Author: Barbara Dawson Smith
Determined to uncover the thief responsbile for a series of crimes in which her father is the prime suspect, a penniless spinster masquerades as an impoverished widow to secure a post as a governess in an aristocratic family, the family that had cast out her mother years earlier, but her plans go awry thanks to the arrogant Simon Croft, Earl of Rockford. Original.
The Enigma of a Widow
Author: Linda Rae Sande
Publisher: Linda Rae Sande
When a widow just out of mourning returns to her position as a operative with the Foreign Office, she's assigned to help another spy regain his abilities after his experience with the horrors of war. What she doesn't know is that he's been assigned to her for an entirely different reason. Deception and intrigue highlight this sensual tale of two spies with the same insane assignment—each other.
An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James "Black Jack" Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger. Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can't help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other's trust. For if they don't work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.
Ice and Embers
Author: Melanie Karsak
When actress Elyse McKenna fell in love with Lord John Waldegrave, she was prepared to keep their liaison secret. What she wasn't ready for was how her newfound love would rock her relationship with her dearest friend, Doctor Kai Murray.With the 1814 London Frost Fair in full swing, Elyse and her troupe at the Ice House Theatre find themselves at the heart of the excitement on the frozen Thames. But when an exotic ship captain, whose vessel is trapped in the ice, turns her attention to Kai, everything Elyse thought she knew about her feelings for her old friend gets flipped upside down.While the Ice House Theatre's production of A Midwinter Night's Dream thrills the London crowd, Elyse's life begins to take on a distinctly Shakespearean turn.Elyse must find a way to discover the truth about the captain, Kai, John, and her own feelings if she hopes to escape the Thames with her heart intact.Ice and Embers is a retelling of the classic Snow Queen fairy tale set in Regency London.
Kissed by a Rogue
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Swept from the aristocracy of England to The Colonies on the eve of war, Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fianc�, Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian's affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to crush her heart. Driven by something dark, Christian agrees to a devil's bargain, but soon finds Jessie's innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance. Now only the woman he has betrayed can heal his deepest scars. But these are dangerous times and love alone cannot mend all wounds.
The Beautiful One
Author: Emily Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"Greenwood's mix of sweet romance and sensuality, blended with an engaging plot and charming characters, is certain to enchant readers."—RT Book Reviews Hoping to escape scandal, Anna Black becomes the companion to Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville. Now the secluded Viscount has two impossible females in his once-quiet manor, making it difficult to ignore Anna's charms. The ton is buzzing about The Beautiful One, a striking figure in a scandalous book of nude sketches. Only two men know the true identity of The Beautiful One, and they are scouring the countryside, determined to find her. The unlikely center of the scandal, Anna Black is forced to flee home as disaster looms. Her tomboy's heart and impertinent tongue serve her well when she meets the most brooding viscount ever to darken a drawing room. Will Halifax, Viscount Grandville, has his reasons for pushing people away, and when his tempestuous teenaged ward arrives on his doorstep, he presses Anna to take on her care. As Anna begins to melt the Viscount's frozen heart, she knows the more she loves, the more she has to lose. For although Will cares nothing for what makes Society titter, he has yet to see The Beautiful One. "A SIZZLING ROMANCE THAT TOUCHES THE HEART." —Sally MacKenzie, USA Today bestselling author
Handsome ladies’ man Lucas Beckford has agreed to help his friend, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. It should be a simple task, especially for a seducer of his reputation. However when Luke catches sight of the enchanting lady, he is captivated with her pretty brown eyes, quick wit, and sharp tongue; and his desire to see his friend marry the girl quickly evaporates. Now he just has to find a way to convince the penniless lord to turn his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him. Lady Juliet St. Claire has always believed that her fortune would protect her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. Though fortune hunters endlessly hound her, Juliet’s outwardly cold demeanor keeps most of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their pride. However when Luke charms his way into her life, he easily melts more than just her heart. Unfortunately, the rogue is of the love ‘em and leave ‘em variety, and leaves Juliet’s tender heart in pieces. But when her fortune lands her in danger from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her side, offering his help and protection. Now Juliet has to decide if her heart is strong enough to trust the rogue a second time.
Author: Brenda Joyce
On the evening of her first masquerade, shy Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald is stunned by Tyrell de Warenne's whispered suggestion of a midnight rendezvous in the gardens. Lizzie has secretly worshipped the unattainable lord for years. When fortune takes a maddening turn, she is prevented from meeting Tyrell, but she cannot foresee that this night is only the beginning…. Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child she claims is his. He remembers her well—and knows that he could not possibly be the father. What is this game she is playing…and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of experience, or the gentle innocent she seems? But neither scandal nor deception can thwart a love too passionate to be denied….
