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Justine and the Noble Viscountby Diane GastonGuardian to the unconventional and newly orphaned Fitzmannings is not a role that brooding Gerald Brenner relishes. But Justine, the illegitimate daughter who strives to hide her shame, calls powerfully to something deep within him.... Annalise and the Scandalous Rakeby Deb MarloweHouse party guest Ned Milford can see the inner passion and beauty that Annalise Fitzmanning hides. But how close should they become when his reason for being at Welbourne Manor would prompt a society scandal, not a society marriage!Charlotte and the Wicked Lordby Amanda McCabeCharlotte may be the youngest Fitzmanning girl, but she knows her own mind-and she wants Lord Andrew Bassington! Drew requires an eminently proper bride, something free-spirited Charlotte has never been. So how can she make him see the beautiful woman she has become...?
England, 1922David Carlisle believes no woman would want to marry the broken and isolated man who has returned from the trenches of France. Especially vivacious Lady Louise Hatton, better known as Lulu-the one woman who makes his heart begin to thaw with her bright smile. What David doesn't realize is that Lulu has been fantasizing about him her whole life. And at a scandalous masked ball, she's determined to show David just how badly she wants him. . . .
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Pirates, passion and danger on the high seas!Balthazar Grattiano, captain of the infamous shipCalypsoand renowned seducer of women, has just walked into the one tavern in all of Hispanialo he should have avoided. For Bianca Simonetti, his sworn enemy, is the owner--and she has vengeance on her mind. But before she can take her revenge she is captured by this rogue's kiss. Her only chance for retribution is to stow away on his ship for a passionate adventure that will either kill them--or bring them together once and for all!
Melisande, Duchess of Gifford, has enjoyed running wild since surviving her unhappy marriage - but she knows it's only a matter of time before her brother forces her to settle down and be respectable. Determined to make herself free, Melisande decides to escape into ruined exile with an absolutely scandalous affair and leave London forever. But her heart may have other plans when she meets intriguing Lord Grayson Sanbourne...
Anne Percy lived for her secret trysts with (Viscount Robert Langley) Robert, Viscount Langley, heir to a wealthy earldom and star of Queen Elizabeth's court. Only then could she forget her life as a poor orphan at the mercy of her noble relatives and lose herself in the delights of his body. Every time they came together, it was just as passionate and wonderful as their first encounter. But even though Robert seemed to want her as much as she craved him, marriage appeared to be one thing they couldn't share. Now the lovers are reunited at the Queen's Christmas feast--where Robert vows to show Anne they should never be apart. . . and to give her a very sensual Christmas Eve surprise.
Venice belongs to the mysteries of night, to darkness and deep waters. And so does Julietta Bassano. The beautiful perfumer hides her secrets from the light of day, selling rose water and essence of violet to elegant ladies rather than taking her rightful place in society. Then enters Marc Antonio Velasquez--a fierce sea warrior determined to claim her. Seduced by his powerful masculinity, Julietta begins to let down her defenses. But in the city of masks, plots spiral and form around Marc and Julietta--plots that will endanger their lives and their growing love. . . .
London, 1806Lady Cassandra Osborne is ready to take a new lover to her bed-and knows exactly the man she wants: Sir Ian Chandler, her late husband's rakish best friend. The single kiss they'd shared had made her feel alive again, awakening dark needs she didn't even know she had...though Ian had quickly pulled away. Cassie is sure he doesn't want her, until their reunion at a Christmas house party tempts them to succumb to the desire that has haunted them both....
Includes an excerpt from Daddy by Christmas, by Patricia Thayer.
Wed to wickedness In Society's eyes, Hayden Fitzwalter, Earl of Ramsay and Jane Bancroft have the perfect marriage. But what can't be seen are the secrets hidden behind closed doors. Believing Hayden will never renounce his dissolute ways, Jane flees to her family's dilapidated estate in the country. Years later, Hayden now longs to win back the only woman who has ever touched his heart. But first he has to convince her that this rogue is ready to be tamed.... BANCROFTS OF BARTON PARK Two sisters, two scandals, two sizzling love affairs
The past is always hot on your heels... Emma Bancroft used to pride herself on her sensible nature, but good sense flew out the window during her first Season in London! Her reputation and her belief in true love in tatters, she reluctantly returns home to Barton Park. David Marton is trying to live a quiet life-until Emma comes sweeping back. With whispers of scandal all about her, he knows she will never be the right woman for him, but sometimes temptation is just too hard to resist.... Bancrofts of Barton Park Two sisters, two scandals, two sizzling love affairs
Maria Gonzales had hoped for a fresh start in the New World as a contessa's servant, far away from her old life as a tavern maid in Seville. That hope is shattered when a storm destroys the ship off the coast of Hispaniola. The lone survivor, Maria sees no harm in pretending to be the contessa and enjoying a little luxury for once in her life. . . especially if it brings her closer to the irresistibly attractive governor's aid, Carlos de Alameda. Dedicated to his career and to regaining his family's honor, Carlos has gone too long without the comforts of a woman. He instantly feels a powerful connection to the beautiful young survivor. . . and an overwhelming lust. Yet he also harbors suspicions about the contessa. First he will explore her body. . . then he'll uncover the truth. . .
