HQN, Oct 2004
Leya Brandon and her brother Keith jointly inherit Brandon Security Systems. Neither has experience managing this type of firm though Leya owns a bookstore and plans to open another store soon. Keith tries to make a go at running the firm and tentatively accepts a two-year contract from a high-powered consultant if Leya agrees. Leya, needing time to think whether they should agree to this venture, goes on vacation in Oregon to ponder this deal because the consideration demanded by the other party, Mr. C. Tremayne, leaves him with major control of their company.
In Oregon, Leya and Court Gannon meet and spend a few enjoyable days keeping each other company. She asks his advice on whether she should sign the contract, which he says she should for her sibling's sake. Leya reluctantly signs and mails the contract to Keith. However, she quickly learns that Court turns out to be Courtland Gannon Tremayne, who had arrived at the inn with the intention of obtaining her signature regardless of the ethics. However, Court is now in love with her.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner