The Beauty Had Wed The Beast, And London Was Rife With Rumour
What really went on in the marriage bed of Lady Madelyn Fairchild and Jean–Luc Gavereau? For a celebrated beauty of the ton could never have gone willingly into the arms of a common gambler scarred in body and soul!
Madelyn had looked beyond the fire–ravaged visage Jean–Luc wore like a badge of defiance and had seen her salvation. A true lover who swore he would vanquish the ghosts of her past, even as she vowed to sacrifice everything to safeguard his future !
"Another triumph for Gayle Wilson." Affaire de Coeur
The Gentleman's Demand
A Dangerous Man
If Sophie Firle consented to Nicholas Hatton's outrageous request she would put her life and her son's in mortal danger. But could she refuse the opportunity to help trap the smugglers who had murdered her husband?
Finding herself penniless, and faced with the reality of running a struggling inn, Sophie had no option but to agree to Nicholas's proposal. But the plan also meant that Nicholas would have to be a guest at the inn and pose as her admirer!
And he proved to be remarkably convincing.
The Earl's Intended Wife
Would she be his bride?
Hebe Carlton had little idea of her own charm until Major Alex Beresford arrived on the island of Malta. She made no attempt to cast out lures and treated him with warm practicality, showing an insight and ability to read him that few others had managed. His attentions made Hebe blossom, and her stepmother began to entertain hopes of a wedding.
Then a letter arrived for Alex. The proposal of marriage he'd made to another before ever meeting Hebe had been accepted at last. He should be happy But now Alex could only contemplate marrying one person and it wasn't his betrothed!
Unlacing The Governess
Compromising Miss Milton
Buttoned–up governess Daisy Milton buries dreams of marriage and family life in order to support her sister and orphaned niece. But maddeningly attractive Adam, Viscount Ravensworth, is one distraction that shakes Daisy's safe, stable existence.
Now ghosts from Adam's past in India threaten Daisy's future. Just what will it take to convince a tightly laced miss to forgo society's strict code of conduct…and come undone in the arms of a reformed rake?
Breaking The Governess's Rules
'How delightful to meet you again, Miss Louisa Sibson.' Jonathon, Lord Chesterholm's eyes bored holes into Louisa Sibson's back. The former fiancée he thought dead is very much alive…
Louisa has rebuilt her life, after being dishonourably dismissed from her post as governess for allowing Jonathon to seduce her. Now she lives by a rulebook of morals and virtue – the devastating Lord Chesterholm will not ruin her again!
But Jonathon will get to the bottom of Louisa's disappearance and enjoy breaking a few of her rules along the way…!
The Debutante's Daring Proposal
“I want you to marry me.”
Miss Georgiana Wickford has a plan to avoid the marriage mart – she'll propose a marriage of convenience! She hasn't spoken to the Earl of Ashenden since their childhood friendship was torn apart, but now Edmund is her only hope.
Edmund refuses to take any bride. But when he sees beautiful Georgie it arouses his protective instincts. And soon the earl is tempted to claim the daring debutante for himself!
The Reluctant Marchioness
His Runaway Bride Returns
Julian Stapleford, Marquis of Wroxam, is confounded when his estranged wife reappears after an eight–year absence. After being caught in the arms of another man, Lady Jennifer vanished from his life without a trace. Julian is surprised to find that Jennifer is no longer the naive girl he'd married, but instead a genteel lady of integrity with a son who is unquestionably his. Julian finds himself instinctively drawn to his newfound fatherhood. But he will certainly not make the mistake of falling for the same woman again. Or will he?
The Governess And The Sheikh
Dark–hearted Sheikh Prince Jamil al–Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly less so his difficult little daughter! Exasperated, he hires an English governess, hoping she'll instil some much–needed discipline
Lady Cassandra Armstrong is the most unconventional governess Jamil has ever seen! With her ravishing body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakable honour, the reticent sheikh's resolve is about to be tested as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honourable!
The Runaway Heiress
Mistaking Miss Frances Hanwell for a runaway kitchen servant, Hugh only realises his grave error the next day. With scandal imminent, a reluctant marriage seems the only course of action.
Reluctance turns to respect when Hugh uncovers the brutal marks of the unhappy life she's been leading. Suddenly, he will do all in his power to protect her...especially now, as an unexpected inheritance threatens to take Frances from him....
The Daring Duchess
Sir Neville Fortescue MP comes from a long line of rakes and hell–raisers and he's determined to live a decent life. He certainly doesn't associate with women like the notoriously unconventional Diana, Duchess of Medbourne.
But when Neville and Diana are forced together to help a servant girl, they plunge into a shady world of brothels, plots and murder. Neville realizes that he has underestimated the beautiful young widow and his own love of danger and adventure. Could staid Sir Neville be a fit match for the Daring Duchess?
Her Gentleman Caller
The Gentleman's Quest
Christopher Marchant's mood matches the storm clouds that gather above his mansion. Yet when lightning illuminates a stranded beauty he must do as any gentleman would. Although, once rescued, Hero Ingram must continue on her way.
