By Kay Hooper
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Katrina didn't resist, nor did she avoid his shuttered gaze when he took her Into his arms and held her far too close. For several minutes they danced without speaking. " she returned, her own voice as cold as she could make it. " His laugh was hardly a breath of sound. " Katrina felt uncertain, and searched his face with an unconscious intensity. He was different, she realized, and she mistrusted the change in him because it seemed so sudden. He had left her only hours before, his implicit demands and remote voice ringing in her ears, having as good as told her they would be lovers again; yet now he was guarded, and she could feel his strain.
She left the office without saying anything more. Katrina worked steadily for another hour until one of the assistant managers came on duty for the second shift. Then she went up and got ready for dinner. " Katrina halted to face the tall man standing squarely before her, a man who looked almost unbearably handsome in a stark black dinner jacket. His face was masklike, his eyes so completely veiled that she could read nothing in them. His command was an abrupt one, but she had the odd feeling he hadn't meant it to be.
Was that what he wanted? She drew a breath and tried to speak evenly. " He seemed to consider the words as he looked from her mouth to her eyes, his containing the same hard glitter. His lips curved again in a mocking smile. " The shortened version of her name used only by him and Gigi did nothing to reassure her. She tried to pull away, but his powerful arm was suddenly around her, his other hand still holding her face tilted up. She found herself held tightly against his taut body, and even though she managed to get her hands up to his hard chest she couldn't force him away.