Helene Follet hasn't had close contact with Lord Burl Winterson since she chose to spend her life caring for his brother. Now he's guardian to her precious young son and she's forced to live under Burl's protection.
Burl had grown hard and cynical over the years, while Helene covers her hurt with an ice-cool front. But neither can admit that they are still tantalised by the memory of that one magical, fateful night...
A Scandalous Mistress
A move to Richmond was the fresh start Lady Amelie Chester needed to escape the rumors surrounding her husband's death. And what better place to launch her niece into the ton? But scandal followed Amelie and, unwittingly, she falsely confessed to an intimate relationship with Nicholas, Lord Elyot, heir to the Marquess of Sheen! Enchanted and intrigued, Nicholas was quick to take every advantage of the situation…
Quills - Ripe For Scandal
Chivalrous Rake, Scandalous Lady
Beautiful recluse Miss Jemma Bailey is mortified when her interfering cousin implores Marcus Speer to marry her! Jemma has spent years trying to forget her passionate response to Marcus's seductive touch, and the scandal when she rejected his proposal. But the ruthless gleam in Marcus's eyes tells Jemma he remembers everything…now he'll take her virtue!
Marcus won't let the alluring Jemma go until he's exacted his long–awaited revenge for her debutante flirtation – he'll bed her rather than wed her! Though soon this isn't nearly enough…
Dangerous Lord, Seductive Miss
Heiress Deborah Cleveland jilted an earl for Randolph Chadwicke. He promised he would come back for her. But then he disappeared...
Seven years later Randolph, now Lord Buckland, bursts back into Deborah's life! She's unmarried and penniless, he's as sinfully attractive as ever – but this time he isn't offering marriage. Worst of all, he seems to be involved with the murderous local smugglers. Can Deborah resist the dark magnetism of the lawless lord?
Quills - Captivating The Duke
Lady Priscilla's Shameful Secret
Outspoken Lady Priscilla is the only woman in London brave enough not to simper at Robert Magson. As the Duke of Reighland, he needs a wife and this captivating woman would surely keep life interesting!
Despite the obvious sexual attraction between them, Lady Priscilla doesn't wish to marry – ever – for she hides a shameful secret. Surely a duke deserves more than a ruined woman? But once Robert sets his sights on something beautiful, he will do anything in his power to claim it!
The Fall Of A Saint
Honourable – and handsome to boot! – Michael Poole, Duke of St. Aldric, has earned his nickname 'The Saint'. But the ton would shudder if they knew the truth. Because, thrust into a world of debauchery, this saint has turned sinner!
With the appearance of fallen governess Madeline Cranston – carrying his heir – St. Aldric looks for redemption through a marriage of convenience. But the intriguing Madeline is far from a dutiful duchess, and soon this saint is indulging in the most sinful of thoughts...while his new wife vows to make him pay for his past.
Quills - His Beguiling Match
A Scoundrel Of Consequence
William Lampard, distinguished military captain, kept London abuzz with scandal. Against his better judgment, he made a wager to seduce Miss Cassandra Greenwood. But despite her provocative ways, and the impudent sway of her skirts, he quickly realised that her innocence and goodness put her above a mere dalliance.
Should Cassandra believe the gossip? She knew she had spiked William's interest, but to get to know the infamous captain properly would be dangerous — and exciting. And therein lay his appeal!
The Bride Wore Scandal
From the moment Christina Atherton first saw the notorious Lord Rockley she couldn't control her blushes. She knew she could not hold out for long against his dark and seductive ways.
Lord Rockley only meant to protect Christina from a dangerous highwayman, but she was oh so beguiling. And when Christina discovered that she was expecting, Lord Rockley knew of just one way to restore her virtue. He must make Christina his bride…before scandal ruined them both!
Lord Of Scandal
Scandalous and seductive, Lord Hawksmoor is a notorious fortune hunter. A man any women will want to bed. Now he has tasted the woman of his dreams, Catherine Fenton, and he will do anything to make her his.
She may be a rich heiress, but Catherine is trapped in a gilded cage and duty bound to a man she detests. The ton has woven a fantasy around Ben, Lord Hawksmoor, that any woman would find hard to resist, but she senses there is more to him behind the glittering façade. Has she found her hero, or made a pact with the devil himself?
Lord Greville's Captive
Years before, he had come to Grafton Manor to be betrothed to the innocent and beautiful Lady Anne – a promise that was broken with the onset of war...
