BOUND BY MARRIAGE
Still in love with a man who married another woman, artist Jess Randall agrees to marry wealthy rancher Gabriel Dumont to save her family's homestead. Though he wants Jess, Gabriel is afraid to love again after his family is killed in a fire, and he's blazingly jealous of the man Jess believed she loved. When Jess becomes pregnant, he turns away from her -- the child will remain with them until he's old enough for boarding school -- and she runs. Nalini Singh's Bound by Marriage (2) is a heavy tale, laden with hard and calculating characters. It's hard to understand what they see in each other.