Will Walsh is a terrific sailor. And a terrible ex. Just ask Mae Mercer, the woman he left behind when a too-good-to-refuse promotion to the elite ranks of the Navy came on the eve of their wedding.
Will might be a force of nature when he’s hunting down pirates and drug dealers, but that’s nothing compared to the way he capsizes Mae’s world when he returns home to Heart’s Ease. On a mission to reclaim her heart, he knows that failure isn’t an option. But this time, he might have to concede defeat: the only thing stronger than his desire to claim her is Mae’s desire to preserve her freedom.
Can Mae resist the temptation to jump into this very able-bodied seaman’s open arms? Or will his wilful desire win out?
About the Author
A USA TODAY bestselling author, Victoria lives on the island of Newfoundland, and is fiercely proud of her home. She can imagine no better setting for her works, and hopes that her readers will one day come to witness Newfoundland and Labrador's rustic beauty for themselves. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada and the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
How do you get over the love of your life? And what do you do when he shows up in your hometown unexpectedly? In this the fifth novel in her Heart’s Ease series, Victoria Barbour whisks us away once again to a small Newfoundland outport where we meet Mae and Will and encounter all the usual antics of Aunt Ida. *deep sigh* Barbour has done an incredible job of creating the perfect balance of romantic conflict in this story, which is often one of the most difficult parts of a romance novel to nail—and nail it she did. By far my favourite now in the series, Willful Desire is a fantastic addition to this already fabulous series. I highly recommend it.
A delightfully romantic love story! I was so pleased when Victoria Barbour decided to write a fifth story for her Heart's Ease series. WILFUL DESIRE is set in Newfoundland, Canada, and the characters are like a big family meeting on certain occasions. Some come back home and some decide to stay. Ms. Barbour has outdone herself with this sweet and romantic love story! I love strong, independent women like Mae! Will and Mae had once been in love and decided to get married, but the marriage was cancelled because Will, a Canadian sailor in the Navy, was sent on a mission. Being away for two years, Will has to come back to Heart's Ease and it's inevitable that their paths will cross again! Is there still a a spark ready to flare again? Both characters are headstrong and stubborn . . . Will they forget the past and start over again? Will wants Mae so much that he's willing to do anything to gain her trust back. Of course their relationship will have their ups and downs, but Will's charm will work its magic on Mae. There's still a beautiful chemistry between these two and the passion is very much alive! This story is very well written with a touch of humor. Altogether an extremely refreshing and pleasing book! *Reviewed for Books & Benches