Christopher is caught off guard by her wilful rebellion – and he's sure he has caught a hint of vulnerability in her defiance... As a gentleman, Christopher must protect her and make her quest his own. But as a red–blooded male? She has awoken him from his slumber!
The Gentleman Thief
Why her family had elected to spend an entire season in boring Bath, Georgiana Bellewether couldn't fathom. Nothing to stimulate her inquisitive mind ever happened here – until the night Lady Culpepper's emeralds were stolen! Now, if only she could keep her mind on the case and her hands off the enigmatic man in black...the beguiling Lord Ashdowne!
As the newly made, ever–responsible Marquis of Ashdowne, Johnathon Saxton bemoaned the lack of excitement now marking his days. But when exotic Georgiana Bellewether literally tumbled into his arms, he knew he'd caught himself an armful. The woman was a disaster in the making!
A Mutual Agreement
The Runaway Heiress
Mistaking Miss Frances Hanwell for a runaway kitchen servant, Lord Aldeborough only realises his grave error the next day. With scandal imminent, a reluctant marriage seems the only course of action.
Reluctance turns to respect when Hugh uncovers the brutal marks of the unhappy life she's been leading. Suddenly, he will do all in his power to protect her…especially now, as an unexpected inheritance threatens to take Frances from him…
Despite being unconscious for most of the night, Lucius Hallaston has been accused of compromising a lady. She may not be an obvious beauty, dressed as she is in seamen's garb, but his rescuer is all woman – and now he must marry Miss Harriette Lydyard.
The Earl of Venmore is lethally attractive, and Harriette knows she should refuse him. Only, with her reputation in tatters, she must face the consequences of her actions – by making a pact with this disreputable, dangerous devil of a man!
Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess
Daphne Collingham is convinced that her beloved cousin died at the hands of her husband, Lord Timothy Colton, so she decides to masquerade as a governess in his home to discover the truth. What Daphne hasn't bargained on is how the brooding lord will make her feel under his dark gaze…
Lord Colton is suspicious of the alluring new governess – and with the scandal surrounding him he must control his passion. But a man has his limits, and the delectable Miss Collingham is pure temptation.
Taken By The Wicked Rake
Lady Verity Carlow is poised and charming – her family's precious jewel. She will marry whatever titled bore is chosen for her. Yet sometimes, in the dark of the night, she wishes she weren't always so well behaved…
Then she is kidnapped by her family's enemy, Gypsy lord Stephano Beshaley. In this dangerously unsuitable man's arms, Verity is tempted to do wicked, wicked things. And, shockingly, she does not want to be rescued – not one little bit!
A fitting start for such a dangerous attraction, thought Grayson Westcott, the Marquis of Wroth. And though he'd always prided himself on his infamous self–control, Kate Courtland's hoydenish charms had shattered his defences and set fire to his soul!
Kate Courtland's life of privilege amongst polite society was a distant memory, and the hardships of her daily struggle had become all too real. Until the night she wounded the Marquis of Wroth, and unleashed a smouldering passion that would change their lives forever!
The Last Rogue
Raleigh hadn't gambled on finding a virgin in his bed but when he awoke next to Jane Trowbridge, he knew all bets for bachelorhood were off. Now, instead of a love match, he'd gotten a sparring partner.
Jane had never imagined herself anyone's lawfully wedded wife, and now ironic fate had bound her to a hedonistic viscount who was a Tulip of the Ton. Still, could a man who only pursued pleasure find any pleasure pursuing her? And could she restrain her maidenly blushes long enough to let him?
A Worthy Gentleman
She'd put the shadows of her past behind her and now Miss Sarah Hunter was delighted at the prospect of a Season in London — and at the opportunity to spend time with the man who'd once saved her life!
But Mr Elworthy was much changed. Rumours and secrets tarnished his honourable name, and the ton had begun to wonder where the truth of the matter lay. He found a staunch champion in Sarah — but as she defended him she was inexorably drawn into the mystery...
The Homeless Heiress
Georgie is on the run, in disguise and living on the streets. Cold, hungry and desperate, she's forced to pickpocket. But Georgie thieves from the wrong man — the dashing Captain Richard Hernshaw.
The consummate captain soon discovers that the grubby urchin is actually a pretty young woman — from a highly respectable family! He's instantly attracted to the homeless heiress, but dark secrets of his own may prevent him from ever being able to make her his wife…
MAGNUS HAD DECIDED TO SELECT A BRIDE!
Miss Thalia Robinson, a destitute orphan, was fortunate that she had been allowed to look after her cousin Laetitia's three adorable children. Tallie usually spent her quiet life lost in daydreams, but the arrival of a house party to aid Magnus, Earl of d'Arenville, to find a wife, turned her world upside down.
Magnus's cold facade had been pierced by a delightful small girl, and now he'd decided he wanted children of his own. For that, he needed a wife. But things didn't go according to Laetitia's plan, for he ignored all the debutantes that were presented to him, and, taken with Tallie's loving treatment of the children in her charge, decided that she was the one he would marry…
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