She has a passion for unlocking the secrets of the past.…Archaeologist Carter Wessex is drawn to Farrell Mountain to solve a centuries old mystery—and find a fortune in hidden gold. One thing stands in her way: Nick Farrell, a notorious corporate raider with no patience for trespassers on his land, and way too much sex appeal. After an explosive introduction, Carter abandons the project…but with Nick in hot pursuit.What she finds is something more valuable than gold.…Though wary of Nick’s change of heart, Carter is soon swept up into the mystery—and the arms of a man she swore she’d never fall for. As buried secrets surface and passion grows, the shocking details of the missing gold are revealed. So are Nick’s true motives, leaving Carter to wonder…has everything between them been just another cunning ruse? And how many more secrets has he yet to share?It will take a heart of gold to find the truth—and have faith in a timeless love.…“One of my all-time favorite contemporary romances.” —Joyfully Reviewed“This story is a must.” —Huntress Reviews
Where else but America could your career include being corporate attorney, a Harvard Medical School Chief of Staff, and a writer of vampire novels? That is a description of the career path of J. R. Ward, who graduated from Smith College with a double major in History and Art History, then earned her law degree.
Ward has authored over thirty novels, including her series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, which attained the #1 best seller's lists of the New York Times and USA Today. With 15 million copies sold, and published in 25 countries around the world, Ward has won the prestigious award from the Romance Novel Writers of America.
J. R. Ward has described her idea of a perfectly heavenly day of writing, spending it with her computer, her dog, and her coffee pot. She resides in the south with her husband and her beloved golden retriever.