I should mention first and foremost my due date was May 6th. By the time you read this, I may have had my own baby or not. I wrote this ahead of time, just in case. Once I am home, I’ll share one photo as I’ve talked so much about this journey with all of you.
Why is it family never sees how you grow or change? No matter what we accomplish in life, to your siblings and your parents we can be stuck in a pattern for years and years and years. On a personal note, I’m the responsible oldest child. I call home and my mom and dad will launch into ways I can help my other siblings or them, because again I’m the oldest so it’s my job to always be the helper. I don’t mind. I love both my sisters, my brother, my parents, but I also love my husband and my daughters. So my help needs to be wanted by the other party these days and not just because my mom asked me to do something.
Anyhow this is the feeling that really gets Scarlett Hawke. Sure there is a serious threat against her family. Someone is out to kill all of them and she takes that seriously. However she is also determined to not let this crazy person into her life that she’s building. She refuses to take her father’s money and goes to get investors to help her grow her all organic makeup company that’s already growing on its own. And if she needs a temporary husband to help her achieve her goal and not use her family’s coffers, then she’ll do it. When she met James Clancy, she was absolutely sure he was perfectly poor and perfect for her plans.
And then at the end of the month you’ll get Chelsea’s story. Chelsea’s only passion in life besides dressing well of course and knowing all the right people is her art. She’s a painter but she doesn’t believe herself any good to support herself this way. She’s been taught all her life she’s supposed to marry a rich man and run his estate. Part of her misses her young life in California, but she went to elite boarding school and colleges with the rich and famous of European nobility. So she doesn’t care about love and part of her thinks the emotional pull was her parents liability and curse. So she is absolutely not prepared to fall for a man who makes wine for a living and lives off how he tills the land. Alex is everything she’s not supposed to want, but the more time she spends with him, he’s all she desires.
Scarlett doesn’t want a billionaire. James refuses to mention he’s one. He’s there to protect her, not fall for her.
She’s on the run. He’s a distraction. They’re begging for trouble.
James Clancy made a promise, and he intends to keep it. But protecting his former Marine buddy’s sister proves to be more than he bargained for. He’s already been burned once. He’s not about to let that happen again.
The last thing Scarlett Hawke needs is a babysitter. What she needs is a husband, and a way out. When she meets James, she knows he’s oh-so-wrong for her, but resisting him might be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do… until she discovers who he really is and just how dangerous that can be.
Will Scarlett let love happen or will it only make her complicated life worse? Can she trust her heart to a man who was supposed to hate her?