When a mysterious lady advertises her charms in the newspaper there's no way Viscount Blackthorne will allow his rash friend to attend the twilight rendezvous. Taking his place, Blackthorne is surprised by the reluctant beauty that appears – she's far from the scheming courtesan he was expecting.
Elise Dewey must protect her foolish sister by posing as 'Lady Lonesome' in her stead. She's shockingly stirred by the imposing stranger who waits for her in Vauxhall Gardens – but their liaison has been observed...and unless Elise accepts the Viscount's bold proposal of marriage they will all be plunged into scandal!
The Adventurer's Brideby June Francis
Widow Jane Caldwell is practically destitute when famed explorer Nicholas Hurst seeks shelter – with his baby daughter hidden beneath his coat! Wounded and on the run from his enemies, Nicholas is as darkly attractive as she remembers and she can't deny him aid.
Adventurer Nicholas seeks to settle down, and Jane would make a highly respectable wife. But, cowed by duty for too long, Jane yearns for a love and passion Nicholas cannot give her...until he learns to open his heart.
Quills - Salvation And Secrets
In The Commodore's Handsby Mary Nichols
Commodore John Drymore's mission is clear: sail to France, rescue Comte Giradet from prison and bring him and his daughter back to England safely. But Lisette Giradet defies the Commodore at every turn and soon gets under his skin more deeply than the bullet in his arm.
Desperate to rescue her brother from the guillotine, Lisette smuggles herself back on board the ship. With her life in jeopardy, she's given no choice – she must assume the role of the Commodore's wife!
The Warrior's Princess Brideby Meriel Fuller
Benois le Vallieres, the legendary Commander of the North, is ruthless in battle. He feels no emotion...until he rescues a feisty maid from danger.
Tavia of Mowerby is no one – a peasant who survives on her courage and crossbow alone. But when her royal blood is discovered, only marriage to Benois can keep her safe. She has his fearsome protection, but will she ever melt his frozen heart?
Quills - Pleasure And Peril
A Lady Daresby Bronwyn Scott
According to Society, I, Elise Sutton, haven'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 I need Rowland and his specialised expertise – especially with the wolves circling, waiting for me to fail. I yearn to feel alive and Rowland, who can kiss like the devil, makes me dare to break free...
The Black Sheep's Returnby Elizabeth Beacon
As the long–lost black sheep of the aristocratic Seaborne family, Richard gave up everything to protect his wife and children. Now a widower, he has been living hidden away deep in the forest...until he's discovered by prickly runaway Lady Freya Buckle!
Reformed rake Rich suddenly finds his old ways hard to ignore – especially when the virginal Freya is very willing to be seduced! Only their fairytale fling has consequences, and with danger around every corner it will take all their courage to find their happy–ever–after.
Quills - The Ideal Redemption
The Rake To Redeem Herby Julia Justiss
Will Ransleigh, illegitimate nephew of the Earl of Swynford, is on a mission to clear his cousin's name. It will take him across the continent into a world of international intrigue – and into the arms of Elodie Lefevre, the society hostess who brought shame to his family.
Is she seductress, spy, or damsel in distress? In the haze of the sensual spell she casts, Will has to keep his wits about him and uncover the true nature of this mysterious Madame…
An Ideal Husband?by Michelle Styles
When heiress Sophie Ravel finds herself in a compromising situation, notorious Richard Crawford, Viscount Bingfield, swoops in and saves her reputation! She might have escaped the attentions of one undesirable, but will Richard's protection expose her to even more scandal?
Richard curses his impetuousness at offering a betrothal in the heat of the moment! He gladly accepts Sophie's terms that their engagement remains a pretence until, quite by chance, he unlocks his shy fiancée's passionate nature. Now nothing will steer him from wedding – then bedding – his blushing bride…
An Ardent Friendship
Miss Timothia Dulverton had just finished mourning her dear departed father when she received a most unexpected proposal from her cousin, Mr. Leo Wetheral. Marriage? To Leo? Didn't they know each other too well for that?
But Leo had a bargain for Timma. Since Dulverton House had been left to the male heir, Timma had nowhere to go. And Leo had Blentisham to run all by himself. Why not combine their resources and help each other out? But how could Timma say yes when she had always wanted to marry for love?
