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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.
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?
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...
London, 1816Richard, Earl of Kilcreggan, longs for the thrill of the unpredictable-but nothing prepares him for the sudden appearance of a beguiling woman in his library. As a man of science, he's intrigued by her story of time-travel. As a man of passion, he cannot resist their smoldering desire.Thoroughly modern Errin McGill never dreamed a wish for romance would land her in Regency London-and face-to-face with the most attractive man she's ever imagined. But her fantasy man and the sensual pleasure he offers is decidedly real....
Just who is Lady Deborah?I am the Dowager Countess of Kinsail, and I have enough secrets to scandalize you for life.I will never reveal the truth of my soul-destroying marriage-some things are too dark to be told. But at least no one can guess that I, a famously icy-hearted widow, am also the authoress of the shamelessly voluptuous romances currently shocking the ton!Only now I have a new secret identity, one that I will risk my life to keep-accomplice to Elliot Marchmont, gentleman, ex-soldier and notorious London thief. This adventurer's expert touch ignites in me a passion so intoxicating that surviving our blistering affair unscathed will be near impossible....
Any virtuous society lady would know to run a mile from Mr. Nicholas Lytton. But Lady Serena Stamppe, returning from exile in France, is blissfully unaware of this rake's reputation. In any case, he just happens to be the one person who can help unlock the mystery surrounding her inheritance.Accepting Nicholas's offer of assistance, Serena soon discovers the forbidden thrills of liaising with a libertine-excitement, scandal...and a most pleasurable seduction!
Waking up in a stranger's bed, Henrietta Markham encounters the most darkly sensual man she has ever met. The last thing she remembers is being attacked by a housebreaker-yet being rescued by the notorious Earl of Pentland feels much more dangerous!Since the cataclysmic failure of his marriage, ice has flowed in Rafe St. Alban's veins. But meeting impetuous, all-too-distracting governess Henrietta heats his blood to the boiling point.When she's accused of theft, Rafe finds himself offering to clear her name. Can Henrietta's innocence bring this hardened rake to his knees?
SPOTTED: LONDON'S FAVORITE FALLEN HEIRESS, TAKING UP WITH THE ROGUE MARQUIS! Amongst the gossip-hungry ton, no name has become more synonymous with sin than that of Lady Caroline Rider, cast out by her husband and disowned by her family. Rumor has it that the infamous "Caro" is now seeking oblivion in the opium dens of London! There's only one man who can save her-notorious rake Sebastian Conway, Marquis of Ardhallow. Soon Caro is installed in his country home, warming his bed, but their passion may not be enough to protect them once news of their scandalous arrangement breaks out....
Arabia, 1816For Sheikh Khalid al-Raqam, choosing a bride comes second to the responsibility of ruling his kingdom and protecting its treasures. When he is given a shipwrecked foreign beauty as a tribute gift, he foresees a diplomatic nightmare-until he lays eyes on Juliette de Montignac's lush curves. His passion is only roused further by her bold and defiant spirit. His inner conqueror awakened, Khalid is determined to tame Juliette....by awakening her own desire for him!Book one of the Princes of the Desert series.
Scottish Highlands, 1822Two hundred years ago, a witch cursed all the women in Jura Mcnair's family to be widowed on their first wedding anniversary, until a true and perfect love could break the spell. Jura has chosen a life of loneliness instead of risking the sorrow of losing a husband. Then fate brings handsome Lawrence Connaught to her cottage, and for the first time she realizes the lure of temptation. She may never know love, but just once Jura is determined to experience a taste of forbidden desire...
The honorable Clarissa Warrington despairs when her beautiful, foolish sister becomes the latest female to set her cap at the Ton's most notorious rake. For Amelia's sake, Clarissa must act fast...The devastatingly attractive Kit, Lord Rasenby, is bored. London society has lost its thrill, so when presented with a most unusual offer this incurable womanizer is tempted. If he can provide the intriguing Clarissa with the adventure of a lifetime, she will give him-herself! How could a self-respecting rake possibly refuse such a wicked proposition?
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