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Beneath the governess's blush...Heiress Sarah Hardcastle is convinced her plan to escape the unwanted attentions of a fortune hunter is foolproof. Buried deep in the countryside, and with a whole new identity as prim governess Miss Goodrum, Sarah is looking forward to the quiet life for once.But her careful masquerade is shaken when she meets her pupils' mentor, Lord Rupert Myers. An incorrigible flirt, Rupert has the looks and the charm to make Sarah blush all the way down to her high-buttoned neckline-and the determination to uncover what's beneath! Sarah will need her wits about her if she's to resist Rupert's roguish ways and keep her secret intact....
CAPTIVE IN THE DARK KNIGHT'S CASTLE...Raphael's heart is thought to be in the grave with his late wife. He's certainly thankful for the mission to restore King Richard to the throne; it leaves him with no time for distraction. Lady Rosamunde Meldreth is beautiful, vulnerable, and the prey of a dangerous man. As much as Raphael wants to walk away, he's forced to keep Rosamunde under lock and key in his castle. Raphael's interest in Rosamunde seems to be purely one of possession-but then she discovers the dark knight wants to make her his hostage bride...
Daniel, Earl of Cavendish, finds the frivolity of the ton dull after the adventures and hardship of the Peninsular War. But boredom rapidly disappears when he's drawn into the mystery surrounding the abduction of gently bred girls. His investigation endangers his mother's new companion, Miss Elizabeth Travers. Although she is tainted by scandal, her cool and collected response commands Daniel's respect--while her beauty demands so much more.
Innocent Miss, Powerful Lord! Debutante Helene Henderson has been given a gift of one season in London ; if she is to save her impoverished family she must find a husband! Only unworldly Helenes compassionate nature leads her into the path of a handsome rake with secrets of his own. . . Lord Max Coleridge is intrigued by Helenes beguiling mix of shyness and spirit ; but with his life in danger, how can he put her at risk? Helenes courage shines through and Max intends to solve this mystery ; and make this innocent miss his bride! Debutantes enjoy the delights ofA Season in Town
Forbidden!Never before has fulfilling a duty presented such a challenge for Sir Stefan de Banewulf. His errand: to escort the Lady Elona de Barre to England-and into the arms of his half-brother. Stefan is struck by the lady's beauty and wild courage, yet as a knight of unyielding honor he must curb any wayward desires.Elona is forbidden to him, but as their journey turns perilous, danger heightens the illicit passion smoldering between them. Would Stefan risk bringing dishonor to the Banewulf name...?
In the heated summer of Elizabeth I's reignHer hopes of marriage dashed by scandal, the crown under constant threat, Queen Elizabeth I takes a young, spirited woman into her close court circle.On her way to being presented at court, Catherine Moor fights back with spirit when she is attacked in a teeming London street. Tales of Cat's adventure reach the queen, who-impressed with the young woman's lively mind-claims her as a lady of the bedchamber. Alert against plots that threaten to overthrow the crown, Cat realizes everyone is suspect. Even the flatteringly attentive Sir Nicholas Grantly, a seductive rogue, has secrets to hide beneath his charming exterior....The Elizabethan SeasonGlory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the age of Elizabeth
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.When the debauched Marquis of Sywell won Steepwood Abbey years ago at cards, it led to the death of the then Earl of Yardley. Now he's caused scandal again by marrying a girl out of his class- and young enough to be his granddaughter! After being married only a short time, the marchioness has disappeared, leaving no trace of her whereabouts. There is every expectation that yet more scandals will emerge, though no one yet knows just how shocking they will be.Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
A dark and handsome stranger fighting in a town square mesmerizes youthful, innocent Catherine Melford. His shirt off, his skin glistening with sweat--he's all man! On meeting him again in the opulence of the royal court, Catherine finds her desire is more aroused than ever. But he is Andrew, Earl of Gifford, and bad blood runs between their families. And he is the lord she'll be forced to wed!
With his rakish reputation and reluctance to wed, Lord Luke Clarendon is now in need of a make believe wife. And he's charming enough to convince the talented and beautiful runaway actress Roxanne to play his leading lady. Roxanne's head cautions her against becoming involved with Luke, but it's an offer she can't refuse. As well as offering her financial security, Luke promises to help Roxanne's quest to discover her true identity. Maybe if she's revealed to be highborn, her Lord will claim her as his Lady for real!
