Lady Sophia Cleeve dazzled all that Season, but she declared she would not marry a pampered man. Instead, she wanted a worthy man – outside her privileged class! As shock rocked her entourage at this declaration, the sea–worn Duke of Sharnbrook, Benedict Risely, entered the scene and instantly fell for Sophia.
To win her, Benedict decided to hide his wealth and take a job as Sophia's personal groom. Soon their interaction took a very personal turn. As their love blossomed, Ben feared Sophia's reaction when she learned he was as noble as she was...!
The Captain's Lady – Margaret McPhee
When dashing Lord Nathaniel Hawke rescued a girl from drowning the last thing he expected was for that same girl to turn up on board his ship disguised as a boy! Respected naval captain of the Pallas, Nathaniel had to conceal her identity from his men.
For ship's boy George alias Miss Georgiana Raithwaite running away seemed her only escape from a cruel impending marriage. Never did she imagine that her disguise would see her scrubbing decks on the high seas in extremely close proximity to Lord Nathaniel Hawke!
Forbidden desires taunted them on their stormy voyage to Gibraltar. But with reputations at stake their secret must be kept, as exposure could ruin them both.
Quills - Tainted By Scandal
An Improper Companion
Daneil, Earl of Cavendish, finds the frivolity of the ton dull after the adventures and hardships of the Peninsular War. But boredom rapidly disappears when he's drawn into a mystery surrounding the abduction of gently bred girls.
Then his investigation endangers his mother's new companion, Miss Elizabeth Travers. Although she is tainted by scandal, her cool and collected response commands Daniel's respect, while her beauty demands so much more...
A Wealthy Widow
Elegant, beautiful and inordinately rich, Lady Arabella Marshall is used to fending off fortune–hunters' unwanted flattery, but now such attentions have become deadly!
Lady Arabella is quite alone in the world, so she turns to the aloof and enigmatic Charles Hunter for protection. She instinctively trusts this quietly handsome gentleman. But, for safety's sake, Arabella cannot let her heart rule her head…
Quills - A Season Of Debauchery
The Notorious Lord
Miss Rachel Odell and Lord Cory Newlyn are childhood friends, but when Cory comes to Midwinter Royal to assist Rachel's antiquarian parents in the excavation of the famous burial site, they find their feelings for each other have changed.
Rachel and Cory want different things in life. Rachel detests the travelling that has always been a part of her parents' profession. To Cory the quest for adventure is as necessary as breathing. But now Cory has another pursuit on his mind... How can he make Rachel see that they could be so much more than just good friends?
One Night of Scandal
Widowed Mrs Deborah Stratton needs to find a gentleman to act as her betrothed in order to foil the plans of her matchmaking parents. The last person she would choose is Lord Richard Kestrel, who is too arrogant, too attractive and just not biddable enough to fill the part. So Deb decides to advertise for an obedient gentleman to pretend to be her betrothed...
Yet when Deb looks around for a lover to show her what was missing from her unhappy marriage, it seems that Richard is the perfect choice...
Quills - A Shocking Proposal
From Ruin To Riches – Louise Allen
Julia Prior is desperate when she meets a gentleman with a shocking proposal. Certain he's close to death, William Hadfield, Lord Dereham, believes Julia to be the perfect woman to care for his beloved estate when he is gone – if she will first become his wife…
Marriage is Julia's salvation – as Lady Hadfield she can finally escape her sins. Until three years later when the husband she believes is dead returns, as handsome and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!
Secrets Of A Gentleman Escort – Bronwyn Scott
Society's most outrageous – and popular – escort, Nicholas D'Arcy, is renowned for his utmost discretion. So when he suddenly finds himself named and shamed by a jealous husband, he reluctantly accepts a summons to the countryside…a fate worse than death!
Annorah Price–Ellis isn't what Nick is used to – innocent, feisty, and uncomfortable with the spontaneous heat between them! Suddenly, London's most audacious lover is out of his depth, and in danger of revealing the real man behind the polished façade...
