"With a bit of cooperation it could work very well..."
But Nicholas Grant expected Briony to do the cooperating while he walked roughshod over her life! Thornton Hall belonged to her and there was no way, Nicholas could take it away from her.
But he didn't seem prepared to take no for an answer and before Briony could even catch her breath he had moved in with her until such time as the lawyers solved the question. He made it quite clear that the didn't trust Briony. But he did find her attractive. Or was that just a ploy to deceive her about his intentions?