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MOMMY ON BOARD-UNSPOKEN CONFESSIONS-BRIDE OVERBOARD-THE SQUIRE'S DAUGHTER 3/2000 ISBN: 0373834330
REGENCY CHRISTMAS SPIRITS 10/2001 ISBN: 0451204387 In Nancy Butler's The Merry Wanderer, a mischievous forest spirit spends the holidays making magic with some mortals - and discovering love; A lady's courage touches the heart of a Scrooge and has him singing in Emma Jensen's The Wexford Carol. Edith Layton tells the story of a lord's growing fondness for a young lady who unfortunately overindulges in High Spirits. The spirits of a knight and his lady must help their descendant find a bride in order to break Barbara Metzger's The Christmas Curse, and finally A Gathering of Gift by Andrea Pickens finds a spoiled lady and a dour ex-soldier celebrating the holidays - and a mutual affection.
Brenda K. Jernigan
THE DUKE'S LADY 5/1999 ISBN: 0821762052 An American spy with a British birthright, Adam Trent is consumed with gathering information to use against England's navy. But, despite the intrigues of war, the mystery of the lovely young woman washed ashore near his Cornwall estate is one he cannot resist. With the ragged remains of a treasure map concealed in her chemise and no memory of who she is and how she got there, the dark beauty is an alluring puzzle he must solve. Fighting her powerful desire for the man who has sheltered her, Jewel Bona struggles both to remember her past and imagine what her future might hold. But when a British officer claiming that he is her uncle threatens to expose her to terrifying danger, she turns to Adam for protection
and passion. Fleeing to America aboard Adam's ship, the two cannot deny all that they feel in each other's embrace. But the shadow of war and a scandalous connection to an infamous pirate loom like a powder keg over their dreams of love--a love each will risk everything to keep alive.
LOVE ONLY ONCE 8/2001. ISBN: 0821770608 Elizabeth Trent knew she was meant to marry Jonathan Hird, the dashing soldier who had miraculously returned from war, wounded but alive. And though his kisses thrilled her and his tender touch made her feel completely loved, she was leaving him at the altar. A terrible secret kept her from going through with her vows. All she could do was pray that he'd forgive her...that fate would one day bring him back to her. Jilted and humiliated, Jonathan went to sea where a pirate's life made him bitter and cruel. Now he is back in England, where his best friend has begged him to help marry off his headstrong sister--Elizabeth Trent. At first, Jonathan refuses, but then from the anger in his soul, he devises a plan: to find Elizabeth the worst husband in Britain...if only he can keep himself from wanting her all over again.
LORD RUIN 12/2002 ISBN: 0843951354 The Duke of Cynssyr doesn't believe in love. But a night of passion leaves him a changed man--a man tied to a bespectacled spinster. Anne Sinclair drives him wild with desire, and her quick wit challenges his mind. Ruined for any other, the notorious rake must court his wife. To win her confidence, nothing less than his love will do. Anne Sinclair swore to protect her sister from the infamous Lord Ruin. Forced to give the rogue her hand in marriage, she vows never to relinquish her heart. But Ruan worships her body and values her intelligence, making Anne long to succumb to the ultimate temptation: falling for her husband.
THE SPARE 2/2004 ISBN:0843953098 The Pennyhill Affair...Captain Sebastian Alexander was The Spare, but as the younger son he inherited more than a title after his brother's murder. He acquired a family estate with dark secrets that threatened his life. He took on a quest to avenge his brother. But most troublesome of all, he found a red-haired beauty who was either a guileless witness or a ruthless seductress. Olivia Willow was missing three days from her life. She'd been a guest at Pennhyll the night of the murder, but now she could recall nothing. The new earl was determined to help her remember. He charmed, he beguiled-he matched wits with her. And soon, instead of trading barbs they shared kisses, and instead of seeking out the past, they were fighting for a future. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE BELOVED SCOUNDREL 2/1994 ISBN: 055329945X She was a hostage torn between passion and loyalty...Marianna Sanders realized she could not trust this dark and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away across the sea. She possessed a secret that could topple an empire, a secret that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was determined to wrest from her. In the eyes of the world the arrogant duke was her guardian, but they both knew she was to be a prisoner in his sinister plot--and a slave to his exquisite pleasure. He was the fabulous rake they called the Duke of Diamonds...For years, brilliant, deadly Jordan Draken had schemed to destroy the emperor who threatened everything he valued most in the world. Now that he held this defiant woman who was the key to his final triumph, he felt a fierce sense of satisfaction...and the first stirring of desire. She was only supposed to be a pawn in his plans, but once alone with his captive, Jordan realized she was a prize he could never surrender.
DARK RIDER 5/1995 ISBN: 0553299476 An electrifying tale of deadly and forbidden desire that sweeps from the exotic islands of a tropical paradise to the magnificent estates of Regency England. Cassandra Deville's carefree life on the islands of Hawaii is shattered by the sudden arrival of a savagely seductive stranger. She's the key to Jared Daremount's plan to avenge his father, actually only a pawn in his plans, but once she becomes his captive, Jared realizes she's a prize he can never surrender.
THE GOLDEN BARBARIAN 4/1992 ISBN: 0553296043 From the halls of a palatial prison to the hot sands of an endless desert... Here is a timeless story of love and adventure set among hills of gold, warring tribes, and fabled kingdoms - the story of a fearless princess and a barbarian sheikh... She was a ravishing pawn in a game of politics and passion...Flaunting the oppressive destiny decreed for her by the kingdom of Tamrovia, Princess Theresa Christina Rubinoff struck a sensual bargain with a handsome barbarian chieftain. She vowed to play his seductive game, surrendering herself to his will, all the while determined to fight for her independence in a land that considered women only as playthings. He was a desert warrior king, driven by passion and pride... Mysterious as the desert night, rich as Midas, Galen Ben Raschid swept Tess away to his palace in exotic Sedikhan, offering her freedom in exchange for the marriage that would join their kingdoms. A man surrounded by enemies, he would make her a slave to his passion in order to bind her to his side, little knowing that when he took the captivating princess as his bride, he would lose his heart...
THE CONTRARY CORINTHIAN 12/2007 ISBN: 9780709084105 Miss Phoebe Thorpe had no idea why she had stirred the wrath of Valentine, Lord Lathan, but she most certainly had. On the other hand Val finds a mystery involving the lovely Phoebe and a set of twins, twins he knew nothing about but resembled him! And he had never met Miss Thorpe! Angered beyond belief, the handsome and extremely well-connected member of the Ton sets out to wreak vengeance on her with all the weapons at his command. First he did his worst to cast a shadow on her good name in the top levels of Society. Then he attempts to force her to choose a husband from the most impossible suitors his wicked sense of humor could dredge up. But Phoebe found that the most dangerous thing of all was that she had roused more than the anger of this infuriatingly irresistible gentleman. She had set aflame his desires as well...RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE SCOUNDREL'S BRIDE 9/2007 ISBN: 0709084099 Lovely Lady Chloe Maitland was caught on the horns of a devilish dilemma. As a proper young country miss in the London marriage mart, she was duty bound to obey her dragon of a grandmamma and give her hand to the aging Lord Twisdale, who had buried one young wife and now lusted after an even younger one. But if Twisdale sent shivers down Chloe's spine, Julian St. Aubyn made her shrink as from a flame. St Aubyn was the most wicked rake in the realm and Chloe's innocence would be no match for his infamous expertise. Should Chloe sacrifice her happiness on the altar of duty—or her virtue in the arms of a man who mocked all decency? She heard the response of her heart—and knew how wrong it could be. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
Janice Kay Johnson
THE IMPERILED HEIRESS 9/1986 ISBN: 0373310137 Despite her newfound wealth, Miss Emma Denton had to admit that luck wasn't on her side. The team of horses that nearly trampled her to death had probably been frightened out of control.
AGAIN AND AGAIN 5/2002 ISBN:157566805X Snowbound, And Bound By Desire... In the midst of a blizzard, Caroline Morrow's coach is waylaid at an inn on the outskirts of a small village. More happy than annoyed at the unexpected stop, she basks in the warmth from a crackling fire, until a voice from the past sends a chill down her spine...They'll Succumb To Temptation... Lord Simon Blair emerges from the shadows - still handsome, still powerful. In a moment, recollections of their sensuous affair scorch the space between them, even though their liaison ended badly - with his infidelity and her flight into marriage. Now divorced and nearly penniless, Caroline cannot hide her dire straits from her former lover - or the thrill that courses through her at the sound of his seductive voice...Again And Again... An evening spent at cards becomes a night spent in bed, which turns into days of tantalizing bliss. But Caroline must make her escape. Tearing herself from Simon's arms, she finds her way to her new employer and takes up her new position as governess, only to learn that her surrender to Simon has whetted his appetite for more. And the chase is on...
SEDUCTION IN MIND 8/2001 ISBN: 0553582542 He could offer her only one thing --a week of intimate pleasure....Samuel Lennox and Miss Alexandra Ionides cordially invite you to a most provocative game of seduction It shall last for seven days, during which Lennox, Viscount Ranelagh, will wield his celebrated prowess with the London ladies in an attempt to add Miss Alexs name to his list of conquests. The infamous list is long, though the duration of each liaison has been brief --and as the viscount will assure anyone, that is precisely how he likes it. The lady, for her part, an accomplished artist and benefactress of various charities, has no wish to be a mere plaything. Although a week of intimate pleasure with a man of Ranelaghs legendary skills would be memorable...As for the other players --irate parents, designing debutantes, a scheming ex-mistress, even a love-struck young man with ideals --all seem intent on meddling. But the viscount is single-minded when it comes to seduction, and Miss Alex is in his sights.
TEMPORARY MISTRESS 12/2000 ISBN: 0553582534 The Tattler - April 1802. It wouldn't surprise you, gentle readers, to learn that Dermott Ramsay, the earl of Bathurst and favorite of all ladies, married or otherwise, has a new paramour. What may surprise you is her name. For she is none other than Isabella Leslie! The same beauty of the sizable inheritance who prefers not the ton but books, maps, and the family shipping business. You may wonder how a picture of innocence ended up in the arms of a libertine. Truth to tell, Isabella had to flee from her scheming relatives in the rain-soaked night and seek refuge in London's most infamous brothel. There, with the help of the madam, she devised an unorthodox plan to escape a dreaded marriage bed. She would simply have to become unmarriageable--even if it meant public ruin. And who better to utterly ruin her in a mere week than a handsome rake famous for seductive skills? But gossip has it that Dermott may be developing a tendre for his temporary mistress. It makes for the most delicious speculation, does it not? For if it indeed is the case, what will happen when their week of pleasure is over? We urge you, dear readers, to do as we do--follow the affair closely, and with every hope that it will turn into this Season's most delicious scandal.
A TEMPTING WAGER short story in NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY 10/1999 ISBN:0739404784
A TOUCH OF SIN 4/1999 ISBN: 0553578650 Beatrix Grosvenor couldn't have been caught in a more compromising position: locked in a Parisian apartment with the body of a murdered man. She could only hope that the charismatic stranger who found her would believe her story of abduction and assassination, and free her to return to her young son in England. But Pasha Duras was not about to let her escape so easily. The renowned libertine didn't believe Trixi's fanciful tale, but there was no denying the temptation of her beauty. He would accompany her home, on a sensual journey that would begin with the most tantalizing of seductions--and end with a dangerous discovery. Trixi's enemies were real. Her child was at their mercy... and Pasha's newly awakened heart may prove to be his undoing.
WICKED 1/1997 ISBN: 0553572148 Serena Blythe's plan to escape a life of servitude had gone terribly awry. So she took the only course left to her. She sneaked aboard a sleek yacht about to set sail--and found herself face-to-face with a dangerous, sensual stranger. Beau St. Jules, the Earl of Rochefort, had long surpassed his father's notoriety as a libertine. Less well known was his role as intelligence-gatherer for England. Yet even on a mission to seek vital war information, he couldn't resist practicing his well-polished seduction on the beautiful, disarmingly innocent stowaway. And in the weeks to come, with battles breaking out on the continent and Serena's life in peril, St. Jules would risk everything to rescue the one woman who'd finally captured his heart.
Coleen L. Johnston
THE INHERITORS 8/1994 ISBN:0312952848 When 18-year-old Fox Gairden kills an arrogant Yankee mill owner in a Charleston duel, he is scarred by guilt and overtaken by passion for the man's widow. Torn between her love and that of his betrothed, Fox sails away into the inferno of the War of 1812.
