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?
Quills - 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!
Quills - 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 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…
The Rogue's Seduction
Ten years ago Lillith, Lady de Lisle, was forced to stand up the man she loved at the altar in favour of a richer husband. Now a widow, she suddenly finds herself the target of her thwarted lover's revenge.
In return for Lillith's cruel rejection of him, Jason Beaumair, Earl of Perth, planned to abduct and seduce the beautiful woman who'd haunted his dreams for so long. He'd certainly never fall for her again. But nothing can prepare him when their night of passion turns into an all-consuming desire...
Her Rebel Lord
To polite society, Duncan McNabb, Lord Byrne, is the quintessential gentleman, occupied merely with fashion and flirtation. But Jenna de Warre knows his other identity — Duncan is also a hunted rebel!
Bound to him by this deadly secret, Jenna soon finds herself drawn deeper into Duncan's dangerous world and falling evermore under his charismatic spell. When it seems the rebel lord returns her feelings, Jenna leaps at his proposal of marriage, but is she destined merely to be mistress to his cause?
Quills - A Most Unconventional Lady
After the death of her long–term protector, Belle intends to spurn the entreaties of her London admirers and retreat to her country manor. Then a fencing match gone wrong with the arresting Captain Jack Carrington upsets all her careful plans.
Who is the mysterious Belle? A jaded Cyprian seeking a new protector? A kind friend who helps those in need? A mistress of sensual delight who can lead a man into irredeemable folly? Though Belle is a woman Jack can neither afford to keep nor dare to marry, he is willing to risk everything to find out.
The Untamed Heiress
Imprisoned as a child by her spiteful father, Helena Lambarth vowed upon his death to never again live under a man's rule. But to honour her mother's last wish, she journeys to London to enter society – and finds herself a reluctant houseguest of the dashing Lord Darnell.
Adam, Lord Darnell, has little time to oversee the bedraggled hoyden he's agreed to sponsor. He is surprised that his once waif–like ward suddenly transformed into a bewitching young woman. The desire they spark in each other is undeniable. But can the love they try to resist conquer Helena's demons and free them both?
Quills - The Scandalous Summerfields
Bound By Duty
Tess Summerfield's life is changed forever when she's rescued from drowning by the mysterious Marc Glenville. Forced to find shelter in a deserted cottage, she spends the night wrapped in his arms for warmth.
When they are discovered the tongues of the ton start wagging and Marc knows the only way to silence them is to marry Tess. But his duties as a spy soon tear Marc away from the marriage bed. When they're at last reunited, can they rekindle the flame born from the ashes of scandal?
Bound By One Scandalous Night
On the eve of battle, Lieutenant Edmund Summerfield rescues mysterious Amelie Glenville from attack by marauding soldiers. Heady from the anticipation and uncertainty in the air, they spend the night together, but their scandalous actions have one inescapable consequence…!
The illegitimate son of an aristocrat, Edmund won't consign his unborn child to the same fate, so he offers Amelie marriage. With a honeymoon spent weathering a storm of scandal, can these two strangers hope to turn their convenient marriage into something real?
The Wedding Gamble
Sarah Wellingford would do her duty.
Even if that meant putting herself on the Marriage Mart during a London season she could ill afford – and did not desire. Now ironic circumstance have wed her to the compelling Marquess of Englemere, a fabled gamester, who has awakened passions she was honour–bound not to express.
A marriage of convenience could be deucedly inconvenient – even for a marquess – when one was perilously close to loving his own wife! But Nicholas Stanhope knew that was impossible, for hadn't his tragic past proven that women – especially wives – were not to be trusted?
A Scandalous Proposal
Threatened by extortionists, disowned widow Emily Spenser has little recourse – until the Earl of Cheverley, captivated by this unusual shopkeeper, comes to her aide.
Emily cannot repay the Earl's expenditures – not in coin. But having learned through bitter experience not to trust the largesse of powerful men and desperate to stay hidden from the father–in–law who would take away her son, she seeks to cancel her obligation to the highly visible earl immediately. Little does she realise a “fleeting” affair will lead to something much more...
Quills - Dishonest Intentions
The Return Of Lord Conistone
Dangerous Lord, Double Life...
Miss Verena Sheldon's not sure what's more surprising: the fact Lord Conistone – the man who broke her heart – has prised himself away from the grasping females and high life in London, or that he still makes her body tingle.
