Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Zebra ISBN13: 9781420143607
Series: London Jewels #1 Rating: 4*
Wealthy heiress, Diana Sommerville, both beautiful and intelligent has finally returned home after overseeing her family’s diamond mines and taking care of her beloved brothers remains who had been killed in the Boar Wars in Africa. She wanted peace and solitude when she arrived at her family home, but instead she found to her horror that Rupert Lacey, the man she once loved and now loathed had moved in before her return and intended to stay!
Rupert Lacey had grown up with Diana and her brother. They were best friends and Diana was going to marry Rupert until she discovered that he had been unfaithful. However, her brother, unbeknownst to her, had left a will naming Rupert his beneficiary to share Diana’s wealth and home.
*** One can imagine the scenario’s that commenced when Diana was faced with the fact that her beloved brother had left his shares of diamond mines, a prize race horse, and her family home and properties to her former fiance! Try as she might, legally there was nothing Diana could do to wrest control from Rupert! Worse, most people assumed they had married while abroad and to keep herself from utter ruin while living in the same house, Diana had to pretend they were man and wife.
Try as she might, Diana was not immune to Rupert and the passion that existed between them sizzled. It would take honesty and truth to set them free to love again which is exactly what they each wanted should these two stubborn souls admit to themselves.
Great story – fast read and paced well!