Lady Eugenia Byrant has hated the Marquess of Fenris since the day they met. Not only did he publicly insult her, he opposed her marriage to the love of her life. Fenris has loved Eugenia since the moment he saw her. He loved her even after she married his best friend. She’s a widow now, and his feelings haven’t changed. Eugenia would rather not have anything to do with the man, but he seems determined to prove he’s not the same man. The problem isn’t that she can’t resist him. The problem is that he’s succeeding.
Jewel follows Not Wicked Enough with a charming but diaphanous confection. The I-love-you-I-hate-you-kiss-me story consists primarily of taunting verbal and romantic exchanges between Lady Eugenia "Ginny" Bryant and Grenville Foxman "Fox" Talbot, marquess of Fenris. Ginny, recently out of protracted mourning over the death of her husband, Robert, is enjoying newfound freedom as she guides her friend Hester Rendell through the smart, clumsy young woman's first season. The only thing souring Ginny's life is that Fox, formerly Robert's best friend, is suddenly paying her far too much attention. Ginny can't forgive him for some very rude, insulting remarks he once made; little does she know it was all part of Fox's plan to get over his own unrequited longings for Ginny and help Robert pursue her. While the banter is delightful and the romance is steamy, there's too little substance to sustain the novel's length.