Running from her past, Stumbling into the unknown, and Drawn to a future she cannot have.
Elizabeth Bennet left it all behind when she accepted Colonel Fitzwilliam’s hand. Dragging her sister Jane, her cousin Billy Collins, and a horrible secret along with her, she leaves her home and family in the United States and sets sail for England… and safety. Expecting to meet her new husband when he returns from the Boer front, she is shocked to learn that not only does his family not believe her, but he has gone missing.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is only doing his duty. Trying to learn the truth of what happened to Colonel Fitzwilliam, while temporarily sheltering the woman who claims to be married to his cousin, he encounters more than he bargained for. She understands almost nothing of the world she stepped into, and her independent ways threaten to defeat her before she has even begun. Unfortunately, she is close to defeating him, as well. Pledged to marry another, but honour-bound to do all he can for Fitzwilliam’s wife, his equanimity and fortitude are tested whenever she is near.
When news of Fitzwilliam comes, at last, it brings both grief and complications. Surprises, possibilities, and agonising choices… Will Darcy and Elizabeth find a path to love? Or will new revelations tear them apart before they are even together?
From the author of These Dreams and Nefarious, Tempted is a deliciously nuanced tale of longing and trust. With good people in impossible places, close-knit families, and secrets working in the dark, Darcy and Elizabeth have to fight every step for their future.
Honour and loyalty war with the dream of hearts that were made for each other. Lose yourself in Tempted today.