Quills - A Passionate Temperament
The Substitute Countessby Lyn Stone
Jack Worth lives a life of roguish adventure, money–making schemes and ever–changing women. He'll be damned if he'll settle down and find a wife...until he inherits a noble title and estate – but without the riches.
Distant cousin Laurel is the unwitting heir to all the money. Brought up in a Spanish convent and longing for a family of her own, she's prepared to enter into a marriage of convenience. Finding a home in Jack's arms is more than she could have dreamt about, but deception and mistaken identities test her new–found love to the limit.
A Stranger's Touchby Anne Herries
When Morwenna Morgan defies her brother's orders and rescues a shipwrecked victim from the Cornish beach, she doesn't expect an instant attraction to the injured stranger. This is the kind of man she can imagine falling for – not the unpleasant suitor her brother's forcing on her!
Except the stranger is Lord Rupert Melford, a government agent sent to entrap the Morgan family! He has to believe that Morwenna is part of a smuggling plot, but her sweet nature and devotion to nursing him speak only of her innocence…
A Kind And Decent Man
Mrs Victoria Hart, recently widowed, suddenly found herself impoverished. Her only hope of financial aid was David, Viscount Courtenay – the man who'd loved and cherished her before abandoning her seven years previously.
Victoria suggested a marriage of convenience, but was horrified when David offered an alternative – be his mistress!
A Roguis Gentleman
Viscount Stratton had a reputation as an adventurer and a daredevil. He also kept the most beautiful mistresses of any man in the ton. So all of London was agog with the news that Stratton suddenly planned to wed Lady Elizabeth Rowe.
Lady Elizabeth's family owed money to the viscount, and the only way to repay it was with Elizabeth's sizable dowry. But everyone, Elizabeth included, wondered why Stratton had agreed to marry a lady with a dubious reputation. Was it love – or revenge?
Quills - Scandalous Secrets
The Greatest Of Sinsby Christine Merrill
Having spent years believing the lie of his birth, Doctor Samuel Hastings has been condemned to a personal hell of his desire's making – his sinful thoughts of the one woman he can never touch would damn his soul for eternity.
Lady Evelyn Thorne is engaged to the very suitable Duke St Aldric when a shocking truth is revealed – and now Sam will play every bit of the devil to seduce the woman he thought would always be denied him!
The Scarred Earlby Elizabeth Beacon
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 link 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!
Quills - An Impudent Lady
Haunted By The Earl's Touchby Ann Lethbridge
When she arrives at Beresford Abbey, orphan Mary Wilder's hopes of finding a place to belong are dashed when she meets Bane Beresford, the enigmatic Earl. He is as remote as the ghosts that supposedly haunt the Abbey...and, like its crumbling walls, her dreams fall apart.
Occasionally she sees a different, more caring man behind the façade, so is she foolish to long for a happy home...and a family? His proposal is for a marriage of convenience, but his touch has awakened within her a fervent and forbidden longing...
A Daring Liaisonby Gail Ranstrom
Tasked with covertly investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Charles Hunter finds himself reunited with Georgiana Huffington, the darling of the ton, who broke his heart many years before. She's a woman with a mysterious past – mere days after exchanging vows, Georgiana's two husbands had perished under mysterious circumstances.
As Charles works with Georgiana to prove her innocence, she finds herself captivated by the man he's become. Still devilishly handsome, he's now more guarded, more...dangerous. But as Georgiana fears she's losing her heart to him, will her love make Charles the killer's next victim?
The Sheikh's Impetuous Love-Slave
For Sheikh Khalid al–Raqam, choosing a bride comes second to the responsibility of ruling his kingdom and protecting its treasures. When he is given a shipwrecked foreign beauty as a tribute gift, he foresees a diplomatic nightmare – until he lays eyes on Juliette de Montignac's lush curves. His passion is only roused further by her bold and defiant spirit. His inner conqueror awakened, Khalid is determined to tame Juliette by awakening her own desire for him!
