You begin this tale through the eyes of Jordan Radcliffe, a woman who like many of us, has dedicated her life to her husband and children. However, she discovered that her husband was having an affair and has been working on their marriage for several months with the help of a marriage counselor. Until the day she discovers it has all been a lie…
While out of town visiting her family for the weekend, Jordan speaks with her husband on the phone and as they finish their conversation and say goodbye, he does not hang up correctly and Jordan hears his comments to his lover that he cannot wait to make partner in his firm so he can divorce his wife. While Jordan’s husband and lover proceed to make love there in the office, Jordan comes to the final cruel realization that her marriage is truly over and has been a sham and lie the past few months that her husband has seemed to be “working” on changing.
Left with three children to raise, Jordan has little time to dwell on the second round of pain that her husband has dealt her. She must move back to her family ranch and find employment in order to get herself and her life back on track.
Jordan has endured the worst of all betrayals and survived to move on with her life as best as she can when she meets the sexy and strong Owen Gage, an architect that she hopes will hire her as an interior designer. Among double crossing and lies, Jordan and Owen begin to get close and intimate as their desire burns secretly. However, can she heal the wounds of her heart and be able to trust another again, and will Owen be able to give himself completely to Jordan in order to be the man she truly deserves or will he leave as he plans to upon the completion of his job?
Learning to heal and trust your heart once more while allowing yourself to believe that you do deserve love and to be loved after a painful betrayal is the heart wrenching lessons in this excellent tale of love the second time around. I am most definitely looking for my own personal “Owen Gage” after reading this story which promises to stay with me for a long time to come…
EVEN THE MOST TIGHTLY LOCKED HEART HAS A KEY.
After learning of her husband’s affair, Jordan Radcliffe is crushed, but she knows she must stay strong for her three young children. So she moves back to Rosewood, the idyllic horse farm where she grew up. Wishing only to recover and reassess her life, Jordan feels an undeniable attraction to architect Owen Gage—and does her best to ignore it. Her heart is too fragile to love again.
Yet when Owen, who himself is wary of any romantic involvement, offers her a job she badly needs, Jordan has no choice but to accept, even though it means she’ll be working alongside him every day. And that closeness could intensify the connection between them—a desire as unnerving as it is powerful.