"The Ship is due to sail," Ruiz said softly. Quite involuntarily, Leigh leaned her head back against his shoulder and his arm tightened around her, while they both watched the distance from the dock imperceptibly broadening, like a chasm between the old life and the new, and Leigh tried not to think that the new life was only for a while and that one day she would have to cross the chasm and go back to the old life. Leigh's marriage to Ruiz Aldorest was purely a business arrangement so made the Ruiz could comply with the terms of his grandfather's will and inherit the large estate of Carastrano in Mexico. The intention was that after a short time at Carastrano, a quiet annulment would be arranged. But now Leigh was not at all sure that she wanted their marriage to end.
Used availability for Nerina Hilliard's Dark Star
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