When a bold knight kidnaps the wrong lady, he ends up with more than he bargained for in this passionate, exciting love story from the pen of a most talented writer.
The Baron DeGuerre Had Finally Met His Match Though famed for prowess in tourney and war, Etienne DeGuerre now found himself at odds in the Battle of the Sexes. For his opponent, Gabriella Frechette, was a woman of singular beauty...and single-minded resolve. One who had easily stormed his defenses, and laid siege to his unsuspecting heart.
Lady Marianne scarce dreamed it possible her life could get any worse!That was before she found herself transplanted to the wild highlands of Scotland-land of savage barbarians-and the promised bride of a doddering old Scot. But when a boldly handsome warrior arrived at her door, she knew her prayers had been answered....Adair MacTaren had come in friendship, but one look at the comely lass standing before him addled the young man's mind beyond repair. The tempting Norman lady lured him like a siren-yet he had no wish to be rescued. And 'twas no time before the brash chieftain's son had sworn to free Marianne from her loveless betrothal-and claim her for his own ladywife!
Comfort and Joy by MARGARET MOOREAfter a terrible accident, Griffin Branwynne had given up on the joys of Christmas-until the indomitable Gwendolyn Davies arrived on his doorstep and turned his world topsy-turvy. Could the earl resist a woman who wouldn't take no for an answer?Love at First Step by TERRI BRISBINWhile visiting friends in England for the holidays, Lord Gavin MacLeod cast his eye upon the mysterious Elizabeth. She was more noble beauty than serving wench, and Gavin vowed to uncover her past at any cost....A Christmas Secret by GAIL RANSTROMMiss Charity Wardlow expected a marriage proposal from her intended while attending a Christmas wedding. But when Sir Andrew MacGregor arrived at the manor, Charity realized she wanted no one but the Scotsman with the sensual smile....
Secret babies...hidden identities...deception and betrayal. You'll find them all in this fabulous collection. Discover how secrets and lies can fuel passion and romance and lead to everlasting love. Bundle includes What Daddy Doesn't Know by Tara Taylor Quinn, The Rogue's Return by Margaret Moore, Truth or Dare by Joe Leigh, The A&E Consultant's Secret by Lilian Darcy, Her Guilty Secret by Anne Mather and Millionaire Next Door by Kara Lennox.
A Most Unsuitable Duke! Adrian Fitzwalter, the Duke of Barroughby, wore the taint of scandal with flair, his very presence charged with the promise of forbidden things. But the gentle Lady Hester knew the rakish pose was only a mask, hiding a desperate and lonely man. With her knowing eyes and quiet beauty, the spinsterish Lady Hester was a far cry from Adrian's usual amours. Yet though her goodness stirred him beyond imagining, he dared not give in to the longing to seek the comfort of her waiting arms, for his happiness would surely be her ruin...
Sir Henry was a knight-errant, capable of impressive prowess on the battlefield...and in bed. Finding two sisters-one stunningly beautiful, the other steadfast and determined-waiting patiently in his chamber, he entertained their proposition: a generous sum in exchange for commanding their men-at-arms in a battle to save their lands.Seduced by the beauty of Gisele, yet irresistibly drawn to the intelligence of Mathilde, a proud woman as complex as her secrets, Henry accepts their offer. But as invaders close in, it is Mathilde who must dare to trust her deepest desires...and the man willing to fight for all he is worth to prove his honor.
From the moment they met, Lady Beatrice yearned for the cynical Sir Ranulf. But as the daughter of a traitorous nobleman, she was tainted -- marriage was nigh impossible. With little hope of securing the man of her dreams for a lifetime, perhaps the clever young maiden could get her knight for one passionate night....Ranulf never believed he'd ever love a woman well enough to wed -- until he met the vivacious Bea.A jaded knight with neither power nor wealth had little to offer a noble lady. Sent by his liege lord to take command of a castle in Cornwall, Ranulf was surprised beyond belief when the virtuous Bea suddenly arrived, intent on seduction. Would desire or honor triumph in this game of love?
No sooner does wealthy heiress Lady Moira MacMurdaugh breathe a sigh of relief for avoiding a disastrous marriage to a gambling womanizer than she is served with a lawsuit! Torn between duty and this impulsive beauty who stirs him to distraction, solicitor Gordon McHeath has no choice but to go up against the woman whose kiss he's never forgotten. Until sinister forces threaten to upend Lady Moira's world and Gordon must cast the law book aside!
