He had to protect herfrom himself!
Life was complicated enough for William Quentin without his ex-wife turning up on his doorstop. He'd been crazy about Francesca, and the agony of her betrayal still haunted him. Will knew he should heed his grandmother's warnings, but he couldn't turn Francesca away, especially as she was in fear for her life.
Always so in control of her emotions, Francesca's unexpected vulnerability threatened to topple all of Will's resistance to her. But what chance was there for them when she had heartlessly demonstrated that her independence meant more to her than bearing his children?