When governess Clare Greenough learns she's inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch: it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband.
To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she keeps the money, a provision he hopes to overturn. Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills.
When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he'll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.
For a romance, there was not a lot of romance (but there was passion ;). When you read it you will understand. They had to build their relationship first.
Clare is a governess, and she longs for something else. She inherits money, but typically, her idiot evil cousin has a say on how she can spend it. Poor Clare, she just wanted freedom. To make her own choices, to have her own money. So she marries someone who needs money and signs a contract.
Jamie, oh Jamie. I wanted to kick him in the balls. It works really well with hating him for parts of the book (do not worry about that!). I am not going to say where the issue lay, but it had to due with him being a male, and thinking a certain way at times. Then I wanted to kick him in the balls and slap him.
So as you can see their hasty marriage does come with issues. They move closer, they move further apart. Insert 2 siblings, a house falling apart, some passion and two strong wills.
I must say it has been a while since I wanted to slap someone like this. Mostly it's cos they are evil or does evil things but here, it was just different. And when they all got their heads straight it was nice to see a HEA.
Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: March 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca