she wanted?...Well, almost everything.
Just once, Elly wanted to shake Jess's iron control. She was no femme fatale, but there is little that can stop a truly determined woman. Bearding a lion in his den is never without consequences--but Elly hadn't realized they could be so delightful.« less
Jess is a bit of a bulldozer, and Elly has been going along with his plans because they are taking her where she wants to go. Jess thinks that she is comfortable and compliant. Then his plans don't agree with hers and Jess is shocked to find that Elly is not so compliant...
There are evil villains thrown into the story to help keep it interesting and the first half to two thirds of the book is so much fun that you can almost forgive the contrived plot twist and a very sappy ending.