A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye.
Author: Amy Rose Bennett
A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country… The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?
A debutante with a scandalous past is whisked away from London only to create new headlines on the Continent. After being expelled from a young ladies’ academy, it seems Miss Arabella Jardine will never find a well-connected husband. Not that she minds. A bluestocking at heart, she’d rather bury her nose in a medical text than wed. When Arabella is forced to accompany her family on a Grand Tour in Switzerland, she unexpectedly encounters the irresistible rakehell-in-exile, Gabriel, the Earl of Langdale. Arabella soon realizes the only thing worse than getting married to a charismatic but unrepentant rake would be to fall in love with him. Dubbed the Errant Earl by the ton, Gabriel Holmes-Fitzgerald is no stranger to scandal. However, when Gabriel is caught in flagrante with the utterly delectable Arabella Jardine, he’s obliged to offer for her hand. He’ll endeavor to do the right thing even though he’s not a prize catch. He’ll certainly never let Arabella get close enough to discover the demons of his dark past. Indeed, there is one particular demon out to destroy Gabriel by exposing a long-buried family secret. Soon Gabriel and Arabella find they are not just battling overwhelming desire, but in a fight to save their future together.
The baron tried to catch the marquess's attention. Was he hoping for a last-minute intervention? A payment of the debt? But Sutherhorne patently ignored the ...
Author: Karyn Gerrard
Publisher: Lyrical Press
“You must lock away your heart at all costs.” Falling in love was the darkest moment of Garrett Wollstonecraft’s privileged youth, even as he and Abigail Hughes shared a blissful summer of passionate promise. Sworn to keep Abigail safe from the curse plaguing generations of Wollstonecraft men, Garrett sacrificed his future happiness. Now, fourteen years after he lost his heart, Abigail reenters his life. But the woman who arrives unannounced at his ancestral manor is very different from the sheltered girl Garrett once knew. The widow of a country doctor, Abigail can’t forgive Garrett for his cruel rejection. Yet she can no longer keep the truth from him—a secret that could have resulted in her ruin. But as the embers of desire reignite, and Abigail and Garrett slowly rebuild trust, a malicious enemy plots against them. Is their love strong enough to break free from the sins of the past—and to end the tragic cycle that consigns Garrett to a life of loneliness? “Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical romances.” —Kate Pearce, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
He'll probably want to play catch with him in the garden.” Catch? Good luck with that, ... The marquess kissed his wife's cheek, then glared at Elliot.
Author: Renee Ann Miller
Publisher: Zebra Books
Last season, Lady Nina Trent fell for a scoundrel. This year, she intends to choose more wisely . . . When a duke more interested in fox hunting and sports than womanizing comes to town, Nina thinks him the perfect catch. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to notice her. But Lord Elliot Havenford, Baron Ralston, a notorious flirt, has a proposition: he’ll not only pretend to vie for her hand, hoping to draw forth the duke’s competitive nature, he’ll also give Nina lessons in seduction. An aristocrat in possession of two dilapidated properties must be in want of a fortune. Elliot’s proposition is a subterfuge, for he hopes to capture Nina’s hand—and her dowry—by slyly seducing her himself. Though he feels guilty over his deception, their interludes, filled with dancing, flirtation, and increasingly heated kisses, are impossible to regret . . . until he realizes he has unwittingly placed Nina in grave danger. What’s a scoundrel in love to do, except finally risk his heart for real?
... enough that she didn't catch the words, but the sentiment was clear enough from his expression. ... “Let the marquess handle this matter, Antonia.
Author: Emma Wildes
Betrothed to one brother, then married to another, Julianne Sutton finds herself a pawn in an unknown game. The enigmatic new Marquess of Longhaven knows all about the art of deception but he's baffled by innocence. His new wife is trusting, lovely, and utterly bewitching. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that she has secrets of her own. As he battles a ruthless enemy, he quickly learns that love has an entirely different set of rules.
The marquess grinned at his sister-in-law. “But eventually a clever man will catch her and then she shall be his problem.” “Carter!
Author: Adrienne Basso
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
A Little Bit Unexpected. . . Eleanor Collins knows that her beautiful younger sister will have wealthy, powerful men falling at her feet in her first London season. But Eleanor is surprised to discover that one man's attentions are utterly focused on her. A Little Bit Forbidden. . . As delicious as Sebastian Dodd, Viscount Benton, finds the eldest Collins daughter, his true motive is darker than mere seduction. Until he has avenged his mother's death, he will be unable to think of anything else. Or so he believes, until he takes his first taste of Eleanor's inviting lips, and finds his mind--and his body--utterly consumed. . . Praise for the Novels of Adrienne Basso "Basso has a gift for creating. . .stories tinged with simmering passion and poignancy." --Romantic Times on How to Enjoy a Scandal "Sinfully sensual." --Booklist on The Christmas Countess
Or was Yvette telling the truth when she'd claimed that the marquess ... Plenty of them were about, hoping to catch a fare from the lofty folk at the ball.
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Hachette UK
If you love Julia Quinn's Bridgerton, you'll be enchanted by Sabrina Jeffries' Sinful Suitors! 'Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!' Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author The Art of Sinning is the first novel in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina's witty, sexy historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn. At St. George's Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine...except when the sinful suitors are members... American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father's business. He'd much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he's driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she's perfect for his work - and determines to capture the young heiress's defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas. No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane's subject - in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city's brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love? For more utterly romantic and wonderfully witty historical romance, don't miss Sabrina's other dazzling series including, The Hellions of Halstead Hall, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.
