She Risked Her Heart
She risked her heart every time she was with him, but she couldn’t deny him.
UPON YOUR RETURN by Marie Lavender
Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.
But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress.
Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.
Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society…
I have a bit of a soft spot for Fara Bellamont, the protagonist of Upon Your Return. She is a lady who is stuck in a time when ladies must do what is expected of them. But, Fara is not the typical lady. She is stubborn and, most of all, she believes in true love. She is a dreamer of sorts in a time when the ladies of her class are stuck in arranged marriages. That is why I equally love the hero, Grant Hill. Grant is a forward thinking man who finds Fara’s quirks charming and he respects her convictions. They seem like the perfect match, right? Unfortunately, many forces keep them away from one another. I won’t give away any more for fear of spoilers, but I think you will find the story just as charming as I do.
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“It’s a pity. I would have kept you longer.”