Heiress Sophia Vanderwahl has come to realize her fiancé, Harlan Penn, is a philanderer. Looking for retribution, she sets out to find Harlan to give back his engagement ring, hiring an old rival of his to take her to Mexico. Although suspicious of her motives, Jack MacCauley needs the money to finance his own expedition. In this light-hearted seafaring romance, Jack and Sophie learn to trust each other as lovers and friends.
From Publishers Weekly: Crosby (On Bended Knee) stays true to form in this lively late-19th-century romance about Sophia Vanderwahl, a Boston heiress funding her delinquent fianc?, Harlan Penn, who has gone off to explore the Yucatan and, as it becomes apparent, the joy of native women. Looking for retribution, Sophia sets out to find Harlan and give back his engagement ring. She hires Jack MacAuley, an overbearing adventurerAand old rival of Harlan'sAto take her to Mexico. Though suspicious of Sophia's motives in using him, Jack needs the money to finance an expedition of his own. Jack is convinced that Sophia is out to sabotage his boat, but before long, angry sparks turn into romantic ones. Gradually Jack and Sophia each learn to trust the other as both lover and friend. The entertaining banter of Crosby's characters will keep readers engaged in this humorous romance. (Nov.)
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"Each tale is magnetic." -- Stella Cameron
"Tanya anne crosby writes remarkable love stories." -- Lisa Kleypas
Enticing adventurous historical romance. Fans of historical romance will cherish Tanya Ann Crosby latest novel, HAPPILY EVER AFTER. The enjoyable plot centers on two wonderful lead characters struggling to keep their libidos and their growing attraction to each other in check. This leads to humorous and dangerous scenarios that bring the late nineteenth century to life. Sophie is a fabulous lady who dreams of a lifetime of happiness with a beloved mate. Jack is an exciting hero whose desire for Sophie fights with his ethics to do the right thing with his betrothed passenger. Ms.Crosby entices her audience to seek more of her entertaining novels. -- A reviewer -
Woman hires man to find her missing fianc but finds love instead. Sophia Vanderwahl had hired Jack MacAuley to search for her philandering fianc. On the voyage from England to Yucatan, Sophia's feelings for Jack grow strong, making her forget she had ever promised anything to her fianc Harlan Penn. The characters may have been typical, but the Yucatan settings and legends are most unusual. They work quite well here, which makes the book interesting and magical. Tanya Anne Crosby has come up with another winner! -- Affaire de Coeur