Lover Be Mine
by Nicole Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a woman assigned to a marriage to a man twice her age for the sake of her family, Lady Sophie Fortin is resigned to her fate until Lord Jack Wilde lights her passions.
The Wildes have been feuding with the Fortins for as long as they can remember. It all leads back to a stolen love and a duel. When Jack is encouraged by his cousin to pursue /rescue Sophie from a loveless marriage he is intrigued by the prospect. When they meet at a ball, Jack becomes memorized by the prospect.
Chance meetings, a slow seduction and Sophie soon realizes that no relationship will ever be possible until the discord between their families is resolved.
A more modern Romeo and Juliet, the couple is caught between their families ancient history. Both Jack and Sophie are conflicted over the relationship and the cost.
I found this story charming, fun and a liberated version of historical fiction. It was pleasurable and captivating waiting for the romance and love match to slowly unfold through the story telling. If you are a fan of historical romance don’t miss Lover Be Mine.
This ARC copy of Lover Be Mine was given to me by Random House - Ballantine Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 28, 2013.