By Louise Bagshawe
Diana Foxton has all of it. wealthy, British and gorgeous she is married to the top of a publishing empire and fills her days with lunches, inside adorning and garments purchasing. by no means out of the society pages, she hosts the main said events in big apple and makes being the suitable spouse an paintings shape. Then she discovers her husband is having an affair, her glamorous bubble is burst and he or she reveals herself with none cash or any skills, kept away from by way of the glittering society that after embraced her. on my own for the 1st time, she takes the single task she will get, and settles awkwardly right into a very varied existence. yet can she make it on her personal? And why does her new boss, the good-looking Michael Cicero, take quite a bit excitement in observing her fight?
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Maybe this spa would be the thing to refresh her. driver 36 easily negotiating the Fifth Avenue traffic. L'Urbane's frontage, a quietly opulent canopy of bronze silk, was spread out to welcome her. Diana slid out of the car while Richard held the door open for her. She tugged her tailored jacket closer around her breasts, snugly encased in La Perla mocha lace this morning, and gave a tiny smile to the hot-dog vendor who whistled as she strutted into the lobby. The girls were waiting for her. Diana gave them a little wave.
A coffee, Ernie thought. What could that hurt? And he was the boss. Nobody would dare to complain. 'I could probably give you half an hour,' he said, briskly. Mira's mouth curled up at the corners in a slow, deliberate smile. She knew a mark when she saw one. With some men it was written right across them, all she ever needed to do was lay the bait. If a man didn't respond, no harm done. Ernest Foxton had a fearsome reputation for ruthlessness, but he also had that thin, petty look about him that usually meant only one thing.
But Ernie was oblivious to all this. He had the blinds down, and the pristine creases in his trousers could only 4 be seen by the dull light of his computer screen. He was online, checking his stocks. It was a morning ritual which never changed. He saw no reason to change it now just because he was getting married. AOL was up again. Terrific. He had made over 4oo per cent on that baby and had no intention of cashing it in just yet. What else? His US trust had taken a small dive, in line with the Dow, but he wasn't particularly concerned.