Intended for one man … All her life, everyone assumed Paget Ellsworth, the vicar’s daughter, would marry the Earl of Winningham’s youngest son. And when he left for war with his older brother, Jamie, words and promises were not necessary. She would wait. But destined for another … Four years pass, and the death of his father forces Jamie home to take up the reins as the new earl, leaving his brother fighting on the front lines a world away.
Maddening, infuriating, sexy Jamie makes Paget question her feelings. One glimpse, one word from him awakens desire in her heart. When a simple kiss spirals out of control at the annual Valentine’s Day ball, she realizes the man she never wanted is the man she needs … but will Paget cast aside all she’s ever thought to be true to win the man of her dreams?
You can never go wrong with a Sophie Jordan book. I have been a fan for a longtime and to have a place on her tour is awesome!
This is a beautiful romance that begins with Paget who is supposed to marry Owen, her longtime childhood friend. While I am the first person to scream that you need friendship in a marriage, I do believe that you need passion as well and that is not what these two have. When Owens’ brother, Jamie comes home to take the seat as the new Earl, sparks fly between the two and Paget is at a loss. Jamie has never been nice or the one that she wanted to be with but now things are different. She discovers that friendship and passion make a marriage and sometimes you have to brace for the hurt you cause one to reap the joy of love with another.
Sophie Jordan, a former high school English teacher, resides in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she divides her time between inventing what she likes to call culinary masterpieces — her husband won’t always agree — and visiting her family’s pecan ranch in the scenic Texas Hill Country.