Reid seemed to take over her life. Her ailing mother liked him yet beneather his great charm, Diana sensed Reid was a hard tough man whose success had not been easily acquired. By his own admission his motives were always based on self-interest. So she wondered if his proposal was only motivated by a desire for the stately home her family refused to sell him. Even if he didn't love her, he was difficult to refuse. And even if his motives were hidden, she had a secret far more terrible than his!