AFTER THE KISS 3/1997 ISBN: 044022201X The Innocent...Too tall and entirely too outspoken, Miss Eliza Sheringham grew up thumbing her nose at polite English society. So when Captain Lord Marcus Wharton, called Beau for his stunning good looks set his rakish sights on her, Eliza thought nothing of rejecting his advances. Until a stolen kiss swept her into the arms of a man too dangerous too love. . . .The Beau...Called to battle, Marcus left behind the woman who had captured his heart--and the scandal ignited by their kiss. His brother's disappearance made him Duke of Blackthorne, guardian of twin nieces who were rumored to be his own daughters. Badly scared in battle, the Beau had become the Beast of Blackthorne, a wounded animal destined to spend his life hiding in a shadowy wing of Blackthorne Abbey....The Beast...When Eliza Sheringham showed up on his doorstep proposing herself as governess for the incorrigible twins, the Beast demanded marriage as the price of the job. He knew she could never love him. Surely his looks would drive her away--now that he hungered for her more than life itself....
THE BODYGUARD 4/1998 ISBN: 0440223776 When the tall, rugged stranger stepped out of the shadows and rescued her from a fate worse than death, Katherine MacKinnon knew she had found her bodyguard. With his steely arms and reckless courage, he would shield her from her clansmen, who refused to accept her as laird, and from the hated Duke of Blackthorne, who controlled her family's lands. As her desire grew for the mysterious man who was constantly by her side, she had no idea that she was falling in love with the enemy himself...
THE BRIDEGROOM 3/1999 ISBN: 0440234700 She was the reigning belle of the ton for the forth Season in a row, but Lady Regina Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne's daughter, was determined to avoid the perils of marriage. She had already seen enough to distrust all men. Then Clay Bannister, the dashing Earl of Carlisle, dared to steal a kiss and stir new and exciting desires. Scarred by tragedy, Carlisle intrigued her with his mysterious past and his dark, dangerous charm. She never suspected she was about to marry her father's most vengeful enemy - or that her greatest defense would be the passions he could not resist...
CAPTIVE 5/1996 ISBN: 0440222001 She was a gorgeous rebel. Defying all the rules, daring to speak her mind, Charlotte Edgerton declared her independence before she even entered the Earl of Denbigh's home. Her new guardian immediately made her a prisoner in her own room--until she agreed to learn the lady-like arts. Furious, she complied. Anything to buy her freedom from Denbigh. She's even marry a man she didn't love to get away from her domineering guardian. In fact, love was the furthest thing from her mind... He was the Earl who vowed to tame her. Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, had been betrayed at the altar by another woman and vowed that no female would ensnare him again. Then Charlotte Edgerton burst into his life. Denbigh wasn't prepared for this headstrong American--or the passions she inspired on first sight. He knew only that he had to civilize her, present her at court, and Almack's, and then marry her off to the highest bidder. It wasn't until he nearly lost her that he realized the truth: She'd somehow reversed their roles and become the captor of his heart.
THE RADIANT DOVE 1974 ISBN:071811244X Miss Jane Bird had been born rich. Her background would serve her well -- now that poverty forced her to take a position as governess for spoiled and willful Arabella Mellowes. It surprised Jane that her charge was seventeen. Only seven years younger than herself. Perhaps that was why Arabella found it easy to confide in her. Especially about handsome Richard Havering. Jane could see why Arabella was so mad for the well-known rake and fortune hunter. Because Jane found that she, too, was constantly thinking about her pupil's lover. Jane had to remind herself that she was just a governess. Until she was invited to the first social event of the season -- and the quiet little governess turned out to be the belle of the ball. Jane's sudden popularity infuriated Arabella. And Arabella vowed to put her in her proper place...
A DELICATE DECEPTION 7/1996 ISBN: 0821753576 The street was dark, the assailants deadly, and Justin Mayhew, the priggish, proper, and utterly respectable Earl of Stonegate, was grateful to the young London cabby who saved his life. Then he discovered that his cockney rescuer was a lady! Worse, she was Lady Melanie Baxter, the distant cousin to whom he had been betrothed as a child. Penniless, orphaned, and very mush her own woman, Melanie prided herself on her resilient, independent spirit. Yet suddenly she was being lorded over by his domineering earl, who, in turn, felt duty-bound to deck her out in finery and bring her out in society. Melanie felt equally duty-bound to find the scheming villain who wanted Justin dead. Soon sparks were flying and tempers flaring. But two hearts would soon be breaking...unless Justin chose passion over propriety, eluded a dangerous enemy, and told the ton to be damnedhe would marry his unconventional fiancee...and do it for love!
DUKE OF DIAMONDS short story in LORDS AND LADIES 5/1996 ISBN: 0821753231 The wealthy Duke of Diamonds holds an outrageous treasure hunt to win a wife.
A MERRY ESCAPADE 9/1995 ISBN:082175081X In spite of her name, Lady Mirthton has the megrims. It is humiliating enough that her father has confessed to being a spy for the French, and a not very successful one at that. But hid dying words to her are deucedly cryptic: something about a list, which is hidden at 'the sign of the sabot.' Now with someone threatening her life, Lady Mirthton must embark on a hunt for this mysterious wooden shoe. But who on earth will help her to find it? Enter war hero Marcus Forester, the Earl of Clairmont, and the most uncatchable catch of the Season. But one glance into Lady Mirthton's emerald eyes, and accept her proposal he does, only to find himself shot at, stabbed and almost sent to his reward in a furious search that extends the very length and breadth of England. What a difficult way to woo a lady! Yet deliver Lady Mirthton from danger Clairmont will. And from there, it's straight to the altar.
THE ROSE AND SHADOW short story in CHRISTMAS KITTENS 11/1997 ISBN: 082175792X A dashing naval captain and a beautiful lady who are kept apart by her disapproving family...until a spirited kitten with the courage of a lion saves the day.
