A wounded hero...A British lady...An unforgettable love. Haunted by war wounds and the woman who left him, Ex-Delta Army Sergeant Joe Warren is a man scarred body and soul. His life as he knew it is over, and he has idea where to go from here. When his sister begs him to rescue a young woman in trouble, Joe reluctantly agrees to help-and comes face-to-face with the most beautiful-willful, stubborn, and sexy-woman he's ever met. Lady Lydia Benedict yearns for a life of passion and adventure, one where she's appreciated for her brains as well as her beauty. But she panics when she awakens-still dressed in her ball gown-and discovers that the priceless pearl necklace she'd worn to a charity ball the night before is missing. To make matters worse, Lydia never got permission from her mother to borrow the necklace, and it's her brother, who trusted her with the irreplaceable pearl, who'll be punished if it isn't found. Joe is Lydia's only hope, but the hard-hearted soldier and the British aristocrat find themselves at odds as time runs out. Can Joe allow himself to trust ather woman? Can Lydia fall in love with a man who's thing like the sophisticated gentlemen she's kwn all her life? Can two people from such different worlds find a way to fulfill each other's deepest desires?
Joan Johnston is the top ten New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of 57 novels and novellas with more than 15 million copies of her books in print. She has been a director of theatre, drama critic, newspaper editor, college professor, and attorney on her way to becoming a full-time writer. You can find out more about Joan and contact her at her website, www.joanjohnston.com, at www.facebook.com/joanjohnstonauthor, or through https: //twitter.com/joanjohnston.