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For better or for worse Tired of being wooed for her dowry, Lady Madeleine Castleigh has given up on finding true love. But on her way to elope with a boring but honorable philanthropist, her carriage is seized by a nobleman on the run. Maddie is alarmed, especially when she catches sight of Jack Martingale, Marquess of Blackthorne, exactly the sort of wickedly attractive man she's sworn to avoid. Chased by a powerful duke with revenge on his mind and a private army in tow, Jack has no choice but to confiscate Madeleine's carriage. He promises to take his leave once they arrive at the wedding in Gretna Green, but he doesn't count on his growing desire for the blue-eyed beauty. When the unexpected appearance of Maddie's father and the mistakes of a drunken priest alter everyone's plans, Maddie is furious-until she discovers that Blackthorne's kisses arouse a passion in her she'd long ago stopped praying for.
On the trail of fortune . . . Adventurous Josephine Hale is determined to live up to her scandalous heritage. With half of a crumbling treasure map that belonged to her grandfather, the legendary pirate, in her possession, the bold and beautiful lady is half-way to a fortune. Unfortunately, the remainder of the map belongs to Stephen Doubleday, Earl of Westman, her family's sworn enemy--and Josie will do anything to get her hands on it . . . even if it means seducing the handsome rogue. And a passion beyond dreams Utterly destitute, Stephen never dreamed a fairy tale about pirate's treasure would turn out to be true--bringing him a possible fortune and a passionate lover. But will joining in this wild, impetuous beauty's perilous undertaking be the biggest mistake of his life? Or will it lead Stephen and Josie to a treasure far more precious than pirate gold--a fiery and forever love?
Praise for When You Give a Duke a Diamond: "A humorous yet touching love story--with original characters who delight and enough sizzle to add heart to a delicious read."--RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars Her Mysterious Past is the Best Revenge... Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is a celebrated courtesan with her finger on the pulse of high society. She's adored by men, hated by their wives. No one knows anything about her past, and she plans to keep it that way. Only He Can Offer Her a Dazzling Future... Warrick Fitzhugh will do anything to protect his compatriots in the Foreign Office, including seduce Fallon, who he thinks can lead him to the deadliest crime lord in London. He knows he's putting his life on the line... To Warrick's shock, Fallon is not who he thinks she is, and the secrets she's keeping are exactly what makes her his heart's desire... Praise for When You Give a Duke a Diamond: "A thrilling ride, filled with mystery, intrigue, and romance."--Fresh Fiction
Lord Adrian and Lady Bridget Smythe have the pictureperfect high society marriage. Little does the ton know that each is one of England's most preeminent spies- with their secret identities guarded even from each other. But what are secret agents to do when the spying game is over and they suddenly discover a whole new spark in each other?
A very dangerous attraction... Julien Harcourt, duc de Valère, is more than willing to marry the lovely young lady his mother has chosen. Little does he know, she's been sent to prove him a spy and a traitor... And an even more dangerous secret... Sarah Smith's mission is to find out whether the Duc's trips to the Continent are as innocent as he claims, but the way he looks at her is far from innocent... Their risky game of cat and mouse propels them from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris, and into a fragile love that may not survive their deceptions...
Twelve years in a French prison have left the once dashing Armand Harcourt, Comte de Valere a hollow shell of his former self. Though safely back on English soil, Armand remains locked in a prison of his mind, unable to interact with the glittering social world that was his rightful place. When his family hires the beautiful and determined Felicity Bennett to teach Armand, he is shaken by the onslaught of desire Felicity awakens in him. As Felicity slowly helps reclaim Armand, their passion begins to blossom into a transcendent love capable of healing the scars of both their pasts.
No Man's Plaything . . . Catherine Fullbright has vowed never to marry. Growing up with a disreputable father, she witnessed male behavior at its very worst. Unfortunately her ambitious parent refuses to marry off Catie's pretty, pliable younger sister until the elder is wed-and his underhanded scheming comes to a head when Catie finds herself standing at the altar with her sister's fiancÉ. No Woman's Fool . . . To achieve his ambitions, Quint Childers, Lord Valentine, needs a wife-some charming, gracious lovely to play the perfect hostess . . . certainly not a brash, stubborn hellion like Catherine Fullbright. Why, then, is he mesmerized by the fiery chit? And when an old man's deception puts Catie in Quint's bed, why does the prospect of their union excite the handsome lord so? Winning the remarkable lady's love will be a trial-she doesn't even like him! Still, is that a glint of desire he sees flashing in those exquisite hazel eyes?