... hugged Annalise quickly before departing to catch up with her husband. ... His lips tilted upward into a sinful smile, but it didn't reach his eyes.
Author: Dawn Brower
Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press
Some fairytales are twisted As the daughter of a duke, Lady Annalise Palmer should be living a charmed life. Appearances can be deceiving though—her father has ensured that her entire life has been filled with nothing but heartache and hardship. Happiness is an elusive emotion, and love nonexistent. She has no reason to believe she'll find either. Ryan Simms, the Marquess of Cinderbury has been alone nearly his whole life. After his father died, he was abandoned by his grandfather and left in the care of his wicked stepmother. From a young age he learned not to trust a lady, and especially, never to fall in love. They are two lost souls in search of salvation. Together they can help each other heal, if they can believe in the possibility of happiness, and escape the torment they've both suffered, and along the way discover an eternal love.
“I'm going to win,” said Pippa, her smile both sinful and determined as she ... They slumped against each other, each struggling to catch their breath.
Author: Nicola Davidson
Publisher: Nicola Davidson
A proud spectacle-wearing bluestocking, Lady Pippa Nash is quite content to remain a spinster. No ton suitor measures up to the swoonworthy heroes in the romance novels she reads, so why bother marrying? But when her scheming grandmother arranges an unwanted betrothal, there’s only one person who can help thwart the plot—her oldest and dearest friend, Lord Finlay Knighton. Son and heir of a cruel marquess, Finn’s rebellions are his secret pleasure toy business…and his steadfast yet unrequited love for Pippa. However, when his father unexpectedly cuts off his allowance, Finn reluctantly agrees to a plan as wild as any romance novel: to save his business, he’ll pretend to be her fiancé for the Season. Yet their mutually beneficial bargain goes awry when they are forced to wed and Finn inherits the marquessate. While marriage brings sizzling passion and tender intimacy to their friendship; overwhelming duty, vicious gossips, bitter foes, and family secrets threaten to destroy it at every turn. Can two romance readers find their real life happily ever after, or will society tear them apart forever? Please note this book contains explicit language and frequent sexual content. CW: death of toxic parent, brief violence.
Offering his arm tothe marquess's daughter, the duke nodded stiffly in ... The strain of the last several weeks was undoubtedly catching up with her.
Author: Andrea Pickens
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Sailing home to England with her two younger brothers, the intrepid Miss Zara Greeley plucks a half-drowned stranger from icy seas. The handsome man says he's a duke—a claim Zara is tempted to believe, for only a duke could be so impossibly arrogant. Prestwick wants nothing more than to part ways with the sharp-tongued young lady. But Fate quickly plunges the pair into another encounter. Zara and her brothers are long-lost relatives, come to reclaim their inheritance from an unscrupulous cousin... and suddenly the duke finds himself caught in the swirling current of duty and desire. INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order Code of Honor The Hired Hero A Stroke of Luck Pistols at Dawn SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero
Marquess of Eastlyn (east) and Lady Sophie Colley eventually make a match but have greedy relatives and a bit of intrigue to ... A Season to be Sinful.
Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject
... and takes over evening prayers, calling cown God's wrath on all the sinful. ... looking across the room to where the marquess—a tic visible in his left ...
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Kasey Michaels
A Regency Time Travel Romance from New York Times bestselling author Kasey Michaels. All American book editor Cassandra Kelley wanted to do was escape the tour group slowly making it’s way through the Tower of London by slipping down a convenient hallway. Once the group moved on, she could find a bus and return to the London Book Fair. It wasn’t as if she was doing anything too terribly wrong. She certainly didn’t expect to feel herself drawn to the winding staircase she encountered, but she couldn’t resist a slight detour. Once she reached the small room at the base of the stairs a most strange thing happened. A blue mist invaded the space, slowly coiling around her, enveloping her in its coolness. The last thing she thought before she screamed was that she should have known better – she never got away with anything. Marcus Pendleton had come to the Tower to investigate a dying man’s confession concerning the fate of the two royal princes reportedly slain there centuries earlier. After months of investigating, he had decided he now knew the location of the strange room, the blue mist the boys’ gaolkeeper had sworn he’d seen. He was making his way down the curving staircase in his highly polished Hessians when he heard a scream, and entered the room just as a blue mist dissipated and he saw an oddly-clothed young woman step Out Of The Blue. He thought she might be a witch. She thought the man was a costumed re-enactor working at the Tower. They were both wrong. Cassandra Kelley – welcome to Regency England. The real one!
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instantaneous have kept no cruisers in those seas , and that foreign traders ,
process , and without any cold and sinful argument ? ... need not do more than
mer of direction or of light do Lord GRANVILLE's own words say ditto to that
noble Marquess .
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were the sonsof thelate marquess's second wife, ... Instantly, shewas awareof
Ryder leaningcloser, trying to catchherwords. ... find herself staring intohis
mesmerizing green and gold eyes, with his wickedlips and sinful smile only
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Harper Collins
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns with the next in her Cynster Sisters series... The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan. Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness...only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.
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Grace the Marquess of Lansdowne . ... These foreign officials , you know - I say
so at the risk of getting this beautiful page blacked out in Russia - carry an
incredible amount of “ side . ... and I , the poor Jester , shut my eyes , clung to my
seat , and wondered what this sinful world would look like through the strings of a
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Blackman and Mark Burns as the sinful couple ( Mrs. Fawcett and Major
Eastwood ) whose war on Serbia . ... Joanna Shimkus ( Yvette ) GEORGE F.
TULL and Harriett Harper ( Lucille ) look and sound just right , while the clothes catch the period perfectly .