Desperate Needs... Beautiful orphan Vivienne Burroughs is determined to marry only for love and isn't about to allow her uncle to marry her off for a noble title. But her plans to escape this fate are interrupted by a strong and masterful man walking out of the mist. He alone offers Vivienne salvation from her dilemma...but will not reveal his identity. And when he kisses her Vivienne knows she won't rest until she finds her mystery man. Desperate Measures... When Robert Harding sees a young woman teetering on the edge the of the River Thames he is certain she's a step away from plunging to her death. A man who knows what it is to be desperate, Robert has spent his life helping others -- but, there was something different about Vivienne. Her captivating beauty is too great a temptation to resist. Honor demands that Robert, let her go, even as he knows that "Vivienne: was, made to his bride. But can honor remain strong beneath the heat of a forbidden kiss?
'Twas said he could whisper a woman to bed, and now Sir Blaidd Morgan had turned his considerable charms on Lady Becca Throckton. But could she trust his intent? A childhood injury had made her fit to be no man's bride, and yet the Welsh warrior made her feel she'd a right to her woman's heart! The Lady Becca surprised him, and that was rare, Sir Blaidd mused. Indeed, she had a fire that stirred him in unexpected ways. Though he could ill afford a dalliance on this secret mission for his king, he found himself entranced. Surely this was no mere idyll. Nay, this had the feel of forever...! Harlequin Historical #675
Lady Francessa Cecilia Epping has carried a torch for the Honorable Brixton Smythe-Medway for years, until she discovers that Brix has wagered his friends that he won't marry till he's 50 and he will never, ever marry 'mousy little Fanny Epping'. Francessa makes a counter wager: she'll break his heart in six weeks. She then seals the bet with the most mind-boggling French kiss Brix has ever experienced. Who knew Fanny could kiss like that? Who knew she knew how to kiss like that? Good God, wherever did she learn to kiss like that? Poor Brix! Poor Fanny! They're so busy trying to pretend they don't have any feelings for each other except anger, and yet they keep kissing. Again and again and again.
Lady Diana Westover is looking for a hero. She intends to write a gothic novel, but having grown up shielded from the ways of the ton, she knows nothing about men. What better way than to explore the ballrooms of Society? During her first outing, she sees Edmond Terrington, Viscount Adderley. With his dark handsome looks, he is exactly the man she's been looking for. So Diana sets out to follow his every move, to study his manly form, and to experience the pleasure of his kisses . . . all for the sake of research. Edmond cannot imagine why this chit would be following him, spying on his every move, and looking at him as if he is a fascinating bug in a science experiment. He's used to admiring females, but this is ridiculous! So he decides to turn the tables and pursue her instead . . . only to find that she is a disarming beauty whose wit matches his own. Soon all he wants is to be the hero of her dreams.
His arrow strikes true...bringing Lady Elizabeth d'Averette face-to-face with the decidedly intriguing Finn--an outlaw with more honor than most knights. When he saves her from unspeakable violence, she agrees to reward his valorous actions. But would sharing his bed--however chastely--prove too high a price to pay?Finn values courage, a quality Lizette displays in abundance. She joins him in a dangerous subterfuge to rescue his brother and expose the long-held secrets of the royal court, her adventurous spirit seeming to be a true match to his own. But could a noble beauty really care for a common son of the hills of Eire?
Three of our award-winning authors have joined forces to bring you this encanting collection of timeless storiesSuzanne BarclayKara's Gift-A pagan healer falls in love with the Christian knight who is destined to save her dying clanMargaret MooreThe Twelfth Day of Christmas-A charming nobleman has twelve days to win the love of his intended brideDeborah SimmonsA Wish for Noel-An orphan's Christmas wish comes true when she conquers the heart of her world-weary guardianDon't miss these magical tales of miracles and merriment!
The Lord of Dunkeathe had strength and cunning, and with a wife who brought him power and wealth, he would soon be the envy of all. But though countless eager young women paraded before him, vying for his favor, it was the sharp-tongued, quick-witted and completely unsuitable Lady Riona who drew him as no other.Lady Riona knew full well the arrogant knight would never choose an impoverished Scottish bride, but the Norman devil's heated glances held such promise that even she was ready to swoon at his feet. Lord help her, but Nicholas had her ready to trade her long-protected virtue for the promise of one night of passion in his arms!
