The Illusions of Love is a romance, yes. But it is also a character study of a family that has somehow lost its way. It’s a coming-of-age story introducing Sarah Jane Trowbridge, a young woman whose romantic dreams clash with reality when her grandmother “buys” her a husband who clearly doesn’t want her. It’s the story of the moral dilemma of her new husband, Dante Muir, who struggles to reconcile what he’s always believed of himself with the cold-blooded bastard who agrees to marry in order to save the family estate.
Mostly, this is Sarah Jane’s story, her journey from timid dreamer to a woman in her own right, and what she learns along the way. Or, to hear Sarah Jane tell it:
Some people might be born to climb mountains, lead armies, or change the world. But most people could only do the best they could under the circumstances, living their lives as honestly as possible, hoping to make those they loved comfortable, helping those less fortunate, and trying not to hurt anyone else along the way.
About the author
Kasey Michaels began her career scribbling her stories on yellow legal pads while the family slept. She totally denies she chiseled them into flat rocks, but yes, she began her career a long time ago. Now Kasey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 110 books. Kasey has received four coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, three for historical romance, The Secrets of the Heart, The Butler Did It, and A Gentleman By Any Other Name, and for the contemporary romance Love To Love You Baby. She is a recipient of the RITA, a Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency era historical romances. She is an Honor Roll author in Romance Writers of America, Inc., and is a past president of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Please visit Kasey at www.KaseyMichaels.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKaseyMichaels.