Megan Kinkead is a lonely orphan desperate for the attention of her guardian, Justin Brant. She finally gets it when, at the age of 17, she walks in on Justin naked in the bath. She is no longer the child he remembers, and sparks immediately fly between the two of them. They become involved and fall in love. Everything is going wonderfully, until Justin drops a bombshell on Megan: He's already married to another woman.
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Megan is very upset by this, although she reluctantly continues her relationship with Justin. When she finds out that she is carrying his child, she decides that she must find a respectable man to marry. She does not tell Justin about the child, and he comes to despise him for leaving him in search of another man. When he finds out about the child, he is furious. He abducts Megan and divorces his fridgid wife in order to marry her. He is very cruel to Megan, and his cruelty culminates when he gets physically violent with her. She runs from him, and accidentally falls off of a ledge in her escape. She goes into pre-mature labor, and loses the baby.
Megan and Justin are both devistated by the loss of their child, but Megan won't allow Justin to come near her. He finally sees how unfair he's been, and how much it has already cost him. Now he must try to make things right before he loses Megan, the one thing he truely can't live without
The review of this Book prepared by Jess