Only because I stumbled accidentally between the covers.’
‘I did not want my past to come between us,’ Carlo stated levelly. ‘You force me to be blunt. OK. Your father intimated that your marriage had not been a happy one.’
Taken by surprise, Jessica froze.
‘And he was not talking about your husband’s illness. He made that clear——’
‘He had no right to imply that—’
‘You were not blissfully happy with your best friend,’ Carlo incised with scorn.
Jessica rolled off the bed, cornered by his persistence. ‘I will not discuss Simon with you.’
‘Why not? He is dead. He cannot be hurt.’ Carlo dealt her an expectant stare.
‘You say I made a choice. Why don’t y