SAVING SERENITY 2/1998 ISBN: 0821758519 As long as she lived, Miss Serenity Hoffenduffle would never forget the scene. Kidnapped in the middle of the night and brought to a house of ill repute, she was stunned to find her fiancé, Randall Torrent, the Marquis of Chilton, in a thoroughly compromising situation. As long as he lived, Randall would never forget the scene. Working undercover for the Bow Street Runners in a London brothel, he was fending off the unwanted attentions of a woman of the evening when he discovered a scantily clad Serenity in possession of stolen property. Naturally, their engagement was abruptly ended. But now, one year later, Serenity and Randall are together again--stranded in the English countryside during a blinding snowstorm, fleeing for their lives from a gang of villains! With all their misconceptions about each other still intact, the last thing they expect is for their dangerous escape to turn into a most romantic escapade.
TIA'S VALENTINE 2/1997 ISBN: 0821755765 Valentine's Day was the one day of the year that Miss Tia Hilton, daughter of the Countess of Walmsley, allowed herself to daydream of love. For some years before, she had placed herself on the shelf. Free-spirited and independently wealthy, she had devoted her life to making matches--for other couples in the ton. With her celebrated Valentine's Ball only hours away, she simply had to stop being so sentimental about romance...and set about finding the perfect wife for her distant cousin, Robert. Robert, Viscount Bainbridge, didn't want the perfect wife--he wanted Tia. He had been her childhood playmate and devoted friend. Now he wanted to be her Valentine, to set her a-tingle, to sweep her into his arms. Somehow he had to find a way to dazzle her. Then Fate, with assistance from Cupid, provided the chance. With a dastardly kidnapping plot that had Tia as its target, intrigue was waltzing its way into her Ball, along with a Valentine villain who could place her in dire danger...unless an unlikely hero not only saved her life, but stole her heart!
UNDERNEATH THE LEMON TREE short story in A BRIDE'S BOUQUET 5/1997 ISBN: 0821756494 Juliana Dalton is determined to halt any impropriety between her younger sister and the notorious Earl of Ardmore--and she does...one night Underneath The Lemon Tree.
BLACK WIDOW short story in MASQUERADE 9/1999 ISBN:084394577X
Melissa Lynn Jones
AN ALLURING DECEIT 12/1993 ISBN:0821744119 Masquerading as an errand boy seemed the perfect solution to Mattie Serinier's financial woes...until an accidental encounter with the debonair Earl of Staffield nearly proved to be her undoing. Mistaking her for a lad was one thing, but placing "him" under the earl's protection was another matter altogether! The man had a devil of a reputation, and Mattie knew she should keep her distance. But the handsome nobleman was far too irresistible--and no one had ever made her pulses soar quite so alarmingly... The earl found his new charge rather intriguing. In fact, the boy's impossibly polite manners and soulful expression made Staffield wonder whether there was more to his enigmatic young friend than met the eye. Surely no youth eager for blunt would turn down the protection of a wealthy gentleman! Something odd was certainly afoot, and the earl had a sneaking suspicion what it was. What else could explain the peculiar and passionate effect the enchanting "Matt" was having on his own rakish heart?
THE BUTTERFLY NET short story in A MOTHER'S LOVE 4/1993
OUT OF THE COMMON WAY 9/1993 ISBN:0449222365 Tall as a gatepost, with hair that put carrots to shame, Cecilia wasn't waiting for love. But neither would she marry without it, as her loathsome guardians insisted she must. Her solution: escape to London and into the very comfortable employment of the dowager duchess of Kelthorpe. Yet the sight of her employer's dashing grandson sent a shock of recognition through Cecilia's fluttering heart. Wasn't this the Major Trelwyn who had once mistaken her for a lightskirt?
AN UNCOMMON MISS 2/1993 ISBN: 0821740741 Marry an English nobleman or lose her inheritance! How could Grandfather be so cruel? England held little appeal for a Scottish born lass such as herself, however common sense had prevailed and led Rachel Doune to London in search of a husband. She had hoped to accomplish her task quickly, but after meeting the arrogant Lord Tynsdale, she was ready to admit defeat. His handsome appearance and worldly ways had ruffled her usual calm, forcing her to question the wisdom of her carefully crafted plan. She had no interest in romantic love, but there was little she could do when it came to dictating the follies of her heart...
RADIANT 10/2005 ISBN: 084395616X Everyone in the ton is talking about the adventurous exploits of two
notorious men—Mr. Felix Blackstone and Captain Brendan Kincaid. One, an anonymous writer; the other, a decorated captain, newly returned from India. Everyone, that is, except for Miss Henriette Purcell. She had enough problems of her own—namely, avoiding marriage to the distasteful Reverend Cecil Thwacker. Besides, she'd already met the arrogant captain—and so what if he made her heart race? She was much more interested in the identity of this mysterious writer... Brendan Kincaid was disgusted. Mere days after he arrived home in England, he was informed that to inherit a title and lands, he must marry one of three women chosen and approved for him by his cousin. And to make matters worse, he seemed to have fallen for a whimsical wallflower who detested his very bones! But he had a funny feeling Miss Purcell was hiding some secrets of her own...He simply needed to convince her that he was interested in her—and that their love wasn't just a game. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
UNTAMED EARL 4/2007 ISBN: 0843958456 "Within these covers lies the secret to bliss..." At first glance, the small book seemed to be a simple training manual for dogs. An odd wedding gift, indeed. How is this going to help Estella, much less bring her bliss? She needed a new life, not a new book. She was married to a man she knew next to nothing about—except that he was hiding something from her. She couldn't even use one of her tried-and-true pranks to help her figure out what it was, since Godolphin was away from her for hours at a time, searching for the mastermind behind the rampant smuggling along the English coast. But when Estella looked closer at the intriguing book, she realized Madame Pettibonne’s Treatise on Canine Behavior could be more than it appeared. “Indeed, ladies clamor to train the working dog—generally large, strong, intelligent, courageous, and exceedingly handsome.” Godolphin might be an uncivilized beast, but she is determined to tame him. She'd heard that you can't teach an old dog new tricks—or can you? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
RIVALS FOR LOVE ISBN:0872169421 Constance and Felicity Wyndham are identical twins; so identical that the people of Portsmouth are always fooled when the twins play the "old game": Constance poses as Felicity and Felicity as Constance. Then a handsome sea captain comes to call and Constance, the serious sister, falls deeply in love, despite her parents' warning that the captain is unsuitable for marriage. But Constance is not alone in her feelings for the captain, and before long Felicity begins playing the "old game" behind her sister's back.
