Fiona Delaporte has an impossible assignment – to care for her newly widowed brother-in-law and his tiny daughter. (The newly widowed tall, dark and delicious brother-in-law she’s secretly wanted for five long, frustrating years.)
Christian Hartley would rather spend time with anyone except the tempting woman who reminds him so much of his cherished wife. But she has six weeks leave from her cruise-liner job on the other side of the world, and seems determined to do her family duty. How can craving the wrong sister feel so right?
WARNING:Contains one hot man who always gets what he wants – in bed and out.
Fiona’s sister Jan has only be deceased for 8 days, and to her parent’s request, she has temporarily moved into her brother-in-law Christian’s house, to help him out and to bond with her niece, Nicola.
The problem is, since Fiona set eyes on Christian – at his wedding to her sister – she has been attracted to him ever since and has secretly wanted him for five, long years. So to move in with him for five and a half weeks will be torture. She has to keep her feelings to herself and not slip up.
Christian loved Jan, but then he met Fiona on his wedding day and something stirred inside of him. He wanted her too. Don’t get him wrong, he adored Jan and whenever Fiona came to visit, he would make himself scarce, which in turn made Fiona think he didn’t like her. No, it was so he wouldn’t be tempted by her.
Now that Jan is gone and Fiona is staying for a while until she goes back to work on her cruise-liner, Christian doesn’t want her around. She reminds him of Jan too much but also he’s craved her for years too and it would be too hard to have her around him without giving into temptation. They were both forbidden fruits they couldn’t have.
Kris Pearson wrote this book to perfection in my eyes. It’s about two people, who secretly love each other but, alas, they can’t do anything about it as it’s a forbidden relationship. They both hide their feelings well around each other, at least for a little while. They do try to stay away from each other as you could feel the sexual tension between them but when an accident causes Fiona to need help, Christian can’t stay away, no matter how much he feels he should…
Don’t be put off from reading this book from the title. It is no way a sordid love affair behind a sister’s back. It is much more than that. It’s about being forbidden to each other, loving each other from afar and never knowing the other has harboured feelings for so long until they are forced into admitting them. It sounds wrong as Christian was married to her sister. He really did love Jan, but he loved Fiona too. He did his best to stay away, but in the end, love conquers all.
It takes a long time for them both to have sex. Albeit, their chemistry is hot and no matter how much they tried to stay away, it just wasn’t happening. But you could really see the love they had for each other and really it was Christian pursuing the relationship with Fiona until the very end. When they did have sex, it was special for them both, finally having the chance to be as one.
It also highlights the issue of how long a widower should wait before starting a new relationship. It took about two/three months before they finally got together and the ending was so sweet. Jan wrote them both letters before she passed away, and you get to understand her feelings about the two of them.
This really was a great read that I couldn’t put down. It pulled me in with the whole forbidden storyline and when they finally succumb to their feelings, no matter how much Fiona felt it was wrong until the very end, it was so right for the both of them to be together at last.