Her lawfully wedded husband
When Angeline Scott's business is in trouble, she turns to the one man who can helpRJ Davet. She needs him to pose as her husband to secure a vital deal. Surely that shouldn't be too difficult, seeing as RJ played that role spectacularly well until their marriage fell apart!
Opening the door to RJ again makes Angel realize something immediately: she's never gotten over him. But can she convince him of that before this deal is struck and he walks out of her life once more?
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This was one of my favourite tropes. The married reunion. It reminded me a little of Catherine Spencer's The Millionaire's Marriage. An estranged couple forced to live together to appear happily married in front of someone important in their lives. In this case, Angeline Scott needs to expand her business TeaLC (cute name) and the answer is a fabulous herbal tea grown in central Europe or further east. Only trouble is the owners of the tea plantation want to deal with a stable family firm. The only family Angeline has is her estranged husband RJ Davet who walked away from their youthful marriage three years ago. RJ has come a long way from his rough and tumble roots but he knows he will never be good enough for Angelina in the eyes of her father and the friends she grew up with. The only hope of Angelina being reinstated in her father's good graces is if RJ stays away. So the two of them just need to pretend for one night. Except things get out of hand and they have to travel together to the tea plantation and (gasp) share a bedroom. This is basically a nice story about nice people. They married young and for various reasons, they broke up, kind of, when it looked like life was taking them in different directions. It was more complicated than that and it was good to see them work things through. Ending was satisfactory.
An unexpected reunion story! Keeping secrets in the past only led to them falling apart, but can being forced together again work in their favor? The plot is interesting, but I found it hard to connect totally with the characters. Not a disappointing outcome though, so overall a solid read! Angeline Scott finds herself in need of a husband ... and since she has an estranged one, she decides to cash in on that and ask him for a huge favor! R.J. Davet never got over Angel, and tries his best to turn down her request, but he just can't make himself hurt her. He never thought he was good enough for her, but if something he can provide will help her business, he will risk the heartbreak he knows he'll be going through when they part again.