Gemstone by Barbara Delinsky

By Barbara Delinsky

Long island occasions bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky stocks her detailed magic during this poignant story, first released in 1983, of previous blunders and moment chances.It's been 8 years considering the fact that Sara McCray has obvious her ex-husband, Jeff Parker, after she fled their San Francisco mansion and stifling lifestyles managed via his domineering mom. however the naive younger bride has lower back a convinced girl along with her personal company. Jeff, too, has replaced. due to the fact his mother's demise he is turn into his personal guy, masterfully in command of the relatives enterprise and estate.When they meet, the powerful appeal that introduced them jointly in the past is reawakened. but if Jeff asks Sara to stick, his supply has little to do with romance. Now Sara needs to come to a decision: Does she dare be only a company associate with a guy she's by no means stopped loving? Or does she flip her again on what could be her one probability for happiness?

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To her astonishment, his expression hardened. “A seventy-hour week doesn’t leave much free time. What about you, Sara? ” She didn’t blink. “I want to make my business a success. ” It hadn’t been from lack of offers. But she’d never loved another man. And if, even with love, she’d failed once . . ” The first had been a question; this was a statement. Sara stared. ” she blurted out, unthinking. His gaze didn’t falter. ” Her heart thudded loudly. “You never said it as bluntly as that. ” Her voice lowered to a whisper.

Asleep now, without the formality of her business suit or the power of her self-command to remind him of everything she’d become, she was every bit as fresh and innocent as she’d been when he’d fallen in love with her ten years before. What had happened to their love, to the vows that, despite adversity, it would survive? Yes, she was young . . but she’d given up too easily. She’d let him down. With a grimace he thrust a hand through his hair, then left it to massage the taut muscles of his neck.

She whispered, her voice tremulous. He heard every word she hadn’t said, and his tone softened to a caress. “Only what you want—” “But I can’t give you what you want,” she murmured more urgently. She could feel her resolve weakening, but it was critical he understand. His palms gently molded to her shoulders. “Time, Sara. One day of your time. ” 46 Gemstone Had she not been involved in a desperate attempt to slow her racing pulse, she might have reflected more deeply on this turning of the tables.

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