Lucas has secretly vowed to look after Verena, and with her beloved home up for sale she needs his help now more than ever. But Lucas's dreams of holding Verena in his arms again are shattered every time he imagines her reaction should she learn what he has done...
The Rake's Bargain
The stage is set…
Deborah O'Hara loves her life, leading her troupe of actors. But when she becomes entangled in a web of secrets spun by the rakishly handsome Damian Beaumaris, Duke of Cirencester, she is forced to play the hardest role of her life: that of the stunning but disloyal Paulette, the duke's widowed sister–in–law.
To regain the honour of his family, Beau needs Deb's help. But despite his intentions to let nothing distract him from his plan, he didn't bargain on the forbidden sparks that fly with his beautiful leading lady...
Quills - Forced To Wed
Samantha Davidson is the toast of the London stage, a bold and beautiful actress who has captivated the burgeoning theater scene. Despite her success, however, her relationship with the marquis of Langston's brother is looked upon with distaste by his family. While Samantha is defiant in the face of snobbery, the duke is determined to expose this notorious widow. And his findings show that other parties are interested in the adventurous actress – whose dead husband may not be as far away as some think.
The Lord and the Mystery Lady
Guy had little choice, he could not deny an injured traveler time to recuperate in his home. Only he couldn't ignore that she was a very beautiful, seductive woman, but a woman without any memory, apart from a sense of great loss. What shadows did her past hide and what would happen to their growing attraction if she ever regained those memories?
Marriage Of Mercy
From riches to rags, Grace has had to swallow her pride and get a job as a baker. But everything changes when she's the beneficiary of a surprise inheritance. Her benefactor's deal comes with a catch: give up her life of toil and live in luxury only if she marries his illegitimate son, a prisoner of war. It's an offer she can't afford to refuse. But her husband–to–be is dying, and he begs her to take one of his men instead – to marry purely out of mercy…
A marriage of convenience with a complete stranger… could this arrangement ever work?
Marrying The Captain
Ever since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty. Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn. Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest....
Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe – about Nana. But he soon senses that Lord Ratliffe is up to something, and Oliver will do anything to keep this courageous, beautiful woman safe – even marry her!
Quills - An Irresistible Combination
Not Quite A Lady
Miss Lily France has launched herself upon the Marriage Mart in style! The wealthy and beautiful heiress is determined to honour her much loved father's last wish – and trade her vulgar new money for marriage to a man with an ancient and respected title. Then she meets the untitled and very unsuitable Jack Lovell. His calm strength and deep grey eyes are an irresistible combination – but he is the one man she cannot buy.
A Most Unconventional Courtship
Benedict Casper Chancellor, Earl of Blakeney, is the kind of elegantly conservative English lord that Alessa despises. She wants nothing to do with him – even if he is shaped like a Greek statue come to life! But the maddening man seems determined to wrest her away from her comfortable life in beautiful Corfu. Worse, he'll return her to the bosom of her stuffy family.
The Earl hasn't anticipated Alessa's propensity to get herself into a scrape. Now, in order to rescue her, this highly conventional Englishman will have to turn pirate!
The Dissolute Duke
With a name synonymous with sin and debauchery so shocking it is spoken of only in whispers, Taylen Ellesmere, Duke of Alderworth, is more surprised than anyone when he is forced to marry! Before the ink is dry on the register, he turns his back on this sham of a marriage and leaves.
Three years later, having just survived the scandal, Lady Lucinda has placed one foot back in the hallowed halls of the ton when her husband returns. He has an offer she can't refuse. And in exchange? Their wedding night!
Marriage Made In Money
After her first disastrous marriage, wealthy heiress Amethyst Cameron swore she'd never take a husband again. Yet her beloved father's deepest wish is for her to wed an aristocrat to protect her life and reputation.
Lord Montcliffe must marry into money to save his debt–ridden estate, but he doesn't have to like it – or his bewitching future bride. So he's stunned by the rising feelings stirred after a scorching kiss! But when Daniel uncovers the truth, can he accept the real Amethyst and help her to heal from the past?
Quills - A Most Engaging Opponent
The Duke's Desire
Verity Davis–Jones fled the bed of the Duke of Deighton and returned to her life of quiet respectability. But she could never forget Galen Bromney, her notorious duke, for she saw him daily in the face of their child – the daughter she must deny him, along with her heartfelt love!
