Los Angeles, 1924Broadway producer Lewis Cartsdyke has come to Hollywood with a business proposition for starlet Poppy Edwards. But as he's watching her sing in a downtown club, dressed in a man's suit that skims her lush curves, a much more wicked proposal comes to mind.Poppy has fame, wealth and an aversion to love. Lewis offers the kind of passion she craves-delicious, sensual heat without complications. Night after night she abandons herself to sensation, promising she won't lose her heart the way her sister did. But for Lewis, uncomplicated is no longer enough-and soon he won't be satisfied until he's claimed all of Poppy in blissful surrender.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholderConsidered the plain, clever one in her family, Lady Cressida Armstrong knows her father has given up on her ever marrying. But who needs a husband when science is the only thing to set Cressie's pulse racing?Disillusioned artist Giovanni di Matteo is setting the ton abuzz with his expertly executed portraits. Once his art was inspired; now it's only technique. Until he meets Cressie....Challenging, intelligent and yet insecure, Cressie is the one whose face and body he dreams of capturing on canvas. In the enclosed, intimate world of his studio, Giovanni rediscovers his passion as he awakens hers....
London, 1818Troy Templeton, the Earl of Ettrick, has been tasked with the strangest job of his diplomatic career: visit London's most notorious courtesan, La Perla, to warn off the ambassador's besotted son. Instead, he's irresistibly drawn to her beguiling combination of sensuality and unexpected innocence.Little does he realize that "La Perla" is actually her twin sister, Constance. Staying in her sister's home, Constance is aroused by its erotic ambience and dreams about the sinful delights that have taken place within its walls. And as La Perla, she can finally experience such pleasure for herself with Troy-if she can maintain the ruse....
Scottish Highlands, 1703As the new Alpha of the Faol, a legendary clan possessing the power of the wolf, Eoin Tolmach knows he should put the needs of his people before his own. Yet the former warrior cannot resist the challenge of rescuing kidnapped heiress Freya Ogilvie himself. . . or his unexpected attraction to her. Eoin admires her courage and sensual beauty, but she doesn't trust her own passionate instincts. Now Eoin faces his greatest test: convincing Freya to indulge their mutual desire. . . .
Captain Ewan Dalgleish was as famous for breaking society's rules as for his daring exploits on the battlefield. Yet nothing could truly satisfy his need for excitement. . . until he laid eyes on beautiful Isabella Mansfield at the gaming saloon, staking her future on a turn of the cards. Her enticing combination of sensuality and haughtiness intrigued him as much as his notorious reputation interested her. So when Belle loses the money she so obviously needs, Ewan can't resist making a scandalous wager: that in return for her money, she must spend three nights with him, each starting with the roll of the dice. . . and ending however the winner chooses. . .
The Lady Who Broke the RulesAnticipating her wedding vows and then breaking off the engagement has left Kate Montague's social status in tatters. She hides her shame behind a resolute facade, but one thing really grates: for a fallen woman, she knows shockingly little about passion.Could Virgil Jackson be the man to teach her? He's a freed slave turned successful businessman, and his striking good looks and compelling strength prove too much for Kate to resist. She has already scandalized society, but succumbing to her craving for Virgil would damage her status beyond repair.... Lady of ShameLady Claire is notorious for the wild persona of her youth, but she must set it aside if she ever hopes to find a suitable match. Swapping rebellion for reserve, Claire returns to her imposing childhood home, Castonbury Park, seeking her family's help.But when the dark gaze of head chef Monsieur Andre catches her eye, he seems as deliciously tempting as the food he prepares. Claire knows he's most unsuitable, even if the chemistry between them is magnetic. Risking her fragile reputation for Andre would be shameful-but losing him could be even worse.
