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Lord Brentmore-half Irish peasant, half English aristocrat-grew up under a cloud of scandal. Even money and a title aren't enough to stay the wagging tongues of the Ton. But he's vowed that his children will never experience the same stigma.After the death of their infamous mother they need a reputable governess. Anna Hill is too passionate, too alluring, but she fills Brentmore Hall with light and laughter again-and its master with feelings he'd forgotten....But a lord marrying a governess would be the biggest scandal of all!
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...?
THE GENTLEMAN'S QUEST by Deborah Simmons. Christopher Marchant's mood matches the storm clouds that gather above his mansion. Yet when lightning illuminates a stranded beauty he must do as any gentleman would. Although, once rescued, she must be on her way. But if Hero Ingram leaves empty-handed her uncle will punish her. Christopher is caught off guard by her willful rebellion and he's sure he's caught a hint of vulnerability in her defiance. As a gentleman he must protect her and make her quest his own. But as a red-blooded male, she has awoken him from his slumber! GALLANT OFFICER, FORBIDDEN LADY by Diane Gaston. The battlefields of Badajoz are nothing compared to the cutting tongues of polite society, but Jack Vernon has never been very "polite. " A canvas is this brooding artist's preferred company having once been the outlet for the horror he witnessed at war, it's now his fortune. Painting the portrait of stunningly beautiful Ariana Blane is his biggest commission yet. Learning every curve of her body ignites feelings he thought were destroyed in battle. But he's not the only man who has Ariana in his sights. . .
Rogues and rakes, society and scandal, babes born out of wedlock and old family secrets...all play a part in these tantalizing tales of passion, betrayal and honor, in which four feisty, independent women claim their place in society and in the arms of the men they love. Bundle includes A Very Unusual Governess by Sylvia Andrew, An Unconventional Duenna by Paula Marshall, Scandal and Miss Smith by Julia Byrne, and a special bonus, the short story A Twelfth Night Tale by Diane Gaston.
Harlequin Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from December 1 to December 31! Escape with rugged cowboys and brooding lords in these three timeless love stories. This Harlequin Historical bundle includes Oklahoma Wedding Bells by Carol Finch, Born to Scandal by Diane Gaston and A Stranger's Touch by Anne Herries.Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Historical!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! This Harlequin® Historical bundle includes Secrets of a Gentleman Escort by Bronwyn Scott, A Marriage of Notoriety by Diane Gaston and Protected by the Major by Anne Herries.Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!
Harlequin Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from June 1 to June 30! Escape with brooding lords and rugged rebels in these three timeless love stories. This Harlequin Historical bundle includes The Honor-Bound Gambler by Lisa Plumley, A Reputation for Notoriety by Diane Gaston and His Lady of Castlemora by Joanna Fulford. Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Historical!
England, 1829 Eleven years ago, Claude Mableau came to Rappard Hall as a stable worker seeking revenge--and fell in love with the noble family's poor relation, Miss Louisa Finch. Now home after making his fortune abroad, he discovers that his youthful infatuation is as strong as ever, as is his body's craving for the beautiful lady. Claude cannot resist her plea to introduce her to the pleasures of lovemaking before her arranged marriage. Yet despite their intense passion, Louisa will always be forbidden to him as a bride....
The scars she keeps hidden... The mysterious pianiste is the Masquerade Club's newest attraction, captivating guests with her haunting music. What is the true identity of the lady concealed beneath the mask? Only Xavier Campion, the club's new proprietor, recognizes Phillipa Westleigh, the lady with whom he once shared a dance. Concerned for her safety, Xavier escorts her home each night. But when their moonlit strolls are uncovered, the only protection Xavier can offer is marriage! The Masquerade Club Identities concealed, desires revealed...
Since Leo Fitzmanning returned to London, he's kept his seat at the card table warm, his pockets full of winnings and his mind off a certain raven-haired heiress.Until whispers at the gaming hell reveal that Miss Mariel Covendale is being forced into marriage with an unscrupulous fortune hunter!Leo must re-enter the society he detests to help her, before returning to his clandestine existence. But he hasn't counted on Mariel having grown even more achingly beautiful than he remembers. Soon Leo realizes that there's nothing respectable about his reasons for stopping Mariel's marriage!
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Raising the stakes...As the unacknowledged son of the lecherous Lord Westleigh, John "Rhys" Rhysdale was forced to earn a crust gambling on the streets. Now he owns the most thrilling new gaming establishment in London.Witnessing polite society's debauchery and excess every night, Rhys prefers to live on its fringes, but a mysterious masked lady tempts him into the throng.Lady Celia Gale, known only as Madame Fortune, matches Rhys card for card and kiss for stolen kiss. But the stakes are raised when Rhys discovers she's from the very world he despises....
Lady Wexin, once the Ton's foremost beauty, has been abandoned by her family and friends, and creditors hound her. Her husband's scandalous death has left her impoverished, and the gossip-mongering press is whipped into a frenzy of speculation when it becomes clear the widow is with child. Who is the father? Only one man knows: Adrian Pomroy, Viscount Cavanley. He has cultivated the reputation of a rake, but in truth yearns for something useful to do. Delicate beauty Lydia Wexin could pose an intriguing--and stimulating--challenge. . . .
Disfigured in battle against Napoleon's forces, Captain Graham Veall has become a recluse, spending months alone on his estate and appearing masked in public. Yet Graham is determined not to forgo life's pleasures forever. . . especially the delight of a woman's touch. He hardly expects virginal Miss Margaret Leigh to respond to his advertisement for female company, thinking he sought a lady's companion. Still, the impoverished vicar's daughter is a surprising temptation he can't ignore. His proposition? That she live with him for two months as his mistress in exchange for supporting her and her brother for the rest of their lives. But Margaret has a secret. Graham once saved her life as a child and she has dreamed about him ever since. As he awakens her desire, she longs to soothe his inner wounds--though only two months with her damaged hero may not be enough. . . .
A soldier's second chance Captain Gabriel Deane has known his fair share of pain, but he'd take a dagger to the chest rather than relive the torture of rejection from the woman he loves. Saying no to Gabriel broke Emmaline Mableau's heart, but being a soldier's widow had already cost her family too much. Now she wears Gabriel's ring around her neck: a reminder of the man who can never be hers. Two years later, Emmaline's hand trembles as she goes to knock on Gabriel's door. Now she has a proposal for him, but will he say yes?
A woman of innocence and notoriety. . . The prisoner stood with an expression of defiance, leather shackles on her wrists. Adam Vickery, Marquess of Tannerton, was drawn to this woman, so dignified in her plight. He didn't recognize her as the once innocent, hopeful debutante he had danced with long years ago. Marlena Parronley, the notorious Vanishing Viscountess, was a fugitive. Seeing the dashing, carefree marquess of her dreams just reminded her that she couldn't risk letting anyone, especially Tanner, get caught up in helping her escape. He would face the same punishment she did. The hangman's noose.
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