When a rakish scoundrel decides to pursue the woman he loves in this friends to lovers Regency romance, he risks his father's disapproval...and the consequence this will have on his future.
He had to risk losing her so he would realize how much he loved her…
Jack Lancaster, Baron Hawthorne, hasn't been home in four years. He's been too busy running from his emotions. So when he finally does return and discovers his childhood friend, Sophia Fenmore, has gotten engaged, he's not only shocked, but determined to change her mind and make her his.
Sophia has always known Jack was out of her league. But she valued his friendship, until he broke her heart. Now he's back, as eager to charm her as she is to thwart him.For as much as she'd like to believe Jack has changed, she cannot risk taking a chance on a rogue. Unless of course, he proves himself worthy.
A daring forbidden love romance from a USA Today bestselling author
*Previously published as part of The Rogue Who Stole Christmas anthology*
Jack & Sophia
Jack Lancaster is the Baron of Hawthorne and the future Earl. Sophia Fenmore is the foster child of the local vicar. Sophia and her foster brother Edward grew up near the Hawthorne estate of Eastgate Abbey, the home of Jack and his sisters Kaitlin and Felicity.
Jack is coming home for Christmas. Sophia has been in love with Jack forever. When Jack left four years ago, he made it clear to Sophia that they were just friends. Jack’s sisters want Sophia to pretend an engagement with Edward to make Jack jealous and realize he loves Sophia. Instead Edward makes a real proposal and Sophia accepts.
Now that Jack is back Sophia must confront her feelings. Sophia is confused and conflicted about her feelings for Jack.
Is it too late to be with Jack since she is engaged to Edward? Can Sophia marry someone when she is in love with another? What does Jack really feel for Sophia? Is Jack in love with Sophia? Jack’s father did not approve of Sophia four years ago. Society will not approve their match. Will Jack risk it all to be with Sophia?
This is a second chance at love for Jack and Sophia. Will they take it? This is a quick novella. It is book nine in the Diamond’s in the Rough series. Jack has never admitted to himself how he really feels about Sophia. Now that he is back and she is engaged to another his eyes have opened up. This is a sweet story with wonderful characters. There are twists in the story that Jack and Sophia do not see coming. Jack and Sophia will fight for what they want. At the end of the story we get to see all the main couples from the other books in the series. It was wonderful to see them all again. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving a review.