How to tempt a duke? By refusing to be tempted at all...He'd returned from war a duke. Now Rafael Daughtry was battling a force more terrifying than Napoleon's army-his family. Thankfully, his childhood friend Charlotte Seavers had agreed-reluctantly-to a bargain. While Rafe would provide her with the home she'd lost, Charlotte would provide him with a chaperone for his unruly twin sisters.But who would chaperone Rafe? For the feisty young girl he remembered had blossomed into a sensual woman-a woman whose haunting beauty and deeply kept secrets drew him like no other. Charlotte had good reason to mistrust men-yet could Rafe's sizzling seduction convince her to give in to temptation?
He is but a pawn in someone else's game. With no choice but to do the prince regent's bidding, Justin Wilde must marry-marry!-a woman not of his own choosing. And for the man notoriously referred to as the Bad Baron, marriage is the last thing he wishes to consider. Especially when the bride has the beauty of an angel but the devil's own temper.... Stunned to find herself married to a stranger, Alina vows to uncover the reason behind their forced union. Yet the more time she spends with her roguish husband, the less the past seems to matter. But when the truth behind their wedding at last emerges, will it strengthen their fragile bond-or shatter their lives forever?
How to Woo a Spinster -- a Daughtry family prequelStill unmarried at twenty-eight, Lady Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door--the very image of the perfect lover of her most private dreams. But can a man with a secret and a woman who's never known love find happiness when they least expect to?"Michaels has done it again. . . Witty dialogue peppers a plot full of delectable details exposing the foibles and follies of the age. " -- Publishers Weekly on The Butler Did It (starred review)
This is a blend of current bestsellers and strong mid-list titles, including well reviewed fiction and nonfiction, and international favorites. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership, the Core Series includes New York Times bestsellers, award-winning titles, and works by highly acclaimed authors. Out in the big, bright world, it is usually the mommy and daddy who announce their baby's arrival. Well, this baby's announcing itself. Now. See, the mommy is keeping things hush-hush, and her cold shoulder has the daddy in a dither. But the mommy has always loved the daddy . . . and, although they were very close the night the baby appeared, the daddy has never uttered the three little words. But babies are all about hope . . . and this baby won't stand for anything but a happy ending.
Lady Allegra has made handling unpredictable situations and people an art form, particularly since her father, Oxie Nesbitt, is one of the greatest practical jokers in all of England. For the sinfully handsome and wickedly witty Armand, who loves to observe the world around him, Ally and her outrageous father prove to be too irresistible. He forms a fast friendship with them, enjoying Oxie's pranks and often helping Ally to get him out of his predicaments. But soon both have more than friendship on their minds, in spite of the danger their feelings for one another might bring. When one of Oxie's pranks backfires, and three men are dispatched to take care of him, only Armand and ally can save him--if they put aside their fears of losing themselves to each other.
A Lady of ExpectationsJack Lester seeks the perfect bride-one who is attractive and kind, but who also loves him in spite of his wealth. Which is why he keeps this trifling detail hidden. But when Sophie Winterton enters his life, believing he must marry into wealth to run his family's estate, how will he convince her that she is the woman he desires-and that he can be the husband she deserves?Secrets of a CourtesanEve Nightingale thought she had put her past as mistress to the Duke of Welburn behind her. But when the handsome duke strolls into her small village, she finds it hard to keep her secrets concealed...and to keep her heart from stirring for him once again.How to Woo a SpinsterStill unmarried at twenty-eight, Lady Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door-the very image of the perfect lover of her most private dreams. But can a man with a secret and a woman who's never known love find happiness together?
A New York Times Bestselling Author When Maggie Kelly's career writing historical romances tanked, the unbelievable happens and an incredibly sexy Englishman by the name of Alexandre Drake, Viscount Saint Just enters her life. There's just one problem, he's not real. He's the character who's made her a bestselling author. For some reason he's standing in the middle of her apartment, along with the bumbling sidekick, Balder, she created for him. So, when a publisher of a leading romance magazine is found dead, it's up to Maggie, Saint Just and Balder to find out who the murderer is. Available only in Americana 4 & 5.
The bride is obliged to inform you that her once true love, Joe O'Malley, suddenly swept back into her life, wanting to claim her as his wife. But that had nothing to do with Maddy's ice-cold feet. No, Maddy had never gotten over Joe, the first man she'd almost married, the man she'd had to leave behind. But the bewildered bride vows that Joe won't have it easy gaining her hand in marriage. Yep, a little wooing, long talks and longer kisses definitely need to be part of the proposal . . .
