To sensible Rachel, the sight of Cory rising naked from the river is enough to send ripples of shock through her carefully ordered life. Cory has always been her friend and suddenly, she's aware of him as an exceedingly handsome man. It dawns on Rachel that throughout the summer Cory has been waging a campaign to seduce her - but why? Is it because Cory has a secret agenda, or is it simply that he wants to claim his best friend as his bride. . . '
To Rachel Odell, the sight of Cory, Lord Newlyn, rising naked from the river is enough to send ripples of shock through her. Cory has always been her friend and now, suddenly, she's aware of him as a man--"an exceedingly handsome man.
Lord Mostyn was in no position to marry. Though his desire for innocent Eleanor Trevithick was impossible to deny!
Deborah Stratton is believed to be a respectable widow, but she hides a secret, which means she can never marry again. . . Lord Richard Kestrel, a notorious rake, comes to realize it's Deborah's hand in marriage he wants-but not before they share one might of scandal. . .
Can true love be born from scandal? She is young and beautiful and fashionable, Edinburgh's most flirtatious hostess. But within the merry widow beats a grieving heart. Lady Mairi mourns the husband she lost two years before-and no matter how accomplished a lover Jack Rutherford may be, their wanton night together was an encounter of the body only, and Lady Mairi would prefer to forget it. But when Mairi is threatened by a blackmailer, Jack is the only man who can protect her. As they work together to uncover where the danger lies, their passion reignites. Little by little, the masks they wear burn away, and their most private secrets come to light....
Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for beingdivorced. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer. The illegitimate son of a duke, Ethan Ryder rose to the ranks of Napoleon's most trusted cavalry officer-until his capture landed him in England as a prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs Lottie's help to create a spectacular diversion. Yet their pact ignites a passionate bond that may scandalize even these two wicked souls....
Lord Selbourne has to marry or forfeit his inheritance. Jemima is sorely tempted by Lord Selbourne's proposal, knowing it's the only way to escape her brutal father's clutches. It will be a marriage in name only, but the moment Rob places the ring on her finger Jemima knows she's fallen in love. But what will happen if her past is revealed.
Lord Lucas Kestrel's anger turns to desire when he meets Miss Rebecca Raleigh. He believes that she's one of the scandalous Archangel courtesans, but he quickly discovers that not only is she innocent she is, in fact, the woman he's been seeking....<P> Lucas has an agenda. He has to get close to Rebecca, court her, even seduce her, to try to discover if she's smuggling secrets that are threatening England's security! But Lucas, the rake without a heart, hasn't bargained on falling in love with the one woman he can't have....
Can't get enough of those dashing Regency rakes? Don't miss these three romantic adventures set in Regency London!
Old-fashioned glamour and romance combine in The Regency Brides Bundle! Includes The Rebellious Bride by Francesca Shaw, The Penniless Bride by Nicola Cormick and The Viscount's Bride by Ann Elizabeth Cree.
Playing host at his country estate, Major Anthony Lyndhurst is making his return to Society which has shunned him for four years. Rumor and speculation still surround the mysterious disappearance of his young bride.As family, friends and servants gather, further scandal comes close on their heels. Passion and intrigue, secrets and desire, make for surprising bedfellows--both above and below stairs. It promises to be the most memorable house party of the Season!The Fortune Hunter--Nicola CornickAn Uncommon Abigail--Joanna MaitlandThe Prodigal Bride--Elizabeth RollsThree dramatic stories. One whirl of a Country House Party.
Miss Alice Lister feels anything but respectable. Bad enough that she is a maid-turned-heiress. Now the insufferably attractive Lord Miles Vickery is certain he can gain her fortune by blackmailing her into marriage-- even though it was his deceitful charm that broke her heart once before. But she's positive the terms of her inheritance will prove an impossible task. After all, what rake could be completely honest for three long months? For his part, Miles finds his newfound frankness invaluable in entangling Alice in positions deliciously unbecoming of a lady. Of course, he doesn't yet know that he's falling hopelessly in love with this formidable innocent. . . or that he will soon go to impossible lengths to prove himself hers forever. . . .
All's fair in love and matrimony in Nicola Cornick's wildly romantic new series that introduces the ladies of Fortune's Folly--spirited heiresses who are more than a match for society's most dashing rogues!The epitome of privilege and power, the handsome Duke of Welburn sets all the ladies' hearts aflutter as he strides into the village of Fortune's Folly.For Eve Nightingale this fluttering is a mixture of wariness and wonder. Once his glittering society mistress--caught up in his glamorous world by day and tangled in his bedsheets by night--she is now no more than a penniless yet proud shopkeeper.It's a world Eve can't go back to--she has secrets to keep. But this determined duke seems very keen on unravelling them....
Two glittering Regency love affairs for one low price! Includes The Larkswood Legacy and The Neglectful Guardian . The Larkswood Legacy by Nicola Cornick Living with her former husband's relatives was uncomfortable for the young widow Annabella St. Auby, but then a meeting with Sir William Weston took her breath away. He made his interest in her very clear, and she was certainly drawn to him. But then Annabella began to wonder if Sir William was in pursuit of her-or her legacy. The Neglectful Guardian by Anne Ashley Miss Sarah Pennington was tired of living at the mercy of her elusive guardian, Mr. Marcus Ravenhurst. Setting off to stay with her old governess, and traveling under the name Mrs. Armstrong, Sarah became stranded at an inn. But with Marcus hot on her trail and staying at the same place, how could he know that the delicious Mrs. Armstrong was his missing ward?
