My understanding is that a novel synopsis is a brief plot outline that introduces the main characters, what they want, the conflict they face, and how they resolve it. In this case, in 200 words.
When Lara Carrington convinces an Irish shipbuilder to help her escape an arranged marriage, she never imagines he’ll ignite her passions and awaken her to love. Michael McCormick is everything Lara wants in a man, with one exception – her aristocrat father will never approve of him. Even so, Lara is determined to pass Michael off as a rich businessman from Ireland she eloped with, certain the plan is her ticket to freedom.
Michael knows Lara’s cockamamie scheme won’t work, yet he finds himself further entangled in it, and with her. Being with Lara drives his prized self-control and old-fashioned values closer to the edge. Michael’s no saint, but he’s not about deflowering virgins, especially those he can never call wife.
With their passion escalating to dangerous heights, Michael sends Lara to stay with a widow until they implement her plan, neglecting to mention the woman was once his lover. The omission proves fatal when, disowned by her father and free to marry Michael, Lara learns the painful truth on their wedding day. Now she must decide between making her way in the world as a businesswoman and giving love a chance. In the end, she chooses both.
When Lara Carrington convinces an Irish shipbuilder she meets by chance to help her escape an arranged marriage, she never imagines he’ll ignite her passion and awaken her to love. Michael McCormick is everything Lara wants in a man, with one exception – her aristocrat father will never approve of him.
The irony of fate finally sending him a woman he wants forever but can never call wife is not lost on Michael. Lara might need his help, and want his kisses, but beyond that she’s as out of his reach as the moon.
After Lara’s escape plan fails and her father disowns her, Michael surprises them both with a marriage proposal. But their wedding day joy is ruined when a secret he’s harbored surfaces. Michael is determined to win back Lara, and bring her home to their marital bed. His task is further complicated when Lara discovers she likes her newfound independence, almost as much as her husband’s touch.
But not quite. In the end, Michael’s efforts, and love making, pay off. Lara comes home to him, but as a changed woman with a new business. The deep attraction that drew them together has turned into lasting love.
Lara Carrington walks on eggshells to please her aristocrat father. But when he insists that she marry a family friend, the dutiful daughter turns renegade and runs – and lands straight in the arms of Michael McCormick. Lara convinces the Irish shipbuilder to aid with her plan to escape the marriage. Hidden away in his cottage, it’s not long before she wants more from him than temporary refuge and subterfuge.
Michael’s old-fashioned values, insofar as deflowering unmarried virgins go, and his prized self-control unravel each moment he spends with Lara. Everything about her tempts him, except for her plan, which he knows won’t work. Yet he finds himself further entangled in it, and with Lara, which poses a problem since a woman of her station can never be his wife.
Determined to keep her virtue intact, Michael sends Lara to stay with a friend until they implement her plan. His failure to disclose that the woman was once his lover proves fatal when, disowned by her father and free to marry Michael, Lara learns the truth on their wedding day. Now she must decide between making her own way as a businesswoman or giving love a chance. She chooses both.