"Great Expectations" by New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels: When Madeline Sheppard gets a birthday makeover, will her best friend and secret crush, Ian Russell, finally see her for the woman she is? "Delivered with a Kiss" by Mindy Neff: After sharing a tantalizing kiss with his loyal nurse, can Dr. Zachary Beaumont remain immune to the fierce passion Annabelle Reardon's presence arouses? "And Babies Make Seven" by Mary Anne Wilson: Will a weekend getaway in a secluded cabin rekindle the sparks between new parents Adam and Maggie McCallum?
Meet the Blackthorn Brothers-three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin "Puck" Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule-never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his charms, Puck realizes that some rules were made to be broken....Scandalized to discover that the masked man with whom she'd shared a dance-and a forbidden embrace-is in fact the ton's most celebrated rake, Regina Hackett vows to keep her distance. Yet when her cousin vanishes, it is to Puck that Regina must turn. And as they embark on a dangerous journey through London's darkest alleys, Regina will discover that beneath Puck's roguish facade lies a man who will stop at nothing to protect her-or to convince her to take a chance on an unrepentant sinner.
Jade Sunshine isn't one to back down from a challenge. That feisty spirit is what made billionaire business-whiz Courtland Becket fall in love with the sexy detective. It's also what led to their divorce. Now, with the murder of Jade's father, the exes are working together to catch a killer, though the chemistry still crackling between them makes it almost impossible to focus.Jade is still as fearless as ever, and Court will move heaven and earth to protect her. And he just may have to. A lot can happen in twenty-four hours. They could be swept away on a wave of rekindled passion. Or end up the next check mark on a desperate killer's "to do" list.
Jessica Sunshine-bright, warm and downright deadly if one got too close. That's the lesson homicide detective Matt Denby learned the hard way when he teamed up with the youngest Sunshine sister. Sure, he wanted to help solve her father's murder. But being on the case-day and night-with the sultry TV reporter was driving him up the wall...in more ways than one. Jessica steamed through life and into danger without regard. And Matt was hell-bent on protecting the vixen. But who was going to back him up once the blond bombshell turned her charms on him?
BEWARE THE BRIDEGROOM...Hot-blooded Spencer Becket went off to war in America, full of passion and young ideals, only to return older, wiser and with part of his memory missing.BEWARE THE BRIDE...Fiery Mariah Rutledge arrived at Becket Hall one stormy night, heavy with child and more than willing to refresh Spencer's lost memory.BEWARE THE BATTLE...Forced to the altar, Spencer and Mariah have little time to explore their attraction before they uncover a plot to restore the recently vanquished Napoleon to power in a most unusual -and deadly -way. Bound by the secrets that keep the Beckets safe from harm, Spencer and Mariah must battle the world and their own devils in order to prevent a tragedy...but what will be the price of their victory?
Meet the Blackthorn Brothers-three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.Who is the darkly handsome Don John "Black Jack" Blackthorn? With his air of mystery and menace, the whispers about him hint of highwayman or government agent or even dark prince. But no one knows what it is Black Jack does...or how dangerous he can truly be. Now Jack's mentor has disappeared, and Jack must track him down before it's too late. His unlikely help: the man's daughter-the very woman Jack had once wooed and betrayed.Lady Tess Fonteneau knows more about the fine art of clandestine activities-and about the mysterious Mr. Blackthorn-than he realizes. As their journey leads them on the adventure of a lifetime, their reunion is fraught with passion, high-stakes danger and the one twist of fate Jack never saw coming....
One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all December Silhouette Desire with one click!An alluring ad executive goes undercover as housekeeper to a reclusive billionaire in order to investigate the alleged suicide of her beloved sister. A former undercover agent tracks down the one-night-stand he can't forget, and discovers he's the father of triplets. An Italian surgeon loses his heart to a spirited American businesswoman who bears a remarkable resemblance to his dead wife. Find all this and more with six powerful, passionate and provocative stories from Silhouette Desire! Bundle includes The Billionaire in Penthouse B by Anna DePalo, The Tycoon's Secret by Kasey Michaels, Quade's Babies by Brenda Jackson, The Throw-Away Bride by Ann Major, The Duke's New Year's Resolution by Merline Lovelace and Pregnancy Proposal by Tessa Radley.
