a sensational NEW historical romance from the New York Times bestselling author of a lady?s secret He had never intended to marry, but at the age of seventeen Christian Hill impulsively defended a maid?s honor only to be blamed for defaming it, and was coerced into marrying Dorcas Froggatt. But then he left to pursue his military career, putting the surreal event out of his mind. Until someone begins making inquiries about a man named Christopher Hill?the alias he used when he wed Dorcas years before. . .
Fourth book in the Malloren Series. When her elderly husband's inability to sire an heir threatens everyone she cares for, young Rosamunde Overton is forced into a daring deceit at a scandalous masquerade. But then her nerve fails and she flees, ready to give up all hope...until she rescues an injured nobleman who just might be the answer to her prayers. Although Lord Brand Malloren lives far above the station of the mysterious lady who has taken him captive and captured his heart, he's only too willing to follow her lead. Rosamunde too has fallen in love, but her reckless plan depends on secrecy. For to reveal herself could cost her everything.
She is the incomparable Jehanne, alone in a castle with a child who is not her husband's. He is Galeran of Heywood, believed dead in a far-off land, newly returned to his country to reclaim his land-and his errant wife. Proud and unyielding, Jehanne refuses to beg forgiveness from the husband she has unknowingly betrayed ... yet secretly loves with all her heart. Enraged and wounded by her cruel faithlessness, Galeran cannot ask for what he longs most to have: Jehanne back in his arms-his bed-his life.
From five-time RITA Award winner Jo Beverley comes an exciting new Regency romance in which a lady must risk all to win love. The man she shouldn't want. The woman he shouldn't marry... David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon's Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive the ton as well as the Preventive Officers. Lucy Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, she sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves--even though her instincts warn he's dangerous. Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucinda Potter seems ideal. Not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth. As he comes to know her, however, as they spar and kiss, he realizes she's too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love....
She'd risk everything to save her son. He'd risk everything for a second chance. . . Not a day has gone by without Stephen Ball thinking of the alluring girl who stole his heart and then married another. Now that Lady Laura Skylark needs his help, he plans to protect her son-and then seize the fiery passion that still burns between them. As Laura and Stephen embark on a daring quest, they will find themselves on a dangerous journey into their most secret and sensual desires. . . .
Part of the Company of Rogues Collection. She'd risk everything to save her son. Once she was Mrs. Hal Gardeyne, the darling Lady Skylark of London society, but now she's a terrified mother. Hal's death has made young Harry heir to her father-in-law's title and estates, and she fears Harry's uncle wants those prizes enough to commit murder. To safeguard her child, Laura has no choice but to turn to a man from her past He'd risk everything for a second chance. Not a day has gone by without Stephen Ball thinking of the alluring girl who stole his heart and then married another. Now that she needs his help, he plans to protect her son-and then seize the fiery passion that still burns between them. As Laura and Stephen embark on their daring quest, they'll find themselves on a dangerous journey into their most secret and sensual desires
It was a night of danger and intrigue. Disguised as the mysterious beauty Lisette, Lady Elfled Malloren anticipates only fun and flirtation at the Vauxhall Gardens Masquerade. Instead, the dark walkways lead to an encounter with treason, a brush with death, and a night of riotous passion with her family's most dangerous enemy-the elusive Fortitude Ware, Earl of Walgrave. His control is indisputable, his power unquestionable, his attraction undeniable. And after just one night, Elf knows she will never forget the man she should not love.... Third book in the Malloren series.
Featuring five deliciously romantic stories set in historical and high fantasy worlds, this exclusive eBook set is the perfect gift for any romance reader.Featuring stories by Jo Beverley, Cecelia Holland, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, and Tanith Lee, this collection of five wonderful romantic stories from five wickedly creative authors includes beautiful maids and clever minstrels, orphans destined for greatness and spies thirsting for revenge, and a pair of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Originally published in the anthology Songs of Love and Death (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois), these compelling stories are specially packaged in one eBook set at a great price.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Hazard--a sizzling and sensual novel of fortune and fate... A Lady with a Quest... Cressida Mandeville agrees to Lord Crofton's vile proposal, but secretly she has other plans. She will trick the loathsome man, find her father's hidden wealth, and save her family from ruin. All goes well, until a daring highwayman stops their carriage, whirls Cressida up onto his dark horse, and demands a kiss.... A Duke with a Conscience... Tristan Tregallows, Duke of St. Raven, doesn't plan to rescue a damsel in distress, but he can hardly leave an innocent in Crofton's power. One kiss confirms his prisoner's innocence, but instead of grateful, she is furious. When he discovers that Cressida is on a quest, one that will take her into the darkest parts of Regency society, St. Raven knows he must become her partner and protector. But he doesn't expect the dangers to his heart.... .
