Determined to never marry because she would end up having to give up her independance, Emily Shaw rents a room to hold meetings of her Women's League. She never counted on being attracted to the downstairs tenant.
Jasper St David is just trying to make a go of his new business. He definitely didn't have time to be distracted by his beautiful upstairs neighbor. Learning that Emily is determined not to allow a man to distract her from her future, Jasper sets out to challenge that belief.
Can this unlikely duo find a middle ground in which they find the love they weren't looking for?
Loved this story!! I wasn't too impressed with Jasper when he was in Defying the Earl. He just seemed to be out for the quick buck and it didn't bother him that his family didn't have any money. He just kept spending it.
We see a different side of him in this story. In Defying, we see Jasper through his brother's eyes. Now we see the real him. He is trying his hardest to make a name for himself and to start a legitimate business. He wants it to go well to prove to his brother that the money he earn to bring them back from financial disaster wasn't a fluke. That is not to say that the carefree young man is gone, because he isn't. We see his playfulness come out when he is with Emily.
Emily has developed a distrust of men after what her father did to her and her mother. She doesn't want to have to count on another man to give her the things she needs. She wants to do it on her own. She doesn't like that she is falling for Jasper because she thinks that makes her weak. Jasper makes her realize that this isn't true. Just because you have a man in your life, it doesn't mean that you have no say about what goes on in it.
Another great read by Bryant!! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!