Josephine 'Jojo' Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she's been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop and nothing will distract her from her goals. That is, until handsome George Brooks begins to pursue her. Then the return of her childhood nemesis complicates her life even further No girl is immune to Adam Morgan's charm. But when a wound brings him home from the War Between the States, it's a girl he used to call "Pest" who's turning the tables. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart; but he just can't get the ugly duckling turned swan off his mind. Jojo, too, can't deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he's always been such a flirt-how can she take him seriously? he can't possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her. As the war rages on, Adam's feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo's determination to resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, even when she doesn't know what it is "Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom."-Detroit Free Press Beverly Jenkins writes a captivating novel with the right combination of romance, history, action, and a dash of quick-witted humor. With well-sculpted characters and well-drawn setting, this is a perfect novel to interest teens into reading other romances.dz-Romantic Times Jenkins combines accurate and little-known historical details with bold heroes and sassy heroines . . . who could ask for more?-Romantic Times
About the Author
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary "Love Between the Covers" and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.