With her golden hair and dazzling emerald eyes, Lady Emily Carroll should have her pick of suitors. Instead, her crippling shyness has earned her the nickname "Ice Princess. " Nicholas, Duke of Manning, isn't looking for a bride, but he won't pass up a stolen kiss at a masked ball. With her blushes hidden, Emily lets her inhibitions go. Only to find herself betrothed! Now it's her wedding night, and her new husband seems determined to thaw his Ice Princess and reveal her every secret. . . ;.
The baseborn daughter of a courtesan and a lord, Marguerite was forced to fend for herself in the dangerous world of the French nobility--as the king's most feared spy. Sent to the court of King Henry of England, Marguerite found polite words and flattery concealed dark passions. Her only friend was her old enemy, the sensually tempting Nicolai Ostrovsky. And their sinful alliance seemed set to turn her from old loyalties to new desires!
"It's hard for me to admit, but you're not the son I once knew..."The obliterated battlefields of Spain are a world away from the privileged life of James Montague, Earl of Castonbury. Only nurse Catalina Moreno eases the deafening roar of mortar fire-and in a crumbling chapel by candlelight they make their vows. But before the sheets cool from their scorching wedding night Jamie leaves for a brutally dangerous mission...Two years later, believing her husband dead, Catalina is shocked to see a man who looks and sounds like her Jamie at Castonbury-but where once there was warmth and charm now unflinching torment lies in the gaze of a man she barely recognises...
Anna Barrett is more comfortable filling tankards at the White Heron Theater than shopping for corsets. Her "take no prisoners" attitude has earned her a tough reputation. Where she was once innocent and naive, now she's vowed never to be ensnared by a man again. Except Robert Alden is not just any man....Gorgeous, dashing and decidedly reckless, this playwright has left a trail of broken hearts across London. He's also a spy on a dangerous assignment. Anna cannot help getting embroiled in his mission-even if this seemingly untameable rogue is the last person with whom she should become involved....
A dangerous mission at Queen Elizabeth's bidding is Celia Sutton's chance to erase the taint of her brother's treason. Her life is at risk if she's discovered-and so is her heart when she learns her co-conspirator is also her onetime seducer: brooding and mysterious John Brandon!John can't believe the change in Celia-what's happened to the carefree English rose she once was? Leaving Celia was the only thing to do, but now guilt tears at his soul.He has to heal the sadness in her past, and he's not above using anything-from expert seduction to royal favors-to achieve his goal.
London, 1589Lord Edward Hartley plans to get revenge against Sir Thomas Sheldon, the man who destroyed his brother, by stealing Sheldon's intended bride. Standing in his way is Lady Elizabeth Gilbert, the girl's chaperone and a reputed paragon of virtue. Yet Edward cannot help but notice the sensual longing in her eyes. He is sure that her cool exterior conceals a passion waiting to be set free. And when Edward kidnaps Elizabeth by mistake, neither can resist unleashing their desire....
Scotland, 1561 Lady Helen Frasier thought Highlanders were barbaric until she shared an intimate encounter with her betrothed, James McKerrigan. Though their families were enemies, the Highland lord roused a surprising passion in Helen. Then she was chosen to become a lady in waiting to the queen, and their engagement was broken. Now, Helen has returned to Scotland and her jilted lover, who has vowed to take revenge and claim his promised bride. . . .
England, 1571A brief but passionate flirtation with the dashing Sir Robert Erroll had Margaret Clifford dreaming they would be wed-until Robert left for the continent without a word, breaking her heart.Robert never forgot Meg, or gave up hope that she would wait for him to make his fortune. But after three years abroad, he has returned to court to discover a cold, distant woman in place of the innocent maiden he left behind.Yet Robert can sense the desire that still burns within her. And when a snowstorm forces them to take refuge for the night, he is determined, come Christmas morn, to have melted the ice that has built up around Meg's heart....
As Queen Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting, innocent Lady Rosamund is unprepared for the temptations of Court. She is swept up in the festivities of the yuletide season and, as seduction perfumes the air, Rosamund is drawn to darkly enticing Anton Gustavson....With the coming of the glittering Frost Fair, they are tangled in a web of forbidden desire and dangerous secrets. For in this time of desperate plots and intrigues, Anton is more than just a handsome suitor--he may have endangered the life of the woman he is learning to love....
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