Step behind the hotel room doors of The Chatsfield, London, for five fabulous novellas full of style, sensation...and scandal!In The Soldier in Room 286 by Abby Green, soldier turned international actor, Salim Segal, has one night at The Chatsfield to convince beautiful Natalja Jordan that, despite the pains of the past, they have a future worth fighting for.Ben treats girlfriend Joely to a luxurious birthday night at The Chatsfield, intending to propose, in Proposal in Room 309 by Joss Wood. But nothing's going according to plan.... Who'd have thought being walked in on by a stranger-while naked!-would lead to happy ever after?For The Couple in the Dream Suite by Marguerite Kaye, it's 1921 at The Chatsfield-London's glamorous new hotel-and disillusioned soldier Justin York is unexpectedly entranced by a socialite, Miss Vera Milton-Kerr. Can Justin's dark-eyed gaze melt the ice running through Vera's veins? Libby Lancaster finds herself roomless at The Chatsfield and decides that one night of not being good-girl Libby with sexy Prince Lucaj might be just what she needs! But will her one-night fantasy end when the clock strikes twelve? Find out in The Prince in the Royal Suite by Susan Stephens.In The Doctor in the Executive Suite by Tina Beckett, Doctor Chelsea Serrano is called upon to save the life of a guest while dining at The Chatsfield's fabulous restaurant-a great excuse to escape her less-than-fabulous date. And who needs dessert when you can have a mouth-watering bodyguard to help instead? Will they find love in London? Find out in volume one of The Chatsfield novellas!
Scottish Highlands, 1700 Legend tells of a clan of fierce warriors, the Faol, who have mastered the spirit of the wolf living inside of them. They are famed for their skill in battle-and for their irresistible allure to mortal women. . . It is an attraction fiery Iona McKinley experiences firsthand when she is taken by Prince Struan Tolmach, Lead Alpha of the Faol. His touch is thrilling and arousing. . . but she's destined to be claimed by another warrior. Will Struan risk losing his clan to keep Iona for himself?
A Scandalous Liaison by Elizabeth RollsViscount St. Austell has never forgotten the night he shared with Loveday Trehearne. Now, as mystery surrounds her, he will rediscover all her sensuous curves. Pleasured by the Viking by Michelle WillinghamAuder #xD3; Reilly's afraid she won't satisfy her husband-to-be. So Viking Gunnar Dalrata offers to show her the pleasures of making love. The Captain's Wicked Wager by Marguerite KayeCaptain Ewan Dalgleish makes Isabella Mansfield a scandalous wager: in return for the money she needs, she must spend three nights with him. The Samurai's Forbidden Touch by Ashley RadcliffThe only love and adventure Miku's found is in poetry. But with samurai warrior Takeshi, tantalizing new cravings are aroused. Arabian Nights with a Rake by Bronwyn ScottSusannah Sutcliffe is held captive in a Bedouin camp. She must convince handsome English diplomat Alex Grayfield to rescue her-by seducing him!
Lady Rosalind Rhees has dedicated her life to being as scandalous as possible-it's the only way she can escape society's expectations. Unfortunately, flirting with ruin hasn't been as exciting as she'd hoped. Until she meets Major Fraser Lennox at a country party-and gets a taste of just how delicious forbidden desire can feel... But is she daring enough to follow her heart on the strength of one sizzling night?
Christmas at Blackhaven Castle by Sophia James In disguise, penniless Lady Seraphina Moreton seeks sanctuary at the Duke of Blackhaven's castle just days before Christmas. Trey swore never again to be beguiled by a beautiful face, but as governess Seraphina gets close to his unruly, motherless children, he wants the festive joy she brings to stay well beyond Christmas Day.... Governess to Christmas Bride by Annie Burrows Lord Chepstow hasn't seen Honeysuckle Miller since she was a plain, awkward schoolgirl. Now she's not so plain and is looking after the host's children at a lavish Christmas house party. And the last thing Lord Chepstow expected to want on his Christmas list is the prim governess! Duchess by Christmas by Marguerite Kaye Masquerading as a governess to help the brooding Duke of Blairmore find a wife is not how Regan Stuart expected to spend Christmas! Then he steals an unexpected kiss, endangering Regan's heart...unless Gabriel can see beyond her dowdy costume and realize she's his perfect Christmas bride!
