No están dispuestos a aceptar sus sentimientos; pero... ¿hasta cuándo podrán resistirse? Segunda entrega de la serie «Los temerarios». Alastair, duque de Marwick, está absolutamente abatido: al poco de fallecer su esposa descubre que le era infiel. Ahora se niega a volver a casarse, y con ello la responsabilidad de asegurar una línea sucesoria recae en su hermano, el doctor lord Michael de Grey. Es más, Alastair lo amenaza con cancelar los fondos con los que sufraga su hospital si no sienta la cabeza y busca esposa. Michael decide huir a Cornualles donde se hará pasar por un médico modesto. Sin embargo, todo se tuerce cuando la hermosa y problemática Liza Chudderley se cruza en su camino. La atracción es inmediata, sin duda, pero él se niega a una relación; y en cuanto a ella, una viuda de la alta sociedad londinense sin un penique en el bolsillo, le urge volver a casarse con un hombre rico... pero un médico de pueblo no encaja con los requisitos.
BY CANDLELIGHT, SHE LURES HIM . . . Glittering court socialites and underworld cutpurses alike know that Adrian Ferrers, Earl of Rivenham, is the most dangerous man in London. Rivenham will let nothing--not the deepening shadow of war, nor the growing darkness within him--interfere with his ambition to restore his family to its former glory. But when tasked by the king to uncover a traitor, he discovers instead a conspiracy--and a woman whose courage awakens terrible temptations. To save her is to risk everything. To love her might cost his life. AT SWORDPOINT SHE DEFIES HIM . . . Lady Leonora knows that Rivenham is the devil in beautiful disguise--and that the irresistible tension between them is as unpredictable as the dilemma in which Nora finds herself: held hostage on her own estate by Rivenham and the king's men. But when war breaks out, Nora has no choice but to place her trust in her dearest enemy--and pray that love does not become the weapon that destroys them both. . . .
Includes Rushed to the Altar, A Courtesan's Scandal, Bound by Your Touch
Silver-tongued Viscount Sanburne is London's favorite scapegrace. Alas, Lydia Boyce has no interest in being charmed. When his latest escapade exposes a plot to ruin her family, she vows to handle it herself, as she always has done. Certainly she requires no help from a too-handsome dilettante whose main achievement is being scandalous. But Sanburne's golden charisma masks a sharper mind and darker history than she realizes. He shocks Lydia by breaking past her prim facade to the woman beneath...and the hidden fire no man has ever recognized. But as she follows him into a world of intrigue, she will learn that the greatest danger lies within -- in the shadowy, secret motives of his heart.
In a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything...and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them. From exotic sandstone palaces... Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn. To the marble halls of London... In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous -- and that a single decision can alter one's life forever. Destiny follows wherever you run. A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.
Engáñame otra vez es la tercera entrega de la serie romántica «Los temerarios» Se llama Olivia Hollaway, pero también se hace llamar Olivia Mather y Olivia Johnson. Durante muchos años esperó que ocurriera un milagro, pero ahora está decidida a tomar cartas en el asunto y a acabar con su miseria. Está a punto de convertirse en una ladrona. Su vida la ha llevado a ello. El corazón le palpita con intensidad mientras trata de convencerse a sí misma de que robar a Alastair de Grey, duque de Marwick, un político aristócrata lunático y arrogante, no es un delito tan grave. Su objetivo: unas cartas que la difunta duquesa se cruzó con Lord Bertram, un hombre que le está haciendo la vida imposible. Para llevar a cabo su plan, Olivia se las ingenia para entrar a formar parte del servicio de la mansión de Marwick en Londres. Está convencida de que no fallará... pero entonces ocurre algo inesperado: el duque no es el tirano que imaginaba, es un hombre a quien le han roto el corazón y por el que se siente profunda e irremediablemente atraída. ¿Podrá él volver a confiar en el amor? ¿Se arriesgará ella a dejarse llevar por el corazón?
A LADY WITH A SECRET Running for her life, exhausted and out of options, Olivia Holladay wants nothing more than the chance to make a home for herself. So when she realizes that the infamous Duke of Marwick might hold the key to her freedom, she boldly disguises herself as the newest and bravest in a long line of the duke's notoriously temperamental housekeepers. Little does she know that the wickedly handsome Alastair de Grey has very different plans for her. . . . A MAN WITH A PASSION--FOR VENGEANCE As his new employee, Olivia is a fearless upstart. As a woman, the daring redhead is just what Alastair needs to rouse him from darkness to the siren call of revenge. He has suffered a betrayal so deep that he will use whatever means necessary to destroy his enemies--even his brazen and beautiful domestic. But his vengeful plan fails to account for his single weakness: an irresistible and growing passion for the enigmatic Olivia.he cannot survive being fooled again.
The third searing novel in the Rules for the Reckless series by Meredith Duran, the USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy and evocative Regency romances in the tradition of Sarah MacLean.CATCHING THE LADY RED-HANDED Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah Marshall has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at Everleigh's, London's premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach--until a gorgeous and enigmatic viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft. CHASING ONE RED-HOT PASSION Christian "Kit" Stratton, Viscount Palmer, is society's most dashing war hero. But Kit's easy smiles hide a dark secret: he is haunted by a madman's vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh's Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him. But one tempting touch may be their undoing--for what Kit needs threatens all Lilah holds dear, and losing her may destroy Kit.
IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE MUST TO SURVIVE . . . When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl's house on a midnight quest for revenge, she finds her pistol pointed at the wrong man--one handsome as sin and naked as the day he was born. Pity he's a lunatic. He thinks her a missing heiress, but more to the point, he'll help her escape the slums and right a grave injustice. Not a bad bargain. All she has to do is marry him. A NOTORIOUS LADIES' MAN COULD TAKE HER FROM POVERTY TO OPULENCE . . . BUT AT WHAT PRICE? A rake of the first order, Simon St. Maur spent his restless youth burning every bridge he crossed. When he inherits an earldom without a single penny attached to it, he sees a chance to start over--provided he can find an heiress to fund his efforts. But his wicked reputation means courtship will be difficult--until fate sends him the most notorious missing heiress in history. All he needs now is to make her into a lady and keep himself from making the only mistake that could ruin everything: falling in love. . . .
Romance sizzles between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord in this fourth sexy novel in the Rules for the Reckless series from the USA TODAY bestselling author of Fool Me Twice.THE WALLFLOWER They call her the "Ice Queen." Catherine Everleigh is London's loveliest heiress, but a bitter lesson in heartbreak has taught her to keep to herself. All she wants is her birthright--the auction house that was stolen from her. To win this war, she'll need a powerful ally. Who better than infamous and merciless crime lord Nicholas O'Shea? A marriage of convenience will no doubt serve them both. THE CRIME LORD Having conquered the city's underworld, Nick seeks a new challenge. Marrying Catherine will give him the appearance of legitimacy--and access to her world of the law-abiding elite. No one needs to know he's coveted Catherine for a year now--their arrangement is strictly business, free from the troubling weaknesses of love. Seduction, however, is a different matter--an enticing game he means to ensure she enjoys, whether she wishes to or not. . . .
¿Puede el amor derribar los muros alzados por la desconfianza? Spence St. John, vizconde de Ripton, ha viajado por medio mundo para tratar de detener a su primo Charles, un escurridizo estafador que se está gastando la fortuna familiar haciéndose pasar por él. Las últimas pistas le llevan a una isla griega pero, como ya empieza a ser costumbre, Spence acaba con las manos vacías... Sin embargo, en esta ocasión da con una persona que podría conducirle a él. Al menos eso cree. Amanda Thomas, una joven inglesa de origen humilde, afirma ser la prometida del falso vizconde. No cabe duda de que Charles la ha engañado, pero ¿eso la convierte en víctima? ¿O es una cómplice ciega de rencor? Sea como sea, esta dulce e irresistible criatura es la única pista que Ripton tiene, y la convence para que le ayude. Ambos se embarcan en una travesía que les lleva de los rincones más idílicos del Mediterráneo a Inglaterra.
One Daring Widow In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing--for something, or someone, to whisk her away. . . . One Reluctant Suitor Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble--and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother's choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious--and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn't quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity-- when their hearts have needs of their own?
New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, and Candace Camp, and USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran come together for a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology.Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter's eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries's delightful yuletide story, The Heiress and the Hothead. In the snowy Scottish countryside, Karen Hawkins's rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in Twelve Kisses when the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected, but a long-lost love with a score to settle. In By Any Other Name, Edinburgh is aglitter for Christmastime as Candace Camp sends a curious gentleman in hot pursuit of an intriguing lady in disguise--one who refuses to reveal her true identity, though she fears he has already stolen her heart with his kiss. In Sweet Ruin, will the festive spirit of the season sweep Meredith Duran's feisty heroine beneath the mistletoe--and back into the arms of the dashing rogue whose carelessness soiled her reputation and sent her into exile in London? In this all-new story collection sparkling with sexy charm and heartwarming wit, four beloved bestselling authors reveal the mix-ups and make-ups, the missed chances and golden opportunities that come but once a year.
She's been burned not once but twice by London's so-call ed gentlemen . . .Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she's best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar--again--the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it's time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor--Alexander Ramsey, her late brother's best friend and a notorious rogue.So why won't a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex's aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex's past and Gwen's newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
From the exciting new historical author Meredith Duran comes two back-to-back dark and sexy Regency historical novels that follow her thrilling debut The Duke of Shadows. In Written on Your Skin, Mina Morehouse flees to America from England, wishing to escape the consequences of a mistake she made that may have cost hundreds of British lives. Now her actions have come back to haunt her in the form of her childhood love. Once a raffish explorer, Justin Ashmore has acquired a taste for vengeance. He will stop at nothing to uncover the truth of that terrible night five years ago--even if it means confronting the woman he betrayed, and the strange attraction that still binds them together.piracies, but their own dark desires....
A sexy and evocative Regency romance eNovella--for only $0.99!Jilted overseas and abandoned without a penny, Amanda Thomas is desperate to get home. She'll do whatever it takes to secure a berth on an England-bound ship, even if it means pretending to be the wife of the absentee viscount who jilted her. But when the anchor lifts, she's not the only impostor on board--for the stranger in her bed claims to be the real Viscount Ripton. Can she trust this devastatingly attractive scoundrel? Or is his offer of friendship only a pretext for seduction...and revenge?
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