Romantic Encounters: An Anthology (Book 2)
A Touch of Romance
by Paullett Golden
Despite the odds, two poets manifest their dreams.
His recent appointment as Regius Professor has Jules Knowlton enjoying a life of leisure, one that begins with a writing retreat to stimulate his mind but ends with the unanticipated arousal of his heart. The problem? His newfound ladylove is arranged to marry someone else.
Leila Owen is a loyal and devoted daughter, one who would do anything for her family, anything except marry the suitor they’ve chosen for her. Using her poetic cunning, she schemes ways to convince her parents the man of her choice is a better match. The problem? The suitor is nothing if not perfect.
This is the love story of Jules and Leila, two poets who playact through life’s charade.
From second chance romances to mistaken identities, experience A Touch of Romance in this collection of one short novel and twelve bonus flash fiction pieces.
Steam Level 1: No sexual intimacy or off-page intimacy only.
Themes & Triggers: Multicultural
Tropes: Arranged Marriage, Forbidden Love, Beta Hero, Friends to Lovers, Opposites Attract.
Best Historical Romance of the Year (nomination)