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By Melanie Milburne. Nina's been left holding the baby, now her evil twin—who attempted to trap a wealthy playboy by getting pregnant—has passed away. Marc Marcello wants his brother's child—but, he mistakes prim librarian Nina for her trampy twin. Nina poses as her sister to protect the baby she loves. She'll let Marc buy her as his bride. Nadia gave her a defiant look from beneath lashes heavy with thick black mascara.
Besides, I never really wanted her in the first place. It was rare for a week to go past without some reference to his billionaire fast-paced fast-women lifestyle. Nadia turned back to face her.
So this time I sent a photo of her. That should set the cat among the pigeons, when he sees how like Andre she is. Nadia gave her a bristling look. I gave them a chance to claim Georgia but they brushed me off.
Nadia gave a dismissive shrug of one shoulder. You can take care of her until someone adopts her. It was hard for her to imagine her sister having so little regard for the tiny infant who lay sleeping in the pram near the window.
How could she be so unfeeling as to walk away from her own baby? Nadia turned on her furiously. I hate the Marcello family and anyone connected to them. He loves me and has promised me a part in one of his films. This will be my chance at the big screen. And if I play my cards right he might even ask me to marry him. Nadia rolled her eyes. He thinks Georgia is your child.
Nina stared at her in alarm. Nadia gave her sister a cutting look. Nadia gave her sister a streetwise look. I want to make sure I get the best deal I can. With my connections with Bryce I might even be able to find a Hollywood actor who will want Georgia. Think of the money they would be prepared to pay. Nadia shook her head. I want to travel and I want the comfort of wealth and privilege around me.
You can keep your long hours in a boring old library—I want a life. Nina knew it would be hopeless running after her to implore her to come back. Her wayward and wilful twin had gone from one disaster to another, causing immeasurable hurt in the process and showing little remorse. But this was surely the worst so far. There was a soft whimper from inside the pram and, moving across the small room, she reached inside to pick up the tiny pink bundle.
The baby began to nuzzle against her and Nina felt a wave of overwhelming love wash through her. Nina remembered it all too well—the regular stints in foster care, some of the placements a whole lot less desirable than the neglect she and her twin had received at home. How could she stand by and watch the same thing happen to Georgia? Nina knew how the legal adoption system worked but this private process made her feel very uneasy. What if someone totally unsuitable offered her sister a huge amount of money?
What sort of screening process would the prospective parents go through, if any? She got down to the last layer, a tiny yellowed vest that was frayed at the edges.
Nina determined then and there that she would do whatever she could to keep Georgia herself. Surely there was a way to convince Nadia to give the baby to her permanently. She chewed the ragged edge of one nail as she considered her options. She looked down at the sleeping infant, her chest squeezing painfully at the thought of never seeing her tiny niece again.
Marc Marcello frowned as his secretary informed him via the office intercom that his father was on the phone from the Villa Marcello in Sorrento, Italy. He picked up the receiver and, swivelling in his leather chair, looked out at the expansive view over Sydney Harbour as he pressed the talk button.
Marc stiffened in his chair. Andre refused a paternity test; he said he had always used protection. Marc frowned and turned his chair back to his desk, the sudden thump of his heart in his chest surprising him into a temporary silence.
Marc pressed his lips together as he fought to get his own raw emotions under some semblance of control. After the response I sent to her previous letter she might avenge my assessment of her character and deny us access to the child.
Marc inwardly cringed, recalling the content of that letter. His father had emailed him a copy and it had certainly not been complimentary. He could well imagine the Selbourne woman reacting to it out of revenge, particularly if what she said was true—Andre had indeed fathered her child. His brother had been completely besotted with her until her true character had come out. She had hounded him for months, following him and harassing him relentlessly. It is a matter of family honour.
Andre would have done the same for you if things had been the other way around. What would it take to convince this woman to hand over the child? Would she take the money and go, or would she insist on something more formal, such as…. His stomach tightened momentarily as he recalled how his brother had told him that Nadia Selbourne was relentless in her search for a rich husband. So far Marc had managed to ignore the pressure to marry, although he had come very close a few years ago.
Besides, Andre had always made it clear he was going to marry young and father all the Marcello heirs so the family dynasty would be secure. Marc had decided women were not to be trusted where money was involved. And in the Marcello family a lot of money was involved. Marc pinched the bridge of his Roman nose, his eyes squeezing shut. The mention of his mother always tore at him deeply, the sharp guilt cutting into him until. Upload Sign In Join.
Home Books Romance. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 3 hours. Description Nina's been left holding the baby, now her evil twin—who attempted to trap a wealthy playboy by getting pregnant—has passed away.
Related Categories. She had to find one! Other single mothers coped, so too would she—somehow. She would simply not allow her sister to go through with it. No one was going to take her niece away from her. No one. Would she take the money and go, or would she insist on something more formal, such as… His stomach tightened momentarily as he recalled how his brother had told him that Nadia Selbourne was relentless in her search for a rich husband. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. The ending just hangs there without a real resolution.
Bought For The Marriage Bed
By Melanie Milburne. Nina's been left holding the baby, now her evil twin—who attempted to trap a wealthy playboy by getting pregnant—has passed away. Marc Marcello wants his brother's child—but, he mistakes prim librarian Nina for her trampy twin. Nina poses as her sister to protect the baby she loves. She'll let Marc buy her as his bride. Nadia gave her a defiant look from beneath lashes heavy with thick black mascara. Besides, I never really wanted her in the first place.
Bought for the Marriage Bed