by Fiona Hood-Stewart
"I got the
impression that you were an intelligent man, but I'm changing my
mind. Fast. Because if you think voicing my concerns about Harcourts
amounts to nothing more than insolence, then you're plain
"Stupid?" He glared at her, astounded.
"Yes, stupid stupid stupid!" Sylvia repeated, throwing
up her hands, crossly. "You know full well why I came to London,
yet you've done everything humanly possible to make my life as difficult
as you can." She shook her head and blew out a sigh. "I'm
not a threat to you, Jeremy-I think you're the best man for the
job. All I care about is that we get to the bottom of how Thackeray
stole our designs. But you don't really care," she spat. "All
you think about is your damn pride. I suppose in some way my presence
makes you feel belittled. Well, let me tell you something, Lord
Warmouth. I run a team and I don't like lone wolves. Particularly
those that out of sheer pride and idiocy can't see the forest for
"Rubbish," he bit out, but the distressing truth of her
words hit home hard.
"Then tell me you haven't done everything in your power over
the past week to make my life impossible," she repeated, arms
"Of course I haven't. That's ridiculous," he muttered.
"No, it isn't." Sylvia leaned forward, eyes level with
his. "You can't stomach the fact that I'm the CEO and that
ultimately, I'm your boss."
She had everything to lose. Now she must risk the only
thing worth saving...her heart
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Hansen, newly appointed CEO of Harcourts International, N.Y.,
is at the top of her game when crisis strikes: a traitor has leaked
the decor company's new product line to the competition. Determined
to hold on to her hard-won position, Sylvia heads to the London
office, where she believes the leak took place.
From the start, Jeremy Warmouth, head of Harcourts' European operations,
was opposed to Sylvia's nomination as CEO. Angry at her interference
in what he considers his domain, Jeremy challenges her sense of
fair play and worse, her self-confidence. But despite their mutual
distrust, Sylvia and Jeremy are compelled to join forces, traveling
to Miami and South America in an attempt to uncover the source
of the leaked collection.
But when a silent stalker declares ware on Sylvia, quitely tormenting
her with his knowledge of her past that for year she has desperately
kept hidden, she believes her carefully crafted world is about
to collapse. Now, if the truth becomes known, will all her achievements
and buried dreams be destroyed?