KENTON'S COUNTESS 6/1992 ISBN:0373311761 She experienced love for the first time and prayed it would not be for the last time. Miss Claire Dempsey had resigned herself to an infelicitous future as the Countess of Kenton. Her husband, Nicholas Shea, the fifth Earl of Kenton, was well aware that she loved another and expected nothing of her save for an heir.
THE SCHEME OF THINGS 1/1992 ISBN:0373311664 She cursed the mistake that led to her fate... Miss Antonia Marley had loved Lord Michael Alton forever and decided at the tender age of seventeen to prove it to him. He mistook her actions and had broken her heart. Antonia vowed never to love again. Certainly, never Michael. But when her father pressed her into a repugnant alliance, she accepted the alternative which Michael proposed. A false engagement turned into a real wedding and Antonia could not imagine herself more happy, until she learned the real reason Michael had been so eager to marry her.
DESIRE 10/2001 ISBN: 0449004864 legendary lover and spymaster, the darkly sensual Earl of Wycliff eludes matrimony until a brush with death makes him yearn for a son to carry on his name. The moment Lucian spies the alluring Brynn Caldwell on a Cornish beach, he knows he has found the woman he wants for his bride. Brynn believes the notorious rake's fascination with her is driven by a centuries old curse that dooms the women of her family to tempt men -- only to lead those they love to their death. Compelled by dire circumstances to marry Lucian, Brynn surrenders her body to his caresses but dares not give him her heart. Locked in a battle of wills with his bewitching wife, Lucian begins to suspect that Brynn is a traitor. Before long he finds himself lured into a web of danger and betrayal, where the price of winning his bride's elusive heart may be his own life.
DESIRE AND DECEPTION 8/1988 ISBN:0821724428 Lauren DeVries stared up at Captain Jason Stuart in dismay. Of all the men in London, she had managed to stumble upon the very one her guardian was forcing her to marry! And he was demanding a night in her arms as payment for passage to America! The breathtaking blonde quickly devised a desperate plan...she would give the handsome rogue what he desired, then take his gold and flee. But escape was the last thing she wanted once he took her in his demanding embrace and awakened her innocent flesh to the raptures of love! Although Jason Stuart had never met his betrothed, he recognized the family crest on her ring almost as quickly as he succumbed to her overwhelming beauty. He'd had no enthusiasm for a marriage based on little more than a business deal, but now that he'd seen his runaway bride, he did not intend to let her go. Once she'd spent a night in his bed she would be his forever. He'd brand her silken skin with passion's fire, tame her rebellious spirit with ecstasy's enchantment and tie her to him for all time with the unbreakable bonds of Desire and Deception.
ECSTASY 10/2002 ISBN: 0345458877 Having watched her mother languish away for a lost love, Raven Kendrick vows never to surrender her heart. But when her life erupts in scandal, she is forced to accept a marriage proposal from the wickedly sensuous owner of London's most notorious gaming hell. Though fiercely drawn to her enigmatic rescuer, Raven battles to resist her husband, whose caresses promise ecstasy beyond her wildest fantasies. To save the reputation of an innocent girl nearly ruined by his brother, Kell Lasseter sacrifices his freedom to wed the dazzling debutante. Long scorned for his Irish blood and dark past, Kell cannot deny that this enchanting spitfire is unlike other society misses...any more than he can quell his smoldering desire for her. Torn between loyalty to his brother and his growing feelings for his rebellious bride, Kell must somehow free Raven's reluctant heart before they can know the ecstasy of true love.
LORD OF SEDUCTION 12/2004 ISBN:034546785X No Woman Could Tame Him...Until He Met His Match. With his reckless charm and lust for danger, Viscount Thorne is one of England's most elusive bachelors - and member of a secret league of protectors known as the Guardians. To thwart his father's matchmaking schemes, Thorne asks an alluring artist to pose as his betrothed. Burned once by desire, Diana Sheridan swears off love. But to secure her cousin's place in society, she agrees to Thorne's charade. Then scandal brews, and Thorne insists on going through with the marriage. When Diana refuses, resisting his smoldering passion, the rakish lord wages a dazzling campaign of seduction. Meanwhile, danger threatens their very lives. Yet Thorne realizes the greater danger is to his heart. For he never expected to get caught in a matrimonial snare of his own making--or imagined their pretense of a love match would become so tantalizingly real.
MASTER OF TEMPTATION 5/2004 ISBN:0804119813 Lovers in paradise... He is a brilliant military commander... and every woman's temptation. When Max Leighton unexpectedly comes to her golden Mediterranean island, Caro Evers longs to heal his emotional battle scars. But during one glorious night in his arms, she discovers a sensual master whose mere touch drives her to wild abandon. She is the bewitching angel he can't forget. Jaded by the glittering ballrooms of Regency London, Max returns to Cyrene to find the temptress who haunts his dreams ... only to learn that Caro leads a dangerous double life. She's a warrior as well as a healer - a member of a secret society of protectors, sworn to fight evil and tyranny across Europe. Afraid to lose her heart to Max again, Caro vows to conquer her fierce tenderness for him and thwart his campaign to win her. Then a perilous mission of adventure takes them far from Cyrene's sun-splashed shores, entwining their destinies and challenging their deepest desires.
MOONWITCH 1/1991 ISBN:0373286627 When sea captain Kyle Ramsey met Selena Markham on a moonlit beach, her ethereal beauty left him stunned. But when he discovered that she wanted him to make love to her, he was flabbergasted. Selena's fiancé was betraying her with another woman, and she was sick with rage. Making love to a devastating stranger seemed the perfect revenge...Their lovemaking carried them to the heights of passion, but society's response was predictable. Forced into marriage, the unexpected lovers charted a stormy course rocked by bitterness and anger. Were they destined to spend their lives in misery? Or could the moon bewitch them once again - for good?
THE PASSION 12/2000 ISBN: 0449004856 To escape marriage to a despised man twice her age, Lady Aurora Demming makes a scandalous arrangement with Nicholas Sabine, a dangerously handsome American facing execution for murder and piracy. She agrees to become his wife for one day . . . and one glorious, intoxicating night. Widowed, Aurora returns to London society with Nicholas's orphaned sister at her side to face a lifetime without love - until her 'dead' husband returns, insisting that she honor their vows and haunting her dreams with promises of forbidden desire. . .
