Eli Grayson is trying to get the town
newspaper up and running again, but no investors will risk
their money on the confirmed bachelor. Having no other
options he asks his long time friend Jewel to pretend to be
his wife, just for the night. Soon the people of the small
town find out about the marriage and Eli has no choice but
to marry Jewel secretly so that he does not lose the paper.
Jewel never thought the plan was a
good one and now she is angry that she is being forced into
marriage. She plans to make the best of it until she can
find a way out of the vows in a year or two. The attraction
grows from a friendship into a true love match quickly, but
will the sparks be put out when a former lover of Eliís
comes back to cause trouble?
Jewel is a touching and sensual romance.
Jewel is just the right amount of strong for a woman and Eli
is the classic bad boy turned good man. I do think that
Cecile was a bit over the top and the story would have been
just as good without the bad guy plot. Overall I really
liked Jewel, it was a good read.