Sir Douglas Drury was a spy during the Napoleonic war and has the scars, and enemies, to show for it. When he is set upon in a London street, he finds it hard to be grateful because his rescuer is not only a woman, but French into the bargain! Juliette Bergerine has learned to keep herself safe by avoiding undue attention, but now her life is also in danger and, together, she and Drury must take refuge in a mansion in Mayfair. There, this broodingly cynical man proves an irresistible temptation. . . .
A Forbidden Marriage Lady Allis nearly swoons when she first sees the tall, tempting knight at her father's jousting tournament. As the eldest daughter of the family, she is duty-bound to wed someone of wealth and privilege -- and Sir Connor, though mesmerizing, is not only penniless but in disgrace. To Connor this fiery, untouchable maiden is a prize worth fighting for. The onetime hero has little save his pride and his skill -- as a warrior and a lover. But will that be enough to survive castle treachereries, to know the rapturous passion the lady's hungering gaze promises -- and to win her heart?
She had sworn never to marry, never to allow any man to claim her or her lands. Nevertheless, Lady Adelaide fended off fortune hunters aplenty when she arrived at the king's court. Yet when dark whispers in castle corridors threw her into the arms of a valiant knight seeking a wife, the beautiful heiress began to rethink her solemn vow.To ransom his captive brother, Armand de Boisbaston had great need of a wealthy--and willing--wife. Fate sent him the lady Adelaide instead. A woman who claimed she wished to avoid the marriage bed, yet whose lips told a different tale. Now dangerous intrigues forced them into a match as inescapable as the burgeoning passion that grew between them....
Iron-willed Groom...Sir Roger de Montmorency demanded obedience. And the last person he expected to defy him was his very own wife! But the rebellious Mina challenged his authority as surely and swiftly as she fired his Norman blood.Headstrong Bride...Lady Mina Chilcott knew she wasn't the most beautiful of women, but she demanded respect...especially from her husband. And she would have it before he claimed his husbandly rights. Though her vow soon seemed impossible to keep, as the handsome Roger had laid siege to her maidenly heart.
She would have no man--Far from the intrigues of the king's court, all Lady Gillian desired was to keep her family's estate safe--and to honor her vow never to marry. Then Sir Bayard de Boisbaston arrived at D'Averette castle to warn of possible danger and protect all within. Who was this man, to take over >her castle? No matter that he was surely the handsomest knight in the realm, and made her rethink her steadfast vows.He would have no other--Chivalry demanded Sir Bayard protect Lady Gillian. Though he never expected to do battle with the lady herself. Gillian was a woman of fire and spirit who soon had Bayard plotting a conspiracy. One to convince the Lady Gillian that a knight of her own was useful, not only on the battlefield--but in the bedroom, as well!
The key to a less hectic, less stressful life is not in simply organizing your desk, but organizing your mind. Dr. Paul Hammerness, a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, describes the latest neuroscience research on the brain's extraordinary built-in system of organization. Margaret Moore, an executive wellness coach and codirector of the Institute of Coaching, translates the science into solutions. This remarkable team shows you how to use the innate organizational power of your brain to make your life less stressful, more productive and rewarding. You'll learn how to:- Regain control of your frenzy- Embrace effective uni-tasking (because multitasking doesn't work)- Fluidly shift from one task to another- Use your creativity to connect the dotsThis groundbreaking guide is complete with stories of people who have learned to stop feeling powerless against multiplying distractions and start organizing their lives by organizing their minds.
By the king's command, Sir Richard Blythe has reluctantly agreed to wed--for that is the only way to regain his birthright. But he never expected to be smitten by the lovely bride who has been forced upon him. To own the heart and soul of Elissa Longbourne, Sir Richard would be willing to forsake all other women; yet he realizes that it will take more than a marriage vow to free the passion he sees simmering in the stubborn beauty's eyes. So the notorious nobleman sets out to tame his willful wife--one slow, luxurious kiss at a time... Elissa refuses to love her bridegroom, even though he is so maddeningly handsome that he had stolen her breath away upon her very first glance. Richard Blythe is a husband to be feared. Now he holds the key to Elissa's young son's legacy in his powerful hands. Dare a pretty widow trust a rogue such as he with her heart?
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EndrediEndredi haunted his every waking thought...a sun-burnished Valkyrie with a beauty as wild as the open sea. But Adelar's deepest passion was also his darkest secret. For the woman who held his heart belonged to his lord....AdelarAlways would Endredi remember the boy who had awakened her to love. Yet she cursed the fates who brought her face-to-face with Adelar the man, for she was now nothing more than a bartered bride in a Saxon stronghold rife with danger and deceit.
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