Every woman dreams of saying “I do.” Jilly Jones did—and years of a deeply imperfect marriage followed. Now living in London and working in a charming bookshop, the free-spirited Jilly is perfectly content with her newfound independence…until she meets a dashing naval officer who sparks her longing for a real happily ever after.
Captain Stephen Arrow is just home after years of service, and he’s in no hurry to give up his hard-won freedom. The meddlesome bluestocking Jilly Jones is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need…But there’s something about her that keeps drawing Stephen back to the bookshop. With her sparkling wit and understated beauty, she seems like a surprisingly real match for Stephen. But will a scandalous chapter in Jilly’s past stand in the way of their heated attraction? For this bachelor, nothing is impossible…
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Jilly Jones ran away from her husband, who was cruel and abusive. She along with her deceased fathers valet to go Mayfair and open a book store on Dreary Lane. There she meets Captain Stephen Arrow, a rude neighbor who's looking to have fun before he sells his recently inherited house. Stephen loves Jilly's exterior prim book store persona and can tell she's more and is hiding more. He wants to learn more about her an her secrets. The romance is romantic and sweet and heartbreaking at parts. I didn't expect the ending but I truly enjoyed this read! There were many problems the residence face and with Jilly in their corner and Stephen in hers, nothing can stop them! Great 3rd installment int he series!