What happens when the one you want is the only one you can’t have?
It was set in stone. After years of rebelling against everything good and wholesome, I’d agreed to an arranged marriage as part of a business proposition.
Elle and I hadn’t spent any time together, though, aside from talking on the phone.
After a long-distance relationship, I planned to move into a guesthouse on her family’s property so we could get to know each other before the wedding.
Elle was unlike anyone I'd ever been with. She was so innocent, and I had to respect her choice to wait until after we were married to have sex.
In the months before moving, I’d accepted that as my fate--even learned to control my desires.
Until I got there and met her…the one.
That was when restraint became a problem…especially since “the one” wasn’t Elle.
It was her sister, Evangeline.
For the first time in my life, I was falling in love.
And I was screwed.
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.