A Rare Gem
It was the sort of sale that most jewelers only dreamed about. When a sleek, successful Los Angeles attorney breezed into Chrystal Cummins' jewelry store and purchased the most expensive item in the shop, Chrystal thought her problems were solved. It had been rough going since she'd pooled all her resources to buy Cummins Jewelry, the business her father had started. But with the sale of the canary diamond necklace, Chrystal would have enough money to pay most of her bills and keep the Rodeo Drive shop afloat.
But attorney Maxwell Morris returned to the shop with devastating news. The necklace Chrystal had sold him contained a stolen gem — a rare canary diamond that belonged to one of his clients. With the confidence of a jaguar ready to strike, Max produced a list of clients seeking stolen jewels — gems that were now in Chrystal's shop! In a flash, the awful truth was crystal clear: she had purchased a business based on stolen merchandise.
Chrystal's entire world was in jeopardy — her shop, her savings, her family's reputation, her dreams. And to make matters worse, she couldn't stop thinking about Max Morris, the man who'd turned her life upside down. With full lips, chiseled features, and eyes that glimmered like dark, mysterious stones, Max captivated Chrystal's thoughts. In Max's arms she found a love that was more precious than the rarest gemstones from the far corners of the earth. How could she be so responsive, so enthralled by the man determined to destroy her?
Kismet Romance - # 67