He'd always made light of her feelings
When she was young, Jenna had been infatuated with Simon Townsend, her best friend's teasing brother. Then infatuation changed to a curious uneasiness, one that made her feel edgy and restless in his company.
Fortunately she had little occasion to see much of him now, for, as a prominent London barrister, he moved in different circles than Jenna. But an escapade of his sister's threw Simon and Jenna together again in a most awkward--not to mention compromising--situation. He thought it was funny. Jenna was not amused.
And she would have given anything to avoid the consequences!