An Innocent Miss
When the debauched Marquis of Sywell won Steepwood Abbey years ago at cards, it led to the death of the then Earl of Yardley. Now he's caused scandal again by marrying a girl out of his class – and young enough to be his granddaughter!
After being married only a short time, the Marchioness has disappeared, leaving no trace of her whereabouts. There is every expectation that yet more scandals will emerge, though no one yet knows just how shocking they will be…
The Officer And The Proper Lady
I am precisely the kind of man your mama would warn you about
Lieutenant Hal Carlow was a fine soldier, but he was also a flirt, a rake and a scoundrel!
In general, he tried to steer clear of proper young ladies no fun at all and spend time with the sort of women who appreciated his finer qualities
Julia Tresilian's duty was to find a husband, but her prospective suitors bored her to tears! Yet even talking to the incorrigible Hal Carlow was dangerous to marriage prospects, let alone anything more
The Smuggler And The Society Bride
Lady Honoria Carlow, daughter of the Earl of Narborough, was in disgrace. Her spirited nature had led her too far this time. And she was – in reputation at least – ruined.
And it seemed, even on the storm–tossed coast of Cornwall, she was not free of temptation. Gabriel Hawksworth may be a gentleman by birth, but a smuggler was unlikely to rescue a Lady from scandal. Indeed Honoria began to suspect the dazzling blue eyes of the Irish sea captain were luring her right back to what she'd run from – trouble!
Paying The Virgin's Price
Chaperone Diana Price knew she was teetering on the edge of ruin. Her father had staked his fortune, and her virginity, at the card table– and lost! To the most notorious gamester in town
Nathan Wardale had money– plenty of it– but it was a long time since he'd been considered a gentleman. Still, he never intended to pursue this debt. Until he met Diana Price in the flesh and began to wonder just how long his honour would hold.
The Lord And The Wayward Lady
Nell Latham's life is hard enough – then a mysterious stranger with vengeance on his mind throws her into the path of the Carlows, a family with enough dangerous secrets of their own without the added complication of Nell and Marcus Carlow developing a tempestuous attraction for each other. At gunpoint.
Nell, a milliner by trade, is obviously ineligible as a bride for Marcus, Viscount Stanegate. But their fraught courtship becomes lethally dangerous, for Nell's true identity is a threat to both her and Marcus's family and is the catalyst for revelations of scandal, murder and treachery
Rescued By The Viscount
Charlotte Stevens has one Season to find a husband!
Her father's fortune squandered, it's up to Charlotte to secure a match and save her family from ruin. But nobody could be more !surprised than her when Captain Viscount Delsey – whose reputation for breaking hearts is only exceeded by his wealth – proposes marriage.
Recognising Charlotte as the urchin he rescued late one night, Jack's interest is piqued by this captivating adventuress. He makes an impulsive offer – he'll clear her father's debts if she'll give him heirs!
Regency Brides of Convenience: Deals made at the altar
Claiming Her Heart
Saving SarahSarah Hunter was a lady of the night. Not in the salacious sense, but Ethan Travis had no way of knowing her close–held secrets. He saw, instead of an avenging angel, a lost and vulnerable soul who needed his unique talents to rescue her–almost as much as he needed her unconditional love to rescue him!Cloaked in a dark and dangerous appeal, Ethan Travis wore his whispered title of "the Demon of Alsatia" well. And Sarah Hunter was drawn to him with a mad intensity. But it was futile, she knew, for even a man with a past could never truly desire a woman without a future!The Missing HeirHe'd returned from the dead to come face–to–face with an angel. Indeed, to Adam Hawthorne's eyes, Grace Forbush possessed an ethereal beauty, all the more intriguing when draped with the air of mystery she wore like an elegant evening wrap. But were the ton's whispers true? Could this heavenly creature who stirred him like no other have done murder most foul?The buckskin–clad savage in Grace Forbush's library wasn't all he seemed. Shockingly, he was more, for Adam Hawthorne was an English gentleman –– and her late husband's true heir, come to claim what was rightfully his: her hearth, her home...and her heart!
