They manage to escape, and Phillip brings James with him when he returns to Boston and Cassie, not being aware that the two already know each other. Torn between friendship and love, honor and passion, against a backdrop of violence and historical upheaval, Cassie and James try to fight a love that refuses to be denied.
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blurb: It’s 1943; Cassie Atherton’s fiancé Phillip Davis is fighting in the war, and she is doing her part as an American nurse in England. When nursing a seriously injured English captain named Edward James Harrison, Cassie suddenly finds herself truly in love for the very first time. Instantly drawn to each other, Cassie tries to resist James’s shameless flirting but the two of them grow close during his convalescence. They know their futures lie elsewhere but neither expect their parting to come when the unexpected death of her father calls Cassie back home. James returns to active duty and ends up on a mission with Phillip in Japan, where both men are captured. Their joint suffering in the POW camp under Lieutenant Dai bonds them as the best of friends.
Cassie made her way down the curved white and black staircase to greet whoever was at the door. Rafe, the butler, took a step back in surprise. Phillip stepped past him and met her gaze.
Relief and joy burst through her. She cried out his name and launched herself at him. “Oh my God!” She wrapped her arms tight around him and sobbed into his neck. “You’re really here. You’re alive!”
His arms were like tight bands around her waist and he rubbed his face against hers, kissing her neck, then her cheek before catching her mouth.
When he finally set her back on her feet, she heard her mother coming up behind them and turned to let Sarah see Phillip for herself. Out of the corner of her eye Cassie caught sight of someone still in the dark doorway behind Phillip. “Oh, you brought someone with you? I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t see you stand–“
The man stepped forward, filling the doorway, filling the foyer with his presence, and filling Cassie with a mix of joy and panic.
He was looking at her, studying her.His dark eyes . . . caramel eyes, Cassie remembered, moved over her and there was no doubt in her mind that though he’d never seen her, he knew who she was.
Phillip turned from greeting Sarah with a hug, and smiled as he beckoned James to come closer. “May I introduce Captain James Harrison?”
“Oh, pleased to meet you, Captain. Please, come in.”
“If it wasn’t for James, I wouldn’t be here,” Phillip said seriously.
“Yes, we heard that you had been in some prison in Japan. However did you escape? Oh listen to me. You must be exhausted and hungry. Forgive me. Have you seen your parents yet?” Sarah asked, guiding Phillip across the beige marble floor into the sitting room.
Cassie couldn’t seem to move. James’s eyes held her still even as they moved over her fervently as if trying to suck all of her in and comparing it to the picture of her he had in his mind.
Did he find her lacking?
She ran a nervous hand along side of her black wool skirt. The movement seemed to jerk him out of his thoughts.
His gaze met hers and his eyes . . . oh sweet lord, those beautiful eyes, seemed to soften.
“I knew it,” he whispered.
He almost seemed to be talking to himself and not directly at her. “I knew you’d be beautiful.”
Her face went hot and she cleared her throat, forcing herself to speak, to guide him away fromthat line of conversation. “Are you . . . well?”
James nodded slowly. “Yes, Cassandra.”