Stavros Denakis had just announced his engagement when Tessa Marlowe apprears on the scene. The woman he had married to save from prison in a foreign country. The woman he had believed dead for the last four years. He can only believe she is after money from him because that is what his life experience has been.
Tessa had struggled for four years trying to escape from a country in crisis, dreaming of the man who she believed pretended to marry her for her to escape. Told she was the only one to survive the mortar blast, she built her dreams to help her go on, around Stavros. Finding him alive, she sets out to return to him his family ring. Finding the man of her dreams in reality angry and suspicious, she tries to ignore his cruel barbs aand not become a victim again.
As Stavros learns more and more about this woman who is his wife, he tries to fight the feelings she invokes. Deciding he wants her to remain his wife, he neglects telling her he loves her and has to find her again.
A very nice story.