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Amy laughed. “I think you misheard me. I said I wouldn’t consider less than ten. ,You could just marry me and let me sue for half your net worth. I happen to know the best divorce lawyer in the country.”
 

Ethan shook his head.

“Ten. That’s my final offer. If you need this that badly, ten million is a tiny fraction of what you stand to make. It’s a bargain and you know it.
 
That and you need to tell me every last detail of what’s going on.”
 

Ethan held out his hand. “I’ll take that as a yes. You have a deal.”

Amy felt a chill run through her body. Ten million dollars. All she had to do was go through with this, and she’d make more in a summer than she had in her entire career. You’re kidding, right? You’re not actually considering paying me that kind of money to pretend to be your wife. What’s the catch?”

“The catch is that you won’t be pretending.”

“How is that not illegal?”

“Again, it’s called a prenup,” Ethan replied. “It would entitle you to a certain amount of my net worth in the event of a divorce. As soon as the ink dries on the corporate deal, we can get a quickie divorce. I’ll go my way. You go yours.”

“You’re just going to let me walk away with ten million dollars?”

“Yeah. That’s the plan.”
 

“I have money of my own. I have a career and employees who rely on me.”
 

“They’ll be there waiting for you. And you can give each of them a hell of a bonus.”
 

“I need time to think about this, Ethan. You don’t just drop something like this out of thin air. I need some time. Look, I have to go.”
 

“There’s something I want to give you before you leave,” Ethan said. He reached down into his briefcase, and wrapped his hand around the ring box and began to pull it out.

“I really can’t handle another surprise,” Amy said.
 

Ethan stopped and dropped the box back down to the bottom of the briefcase. “Of course,” he replied. “I just want you to have a copy of the prenup as you think things through.” He grabbed the thick manila envelope out of the briefcase and pulled it out. “Here you go.”
 

Amy grabbed the envelope. What happens if I actually say yes?

Ethan grinned. It had cost him significantly more than he had anticipated, but he had just gotten exactly what he wanted. “Like I asked you before, have you ever been to Wyoming?”

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