Now Simon, Lord Greville, has returned as an enemy, besieging the manor and holding its lady hostage. Simon's devotion to his cause swayed by his desire for Anne, he will not settle for the manor house alone. He will have the lady – and her heart – into the bargain! Yet Anne has a secret that must be kept from him at all costs...
Engagement of Convenience
Julia Howard longs for the freedom her inheritance will bring her – but with her controlling brother holding the purse strings, she's going to need a most convenient engagement. An encounter in the woods with a dashing stranger couldn't be more timely.
Wounded, his life at sea at an end, Captain James Covington isn't prepared for the dull ache of civilian life. He sees in Julia a fellow adventurous spirit – willing to risk all. Could agreeing to her outrageous proposal help him recapture a reason to live as they face the biggest adventure of all – marriage?
Rescued From Ruin
During the years since Randall Cheltenham, Marquess of Falconbridge, last saw Cecelia Thompson, he has turned into a dissolute rake. Catching sight of her now, bittersweet memories threaten to shatter his carefully constructed façade.
Although in the eyes of the ton Cecelia is a wealthy widow, in reality she has barely a penny to her name. Randall seems to offer a safe haven, but how can she trust a man who has hurt her before and who seems to have only become darker with the passing of time?
The Duchess Hunt
Jack Seaborne, Duke of Dettingham, needs a duchess, but falling in love is definitely not on the agenda. The logical thing would be to throw open the doors of his ducal country seat, host a house party for this season's most beautiful debutantes…and pick one of them.
But then Miss Jessica Pendle arrives – his aunt's plain–speaking goddaughter – and she's the one who stands out from the crowd. But Jessica is looking for love – the one emotion Jack resists. Although he can't deny there's something about Jessica that's very persuasive!
The Scarred Earl
Can a reclusive and distrustful lord, scarred by betrayal and raised without love, learn to trust a pampered society beauty who seems to have the whole world at her elegantly shod feet? When Alexander Forthin, Earl of Calvercombe, clashes with Persephone Seaborne it seems not…
But a series of mysterious disappearances links their two families, forcing the embittered soldier and the toast of St. James into an unlikely alliance – one that starts the gossips' tongues wagging…especially after they are caught in a secret midnight tryst!
A Lady Dares
According to society, Elise Sutton, hasn't been a lady for quite some time – a lady couldn't possibly run the family company and spend her days on London's crowded, tar–stained docks. And she most certainly wouldn't associate herself with the infamous Dorian Rowland – privateer, smuggler and the Scourge of Gibraltar himself!
But Elisw need Rowland and his specialised expertise – especially with the wolves circling, waiting for me to fail. She yearns to feel alive, and Rowland, who kisses like the devil, inflames her senses. Does she dare to break free?
A Lady Risks All
It would be unwise to mistake me for an innocent debutante – for years Mercedes Lockhart have graced the smoky gloom of many a billiards club and honed her skills beside her father.
But now he has a new protégé – Captain Greer Barrington. Although her father would see Mercedes attract the attentions of an eligible lord, she has other ambitions. She'll even seduce the captain to earn back my father's favour! She must avoid falling for Greer's charming smile…but his sensual kisses could be worth the risk!
The Dangerous Lord Darrington
The dangerous Lord Darrington isn't a man to be welcomed into a house of unprotected women! He may be an earl, but Beth Forrester has heard tales of the incorrigible rake that make her toes curl...
Unexpectedly hosting such a scandalous celebrity is only the first of Beth's problems. Now the wicked Lord Darrington has found out about the dark secret she will do anything to protect. How to buy a rake's silence? There is only one way — with her body!
Behind The Rake's Wicked Wager
No London beauty has managed to tame the incorrigible Jasper Coale, though many have lost their reputations trying. In sedate Bath on a family errand, the viscount expects to find little in terms of entertainment — certainly no female company to tempt him.
Miss Susannah Prentess's discreet card parties in Royal Crescent offer a welcome distraction. And the glint in Susannah's hazel eyes tells Jasper he's met his match at last. But is she game enough to accept the most outrageous wager of all?
Mistress To the Marquee
They whisper her name in the ballroom's shadows; the marquis's mistress! It will take all of Alice Sweetly's renowned acting skills to play this part: smile until it no longer hurts, until they believe your lie, until you believe. Pretend he means nothing.
If the Marquis of Razeby thinks he can let his mistress go easily, he is so very wrong. Each night she appears before a rapturous Covent Garden audience, taunting him with her beauty. But Razeby must marry, and while Alice could grace his bed she can never grace his arm.