Banning Talbot, Marquess of Daventry and Society's favorite bachelor, is accustomed to having his every whim obeyed-until he finds himself the reluctant guardian of Prudence MacAfee, the outspoken, golden-haired hoyden laughably nicknamed Angel. Now it's Banning's duty to introduce this deliciously unconventional creature to the ton's most eligible suitors. But his heart has an agenda all its own....
Harlequin's Reader's Choice program brings back four favorite Regency romances by Kasey Michaels. In this title, Patrick Sherbourne, Earl of Wickford, is charmed by the feisty Victoria Quinton--yet she is accused of her father's murder. To avoid a scandal, and to spend more time with her, Patrick's only recourse is to aid Victoria in uncovering the real killer.
Special Agent Jesse Colton had a strong instinct to say no to sweet, vulnerable Samantha Cosgrove. Not because he doubted her shocking claim-that her boss was sharing government secrets-but because the innocently seductive blond beauty made him want to say yes...to anything her heart desired.He was one of the Agency's finest. But Samantha wished someone had warned her that Jesse Colton was tall, dark and handsome. Now he was posing as her boyfriend to protect her from a dangerous web of deceit-but his own "pretend" kisses made her traitorous body wish he'd perform more husbandly duties....
Fanny Becket has adored her adopted brother since the day they both lost their parents and became part of the Becket family. Where he goes, she has always followed. But pursuing him into battle, Fanny quickly finds herself in the line of fire and quite unexpectedly-in the embrace of a handsome stranger.Valentine Clement, Earl of Brede, has seen enough of fighting to know there is no adventure to be found at Waterloo. Yet the moment he spies Fanny he is duty bound to save the reckless beauty, most especially from herself. Although with a woman such as Fanny, it may very well be his lordship who is in need of true protection.
Being left in the care of the lovely Lisette, who tended to his every need, helped him forget the horrors of war. Though she played her part well, Rian's Becket intuition led him to believe there was more to the young woman than met the eye.Could she possibly be part of a conspiracy to destroy Rian and his friends--or even the entire Becket clan? And if she was aligned with the enemy, how would he ever bring himself to stop her, when she was beginning to mean more to him than life itself...?
In USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels's compelling Regency trilogy, former privateer Ainsley Becket and his adopted brood of rescued orphans retreat to Romney Marsh when they are targeted by a madman set on revenge. In a world of pirates and smugglers--and an evil enemy bent on their destruction--Chance, Morgan and Elly Becket struggle to establish themselves and to find enduring, fulfilling love. Bundle includes A Gentleman By Any Other Name, The Dangerous Debutante and Beware of Virtuous Women.
Everyone loves a wedding. The quiet country girl.The sophisticated member of the ton. A graceful duchess. Follow these charming ladies and their handsome suitors on their journeys down the aisles of England's grand cathedrals and castles as they make-and break-society's most sacred rules.Rules of Engagement- A lady shall never be caught unchaperoned with a stranger.- A gentleman shall never flirt with a lady below his social standing.- A lady shall never waltz with a man to whom she is not promised.- And above all, an engagement shall not be consummated before the marriage ceremony!
Lord Tristan Rule had been a courageous officer under Napoleon, but his reputation was notorious. Any young lady of the "ton" could be his for the taking. However, only Miss Mary Lawrence has Tristan on edge. Hot on the trail to uncover her secrets, Tristan soon discovers Mary has in her hands the power to mold his hard-as-steel heart. Reissue.
Dashing and elegant, Baron Christian St. Clair is the toast of the ton...and a man with a closely guarded secret. For his dazzling looks and celebrated charm mask his late-night escapades as the elusive Peacock, enemy of the rich and benefactor of the poor. Now Gabrielle Laurence, the destitute beauty who loathes St. Clair's rakish ways and power over her social standing, is close to discovering the truth. But can he convince her to trust a rogue-and take a chance on the passion that flares between them?
The notorious Queen Caroline, caught between broken dreams and a devious husband out to ruin her, may harbor a stunning secret: a hidden heir to the throne. Amelia Fredericks, adopted as an infant by the good-hearted queen, is now her most trusted companion. And yet. . . there are rumors. Is Amelia truly the orphaned daughter of a commoner - or the secret daughter of the king himself?
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