PRINCE OF PLEASURE 7/2003 He is Englands most notorious rake. Known as Dare to his friends, the wicked, outrageously charming Marquess of Wolverton is a consummate pleasure-seeker. But the seductive lifestyle is just his way of burying painful memories of the dazzling actress who once shattered his heart. When treachery threatens the crown, Dare resolves to use his former beloved to help unmask a deadly traitor. Forced to betray the only man she ever loved, Julienne wants simply to forget the tender passion they had known as young lovers. But when Dare publicly vows to have her as his mistress, she responds to his challenge with a vow of her own: to bring the Prince of Pleasure to his arrogant knees. As romantic adversaries, they play a provocative game of seduction. As patriotic allies, they embark on a perilous mission rife with danger and desire. And as their unforgettable passion rekindles, together they discover what Dare has long denied--that true love is the greatest pleasure of all. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE SEDUCTION 6/2000 ISBN:0449004848 As the most notorious rakehell in Regency London, Lord Damien Sinclair sought only his own pleasure, until his beloved younger sister, Olivia, was injured and her reputation ruined during a forbidden tryst. Now Damien will do anything to destroy the young nobleman guilty of hurting Olivia. . . . And Vanessa Wyndham will protect her foolish brother at all costs, even if it means entering into an illicit bargain with the dangerously handsome "Lord Sin." When Vanessa offers to act as a companion to Lord Sin's invalid sister, Damien agrees with one scandalous condition--he'll forgive her brother's debt if she agrees to become his mistress. And so the seduction begins. But once the affair has ended, will they escape with their hearts intact?
TOUCH ME WITH FIRE 12/1993 ISBN: 0380772795 With her violet eyes flashing with determination and her raven-haired loveliness disguised under drab servants' clothes, Blaise St. James flees her privileged life rather than be married off to some proper-but-cold English gentleman. But that is before she encounters Julian Morrow, Viscount Lynden...With golden hair, the face and form of an Adonis, and a presence that comes only with money and breeding, he is undoubtedly an aristocrat. Yet his soul bears the scars of war and a woman's treachery and his penetrating blue eyes speak with a passion that belies his noble blood. Blaise trembles at his very touch and responds helplessly to his searing kisses. He means to have her - whether she is the innocent runaway she claims to be, or the experienced seductress he suspects - but his proposal is not one a gentleman makes to a lady..
VELVET EMBRACE 6/1987 ISBN:0821721089 From the moment she saw him standing arrogantly in the doorway of her bedroom, Brie Carringdon knew Dominic Serrault was the kind of man who was accustomed to taking what he wanted. His gray eyes glittered like shards of ice as they roamed her barely-clad curves, and when he caressed her, his touch seared her innocent flesh with wanton fires. Brie gasped with pleasure then pushed him away with trembling hands. She couldn't deny him refuge from the bitter cold of the storm, but her hospitality did not extend to the intimacy of her bed! As Dominc studied the enticing beauty who stood barefoot and wide-eyed before him, he smiled in anticipation. No respectable woman would spend the night alone in a deserted hunting lodge - she must be some man's mistress, awaiting a lover who'd been stranded by the blizzard. Well, he would see that she wasn't lonely this dark night. He could easily imagine her lying before the hearth, her glorious russet curls spread beneath her like a carpet of liquid flame, her lush arms eager to welcome him within the heat of her Velvet Embrace.
WICKED FANTASY 8/2005 ISBN:0345467868 He is her most wicked fantasy...and no proper suitor for a lady. Since the night Trey Deverill's stunning kiss melted her senses, Antonia Maitland has harbored a fascination for the infamous adventurer. But Deverill is nothing she needs in a husband, and when he abducts her -- for her own protection -- and then shockingly proposes marriage, a battle of wills ensues that proves dangerously irresistible. Antonia's charming wit and vibrant beauty make her England's most sought-after heiress. Yet it's her fiery spirit and awakening sensuality that stir a need in Deverill so fierce he would challenge the devil himself to possess her. From the glittering ballrooms of London to the splendor of the Cornish coast, Deverill sweeps Antonia into unforgettable passion. But a treacherous plot threatens their lives and their chance for the grandest adventure of all: true love. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
ONE NIGHT WITH YOU 1/2008 ISBN: 9780061339264 Anything can happen after dark. Tired of being treated like a servant by her own family, Lady Jane Guthrie finally has a chance to escape. at least for one night. Attired in a daring gown, she arrives at a scandalous courtesans' masquerade ball looking forward to her few hours of freedom. But when she sees Seth Rutledge, her skin beings to tingle with anticipation. Many years ago, Seth broke her heart by falling for her beautiful, title-hungry sister. But now here he is, right in front of her, offering her his lips. Embittered by war, Seth returns home to inherit the title that would have once won him the woman of his dreams. Tough duty demands he wed, he's convinced passion no longer has a place in his life. until a masked siren set his heart aflame. Desperate to find her again, he has no idea it's his childhood friend Jane-and that after one night together their lives would never be the same. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
TOO WICKED TO TAME 3/2007 ISBN: 0061122262 Would a Reluctant Beauty Ever Wed...Headstrong Lady Portia Derring has an impeccable pedigree... and not a penny to her name. Which is why she is alone on the rain-swept Yorkshire moor, waiting for a wealthy earl she has never met but whom her family insists she wed. When she’s nearly trampled by the dashing blackguard’s stallion, Portia is more determined than ever to refuse Heath Moreton’s suit. Handsome devil he may be, but she could never marry a rogue who’s so clearly out of control! A Wild, Incorrigible Beast? An avowed bachelor, scion of the notorious “Mad” Moreton clan, Heath won’t be shackled in matrimony. Why then does this lovely, rain-drenched chit excite him so? Desire consumes him, but the eminently beddable lady resists his well-practiced seductions. Now only one route remains: Heath must ignore his bad blood, vanquish his inner beast... and prove to Portia that she's the only woman capable of taming his heart. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
REJAR 2/1997 ISBN: 050552337X Lord Byron thought he was captivating, the fashionable matrons blushed behind their fans at a glimpse of his hard form, and nobody knew where he came from. His startling eyes - on gold, one blue - promised a wicked passion, and his voice almost seemed to purr. There was only one thing a woman thought of when looking at a man like that. Sex. And there was only one woman he seemed to want. Lilac. In her wildest dreams she never guessed that bringing a stray cat into her home would soon have her stroking the most wanted man in 1811 London...