THE UNMASKING OF LADY LOVELESS by Nicola CornickLord Alexander Beaumont is on a mission of seduction and revenge, and the target is his estranged wife, Melicent. Once Alex learns his supposedly inexperienced wife is "Lady Loveless"-- writer of erotic literature--he's determined to unmask her as a wanton. But when his nights with Melicent take an unexpected turn, Alex's heart is in danger!CHRISTMAS REUNION by Catherine GeorgeFelicia Maynard hasn't seen her first love, Gideon Ford, for years, but here he is, insisting they spend Christmas together. As Christmas casts its spell, will Gideon claim Felicia as his bride?A MISTLETOE MASQUERADE by Louise AllenLady Rowan Chilcourt agrees to masquerade as a lady's maid to help her friend avert an undesirable marriage. But while among the servants she meets handsome Lucas Dacre. As Christmas approaches, Rowan begins to fall for Lucas, until she learns she isn't the only one masquerading under the mistletoe. . .
The first person the Marquis of Mullineaux chanced to meet upon his return to England was the very last person he wanted to see--Lady Carberry, the woman who had scandalized the haute ton by breaking off their engagement. She was just as displeased to meet him. He had, after all, sacrificed her reputation to save his pride.Thrown together by circumstance, Alicia and James found themselves constantly at war with one another. James was determined to discover the truth about their past. Only then would he also discover that behind their anger lay a passion that had never died.
Courting scandal since girlhood, free-spirited Lady Elizabeth Scarlet vows there is just one way to save her childhood friend from a loveless marriage: to kidnap him! But Nathaniel is furious. So angry that he challenges her to take their assignation to its natural conclusion and seduce him. When her inexperienced attempt flares into intense passion, Lizzie is ruined. . . and hopelessly, unexpectedly, in love with Nathaniel, the Earl of Waterhouse. Now the wild and willful Lizzie must convince Nat that they are a perfect match--in every way.
At twenty-three and a bluestocking to boot, Miss Lavender Brabant feels her chances of marriage have passed her by. But the problem isn't that she's never met a man to make her pulse race. It's that she's an admiral's daughter--and the man of her dreams is a shopkeeper's son.Barnabas Hammond has the looks and confidence to mingle with all circles of society. And to Lavender's amazement he is both well-read and a superlative swordsman. Could it be that this unlikely suitor is more suitable than he at first appears?
Can innocent young widow Mari Osborne really be a murderess and the notorious leader of the Glory Girls highwaywomen?Wickedly handsome Nick Falconer would stake his life on it! He's been sent from London to the tranquil English village of Peacock Oak to solve the murder of his cousin Rashleigh and unmask this female Robin Hood. But Nick never expected that Mari would be so intoxicatingly beautiful or so disturbingly luscious. Determined to have her--body, soul and secrets--at any cost, Nick sets out to seduce her with a passion that inflames them both. But Mari holds much deeper, darker truths than Nick could ever imagine. Despite her fierce resistance, she can't stop her body from yearning for his touch. Can she hide her sinister past from him much longer? Or will trusting the one man she so desperately wants lead her straight to the hangman's noose?
All of London is buzzing about The Adventures of a Woman of Pleasure by Lady Loveless, a book of barely disguised accounts of the ton's sexual escapades. Reputations have been ruined and society is scandalized, but no one is more shocked than Lord Alexander Beaumont when he learns that the mysterious Lady Loveless is none other than his estranged wife! He remembers Melicent as a shy, innocent young woman and is determined to find out where she's been getting her information. . . and who has turned his inexperienced bride into a brazen author of erotic literature. There's only one solution: Alex will seduce his errant wife and learn all her wanton secrets. . .
After the excitement of war, Nicholas found life as a civilian stifling. His boredom soon lifted when the notorious courtesan Susanna Kellaway claimed a lease on one of his houses. No sooner did they meet than Nicholas became truly puzzled. Though Nicholas had every cause to dislike her, this "Susanna" was an odd mix of seductive manners, intelligence and...innocence! So much so that he was beginning to wonder if the woman wasn't an impostor! Which didn't stop him from asking her to be his mistress. But the lovely lady had a more permanent idea in mind for the dashing earl....
Lady Juliana Myfleet's reputation is nearly in tatters. One thing only will save her from ruin - marriage - but Juliana has vowed never to marry again! Martin Davencourt knows there's more to Juliana than gossip and scandal. His rising political career is delicately poised, so he'd be reckless to consider any close association with her. Still, he's enchanted - and willing to risk all. . .
Lady Joanna Ware has no desire to wed again but that doesn't stop the flurry of suitors knocking on her door. Desperate to thwart another proposal, Joanna brazenly kisses Arctic explorer Alex, Lord Grant. Unable to deny the blazing attraction that flares, Joanna knows she's just set the gossip mill turning. After suffering countless infidelities during her marriage, she's accustomed to scandal. But nothing prepares her for the shocking news that her deceased husband has bequeathed his illegitimate child to her and his friend Alex. As rumors run rampant in theton, Joanna and Alex travel to the Arctic to claim the orphan. Battling blizzards, dangerous wildlife and a treacherous plot, Alex must protect Joanna, but not before he wickedly seduces her....
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