A year and a half after her husband’s tragic death, all Lady Julianna Barrows wants is to be left alone and forget that most of her heart went with him when he passed. Instead, she finds herself the subject of many a matchmaking scheme and lurid offer to ease her widowhood, as well as save her fading fortune. Desperate to avoid having to remarry, she takes on a position as a tutor, only to discover that the man she’s helping unexpectedly stirs her heart and passion.
Nash Wolverton boxed his way out of the London slums and into immense wealth, but he couldn’t care less about Society’s approval. Except he has his by-blow daughter’s future to consider. To ensure her acceptance into Society, he’ll endure anything―including procuring a
tutor to transform him into a gentleman so he can secure a suitable, boring wife.
Yet what he wants changes the moment he hires Julianna. She may be a lady, but she’s far from tedious. Bold and compassionate, she is nothing like the women of the ton. Suddenly, she’s elicited a simmering desire in him, and even a longing to love and be loved that he always thought out of his reach. Knowing what he planned to settle for can now never be enough, he vows to win her love. But as the walls she’s built begin to crumble, Julianna’s fears threaten to tear them apart and she alone must decide if protecting her heart trumps breaking Nash’s.
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My Thoughts: I love a story that brings two people together from different worlds. Julianna knows what love is, has loved and knows how to give love. Nash grew up without love and struggles to accept it. Julianna and Nash have a wonderful chemistry and it was a joy reading them come together. Ms. Johnstone’s writing flows beautifully on the pages and you’ll be happy you read this book. Look at the cover, it’s gorgeous!
A message from Julie Johnstone:
Good morning Romance Lovers! I’m thrilled to be here today at Romance Reader Girl to share with you my newest release, After Forever, A Whisper of Scandal Novel. First, I’d like to thank Lindsey for so
generously having me! When I conceived the idea for After Forever I planned for it to be a novella, but as I started writing Lady Julianna Barrows and Mr. Nash Wolverton’s story, I realized very quickly that their story of heartbreaking loss and redeeming love needed a much larger scale than the one I planned, thus my novella became a novel! These two characters are quite different from anything I’ve ever written and very special to me because they each in their own unique way embody how love can truly rescue a person.
I would love to hear stories about how love has rescued you! Or if you don’t want to share, simply say hi! Every commenter will be entered in the chance to win one of my ebooks. (Winner’s choice!)
-Romance Reader Girl