To her spiteful aunt, Kathryn Marchant is little more than a servant: she does not deserve a place in polite society. That's about to change, when Kathryn accidentally falls into the arms of the most notorious rake of them all.
Lord Ravensmede draws the line at seducing virgins. Yet once he has tasted the lips of the delectable Miss Marchant, he wants her! He has the distinct impression that she's in need of a protector, but, no matter how much he strives to be honorable, her temptation may prove just too sweet to resist!
A Reputation For Notoriety
As the unacknowledged son of the lecherous Lord Westleigh, John 'Rhys' Rhysdale was forced to earn a crust gambling on the streets. Now he owns the most thrilling new gaming establishment in London. Witnessing polite society's debauchery and excess every night, Rhys prefers to live on its fringes, but a mysterious masked lady tempts him into the throng.
Lady Celia Gale, known only as Madame Fortune, matches Rhys card for card and kiss for stolen kiss. But the stakes are raised when Rhys discovers she's from the very world he despises.
A Marriage Of Notoriety
The mysterious pianiste is the Masquerade Club's newest attraction, captivating guests with her haunting music. What is the true identity of the lady concealed beneath the mask?
Only Xavier Campion, the club's new proprietor, recognises Phillipa Westleigh, the lady with whom he once shared a dance. Concerned for her safety, Xavier escorts her home each night. But when their moonlit strolls are uncovered, the only protection Xavier can offer is marriage!
Quills - Beyond Her Innocent Facade
Captain Corcoran's Hoyden Bride
Miss Aimée Peters desperately craves respectability: after her father scandalously auctions off her virginity, she flees London to become a governess in remote Yorkshire. She's horrified to discover her new employer, the piratical Captain Corcoran, never sought a governess – he wants a bride!
Aimée's unadorned charm makes Captain Corcoran forget the true reason he married her. Then he discovers the fortune of coins stitched into Aimée's bodice – what secrets does his new wife hide behind her innocent façade?
Portrait Of Scandal
Her heart and hope long since shattered, Amethyst Dalby is content with her life as an independent woman. With wealth of her own, and no one to answer to, she is free to live as she pleases.
Until a trip to Paris throws her into contact with the one man who still has a hold over her–the bitter but still devastatingly sensual Nathan Harcourt! Living as an artist, this highborn gentleman has been brought low by scandal–and he is determined to show Amethyst that life is much more fun if you walk on the dark side…
Reunited With The Major
For honour…or for love?
Major Harry Brockley gave up on love long ago, when he lost his heart to his colonel's wife, Samantha Scatterby. Now years later, Brock agrees to a loveless marriage to save a damsel in distress — only for Sam to reappear in his life!
Courageous Sam, now a widow, is happy to see the one man she's secretly adored for years — even if he is engaged to someone else. And when Brock seeks Sam's help she's powerless to resist this chance to be reunited with her handsome major…
Chosen By The Lieutenant
Amanda Hamilton's fortune means she's not short of marriage offers, despite her unfashionable figure! But there's only one man she wants for her husband, the dashing Lieutenant Peter Phipps who is in dire financial straits. Amanda knows Phipps doesn't love her, but when he proposes she accepts — unable to resist the chance to live her dreams. Their burgeoning relationship surprises everyone, especially Phipps, who discovers that his sweet, sensible fiancée is also brave and passionate. Suddenly, the role of dutiful husband looks a lot more attractive!
The Captain's Kidnapped Beauty
Abducted and taken aboard a merchant ship bound for India, Charlotte Gilpin desperately searches for ways to escape. The heiress doesn't expect to be rescued by Captain Alexander Carstairs, a man with whom she has crossed swords in the past.
Alex isn't sure what to make of Charlotte's claim to have been kidnapped — he wouldn't put it past this spirited woman to have cooked up the whole thing to avoid her father's matchmaking. But in the confines of the ship this confirmed bachelor unexpectedly finds Charlotte getting under his skin…again!
Sir Ashley's Mettlesome Match
Determined to overthrow a notorious smuggling operation, gentleman thief-taker Sir Ashley Saunders will let nothing stand in his way! Until he runs up against spirited Pippa Kingslake, who's just as determined to protect her own interests…
With a string of demanding mistresses in his past, Ash thinks he can handle Pippa. Still unsure where her loyalties lie, Ash vows to keep her safe. But could Pippa's fierce independence end Ash's case — and his rakish ways?
An Innocent Courtesan
Caroline Besford will no longer be any man's pawn. Her father forced her into marriage with a man who refused to share her bed. In making her escape, Caro became Cleo — an untouched courtesan! Amazingly, the husband who ignored his plain bride is now pursuing her!