Seduction in the sand... Dark-hearted Sheikh Prince Jamil al-Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly...less so his difficult little daughter! Exasperated, he hires an English governess, hoping she'll instill some much-needed discipline... Lady Cassandra Armstrong is the most unconventional governess Jamil has ever seen! With her ravishing body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakable honor, the reticent sheikh's resolve is about to be tested...as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honorable!
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Sorcha Tolmach, Princess of the Faol, possesses the power of the wolf and the otherworldly allure of her legendary clan. But she also longs for more freedom than she could ever find in her brothers court. Impulsively running away to the Highlands, she doesnt anticipate being wounded and confined to a ramshackle castle by Conall Macpherson, Laird of Kilfinnan. Sorcha senses only darkness in the rugged, forbidding mans future so why does she still feel a passionate yearning to become his mate?
RELUCTANT SAVIOUR... WILLING SEDUCEROn her first night in Scotland, Madeleine Lafayette is rescued from danger by brooding Highlander Calumn Munro... Why Calumn agrees to take Madeleine under his protection, he doesn't know-the unconquerable demons of his warrior past are burden enough without adding the demands of one bewitchingly brave Frenchwoman! Yet her innocence soothes the jagged edges of his soul, and her beauty fires his blood... He might be her reluctant saviour, but he'll be her willing seducer...Highland Brides Warriors take a wife!
RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL HIGHLANDER!Banished for daring to court the laird's daughter, Ailsa, it's been six long years since Alasdhair Ross set foot on Munro land. Gone is the rebellious youth-years of hard work have shaped Alasdhair into a fiercely intense man, one set on returning to his homeland and claiming what's rightfully his... Bitter experience has taught Ailsa Munro that her exuberant wilfulness gets her into trouble. But one glimpse of Alasdhair's sinful eyes-and the once-experienced-never-forgotten pleasure they promise-and Ailsa knows a reckoning is irresistibly inevitable...Highland Brides Warriors take a wife!
Arabia, 1801When Prince Zafar al-Zuhr buys a frightened but proud French woman at a slave market, it is not to add her to his harem. Zafar intends to secure safe passage home for the delicate beauty. Haunted by the past, he has vowed never to take advantage of a woman under his protection-no matter how difficult it is to resist the passion she ignites within him...A refugee from the Napoleonic wars in Egypt, Colette Beaumarchais is intrigued by the man who purchased her only to set her free. But it is desire, not gratitude, that compels her into his arms. She is eager to learn the art of love-and the handsome, sensual desert prince would make the perfect teacher...
Lady Celia Cleveden thinks of herself as eminently sensible from the tips of her sturdy boots to the top of her unadorned bonnet. It seemed logical she would marry an equally practical gentleman. Until she's rescued by wildly enigmatic desert prince Ramiz of A'Qadiz, while traveling across his unforgiving sands. He offers her a place in his harem and Lady Celia ought to be shocked...except the seductive desert and intoxicating Ramiz make it curiously tempting....
Susanna Hunter once ignored Captain Fergus Lamont's warnings not marry a fortune hunter -a decision she lived to regret. Three years later and since widowed, she's surprised by his unexpected invitation to spend Christmas with him in the Highlands. But even more shocking is Fergus's new proposition: that she pretend to be his fiancée, with all the accompanying pleasures....
'Your rebellion has not gone unnoticed...'Anticipating her wedding vows and then breaking off the engagement has left Kate Montague's social status in tatters. She hides her hurt at her family's disapproval behind a resolutely optimistic façade, but one thing really grates... For a fallen woman, she knows shockingly little about passion!Could Virgil Jackson be the man to teach her? A freed slave turned successful businessman, his striking good looks and lethally restrained power throw normally composed Kate into a tailspin! She's already scandalised society, but succumbing to her craving for Virgil would be the most outrageous thing Kate's done by far...