Ten years of self–imposed exile had done little to dissuade Galen Bromney of the rightness of being with Verity. Yet how would he convince the woman of his dreams that a life together with their daughter was his deepest desire?
Clara Wells's eccentric family drew enough sidelong glances her way that she could do without the attentions of London's most notorious rake. But the sinfully charming Lord Mulholland was renowned for getting whatever – or whomever – he desired.
Paris Mulholland had long guarded his heart with a string of casual conquests, yet Clara's defiant pride enticed him in a way no flirtation ever had. Now the proper miss was proving a most engaging opponent in the war between the sexes!
Quills - Her Dashing Match
A Country Miss In Hanover Square
In her first season in London, country girl Susannah Hampton is confused by the attentions of the dashing Lord Pendleton. Wealthy, but undeniably arrogant, he is certainly not the kind of husband she has in mind. Although she can't help but find him attractive.
Soon Susannah gets what she hopes for – a marriage proposal! She may be an innocent country miss, but now Susannah is determined to inflame her husband's passion – and melt the ice around his heart…
An Innocent Debutante In Hanover Square
Debutante Helene Henderson has been given a gift of one season in London – if she is to save her impoverished family, she must find a husband! Only, unworldly Helene's compassionate nature leads her into the path of a handsome rake with secrets of his own...
Lord Max Coleridge is intrigued by Helene's beguiling mix of shyness and spirit – but with his life in danger, how can he put her at risk? Helene's courage shines through, and Max intends to solve this mystery – and make this innocent miss his bride!
Quills - A Daring Rescue
Talk of the Ton
Her name was on everyone's lips. They were agog to find out what Miss Elizabeth Harley had been doing down at the East India Docks. And in such shocking apparel! Why, her uncle's generosity in giving her a London season had been thrown back in his face.
Elizabeth had not meant to sully her good name. All she'd craved was a chance to travel. Andrew Melhurst had come to her rescue when she needed him most, but should she consider marrying him to save her reputation?
Scandal at Greystone Manor
Jane Cavenhurst is happy on her own. She really is. But as her hapless sister's wedding to the handsome Mark Wyndham nears, the protective barriers covering her deeply buried secret begin to shatter – for Jane has loved Mark for years.
But that's not Jane's only problem! The Cavenhursts are in debt to the villainous Lord Bolsover, and he has his sights firmly set on her! When Mark realises his true feelings, he knows he shouldn't be the one rescuing Jane, but he can't stop himself. In fact, he'll fight Bolsover, the ton and the scandal to win what his heart most desires!
Quills - Her Christmas Undoing
The Rake's Revenge
Rob McHugh had survived an agonizing ordeal in foreign climes only to discover his family's tragedy was rooted in British soil. For a terrible irony revealed that Afton Lovejoy, his beautiful English rose, had dangerous thorns – and was, in fact, the very woman he'd sworn to destroy! Her beloved aunt had been murdered, forcing Afton to masquerade as fortune–teller to the ton to find the killer. What she found, however, was a dangerous, heady mix of intrigue and desire – for Rob McHugh, notorious womanizer, had roused her passions…and her suspicions!
A Christmas Secret
Miss Charity Wardlow was anticipating a marriage proposal from her intended while attending a beautiful Christmas wedding. Yet when Sir Andrew MacGregor arrived at the manor, Charity's expectations took a different turn. Now, she wanted no one else to claim her hand unless it was the handsome Scotsman with the sensual smile...
Quills - Her Wicked Temptation
Society's Most Scandalous Rake
Domino de Silva appears quite the most innocent of girls: young, beautiful and pure. Her sparkling merriment charms all who meet her. But all is not what it seems, and a summer spent in Brighton promises every delectable temptation.
Mr Joshua Marchmain is reputed to be society's most scandalous rake: tall, flaxen–haired and wickedly handsome, with a dangerous allure that can disgrace even the most decent of ladies. An overwhelming force draws Joshua and Domino together – but there are those in society who would stop at nothing to keep them apart….
Unmasking Miss Lacey
Incorrigible Jack Beaufort, Earl of Frensham, with a scandal at his heels, is taking an enforced sojourn in the country. He hardly expects to confront a highwayman in this quiet retreat. Or to discover, when he lays hands on the villain, a form that is undeniably female…
Should he unmask the daring Miss Lacey and hand her over to the law? Or follow his rakish instincts to take the law and that temptingly curvaceous form into his own hands?
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