His proposal was far from flattering. Under the circumstances, Carey had noalternative but to accept Brandon Scott's marriage proposal. Otherwise, heryounger sister would find herself out of a job and facing criminal charges.Brandon arrogantly admitted that he wanted a wife with poise andintelligence to run his house, host his parties and not fly off in a jealousrage when, occasionally, a rare and interesting woman would catch his fancy.In return, Carey would have all the trappings of wealth -- jewelry,fashions, servants, power--and a husband who was not above blackmail.
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October 1984 : UK Paperback