Once Upon an Achingly Beautiful Kiss
#5 The Whickertons in Love
In this second-chance Regency romance by USA Today bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author BREE WOLF, two childhood friends discover that while love is patient, it certainly is helpful to have a matchmaking grandmother at hand.
A forgotten lady.
A tortured earl.
And an invitation that will change their lives.
England 1803: LADY JULIET BEAUMONT, eldest daughter to the Earl of Whickerton, has loved and lost…long ago. With her hopes dashed, she turns away from seeking a match and continues on as her grandmother’s faithful companion, grateful to find happiness in her wild, boisterous and utterly unconventional family. Yet, every once in a while, a distant part of Juliet’s soul cries out for the man she once loved, unable to even contemplate the notion of choosing another. After all, one cannot give away one’s heart if it is no longer in one’s possession, can one.
CHRISTOPHER HURST, EARL OF LOCKHART, left England years ago, turning his back not only on his family and the title that was never meant for him, but also on his dearest friend. Always has he loved Juliet, and yet it is only in the very moment that Fate forces him from these shores that he realizes he is in love with her. The realization comes far too late.
Until the Dowager Countess of Whickerton—known to those who love her as Grandma Edie—calls Christopher back to England. He doubts whether it is wise to return, afraid he will find Juliet married to another; however, no one in their right mind would ever dare refuse the dowager.
And so, Christopher does return…and the moment he finds Juliet’s bewitching green eyes look into his once more, he knows he cannot lose her a second time.