Part of the Company of Rogues Collection. A Lady with a Quest. .. Cressida Mandeville agrees to Lord Crofton's vile proposal, but secretly she has other plans. She will trick the loathsome man, find her father's hidden wealth, and save her family from ruin. All goes well, until a daring highwayman stops their carriage, whirls Cressida up onto his dark horse, and demands a kiss A Duke with a Conscience. .. Tristan Tregallows, Duke of St. Raven, doesn't plan to rescue a damsel in distress, but he can hardly leave an innocent in Crofton's power. One kiss confirms his prisoner's inexperience, but instead of grateful, she is furious. When he discovers that Cressida is on a quest, one that will take her into the darkest parts of Regency society, St. Raven knows he must become her partner and protector. But he doesn't expect the dangers to his heart
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Wedding, a classic Regency romance back in print and in trade paperback for the first time. Though the widowed Chloe Stanforth loves her house by the sea, a series of puzzling incidents has left her unsettled and anxious to find a new home. Her situation is complicated by the arrival of her husband's cousin, for whom she has long harbored a deep and guilty attraction. Back from the war, Justin Delamere hopes he can finally woo Chloe, until he suspects her guilty of treason-and murder. Can he trust the woman he's always desired, and can Chloe surrender her most private secrets to the man who controls her freedom and now her heart? .
The second book in the Malloren series. THE STAKES Portia St. Claire's brother has gambled and lost, throwing her into the power of ruthless men. Their price for his life is her virtue, to be auctioned off in London's most notorious brothel... THE BIDDER To retrieve an incriminating letter, Bryght Malloren once broke into a house where he was greeted at pistol point by a resolute woman...a woman he could swear stands before him, masked and trembling, on a madam's auction block... THE RISKIEST GAME Unable to leave Portia to such a cruel fate, Bryght turns the private wager into a very public game of seduction, one that confirms his reputation as a shameless rake and keeps all of London society breathless with anticipation. But on a night shimmering with destiny, truth, and passion, those who tempt fortune risk losing everything...including their hearts...
From New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley come two beloved novels and an extraordinary novella-brought together for the first time in this special volume-filled with the wicked temptation and captivating romance for which she is renowned. THE DEMON'S MISTRESS: Lord Vandeimen has returned from war to find his estate bankrupt and his father dead. When wealthy widow Maria Celestin offers to hire him to pose as her fiance he agrees, but forbidden passion ignites between them. Dare he reach for happiness? But what will happen when Vandeimen learns the truth about the woman he has come to love? THE DRAGON'S BRIDE: Con Somerford, the new Earl of Wyvern, arrives at his fortress on the cliffs of Devon to find a woman from his past waiting for him-pistol in hand. Once, he and Susan Kerslake shared a magic that was destroyed by youthful arrogance and innocence. Can time teach them both to surrender to the desire that comes along only once-or twice-in a lifetime? THE DEVIL'S HEIRESS: Clarissa Greystone is called the Devil's Heiress. Burdened with the wealth of a man she despised, she is a fortune hunter's dream. And no one needs that fortune more than Major George Hawkinville...but how will he ignore the hunger in his heart when Clarissa boldly steps into his trap?
Final book in the Company of Rogues. Lady Mara St. Bride has never backed down from a good adventure, which was how she wound up roaming the streets of London in the middle of the night, wearing nothing but a shift and corset beneath an old blanket. Luckily, her brother's oldest friend, the devilishly sexy Lord Darius Debenham, answered her plea for help. Now she intends to repay the favor.... Before Dare was wounded at Waterloo, he had embraced everything life had to offer. Forever changed by the war, he believes nothing-not even the interference of a lovely young minx like Mara-can rescue him from his demons. But Mara is determined to reignite his warm smile, and enlists the help of all the Rogues to offer Dare a temptation he cannot resist
Second book of the Company of Rogues collection SHE WOULD GIVE HIM HER HAND, BUT NEVER HER HEART Beth Armitage had the life she wanted. Her work as a teacher gave her the independence she always sought and a life free from the shackles of matrimony. Yet after a harrowing meeting with the Duke of Belcraven, Beth found herself caught in a web of aristocratic power-and engaged to marry his rakish heir, Lucien de Vaux, Marquess of Arden! She was determined to despise her betrothed, but when Arden decided to seduce her, she needed all of her strength to keep from surrendering her heart. HE WOULD MARRY, BUT NEVER LOVE Forced into marriage with a commoner to secure his inheritance. Lord Arden despised the coy bluestocking who would share his bed. Furious at her defiance and her challenges to his authority, he resolved to control her. But soon her wit and her charms threatened his very will-and his heart...
Genova Smith is a resourceful woman, but the Marquess of Ashart is a challenge even for her. Especially when she finds herself in the precarious position of accompanying him to the home of Lord Rothgar, Ashart's cousin and mortal enemy. Even more distressing, she and the infuriating rake have been caught in a passionate kiss, forcing her into the dangerous situation of pretending to be in love with the one man capable of stealing her heart Caught in an unwanted betrothal, Lord Ashart plays the game to protect a lady's virtue while pursuing darker purposes of his own. To survive, he must confront his cousin and his past, but the passion that ignites between him and Genova threatens everything. With her, he realizes he's finally met his match-and if he isn't careful, their staged engagement may turn into something deliciously real.
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