Mills And Boon- Distracted By Her Vitue

by Maggie Cox

3.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

3.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


“His forbidding distraction! Jarrett Gaskill has worked his way up from nothing to become a ruthless property tycoon. His next acquisition- High Ridge Hall… Knowing his charm and business skills always seal the deal, he’s shocked to find a new tenant already at the manor, refusing to leave! Escaping her cruel marriage, Sophia Markham has arrived at High Ridge Hall looking for a new life – one that certainly doesn’t include any involvement with the tall, dark, handsome stranger on her doorstep. But Jarrett isn’t going anywhere – at least not until he’s got Sophia exactly where he wants her… “

Genre, Romance

About The Author

Maggie Cox loved to write almost as soon as she learned to read. Her favorite occupation was daydreaming and making up stories in her head, and this particular pastime has stayed with her through all the years of growing up, starting work, marrying and raising a family. No matter what was going on in her life, whether joy, happiness, struggle or disappointment, she’d go to bed each night and lose herself in her imagination. Through all the years of her secretarial career she kept on filling exercise books and the “joy oh joy” her word processor with her writing, never showing anyone what she wrote and basically keeping her stories for her own enjoyment alone.

It wasn’t until she met her second husband and the “love of her life” that she was persuaded to start sharing those stories with a publisher. She settled on Mills & Boon (Harlequin) as she had loved romance novels since she was a teenager and read at least one or two paperbacks a week. After several rejections, the letters that were sent back from the publisher started to become more and more positive and encouraging, and in July 2002 she sold her first book A Passionate Protector. Since then she has continued written.

The fact that she is being published is truly a dream come true; however, each book she writes is still a journey in “courage and hope,” and a quest to learn and grow and be “the best writer she can.” Her advice to aspiring authors is: “Don’t give up at the first hurdle, or even the second, third or fourth, but keep on keeping on until your dream is realized because if you are truly passionate about writing and learning the craft, as Paulo Coehlo states in his book The Alchemist: “The Universe will conspire to help you make it a reality.”

Average Reader Rating

3.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

4 reviews for Mills And Boon- Distracted By Her Vitue

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 3 out of 5

    This novel was great but terribly sad. The heroine was abused and taken for granted by her late husband and has a lot of trouble trusting and coming to terms in the novel. The most unfortunate thing was a child was involved in the whole thing. I was grateful for the happy ending.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Cox exquisitely captures the raw passion and emotional depth of Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in her contemporary retelling of this timeless classic for Mills and Boon Modern Romance: Distracted by Her Virtue.Millionaire property developer Jarrett Gaskill cannot remember a time where he did not want to possess the magnificent High Ridge Hall. The once majestic house might now be a dilapidated ruin, but Jarrett hasn’t given up hope of one day making High Ridge Hall his. Although he’d tried his hardest to get the previous owner – a formidable spinster – to sell, all his efforts had been rebuffed, but Jarrett will not be beaten. He’s determined to own High Ridge Hall and he will stop at nothing to achieve his objective. Sophia Markham wants to forget about the past and start a new chapter in High Ridge Hall with her beloved son. Sophia is not interested in making friends or in becoming an active member of the community; she just wants to keep her head down and be left alone to raise her son and give him the best possible childhood. Sophia had once made the mistake of letting somebody breach the defenses which she had built around herself – and she’d ended up heartbroken, frightened, vulnerable and alone.Falling in love with Sophia Markham had certainly not been on the cards when Jarrett had first clapped eyes on her, but the brave single mother had captured his heart with her compassionate nature, generous spirit and breathtaking beauty. Jarrett wants nothing more than to spend the rest of his life making Sophia happy. A powerfully written, highly emotional and wholly absorbing romantic tale, Distracted by Her Virtue is a book every romance reader should have on her keeper shelf!

  4. 4 out of 5

    The book has an undercurrent of heart wrenchingly sadness that tugs at your heartstrings. Jarrett is a wonderful hero. Smitten from the first glimpse of Sophia’s green eyes, he is the kind of man to go after what he wants. And he definitely wants Sophia. But Sophia wants to be left alone. she shows him wariness and mistrust. She is now a widow and her life revolves around her son charlie. she has been through one hell of a marriage to an abusive and pervert husband, with a formidable father-in-laws lurking in the background threatening to take her son away from her. But maybe what Sophia needs to find happiness is one loving man to care for her and her son. And Jarrett is definitely this man.

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