Jewel

Jewel

by Beverly Jenkins

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Overview

A proposal she had no choice but to accept . . .

Though Eli Grayson is one of the most handsome, charming, and intelligent men in Grayson Grove, no one will take a chance on a confirmed bachelor. Unwilling to give up his dreams, Eli convinces his friend Jewel to pose as his wife. Their masquerade is to last just one night . . . but when word gets out, Eli and Jewel must tie the knot to save his career—and her reputation.

Became a love she never expected . . .

Angry at being forced to turn her life upside down, Jewel never imagined that a white-hot passion would consume her once she and Eli became husband and wife. Sharing a bed has turned their prim friendship into a sensuous love affair . . . but when a woman from Eli's past returns to stir up trouble, he and Jewel will learn just how far they'll go to protect the precious gem of their newfound passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061161353
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: Avon Historical Romance Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 434,643
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for inclusive romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.

To read more about Beverly, visit her at www.BeverlyJenkins.net.

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Jewel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Jenkins introduced Eli and Jewel in Vivid 'which is a must read', They were friends until an unplanned marriage led them on the wildest most sensual ride of their lives, love. The book is awesome! Anyone who loves a confident man and a strong woman will love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jewel Crowley had pretty much resigned herself to being a spinster, caring only for her father and brothers, tending to their needs for the rest of her life. Eli Grayson, the town¿s most notorious Lothario, has never been interested in having a wife. But when the success of a major business deal is dependent on his marital status, Eli has no choice but to produce a wife. The first person that comes to mind is Jewel. Anxious to secure the deal, Eli asks Jewel to pose as his wife. She scoffs at the idea, but eventually gives in. Jewel and Eli find themselves unable to resist the passion that sparks uncontrollably between them. And before long, a marriage that is supposed to be in name only turns into an unexpected love. Their love is put to the test, though, when a blast from Eli¿s past blows into town, bringing with it trouble and strife. I¿ve been an avid romance reader since my early teens, but since I am not a history buff, I shied away from any novel that was historical in nature. A dear friend urged me to give Beverly Jenkins a try, and even gave me my first set of Mrs. Jenkins novels. I was hooked from the very first read and eagerly anticipate each and every story written by this very talented author. Even though romance novels have to follow a certain plot structure, it is amazing what Mrs. Jenkins can do with that formulaic storyline. Not only does she turn it into a history lesson, but also a beautiful love story between strong characters. Even the staunchest critic of the romance genre would have a hard time not approving of her stories. Renee Williams, All the Buzz
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual Ms. Jenkins has written another great book. I loved the history in this book and i also loved the romance between Jewel and Eli. There are not enough words to express to tell readers if you want to know about black history then you need to pick up one of Ms. Jenkins books, i can guarantee you ..you will find something you did not know!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Eli Grayson's press comes under strain he seeks outside help to get it running again. However, when the stipulation includes that he have a wife, he implores Jewel Crowley to help him out of this bind. Although Jewel was supposed to play his wife just for one night, things take a turn for the worst. Now the whole town finds out that she and Eli were 'secretly married.' Far from the truth, Eli comes to a decision to make right the mess he brought to Jewel's door step. He proposes to keep the scandal from ruining Jewel's reputation. The moment they say I do, Eli takes serious his decision to marry her and try to make it the best arrangement as possible. Jewel's curious nature leads her to want to experience more from this man whose kisses literally makes her melt in her shoes. Ms. Jenkins has penned a wonderful love story of two people who've known each other most of their lives. After nearly ten years of returning to Grayson Grove, I'd say this book was worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the wait!
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Always entertaining and informative about little know black history facts. I learn something new every time i read one of her books. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I expected it after reading all the five star ratings. I found this book good but slow reading. About a man and a women get married first then find romance and love. Down right boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first historical romance I ever read (2yrs ago) ......... wow Ir felt more present day and u get a great history lesson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A she-kit limps in quickly with a broken leg. "H...help...me...p.....p..please." she mews looking behind her quite scared.
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Whimpered
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Can some please go to kaptain vamp only result and tell everyone that blake is lock out? Please. I beg you!
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Light mocha she-cat with white legs, ears, and underbelly with lovely brown eyes
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"Hello." A gray-blue shecat padded in. "I'm Stormspirit."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read 3 of BJ's books so far Vivid, Indigo, and Jewel! I'm just blowen away by here books! They are truly wonderful........so much so that I have read them twice, i've never done that with any other author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again entertaining, provocative and educational-loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Saga of the Graysons continues with the focus on Eli Grayson the handsome Cousin of Nate Grayson. Eli who is considered an ladies man is an Newspaper Man who had to put his dreams on hold. He is determined to revive the Towns Newspaper. But in order to do that he Enlists the help of Jewel a simple, earthy, and beautiful Daughter of the towns Lumberjack and Master builder to pretend to be his wife. There is only one Problem. She Can't stand the site of him. Has a wonderful ending and will hold your attention with twists and unexpected events that keep you reading.
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