An Improper Ingenue
A Less Than Perfect Lady
At seventeen, Miranda Braxton shocked the world by eloping with her brother's tutor. Now a wiser and widowed lady, she returns to Carnwood–and finds herself engaged in a battle of wits with the new earl.
Kit Alstone, Earl of Carnwood, grew up on the streets. His gentlemanly demeanor conceals an adventurer's heart. Miranda's bravery and beauty would tempt a saint–and Kit is far from that. Soon Kit begins to wonder if a scandalous lord might ask for nothing better than a less than perfect countess!
Rebellious Rake, Innocent Governess
Notorious rake Benedict Shaw could have his pick of ton heiresses, but one woman has caught his experienced eye–governess Miss Charlotte Wells!
Chaperoning her charges at magnificent society balls, Charlotte hides behind her shapeless dresses and unnecessary spectacles, doing her best to fade into the gilded wallpaper. Only, the smoldering intensity of Ben's gaze makes that impossible!
When Ben asks her to dance, Charlotte refuses–she wants no part of his shocking exploits! However, society's most scandalous libertine isn't used to taking no for an answer....
The Gamekeeper's Lady
Frederica Bracewell grew up under a cloud of shame. As an illegitimate child, she was treated like a servant by her uncle. It wasn't until she encountered the new gamekeeper, Lord Robert Mountford, that shy, innocent Frederica started to feel like a true lady... Robert had been banished by his family and after a debauched existence he revelled in the simplicity of a gamekeeper's lifestyle. Until temptation struck! Frederica's plain appearance and stuttering speech were a far cry from the ladies of the ton, but she might just be his undoing...and unmasking!
More Than a Mistress
Charles Mountford, Marquis of Tonbridge, has long felt the weight of responsibility. He knows he must do his duty and take a wife. But when he's left snowbound with the unconventional Miss Honour Meredith Draycott, he finds that his inner rogue wants to come out to play.
Merry doesn't need a man – no matter how handsome he is! Sadly, society takes a different view. Charlie is more than happy to make her socially acceptable, but only if she acts publicly as his betrothed...and privately as his mistress!
To Catch A Rogue
When antiquities begin to go missing from London drawing rooms, Miss Calliope Chase sets out to restore order. The thief must be a well–connected member of the ton. And she doesn't need to look much further than Cameron de Vere, Earl of Westwood, for a suspect.
What she doesn't realise is that her pursuit of a criminal is beginning to look like a budding romance. Until Cameron kisses her, and her ordered life is thrown into appalling confusion!
To Deceive A Duke
Clio Chase is hoping for a quiet season in Sicily with her family. There, she can forget all about the enigmatic Duke of Averton! That is until he unexpectedly arrives, warning her of danger.
The unsettling attraction is still strong between them, despite their secrets. And, as the unknown threat grows, they are thrown together intimately. Clio knows she can only resist her mysterious Duke for so long!
Orphaned and destitute, Miss Sophia Langford had no choice but to seek the mercy of her mother's family, the Duke of Belfont. But instead of the elderly gentleman she had envisaged, she was confronted by James, a most eligible bachelor.
James let Sophia into his household, although he little guessed what he'd let himself in for. Sophia was unlike any other lady of his acquaintance – she certainly had no reservation speaking her mind! So why did he find her so damnably attractive?
Alexander, Viscount Malvers, is sure the beautiful girl on the public coach is not the poor companion she says she is. This captivating miss is definitely running away, but from what – or whom?
Alex is adept at getting under her guard, but Lady Emma Lindsay must keep up the pretense. As her feelings grow, so does her dilemma. Maybe a lady can follow her heart, but a poor companion certainly can't – and Miss Fanny Draper she must remain!
Lord Anthony Nelthorpe had committed many sins – such as trying to seduce Jenna Montague Fairchild into marrying him. But that was before the war – before she nursed him back to health, while her husband, a man of honour, could not be saved.
Back in London, Tony seized the chance to shake the young widow out of her apathy. He hit upon a challenge: since Jenna saved his rascal skin, did she not owe it to all those heroes to make a better man of him? Now Tony just had to figure out how to win this wager without wanting her all over again…
By Honour Bound
Jenna has followed the drum with her father, a British Army colonel, most of her life. She has grown to love the adventure of traveling with the regiment. She has also grown to love her father's second–in–command, Major Garrett Fairchild.
