At the Lowara Gypsy camp outside Windsor, England, a young Romany woman named Jade is about to lose her independence in a common marriage market transaction. Promised to the possessive abuser Dimitri, Jade fears for her future. When her father conspires to send her into the arms of another man to protect her from Dimitri, Jade balks at the idea . . . until she encounters Evan, the man her father intends for her.
Evan Dark—a half-Gypsy gentleman—is nothing like Dimitri. Caught in a battle between tribes, Jade is a piece of property, the ideal runaway bride. In order to escape Dimitri’s clutches, she sails for Charleston with Evan as his indentured servant. But, engaged to another woman as part of a plantation merger in South Carolina, Evan’s affiliation with Jade can never be more than professional.
Evan must choose between fulfilling his obligation to marry his betrothed or accept his overpowering passion for Jade, a woman his matchmaking Gypsy grandfather deemed the perfect Romany wife. In nineteenth-century America, where insincere tradition meets old money and arranged matrimony in upper-crust society, Evan faces the most difficult decision of his life: Remain loyal to the fiancée he holds in commitment . . . or be true to the lover he holds in his heart.
5/5 Coffee Cups, Coffee Time Romance
"I fell in love with the intense passion, exciting adventures, the love that would not be beaten down, and the vivid and colorful depiction that make this a fantastic journey for those readers who want to take a trip within these wonderful pages."
4.5 Stars, Affaire de Coeur Magazine
“This is a passionate and unique story that will claim the reader's heart. It is one for the personal collection, a curl up on the couch romance.”
- Lauren Calder
5/5 Blue Ribbons, Romance Junkies
“. . . all the passion, angst, heartache, and deception necessary to ensure that there isn’t a dull moment . . . plenty of subplots to captivate the imagination and pull you a little further into the characters’ lives.”
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