Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie’s long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor.
Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined. And there’s no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.
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It is a bit saddening to see all the things Josie goes through at the beginning. And I know that Blackborne has his heart in the right place to help her, but he doesn’t see all the things that happen in between. Again intentions are all good in all sides but the lack of knowledge about them is what is most hard to deal with. but all well that ends well, at least we think that is how its going to go until other things come into play. Other members of the family on both Josie and Blackborne’s ends. They make us worry and wait to see what is going to happen next. I honestly will say there are characters that I would love to know more about and what is going to happen in their lives. We shall see what happens.