RITUAL OF PROOF 4/2002 ISBN: 0380978342 In a world where women hold all the power, a titled man can do little but accept his fate -- that his sole purpose is to secure a good match -- and hope his "bed price" is high enough. Jorlan Reynard has every trait necessary for that price -- he is staggeringly handsome. Irresistible. Wildly sensual. But he is also impossibly willful. The brash male refuses to be taken by just any woman merely because she can afford him. Only one -- the Marquelle Green Tamryn -- can claim him. In a bold move, the powerful aristocrat marries him, offering him the security of her name and position, But there are forces conspiring against her, and the Marquelle must summon all her considerable influence to fight for their survival. However, he is not only a passionate lover, but an unexpectedly powerful ally...and soon, the full truth of his remarkable abilities will begin to be revealed to all -- in the Ritual of Proof.
SCANDALOUS WEDDINGS 12/1998 ISBN: 0312966571 Anthology featuring In The Light of Day by Brenda Joyce; The Love Match by Rexanne Becnel: A Weddin' or a Hangin' by Jill Jones; and Beauty and the Brute by Barbara Dawson Smith.
CAPTIVE 5/1996 ISBN: 0380781484 Alexandra is in love with a man who died two hundred years ago... The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell. Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into the realm of mystery and danger- to be imprisoned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery. And now Blackwell is with her- patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl- the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled captives of fate, they are untied by a power far greater than time and by a passion that could destroy them both or forever change the course of history.
A LADY AT LAST 12/2006 ISBN: 0373771371 Raised as a pirate's daughter, Amanda Carre has not been tutored in
the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on
anyone, until fate intervenes when Cliff de Warenne rescues her from a
mob at her father's hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find
the mother she never knew, and her chaperone is an infamous ladies'
man….The greatest gentleman privateer of his era, Cliff knows honor demands that he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother's arms. He's aware that Amanda is utterly unprepared for a debut in London's ton, so his only recourse is to become her guardian and champion her transformation into a lady—and find her a suitable match. But with every passing moment it becomes harder to deny his jealousy and ire—until Amanda makes her stunning debut, a lady at last. And when his passion is finally released, their love can no longer be denied. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
MASQUERADE 9/2005 ISBN: 0778322092 As a child, shy, bookish Elizabeth Anna Fitzgerald loses her heart to the dashing young lord Tyrell de Warenne. Although she is well aware that he is the heir to an earldom and utterly unattainable, Lizzie secretly worships him for years. And one fateful evening the night of her first masquerade ball-she is stunned when he suggests that they rendezvous at midnight. But then fortune takes a maddening turn and Lizzie is thwarted from ever meeting Tyrell. Lizzie is certain such an opportunity will never arise again, but that night is only the beginning.... Tyrell de Warenne is shocked when, two years later, Lizzie arrives on his doorstep with a child that she claims is his. He remembers her well-and knows that it is impossible that he is the boy's father. What is this game she is playing ...and why? Is Elizabeth Anne Fitzgerald a woman of vast experience, or the gentle innocent he had believed her to be? Tyrell quickly decides he will play her game, and he claims the child as his own, determined to uncover Lizzie's lies. But neither scandal, deception nor pride can thwart a love too grand and passionate to ever be denied....RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE PERFECT BRIDE 8/2007 ISBN: 0373772440 A woman without passion and a man without hope. A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanche dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward.... A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for the kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her—and keep his feelings to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche's newfound memories threaten their fragile love ...and Blanche's very life. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
SPLENDOR 12/1997 ISBN: 0312963912 Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the ton's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man- the enigmatic Russian Prince, Nicholas Sverayov. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance. As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all the odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
THE STOLEN BRIDE 10/2006 ISBN: 0373771843 Her heart belongs to an outlaw . . .Sean O'Neil was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne—but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears . . . but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run. Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment's passion, Sean steals another man's bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart . . . RR@H's Novel Thoughts
LIBERTINE LADY 3/1983 ISBN:067146292X Four years ago, Christina Bristol was wrenched from her home in England by a man who claimed her as his daughter. Benjamin Bristol demanded that she obey his dictates or else her beloved grandparents would feel the full force of his anger. Suddenly Christina is summoned home. Her father has arranged her marriage. But a handsome pirate named Nick Barker, a man who has his own score to settle with Benjamin Bristol, he alone can secure her future and her heart.
LORD LAXTON'S WILL 1985 ISBN:0449207900 Lord Laxton's heirs reeled from the shock ...for their very proper father's will carries one very improper provision: that they succeed in marrying off one Genevieve Sainte-Vire, a poor French miss of inconvenient birth. Inconvenient, that is, in that she is noble Lord Laxton's ignobly illegitimate daughter. The potential for scandal looms, to be sure, but the Laxtons bravely introduce Genevieve into society as a distant relation from the Continent. In no time, the demoiselle's stunning beauty and exquisite French charm has many a London beau pining. And the dark family secret is hardly suspected. But suspicions aplenty fill the handsome head of the Marquis de Laleham, London's most eligible bachelor. Vowing to remain unmoved by her beauty, he sets out to uncover Genevieve's secret past and expose her as society's most shameless fraud. And Genevieve, as the marquis is shocked to learn, has more secrets than he ever imagined. Some, dark and dangerous. Others, sweet - and even more dangerous!
WHISPERS OF THE NIGHT 7/2006 ISBN: 0451218973 On the edge of the Romanian wilderness, one woman flees the secrets that haunt her lover.... When four London Seasons fail to find her a suitable match, Alcyone Carter does the unthinkable and treks across Europe to marry a foreign nobleman she's never met. But on her wedding night, she discovers that her handsome, enigmatic husband is not the man he claims to be—and when a more sinister secret emerges, she escapes from his estate into the darkness rather than live a lie with a man she feels she can never know. Ignited by his desire and his pride, Dumitru Constantinescu, Count Severinor, risks everything to follow Alcy from the depths of the Romanian forests into the decadent heart of Istanbul. It is there that they will become unwilling pawns in a game that forces them to confront the sensual passion they've discovered—and the dire threat that could cost them their lives...RR@H's Novel Thoughts.
