By Sylvia Day
By no means combine enterprise with excitement. by no means convey politics into the bed room. In a manner I did either while I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned.
Two years later, he was once again. strolling right into a deal I'd labored tough to shut. less than the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of many sharpest businesswomen in ny, I had picked up something or in view that Jax walked away. I wasn't the lady he as soon as knew, yet he hadn't replaced. not like the final time we'd drifted into every one other's lives, I knew precisely what i used to be dealing with... and the way addictive his contact may be.
The internal circle of glamour, intercourse, and privilege was once Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the foundations of the sport. within the cutthroat company international, one adage ideas all: maintain your enemies shut and your ex-lovers closer...
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His thick hairy fingers touched keys. The chart on the screen was displaced by another. "As you have implied, the number of merchant vessels in the Commonwealth is finite. As for warships—we have no fleet, as I'm sure you know. Only a limited array of prototypes. And of course a few score patrol ships, small, with utterly inadequate armament, designed only to discourage piracy. " The young woman interrupted, honestly confused, her crispness gone. "But sir! " He raised a constraining hand. "I'll get to that, but first you must understand the problem.
The Morgan I knew, had known for years, was easy to get along with. The boss, but even-tempered. I'd seen him annoyed, but that was unusual. And I hadn't been able to reconcile the man I knew with the story I'd heard. " Drago paused, pulling threads, retrieving memories. "And he told me. Things he'd never told anyone, he said, not even Connie. His father had been an abuser. Abused him sexually and generally. " Drago fished for a moment and came up with the first name. "Gomer Colwyn. Morgan's dad had abused him, too, and Colwyn took it out on Morgan.
The tears took him by surprise. He'd recognized his scouting expedition was dangerous, but his imagination hadn't built on it. She'd managed not to infect Robert with her worries though; he greeted his older brother with casual cheer. Almost the first thing Morgan did, with Connie and Robert, was message the prime minister and the defense office, newly named the Defense Ministry, or War House. Not that he had much to tell them, other than that the invaders had been clearing land. But he wanted them to know he was still alive, and intended further scouting.