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Tempt Me with Diamonds
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Tempt Me with Diamonds
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New York Times–Bestselling Author: "A dash of mystery, and a delightful final twist . . . a sensual Edwardian romance sure to please Feather's many fans." —Library Journal

Three friends who met at an elite English boarding school take on the town—and the ton—one by one, in this sparkling series about love, loss, and lustrous gemstones . . .

A FINE ROMANCE . . .

Diana Sommerville seems to have it all—beauty, brains, and vast wealth, thanks to her family's ownership of a diamond mine abroad. But when her beloved brother dies in battle and leaves a lion's share of his estate to his best friend, Diana finds herself in a situation that seems scripted for the stage: Sharing her family home with the man she used to love—and now loathes. Worse, her unfaithful former fiancé has already moved in . . .

OR AN EXCELLENT FAKE?

Rupert Lacey didn't expect Diana to take the news without a fight. Still, he didn't expect her to bring the battle directly to their newly shared doorstep—complete with a full set of trunks, and a full set of orders to the staff. Yet there she is, bold, regal . . . magnificent as ever. Now they would face a formidable challenge: to ignore each other—and the unanswered questions that stood between them. The only sure thing is their still blazing desire. But with a woman like Diana, it will take nothing less than a momentous misunderstanding, a missing prized mare, and a shocking revelation to restore a love that hasn't lost its shine . . .

"Irresistibly sexy and witty, Jane Feather is one of the all-time greats of historical romance." —Madeline Hunter, New York Times best

New York Times–Bestselling Author: "A dash of mystery, and a delightful final twist . . . a sensual Edwardian romance sure to please Feather's many fans." —Library Journal

Three friends who met at an elite English boarding school take on the town—and the ton—one by one, in this sparkling series about love, loss, and lustrous gemstones . . .

A FINE ROMANCE . . .

Diana Sommerville seems to have it all—beauty, brains, and vast wealth, thanks to her family's ownership of a diamond mine abroad. But when her beloved brother dies in battle and leaves a lion's share of his estate to his best friend, Diana finds herself in a situation that seems scripted for the stage: Sharing her family home with the man she used to love—and now loathes. Worse, her unfaithful former fiancé has already moved in . . .

OR AN EXCELLENT FAKE?

Rupert Lacey didn't expect Diana to take the news without a fight. Still, he didn't expect her to bring the battle directly to their newly shared doorstep—complete with a full set of trunks, and a full set of orders to the staff. Yet there she is, bold, regal . . . magnificent as ever. Now they would face a formidable challenge: to ignore each other—and the unanswered questions that stood between them. The only sure thing is their still blazing desire. But with a woman like Diana, it will take nothing less than a momentous misunderstanding, a missing prized mare, and a shocking revelation to restore a love that hasn't lost its shine . . .

"Irresistibly sexy and witty, Jane Feather is one of the all-time greats of historical romance." —Madeline Hunter, New York Times best

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About the Author-
  • Jane Feather is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty historical romances, including Trapped by Scandal, Trapped at the Altar, and An Unsuitable Bride. She was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in the south of England. She currently lives in Washington, DC, with her family. There are more than 11 million copies of her books in print. Visit her on the Web at janefeatherauthor.com.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 5, 2018
    Turn-of-the-century lovers divided by lies and distrust rekindle their romance in this capable but one-note series launch from Feather (Reckless Seduction). It’s 1902 and Diana Sommerville has just returned to London from her dead father’s gold and diamond mines in South Africa to discover an infuriating situation. Her older brother Jem, killed in battle fighting the Boers, left his share of the family holdings to his best friend, Rupert Lacey, the unfaithful ex-fiancé Diana dumped two years ago in Africa. Now they must share the house and the family businesses—all of them—in what Rupert hopes will be a “civilized arrangement.” To satisfy society’s curiosity, they’ll pretend they’re married when they’re in public. The problem is forgetting they’re not married when they’re in private. Although the premise raises questions about colonialism, Feather sticks to the usual story of former lovers reconciling once they’ve regained each other’s trust. Diana is a strong heroine who’s more than equal to her troubled hero in intelligence—and stubbornness. Feather’s fans and new readers will enjoy this series opener, as long as they don’t expect it to dig too deep.

  • Library Journal

    December 1, 2018

    Diana Somerville has just returned from Africa and is appalled to learn that her brother Jem, killed in the Boer War, left his half of their inheritance (including the houses) to his best friend--and her ex-fiancé--Col. Rupert Lacey. Of course, living in the same house with Rupert will not be easy--or proper--for either of them, so they agree to let everyone think the engagement was never broken and they married abroad. The only problem is the annoying attraction that still sizzles between them. Well-matched protagonists spar their way to love and trust in a romance awash in deception and unanswered questions. VERDICT An ingenious plot, well-developed characters, an unfortunate misunderstanding, a dash of mystery, and a delightful final twist result in a sensual Edwardian romance sure to please Feather's many fans. Feather (Trapped by Scandal) lives in Washington, DC. [Previewed in Kathryn Howe's "Love Changes Everything," LJ 10/15/18.]

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    January 1, 2019
    In this series debut, the heiress to a diamond mine discovers that her unwelcome houseguest has a legitimate claim to her estate--and to her heart.Diana Sommerville is surprised to find Rupert Lacey, her late brother's best friend--and her ex-fiance--in her Cavendish Square mansion. The last time she saw Rupert, he was in South Africa, where he and Jem had helped the English army protect her family's diamond mine before Jem was killed in battle. "Pointless to die in a war over diamonds and gold," Diana remarks. And she would be married by now if Rupert hadn't betrayed her. Now, Rupert tells her, they will have to share the mansion, since Jem left half the estate to him and he does not intend to move out. To avoid a scandal, Diana enlists the help of her friends Petra and Fenella to pretend that she and Rupert are already married until the two of them can reach an agreement on how to divide the assets. Inhabited by a horse named Kimberly Diamond and a pair of dogs named Hera and Hercules, the house has more sentimental than financial value for Diana. But as her old feelings resurface, heated arguments with Rupert over how to run the estate get even hotter in the bedroom. Rupert, ever the gentleman squatter, tries to win Diana's heart with honesty and consideration. But just like she did with the estate, Diana makes him work for what's already his.For the girl who has everything--diamonds, a mansion, a racehorse--finding someone to share it with is the best gift of all. A solid start to the series.

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