Best of friends since boarding school, three luminous ladies take on London—and love—in this sparkling series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather . . .
From the spark of revenge . . .
Petra Rutherford is certain she isn’t the first dreamy-eyed girl that devilishly handsome Baron Granville of Ashton has loved and left behind. But when her brother’s political ambitions place her before him once more, she’s determined to give Guy Granville his own taste of torment. What better way to best a scoundrel than by luring his interest—before bringing things to an abrupt, embarrassing end? The only flaw in her gem of a plan is her still powerful attraction to the dazzling nemesis . . .
To a love more precious than rubies . . .
Guy Granville is disarmed by Petra’s bold pursuit of him, so much so that he forgets he never intended to fall in love—much less entertain thoughts of marriage. Now, if only the fiery Petra would stop sparring with him long enough to surrender to him completely—and allow him to convince her that his riches, his rubies, and his heart belong with her . . .
“Irresistibly sexy and witty, Jane Feather is one of the all-time greats of historical romance. Do not miss out on her splendid new trilogy.”
—Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of Heiress for Hire
“An accomplished storyteller . . . rare and wonderful.”
—Los Angeles Daily News
Feather concludes her London Jewels Trilogy (after Seduce Me with Sapphires) with this uneven tale of social reform and romance in Edwardian London. It's a time of feather boas, flash new motorcars, and determined suffragettes among them wealthy Petra Rutherford and her friends. At 14, Petra fell for handsome 24-year-old Guy Granville and he callously broke her heart. Ten years later, the sexy brute reenters Petra's life, now a member of the House of Lords and a political ally of Petra's brother. Petra has no intention of letting their renewed flirtation become serious until Guy asks her to marry him. Petra agrees, but two things stand in the way of their happiness: Guy's disdain for the women's vote, and his ruthless former mistress, who's determined to destroy their marriage. Though some readers won't be able to reconcile Guy and Petra's opposed belief systems, Petra is a plucky heroine and Guy will appeal to fans of alpha male tropes. Feather vividly recreates the world of the Edwardian upper class, where champagne flows like water and women enjoy new social freedoms. Heavier on atmosphere than swoonworthy moments, this series finale still offers all the lively characters and delightfully tangled plotting fans expect.