Sheltered innocent Miss Marianne Horne had come to Cornwall to care for her ailing great-aunt. She had expected quiet and solitude--not to be drawn into adventure! Surrounded by smugglers, spies and plots, Marianne hardly knew whom to trust. Instinctively, she turned to the enigmatic and handsome Mr. Beck. But plain Mr. Beck turned out to be Andrew, Marquis of Marlbeck--a nobleman who surely would never look twice at the daughter of a country vicar. So why was he insistent on paying Marianne such flattering attention?
Josephine Horne ignores convention. She never intends to marry, so why should she be hedged about with rules? When loyalty to a friend demands Jo risk her own reputation, she doesn't hesitate. Then she meets handsome Harry Beverley, and her ideas about marriage begin to change. . . . Hal must marry for duty, and already has a respectable bride in mind. His attraction to the unruly, rebellious Miss Horne is ridiculous! Both Hal and Jo have a lesson to learn--and Christmas is the season of forgiveness and love!
On the verge of womanhood, Lucy Horne is excited and nervous about her first Season. Despite being the belle of every ball, she can't seem to quell her feelings for a man she has met only once before--the enigmatic and dashing Captain Jack. Captain Jack Harcourt is determined to put the bloody battlefields of France behind him and find a suitable wife. But secrets from Jack's past threaten to confound his plans--and he cannot offer a beautiful girl a tainted name. . . .
A surprising solution!Lord Vincent Carlton requests that his mother invite Miss Cassandra Thornton for a visit. Having recently become an heiress, Cassie knows she needs help to bring her into style, but at least she can now afford to be selective about the man she'll marry.Unbeknownst to her, however, her late brother had made five of his friends promise that, should he die, one would marry Cassie-and Lord Vincent had drawn the short straw....
AN IMPROPER ARISTOCRAT: Rapscallion! Rake! Wanderer! Adventurer! All accusations that the Earl of Treyford admits with pride. The scandalous son of a disgraced mother, he has no time for the pretty niceties of the Ton, nor the simpering debutantes that populate its ballrooms. He has come back to England to aid an ageing spinster facing an undefined danger. But Miss Latimer's thick eyelashes and long ebony hair, her fascinating mix of knowledge and innocence arouse far more than his protective instincts. Can such an improper aristocrat learn to be the true gentleman that Miss Latimer deserves? THE MISTRESS OF HANOVER SQUARE: The Earl's convenient bride Amelia Royston has made a name for herself amongst the London Ton as a brilliant matchmaker. Forever generous, she will do anything to help others' dreams come true. But the society miss is beginning to give up hope that her own feet will ever be swept off the ground. . . When the charismatic Earl of Ravenshead returns, and his disturbing presence tips Amelia's world upside down! He finally declares his intention to marry her - but is he only wanting a convenient bride. . . '
WILLING CAPTIVE?When Miss Jane Lanchester is mistakenly abducted her captors soon realise they have underestimated this feisty young woman. Brave Jane makes a daring break, only to be assisted by one of her kidnappers-the mysterious and well-bred George who offers her his exclusive protection. Fleeing for their lives, Jane and Lord George Marlowe form a deep attachment! Jane can't bear the thought of losing him once the danger is past. All she can hope is that George turns her from willing captive to his willing wife...
A knight, a lady, and a dark, dark secret...Lady Alayne's remarkable beauty acts as an irresistible lure to the knights of Queen Eleanor's Court of Love. Unhappy in her first marriage, she has no desire to tie herself to another man. Until the arrival of Sir Ralph de Banewulf. His tragic past touches her, and his commanding figure is hard to ignore.On the Queen's orders, Alayne must accompany Sir Ralph to England. A marriage between them would ensure Alayne's protection, but this gallant knight carries secrets never shared-and, if Alayne were to marry him, she might just discover the darkness that lies at the heart of the Banewulf household...
