Joanna Shupe returns to New York City’s Gilded Age, where fortunes and reputations are gained and lost with ease—and love can blossom from the most unlikely charade
With the fate of her disgraced family resting on her shoulders, Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable suitor, Christina turns to her reclusive neighbor, a darkly handsome and utterly compelling inventor, for help.
Oliver Hawkes reluctantly agrees to a platonic marriage… with his own condition: The marriage must end after one year. Not only does Oliver face challenges that are certain to make life as his wife difficult, but more importantly he refuses to be distracted from his life’s work—the development of a revolutionary device that could transform thousands of lives, including his own.
Much to his surprise, his bride is more beguiling than he imagined. When temptation burns hot between them, they realize they must overcome their own secrets and doubts, and every effort to undermine their marriage, because one year can never be enough.
OUT SEPT 25th
This is the third book in The Four Hundred Series by Joanna Shupe that I have read and again I am not disappointed. Oliver is my favorite leading gentleman for 2018!!!! I read this book in one sitting based on him alone. I love how, through his eyes Christina finally gets to see her own strength. I loved watching how her unconditional love and acceptance of him causes him to leave behind his life of solitude and step back into society. These characters make my heart smile and their story is the true meaning of hope.