AFFECTIONATELY YOURS 2/2000 ISBN: 0821764845 Anna Tremain is thrilled when after months of silence she receives a letter from her dearest friend, Valerie Monroe. Welcoming their renewed correspondence, Anna happily reveals her most intimate thoughts and fondest wishes to her cherished confidant. Then Anna meets Valentine, Lord Alverston--Valerie's sensitive, handsome brother, who seems to know her every secret desire.
Join Two Destined Hearts? Valentine Monroe returns from war to find his father dead and his beloved sister Valerie banished to America for a youthful indiscretion. Alone and despairing, Valentine responds to letters from Valerie's childhood friend and their correspondence becomes his only pleasure. Anna Tremain is funny, generous, and intelligent. And when Valentine meets her, he cannot help but become smitten by the charming young lady. The only problem is he's been signing Valerie's name to the letters! Now he must confess his deed--and hope that true love can mend all
THE MARRYING MAN 2/2001 ISBN: 0821767844 When he lays eyes on Miss Alethea Pierce at her best friends wedding, Sir St. John Pennyworthy --who fancies himself entirely ripe for matrimony--knows she is his intended. Immediately upon introduction, the hotheaded baronet asks for her hand. But Alethea delivers a resounding refusal. She Was A Sworn Spinster. Still smarting from her betrayal by a libertine fiancé, Alethea has now set her face against marriage with any gentleman. This St. John, she considers, must be yet another rakehell. It will take many a chance encounter between Alethea and St. John, and more than one hair-raising adventure, before the stubborn couple begin to fathom their own hearts--and the surprising miracle of true love
AN HONEST BARGAIN short story in THE OFFICER'S BRIDE 4/2001 ISBN: 0373834659 Audra Saybrooke, left alone and virtually penniless after the death of her soldier husband at Talavera, agrees at to a marriage in name only with childhood friend Lt. Bryan Langford. Delighted to rescue the woman he's secretly loved all his life, Bry feels sure in the few weeks it will take the army to reach winter quarters he'll somehow manage to convince Audra to make their temporary union permanent. But as he gradually discovers her marriage with his friend Jeremy was more nightmare than idyll, he realizes winning Audra's trust in so short a time will be the most difficult challenge he's ever faced.
MY LADY'S HONOR 10/2002 ISBN: 0373292295 To save herself and her brother from her venal cousins machinations, Gwennor Southford flees her home in the dead of night--in a gypsy caravan! Once safely with her aunt in Harrogate, only one thing stands between her and the safe haven of a proper marriage...one unforgettable evening with Gilen de Mowbry. Upon meeting the young lady whos bedazzled his best friend, Gilen is surprised to find her hauntingly familiar. But this demure ton miss with the arresting violet eyes couldnt possibly be the gypsy lass who danced for him in the moonlight--could she?
MY LADY'S PLEASURE 6/2002 ISBN: 0373292112 An enigmatic rogue...Lady Valeria Arnold was shocked by the wanton impulses that drew her to Teagan Fitzwilliams. The stunning rake was nothing more than a wastrel with the devil's own luck at cards - surely not the kind of man to whom a virgin widow should trust her heart? Teagan despised the role that Society had forced upon him. And until his stolen moments with the Lady Valeria no woman had ever made him feel his own worth. Nor set him on a desperate course to change his life - so that he could claim this woman of uncommon grace for himself, for ever.
MY LADY'S TRUST 1/2002 ISBN: 0373291914 A widow or a wife? She would be safe among strangers, Laura Martin assured herself. But would the cloak of anonymity she wore to escape a hellish marriage also protect her from the discerning gaze of the Earl of Beaulieu? Or would he discover her deepest secrets as easily as he had the key to her heart? Desire filled the Earl when looking upon the enigmatic Laura Martin. Reclusive as she was, he saw the kind-hearted nature she'd hidden beneath a chilly fašade. But could he earn her trust.and her affection?
THE PROPER WIFE 7/2001 ISBN: 0373291671 Where could he find a virtuous virgin? St John Sandiford needed a thrifty, industrious, proper bride! Certainly not an exotic aristocrat like Clarissa Beaumont, who set society on its head and dazzled suitors with equal passion. A more unlikely wife he found it impossible to imagine! Why, then, couldn't he get Clarissa out of his mind - or his heart?
A SCANDALOUS PROPOSAL 10/2000 ISBN: 0373291329 Betrothed to one.in love with another! Widowhood has brought Emily Spenser home to England - and, shockingly, into the arms of Evan Mansfield, the dashing Earl of Cheverley! Entranced by Emily's beauty, Evan is certain that theirs is passion both elemental and eternal. But his honour and a deathbed promise demand that he bind himself in marriage to another. Yet Evan is not willing to abandon the only joy he has ever known. Despite Emily's lack of aristocratic ties, he's resolute in making her his bride.no matter how scandalous the proposal!
THE WEDDING GAMBLE 6/1999 ISBN: 0373290640 A most inconvenient marriage...Sarah Wellingford would do her duty, even if that meant putting herself on the Marriage Mart during a London season. Now fate has wed her to the compelling Marquess of Englemere, a man who awakens passions that she is honour-bound not to express. With his tragic past, Nicholas Stanhope has been convinced that women particularly wives are not to be trusted. But this marriage of convenience could prove highly inconvenient now that he finds himself perilously close to falling for his own wife.
WICKED WAGER 11/2003 ISBN:0373835914 She was the one woman who could reform his wicked ways . . . Lord Anthony Nelthorpe had committed many sins -- not the least of which was his hare-brained attempt to seduce the well-bred Jenna Montague Fairchild into marrying him. But that was three years past, before the war magnified life's conceit; after Waterloo, he who scoffed at honor, was nursed back to health by the very woman he'd wronged, while her husband, a man of honor, Jenna could not save. Back in London, Tony seized the chance to shake the wealthy young widow out of her frightening apathy -- even if he was the last man on earth she wanted to see. He hit upon a challenge: since Jenna was the instrument of saving his rascal skin, did she not owe it to all those heroes to make a better man of him? She would train him until Christmas -- the season of miracles. Now Tony just had to figure out how to win this wager without wanting her all over again . . .
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