Dear Friend, You were right: desperation is a dangerous state of mind. It was desperation that drove me to London to salvage my family's reputation and finances in the first place. And it is desperation-and perhaps a little desire-that has gotten me into the situation I find myself in now. You see, I've become ensnared in the investigation of a traitor by Lord Dewhurst-the most insufferable, sinfully handsome man I've ever met. I know it is shocking, but in order to catch this spy and clear my name, I've no choice but to play the agent's bride. Now I'm desperate again to avoid his seductive words and searing looks. I pray that I can resist him, but I can make no promises. Oh, my dear friend, I know he and I are merely pretending to be wed, but the blush he can send all the way to my petticoats feels far too real! Yours truly, Charlotte
REVENGE SHOULD BE SWEET, BUT IT MAY COST HIM EVERYTHING Out to avenge the death of his mentor, Bastien discovers himself astonishingly out of his depth when confronted with a beautiful, daring young woman who is out for his blood... FORGIVENESS IS UNTHINKABLE BUT IT MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE... British Admiral's daughter Raeven Russell believes Bastien responsible for her fiancé's death. But once the fiery beauty crosses swords with Bastien, she's not so sure she really wants him to change his wicked ways...
Praise for When You Give a Duke a Diamond: "A thrilling ride, filled with mystery, intrigue, and romance...leaves this reader breathless with anticipation."--Fresh Fiction She Wants Him... She Wants Him Not... Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm by the Prince Regent himself, plays the role of the courtesan flawlessly while her real purpose is spying in the service of the Crown. Her mission now is to seduce a duke to test his true loyalties. She'll do it, even though the man she really wants is Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington--the duke's son. Andrew is furious when he finds himself rivaling his father for Lily's attention. When he uncovers Lily's mission, Andrew is faced with impossible choices. It seems he is destined to betray either his family, his country, or the longings of his own heart... Praise for If You Give a Rake a Ruby: "Full of daring and danger, this Regency romance sizzles with sexual tension...and brims with subtle humor."--Long and Short Reviews "Sensual and sexy."--Publishers Weekly
"Galen pulls out all the stops, striking a balance between romance and adventure that will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied."-RT Book Reviews "Lively dialogue, breakneck pace and a great sense of fun."-Publishers Weekly "Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance."-Booklist Equal parts action and passion, discover this Regency romance trilogy by bestselling author Shana Galen and get three books for one low price. Three brothers struggle to reconnect and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way. About the Books in this Bundle 1. The Making of a Duchess Julien Harcourt, duc de Valère, is more than willing to marry the lovely young lady his mother has chosen. Little does he know, she's been sent to prove him a spy and a traitor. Sarah Smith's mission is to find out whether the Duc's trips to the Continent are as innocent as he claims, but the way he looks at her is far from innocent. Their risky game of cat and mouse propels them from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris, and into a fragile love that may not survive their deceptions... 2. The Making of a Gentleman Twelve years in prison has stripped Armand, Comte de Valère of his humanity, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor to help him heal. Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long. Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate, but a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion... 3. The Rogue's Pirate Bride Out to avenge the death of his mentor, Sebastien Harcourt, twin brother to the duc de Valère, discovers he's out of his depth when confronted with a beautiful, daring young woman who is out for his blood. British Admiral's daughter Raeven Russell believes Bastien responsible for her fiancé's death. But once the two finally cross swords, she's not so sure she really wants him to change his wicked ways...
Warning! This agent's secret identity-and his heart-have been compromised! Winslow, an elite spy in Regency England, has managed to keep his identity secret from everyone-including his beloved wife Elinor. But his success with these covert affairs has taken a toll on their marriage, leaving Elinor to entertain the idea of a secret liaison with a rakish spy. She believes she will finally have the danger and excitement her marriage has never afforded her-until things get too dangerous, and she ends up being kidnapped. In this world of intrigue, Elinor discovers that no one is who they seem to be-not even her own husband.
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