A Wholesale Arrangement - Day Leclaire


Second chance romance chock full of misunderstandings and pride.

 

Heroine owns a produce warehouse. H owns a grocery chain (as far as I can tell). Heroine's dad died some 6 months before, leaving her in charge, with no clue what to do...and also a financial bind. She has a choice - marry him and he'll help her out, or sell. That she'd been previously engaged to him and broke it off after figuring out that she'd been offered as part of the contract between him and her dad...

 

She tries to keep him at arms' length even as he pretty much takes over her business. Finally they do the deed, only for him to rush off due to some business emergency. Shortly afterward, she finds out the loan was actually a line of credit and the time is up, so sells. His reaction to this wasn't v. encouraging so she assumed it was over and left. Her bestie is apparently married to his brother, goes into labor while she's visiting, and acts as a catalyst for them to clear the air and make up.

 

My thoughts... Well, he didn't exactly give her any reason to believe he was interested for any reason other than a) her business and b) she got away. And he was well aware of her feelings/thoughts so he could have set the record straight at any moment. So...