Since Garrett Fairchild's fiancée left him for another man, he has gone into battle prepared to die a glorious death to erase the pain of his heartbreak. But the friendship of his colonel's daughter has lately renewed his interest in life. Can he forget the past and learn to love again?
More Than A Governess
Major Damon Collingham was prepared to pay a king's ransom for someone who could stay the course as governess to his two motherless children.
Miss Juliana Wrenn needed this post and could not allow herself to be intimidated by him – or his colourful reputation. A devil on the battlefield and in the bedroom. But Juliana would not fall under his spell. Though those harsh features could sometimes soften to something so much more attractive...
The Wicked Baron
When Luke Ainslowe returns from his lavishly opulent lifestyle in Paris, the ladies of the ton are torn between scandalised outrage and the desire to become mistress to the most dashing rake London has ever known...
Innocent Carlotta Durini refuses to become the baron's next conquest. For she lost her heart to Luke once before, and now believes herself impervious to his lethal brand of seduction. But what if the wicked baron refuses to take no for an answer?
Beauty and the Baron
Handsome rake turned scarred recluse, Lord Lucius Daventry returns from battle intent on forgetting the past. Yet, once home, Lucius is presented with one final mission: marry Angela Lacewood and grant his ailing grandfather's dying wish. Or at least pretend.
But the young beauty he remembers is now an exquisite woman. A woman strong enough to breech the walls he hides behind and steal his heart...
Lord Auberon Westborne has always loved Sylvie Somerville. But the disparity in their age and experience led him to keep his feelings to himself. So for years, he's waited, has been biding his time until the lady was mature enough to be his bride.
Will the masked ball held in honour of his cousin's engagement be the romantic opportunity West has been waiting for – or has he already lost Sylvie's heart to another?
Quills - Into A Stranger's Arms
The Marriage Truce — Ann Elizabeth Cree
The Chandlers and the St. Clairs had been feuding for years. When Jessica St. Clair wanted to marry Adam Chandler, the two families were forced to meet. Devin St. Clair, the Marquis of Huntington, had no idea when he attended the betrothal party that he would become smitten with a Chandler himself!
The object of an odious man's attentions, Sarah Chandler was thrilled that Dev had come to her rescue. But when her family assumed it was Dev who had compromised her, they were pressed into marriage. Would their sudden wedding lead them to love?
Miss Winbolt And The Fortune Hunter — Sylvia Andrew
Respected spinster Miss Emily Winbolt, so cool and cynical with would-be suitors, puts her reputation at risk after tumbling into a stranger's arms. Suddenly, bleak loneliness is replaced with a wanton, exciting sense of abandon.
But Emily is an heiress, and her rescuer none other than Sir William Ashenden, a man of some distinction. He needs to marry, and she yearns to believe that William wants plain, upright, suddenly reckless Emily — not for her fortune, but for herself…
Quills - A Man Of Honour
The Dutiful Rake
The Earl of Rutherford was used to flirting with scandal. But when an act of charity placed his charge's spotless reputation in jeopardy, Marcus knew he must do the honorable thing. There was no point in pretending he was in love. So in return for Miss Marguerite Fellowes's discretion and children, the earl offered his name and protection.
Then Marcus watched as proud Meg blossomed in London society. Meg's smile was perhaps the loveliest he'd ever seen, and the glow in her eyes made him feel wildly out of control. Tantalized by her evident passion for life, the dutiful rake soon found himself consumed by far from innocent desires....
The Unruly Chaperone
When Lady Mathilda Cavendish arrived at a house party hosted by her young cousin's suitor, she had only one goal in mind—to stop the proposed match. The chaperon never imagined that her cousin's betrothed would be the only man she'd ever loved—Crispin Malvern, the Duke of St. Ormond. A fate all the more cruel because one look told her that she'd never stopped loving a man who could never be hers.... Yet widowhood has given Tilda a strength she'd never possessed before. And when one night of passion unleashed her most secret longings, the unruly chaperon must decide whether to follow the dictates of decorum...or desire.
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