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Once he offered for her hand...Beautiful recluse Miss Jemma Bailey is mortified when her interfering cousin implores Marcus Speer to marry her! Jemma has spent years trying to forget her passionate response to Marcus's seductive touch, and the scandal when she rejected his proposal. But the ruthless gleam in Marcus's eyes tells Jemma he remembers everything!...now he'll take her virtue!Marcus won't let the alluring Jemma go until he's exacted his long-awaited revenge for her debutante flirtation-he'll bed her rather than wed her! Though soon this isn't nearly enough...... Regency Rogues Ripe for a scandal. Ready for a bride.
Lord...libertine...lawbreaker?Heiress Deborah Cleveland jilted an earl for Randolph Chadwicke. He promised he would come back for her. But then he disappeared... Seven years later Randolph, now Lord Buckland, bursts back into Deborah's life! She's unmarried and penniless, he's as sinfully attractive as ever-but this time he isn't offering marriage... Worst of all, he seems to be involved with the murderous local smugglers. Can Deborah resist the dark magnetism of the lawless lord? Regency Rogues Ripe for a scandal. Ready for a bride.
Lady seeks kind gentleman to offer protection... When a mysterious lady advertises her charms in the newspaper, there's no way Viscount Blackthorne will allow his rash friend to attend the twilight rendezvous. Taking his place, Blackthorne is surprised by the reluctant beauty who appears-she's far from the scheming courtesan he was expecting. Elise Dewey must protect her foolish sister by posing as "Lady Lonesome" in her stead. She's shockingly stirred by the imposing stranger who waits for her in Vauxhall Gardens-but their liaison has been observed... Unless Elise accepts the viscount's bold proposal of marriage, they will all be plunged into scandal!
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WHERE WAS THE TENDER MAN SHE KNEW BEFORE?Mrs. Victoria Hart, recently widowed, suddenly found herself impoverished. Her only hope of financial aid was David, Viscount Courtenay-the man who'd loved and cherished her before abandoning her seven years previously.Suggesting a marriage of convenience, Victoria was horrified when David offered a different bargain instead-be his mistress!
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL!Miss Rebecca Nash had found refuge and a kind landlord in Robin, Lord Rumsden. She'd needed both five years ago, when she'd lost her parents and fiance, and her brother Simon had disappeared with her dowry. Now, suddenly, Robin was dead, and his heir, Luke Trelawney, intended to wind matters up quickly before he returned to Cornwall.At his first sight of Rebecca, he changed his mind. Mistakenly believing Rebecca to have been Robin's mistress, he saw no reason she could not be his, as well. But Rebecca had other ideas!
Sir Jason Hunter could not let a young widow fall into ruin when he could so easily help. His intentions were purely honorable, but then the lady herself surprised him with an offer of a carte blanche! Helen Marlowe's despicable brother had left her nearly penniless, and she knew that becoming Jason's mistress was the only practical solution. She told herself the decision was made with her head, not her heart, and had nothing to do with the way this notorious rake made her feel -- or the look in his eyes that promised such heady delights. . .
Miss Silver Meredith. Beautiful, just eighteen. . . ;and vulnerable to the worst sort of scandal after an attempted elopement goes wrong. Her reputation and her future depend on the silence of one man. . . ;Adam, Marquess of Rockingham. A rake from the most notorious of noble families, he's ruthless, charming and dangerous. He's also still smarting about a graceless rejection from the only woman to whom he's ever proposed marriage, the only woman he's ever loved-Silver Meredith. And now Silver's fate is in Adam's hands. . . ;.
Notorious rake, reckless widowSnowbound with society's most notorious rake, Ruth Hayden has to use every ounce of her defiant spirit to keep from falling into his arms. But behind his charm Sir Clayton Powell hides the pain and humiliation of a past betrayal. Her life marked with scandal, Ruth knows what it is to struggle on the fringes of society, but even she is shocked by the vicious gossip circulating about him. Recklessly, she seeks to silence the rumour mill-by announcing their engagement. Then wonders how Clayton will take advantage of the situation...
DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS ON HIS MIND! Beatrice Dewey keeps falling for unsuitable men. She believes the man she loved, Hugh Kendrick, is lost to her forever, and now her new fiancé has canceled their wedding! But then Hugh reenters her life trailing rumors of illicit love affairs in his wake. Instead of marriage, he offers her a very public, passionate kiss! To succumb to his skillful seduction would be the ultimate road to ruin, but is there enough of the old Hugh left to convince Bea to give him another chance? "The sexual tension between the hero and heroine is palpable." -RT Book Reviews on The Wanton Bride
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?Viscount Stratton had a reputation as an adventurer and a daredevil. He also kept the most beautiful mistresses of any man in the ton. So all of London was agog with the news that Stratton suddenly planned to wed Lady Elizabeth Rowe.Lady Elizabeth's family owed money to the viscount, and the only way to repay it was with Elizabeth's sizable dowry. But the sensible girl had no desire to wed such a rogue, even if he was handsome as sin. Everyone, Elizabeth included, wondered why Stratton had agreed to marry a lady with a dubious reputation. Was it love-or revenge?
Marriage under fire...William and June Pemberton have been happily married for three years-but the longer they go on without June's conceiving, the more concerned she becomes. Especially since William's old flame is now free to marry again and, according to his mother, would make him much the better wife. And then a handsome charmer turns his attentions to June....Pushed apart by jealousy, William and June must fight to keep their marriage alive. Sometimes, it seems, their mutual passion is all that holds them together....
She could flee...Miss Emma Worthington knew that at twenty-seven she was on the shelf, but even that could not persuade her to marry an appalling roue to save her father from debt. The only escape was to run away to Bath. It seemed the worst of bad luck that Richard Du Quesne should be there, showing every sign of wanting to save her from herself. Was there nowhere she could hide from the man known as the Silver Squire-and did she really want to?
A DISGRACED WOMAN...A single passionate night's encounter, long ago, has come back to haunt Colonel Etienne Hauke. He has a son-by a disgraced Society beauty who demands that Etienne should make an honest woman of her!Isabel must marry her charming seducer-for the sake of her child. Although, still resenting her years of shame, she determines it will be a marriage in name only....
Inherited: one mistress! Gavin Stone discovers on his brother's death that, to inherit his estate, he must also take on his mistress! Gavin never thought that claiming his inheritance could be so pleasurable. . . Sarah is horrified - she never thought she would be passed on as if she were a chattel - but what choice does she have? And Gavin will expect a practised seducer when, in reality, she is as unschooled as a debutante! But just maybe an innocent courtesan is what it will take to thaw this rake's heart. . .
Inherited: one mistress!Gavin Stone discovers on his brother's death that, to inherit his estate, he must also take on his mistress! Gavin never thought that claiming his inheritance could be so pleasurable...Sarah is horrified-she never thought she would be passed on as if she were a chattel-but what choice does she have? And Gavin will expect a practised seducer when, in reality, she is as unschooled as a debutante! But just maybe an innocent courtesan is what it will take to thaw this rake's heart...
Mark Hunter managed to vex her at every opportunity--and seemed to enjoy doing so! However, to prevent a family scandal, Emily Beaumont must turn to him for help. Mark was more than happy to be of service to the delectable Miss Beaumont; with her quick wit and determined spirit she always made deliciously diverting company. But Mark soon discovered that Emily truly was in danger. . . . With disgrace just a breath away, Emily ached for Mark's strong arms to comfort her. Yet she held a secret--one that would surely prevent any gentleman from considering her as a suitable bride. . . .
A SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL...Rachel Meredith is beautiful, witty, an heiress-and single! She's turned down every offer of marriage and jilted the most eligible bachelor, handsome Major Connor Flinte.When her father loses her family home in a game of cards, Rachel is furious! Especially as the new owner is Connor Flinte, now the Earl of Devane. She will do anything to get her home back. But Connor wants revenge-he'll return the deeds of the estate on one condition. Rachel must give him the wedding night he never had....
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