When it comes to love, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she gave up ten years ago at the insistence of her disapproving family. What if shes missed her only chance for real happiness?
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Since Anna broke his heart, Rick has moved onor so he thinks. Out in Australia, hes worked hard to build a successful careerand a solid wall around his feelings.
The words forgive and forget arent in Rick's vocabulary. The word regret is definitely in Annas. So, when they meet again on his book tour of England, its an opportunity for closure.
But memories intrudethe pure sensuality of what they once shared, the pain of parting … And she has to deal with another man from her past, while his celebrity status makes him the focus of unwanted attention.
With Annas image-obsessed family still ready to interfere and Rick poised to return to Australia, can she persuade him to risk his heart again?
This contemporary re-telling of Jane Austens last completed novel is the second book in Juliet Archers Darcy & Friends series, offering fresh insights into the hearts and minds of Austens irresistible heroes.