Quills - His Lady's Lesson
A Not So Respectable Gentleman?by Diane Gaston
Since Leo Fitzmanning has returned to London he's kept his seat at the card table warm, his pockets full of winnings and his mind off a certain raven–haired heiress. Until whispers reveal that Miss Mariel Covendale's hand is being forced to an unscrupulous fortune hunter!
Leo must re–enter the society he detests to help her. But he hadn't counted on Mariel being even more achingly beautiful than he remembered. Soon Leo realises that there's nothing respectable about his reasons for stopping Mariel's marriage!
Outrageous Confessions Of Lady Deborahby Marguerite Kaye
The Dowager Countess of Kinsail will never reveal the truth of her soul–destroying marriage – some things are too dark to be told. But at least no one can guess that the famously icy–hearted widow, is also the authoress of the voluptuous romances currently shocking the ton!
Only now she has a new secret identity – accomplice to Elliot Marchmont, gentleman, ex–soldier and notorious London thief. He ignites a passion in her so intoxicating that surviving the blistering affair unscathed will be near impossible…
Quills - An Impromptu Charade
An Escapade And An Engagementby Annie Burrows
Lord Richard Ledbury has had his fair share of adventure on warring battlefields, but even this seasoned soldier isn't prepared for the outrageous escapades going on in London's ballrooms!
Lady Jayne Chilcott is under orders to find a husband, and Lord Ledbury has caught her eye. But nothing is simple when courting under the glittering spotlight of the ton.
Richard has always risen to any challenge, but Lady Jayne might just be the first to get the better of him. Let the games begin!
His Unsuitable Viscountessby Michelle Styles
A lifetime of living in a man's world has given sword–making factory owner Eleanor Blackwell some very definite opinions – particularly about the duplicity of men!
Benjamin Grayson, Viscount Whittonstall, seems to be cut from a different cloth – Eleanor responds to his touch with a passion normally only reserved for fencing! She may be spectacularly unsuited for aristocracy, but Ben has different ideas when he plans to safeguard her business with a very convenient proposal…
Quills - Pretence And Promises
A Very Unusual Governess
Edward Barraclough's happy bachelor existence is thrown into a spin when he is forced to look after his two orphaned nieces. Employing the right governess is vital. Miss Petrie has the girls' support, while he has reservations. Unassuming and a little dowdy she may appear, but Edward suspects she's neither so humble nor respectful underneath!
Independently wealthy Lady Octavia Petrie is on the verge of confessing that Edward has mistaken her for someone else. In a moment of sheer madness, prompted by his cynical attitude, she finds herself accepting the temporary position. From Lady to simple Miss – what has she let herself in for?
Lord Calthorpe's Promise
Lord Adam Calthorpe had been rash in his promise to look out for a fellow soldier's sister before the soldier was killed at the battle of Waterloo. For Miss Katharine Payne was a golden–eyed shrew who took genuine delight in flouting Adam's authority at every turn.
Surely bringing her to stay with his mother would absolve him of his responsibilities – though he sincerely doubted such a headstrong young woman would ever find herself a husband. But when an unscrupulous man starts pursuing Katharine, Adam comes to realise that fulfilling his promise might actually involve marrying her himself...
One Night With A Rake
Beautiful widow Amanda Clare woke up in a strange bed, lying next to a tall, dark, very handsome stranger! Knocked out in a stagecoach accident, they'd been rescued and it had been assumed that they were married – reason enough to put them to bed in the same room!
Amanda had no idea who the man was – but, intriguingly, neither did he! The obviously wealthy gentleman had lost his memory, and was without two guineas in his pocket. Now Amanda felt obliged to take the gorgeous stranger under her wing – and continue the pretence that they were man and wife.
Married To A Stranger
Sophia Langley's life is in turmoil. When she learns of her estranged fiancé's death in a shipwreck, the last thing she expects is for his twin brother, Callum Chatterton, to make a shock proposal!
Her inner romantic objects to a marriage of convenience – and brooding Cal makes it very clear that's all it can be. Yet to save her family Sophia accepts with trepidation – and a highly inconvenient trembling of desire for her reluctant husband!
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