Forever a Lady
Author: Delilah Marvelle
Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hordes of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vile…or dangerous. So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: the arms of a mysterious, Irish-American gang leader. His fortune stolen, young Matthew Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman. In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive. But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the voluptuous Lady Bernadette, he can't help but wonder about the finer pleasures he's missing. Or just how much he's willing to risk—not only to bed her, but to prove his worth….
Author: Claudy Conn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Their story begins in 1872...when Sara first set her sights on Godwin. She didn't love him, but she needed him. However fate played a game with their lives. Godwin goes to the cliffs of Cornwall and there sees Heather Martin. Forbidden love. Sara, Godwin's wife was not going to be set aside and so it begins. An epic tale of friendship, betrayal, passion and wickedness.
“Her characters are intelligent, vibrant and wonderfully complex. Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.” —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas Katharine Ashe is poised to become the next superstar of historical romance fiction, having already garnered enthusiastic praise from some of the genre’s elite—including Lisa Kleypas, Kat Martin, and Sabrina Jeffries. With Captured by a Rogue Lord, Ashe again grandly flourishes the winning mix of danger and passion with outrageous action and amazing sensuality that made her previous novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, an unadulterated delight. An unforgettable Regency romantic adventure, Captured by a Rogue Lord concerns the passionate exploits of a titled British lord and reluctant pirate endangered by his desire for an inquisitive beauty who’s coming perilously close to uncovering his secret identity. If you like Johanna Lindsey you will love Katharine Ashe!
A Rogue of My Own
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Lady Rebecca Marshall fulfills her mother's fondest wish when she becomes a maid of honor at the court of Queen Victoria. Having been disappointed two years ago when their neighbor the Duke of Norford's heir Raphael Locke married another woman (as related in THE DEVIL WHO TAMED HER), Rebecca's mother sees this court appointment as a golden opportunity for Rebecca to make a good match. She will be meeting royalty from across the continent and the most important people in England. At court, Rebecca innocently steps into the rivalry between the Queen's spymaster and the noblewoman in charge of the maids of honor who is using Rebecca to spy on her enemies, one of whom is the charming marquis Rupert St. John. Rebecca knows Rupert as the devastatingly handsome n'er-do-well cousin of Raphael Locke, the man she was once infatuated with. What Rebecca doesn't know is that Rupert is a secret agent of the crown who leads a double life.Rebecca strikes up a lively flirtation with Rupert in order to keep an eye on him, but when Rupert realizes she's spying on him he seduces her. He hardly suspects that she's an innocent and he's horrified when she reveals she is pregnant! Forced to the altar by their families, Rupert, who knows of Rebecca's fondness for his cousin Rafe, believes that Rebecca has set a trap of the worst sort in order to marry into the powerful Locke family. But he exacts some sweet revenge by vowing that theirs willnotbe a marriage in name only; he plans to enjoy many passionate nights with his beautiful, scheming wife.
Undressed by the Earl
Author: Michelle Willingham
Publisher: Montlake Romance
David Hartford, Earl of Castledon, is unwilling to break out of his prison of sorrow after the death of his wife, though everyone expects him to remarry and beget an heir. Impulsive Amelia Andrews befriends Lord Castledon and decides that he would make the perfect match for her prim older sister. Amelia cannot help but see the lonely man behind David's grim exterior-- and caught beneath his piercing stare, she wonders how to melt his icy heart. When Amelia is caught in a web of ruin, David cannot stand aside and let her suffer. Can an unexpected marriage bring about a love even greater than the one he lost?
Too Sinful to Deny
Author: Erica Ridley
Publisher: Lyrical Press
TRAPPED IN HIS ARMS... One look at the towering ocean-side manor that is to be her new home, and exiled socialite Susan Stanton knows: This is a place haunted by secrets, and riddled with menace. For Susan, there is no escaping it. At best she can stay clear of the most dangerous element of all—dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose shaded countenance cannot hide his wicked intent. But Susan has a secret of her own—a special gift that renders her privy to the darkest mysteries lurking within the walls of the manor and in the labyrinthine cellars beneath. And the only man who can help her make sense of it all is Evan, the very scoundrel and rogue she would do anything to be able to resist... Praise for Erica Ridley’s Too Wicked to Kiss “A unique gothic romance complete with murder, madness, and mayhem!” —Virginia Henley, New York Times bestselling author “Darkly sensual…a skillful blend of gothic mystery and steamy romance.” —Karen Rose, New York Times bestselling author
Romancing the Rogue
Author: Erica Ridley