Kept for the pirate's pleasure!Instinct told her that Captain Justin Sylvester was a man she could trust. But how could this pirate, who had just stormed her ship, be a true man of honour? Captive on the high seas, with nowhere to run, curiously Maribel Sanchez had never felt more free. If she returned to rigid society she'd become an old man's unwilling wife. If she stayed with Justin he'd made it abundantly clear she would become his more than willing mistress...
wThe scarred knight's return Haunted by war, Sir Zander de Bricasse is no longer the idealistic youth who left his sweetheart to join the Crusades. Years have passed and he now fully expects to find Elaine married to another. Instead, he discovers she is in grave danger.... Fleeing from a murderous earl, Lady Elaine is rescued by a mysterious knight-her beloved Zander! She's never forgotten his promise to wed her, but to restore their lost love she must help this brooding, tormented stranger heal the wounds of his troubled past.
Sullied, Shamed and Surrendered! Bound by marriage to a cruel lord, Madeline no longer dares to remember the innocent love she once shared with Major Hallam Ravenscar. But when her husband offers her favors to a notoriously depraved marquis to settle his debts, Maddie knows she must escape. Her good name compromised, Maddie must withstand the scandal that looms in the wake of her departure. Should she turn to noble, honorable Hallam, or would she end up tainting him with her shame? Officers and Gentlemen For duty, for honor, for love
Rebel lady...defiant brideTomboy Miss Caroline Holbrook is used to running riot and can't imagine settling into a dull, respectable marriage. Undaunted, her aunt's determined to see Caroline at all the best gatherings in town. Caroline's zest for life and alluring innocence draw the attention of Sir Frederick Rathbone-who is far from dull! In fact, he's the most exciting man Caroline has ever met. But should she resist the attentions of this rakish and most sought-after bachelor in town?
Once a galley slave, now a Venetian merchant prince, Lorenzo Santorini is driven to seek revenge on his Corsair captor. He spares no time for softer emotions such as love. Yet when English beauty Kathryn Rowlands appeals for help in finding a friend lost to pirates, Lorenzo struggles to maintain his cold detachment. Kathryn awakens more than lustful thoughts. She stirs deep feelings that he has long forgotten. He must take drastic steps to protect her from his sworn enemy. . . .
LOVE THINE ENEMY... Orphaned and without protection, Babette Harvey must suffer in silence when her uncle gives shelter to a band of Rebels-though her Royalist blood boils! But other dangerous passions must also be quieted-including those aroused by the handsome and commanding Rebel leader Captain James Colby. When Babette's talent for herbal medicine attracts suspicions of witchcraft, she has nowhere to turn save to Colby-her honorable enemy. And with the captain determined to claim her as his bride, Babette must choose which to betray-her principles or her heart. "Another enjoyable romp." -RT Book Reviews on An Innocent Debutante in Hanover Square
Charlotte Stevens has one Season to find a husband Her father's fortune squandered, it's up to Charlotte to secure a match and save her family from ruin. But nobody could be more surprised than her when Captain Viscount Delsey-whose reputation for breaking hearts is exceeded only by his wealth-proposes marriage. Recognizing Charlotte as the urchin he rescued late one night, Jack's interest is piqued by this captivating adventuress. He makes an impulsive offer-he'll clear her father's debts if she'll give him heirs! Regency Brides of Convenience Deals made at the altar
For honor... Major Harry Brockley gave up on love long ago, when he lost his heart to his colonel's wife, Samantha Scatterby. Now, years later, Brock agrees to a loveless marriage to save a damsel in distress-only to have Sam reappear in his life! ...or for love? Courageous Sam, now a widow, is happy to see the one man she's secretly adored for years, even if he is engaged to someone else. And when Brock seeks Sam's help, she's powerless to resist this chance to be reunited with her handsome major... Regency Brides of Convenience Deals made at the altar
An Unlikely MatchDamian Wrexham, Earl Marlowe had been expecting Miss Rosalyn Eastleigh to be a spinsterish old maid. Though tall and headstrong, rather than petite and fragile, the young woman was much too beautiful to set upon the shelf just yet!With her quick wit and rebellious spirit, Rosalyn yearned for adventure beyond the narrow confines of society life. She was irresistibly drawn to her mysterious neighbor, even knowing he could severely damage her reputation. How much was she prepared to sacrifice to find love?
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