From an award-winning and #1 bestselling author comes a "steamy historical romance of self-discovery and unexpected love."
When Ruby marries the man she's loved all her life, James Lucas, she thought she knew his heart as well as her own. But as she eagerly awaits him to perform the marriage act on their wedding night she discovers a devastating secret that rips their fragile marriage apart.
It would be scandalous to leave James, so Ruby agrees to continue their farce of a marriage as they travel across the country to visit James' ailing father in Manhattan. Stuck in the confines of their tiny train compartment, Ruby's desire for her husband twists with the repulsion of her discovery and starts a battle inside Ruby she can't control.
When they arrive, the holiday season is all around, but Ruby feels nothing of the magic, struggling to come to terms with the truth about her marriage and her unrelenting lust for her husband. But when James's father takes a turn for the worst, Ruby puts her hurt and anger aside to support her husband. But her rejection has turned him against her and it may be too late to mend all that has been broken...
Can Ruby and James find a way back to each other or will the games their playing to protect their hearts ruin their only chance at happiness...
(Can be read as a stand-alone)
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Really good book!
You will enjoy the continuation of the story of James and Ruby. Betrothed since they were children, they never really looked at each other as adults. The death of James’s father and the sorrow of his mother continues to push Ruby away. Enjoy their love story and the ups and downs of getting to true happiness.
Marriage needs work
The story revolves around the marriage between Ruby and James and her realizing he does not love her like a wife. There are a lot of trials that cause them to grow further and further apart. There is a HEA but not before each of them hit rock bottom. The story is well written and worth reading.