But as Cleo is drawn into a web of lies and deception, she cannot deny her growing desire for her husband. And what will the colonel do when he discovers that his darling Cleo is his dowdy wife, Caroline?
Being an heiress, Miss Alethea Hardy had always rose late, dressed elegantly and intended to marry well. But after some circumstances, she becomes a maid — a far cry from her old way of life. She's now up at dawn to fetch and carry for her betters!
In running away from a repulsive proposal, Thea has ruined herself. Until she meets Marcus Ashfield, Viscount Strensham, who seems to see the beautiful woman behind the dowdy uniform. Such a devastatingly handsome, arrogant lord can't be interested in a lowly maid...can he?
Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress
When a mysterious woman holds him at gunpoint, Garrick Le Clere, Marquess of Beauworth, knows he's finally met his match! With her home lost to creditors, Lady Eleanor Hadley has been forced to take drastic steps. She's without hope — until the notorious rake offers a way out of her predicament...
Garrick soon discovers that his new mistress is a virgin, and a lady — with a dangerous secret life! But the pleasure she brings may be just what he needs to soothe the pain from his past.
Captured For The Captain's Pleasure
Captain Michael Hawkhurst relishes his fearsome reputation, for he lives only to wreak revenge on the Fulton family, who so cruelly destroyed his own. Spirited Alice Fulton knows a ship is no place for a lady, but she is determined to save her father's business…
When fate delivers him Fulton's virginal daughter as his captive, Michael faces a dilemma — should he live up to his scandalous name and find revenge with sweet Alice, or will his honourable side win out — and win the girl?
The Earl's Runaway Bride
Felicity's husband, dashing Major Nathan Carraway, has disappeared into war-torn Spain. Left alone, Felicity discovers a dark secret behind her whirlwind marriage and flees to England. By day she banishes every thought of her husband, but by night she's haunted by memories of their intensely passionate wedding night...
Five years on, Felicity has just taken the hand of a dangerously handsome dance partner. She's about to come face-to-face with her commanding husband — back to claim his runaway bride!
Wicked Captain, Wayward Wife
When young widow Evelina Wylder comes face-to-face with her dashing captain husband — very much alive — she's shocked, overjoyed... and furious! So, whatever his explanation for his outrageous deception, she'll keep Nick firmly out of their marriage bed.
Eve's sheltered innocence bewitched Nick, but it's her fiery anger that captures this adventurer's soul! Now the daring war hero faces his biggest challenge yet — proving to Eve that his first duty is to love and cherish her, for always!
Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception
Emily Longesley married the love of her life and hoped that he would learn to love her. Instead, he upped and left their country estate for London. Suffering the snub with dignity, three years on Emily has had enough!
Confronting her errant husband, Emily sees that Adrian, Earl of Folbroke, has been robbed of his sight and doesn't know her at all! Emily longs for her husband's touch. If she plays his mistress by delicious deception, can he finally learn to love his wife?
Lady Drusilla's Road To Ruin
Considered a spinster, Lady Drusilla Rudney has only one role in life: to chaperone her sister. So when her flighty sibling elopes, Dru has to stop her! She employs the help of a fellow traveller, who looks harmless enough…
Ex–army captain John Hendricks is intrigued by this damsel in distress. Once embroiled with her in a mad dash across England, he discovers that Dru is no simpering woman. Her unconventional ways make him want to forget his gentlemanly conduct and create a scandal all of their own!
Diamonds, Deception and the Debutante
Wickedly dangerous Lance Bingham is fascinated by the newest debutante in town. It's not just her flirty smile that beguiles him – but the diamond necklace she daringly flaunts. His plan to steal back the treasured family heirloom has just become much more enticing!
Belle Ainsley's arrival in London has already caused somewhat of a stir. Tarnished with scandal, she knows her reputation is in tatters. But can falling from grace be so utterly ruinous when Lance seems more than willing to catch her?
Destitute on his Doorstep
Destitute and desperate, Jane Lucas knows there is one place where she can find refuge – her childhood home.
Landing on the doorstep, Jane is confronted with a new lord of the manor! Devilish Colonel Francis Russell is known for his fierce reputation in battle. The civil war may be ended but, by stepping over the threshold, Jane fears she's crossing enemy lines.
She will use every weapon in her arsenal to claim the home that's rightfully hers, starting with her bewitching charm...but then she goes and falls under the colonel's spell!
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