A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye.
Author: Amy Rose Bennett
A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country… The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?
“I look forward to it,” she replied then hugged Annalise quickly before departing to
catch up with her husband. After Estella was well out of ... His lips tilted upward
into a sinful smile, but it didn't reach his eyes. Lord Cinderbury carried a little ...
Author: Dawn Brower
Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press
Some fairytales are twisted As the daughter of a duke, Lady Annalise Palmer should be living a charmed life. Appearances can be deceiving though—her father has ensured that her entire life has been filled with nothing but heartache and hardship. Happiness is an elusive emotion, and love nonexistent. She has no reason to believe she'll find either. Ryan Simms, the Marquess of Cinderbury has been alone nearly his whole life. After his father died, he was abandoned by his grandfather and left in the care of his wicked stepmother. From a young age he learned not to trust a lady, and especially, never to fall in love. They are two lost souls in search of salvation. Together they can help each other heal, if they can believe in the possibility of happiness, and escape the torment they've both suffered, and along the way discover an eternal love.
“That was grand fun,” Harry said, and then with a sly gleam in his eyes, added, “
We didn't think you would catch up with us, Father, but ... She caught
Chasestaring at herfeet andwanted togrin, but settled for wriggling her toesin the
Author: Sandra Owens
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Claire Tremaine, the widowed Marchioness of Derebourne, wears leather breeches, trains horses, and helps the damaged ones find their lost spirit. Her husband has just passed away, leaving her with no place to live. Chastain Warren, the Earl of Kensington, Chase to his friends, isn't pleased when he learns he's inherited the title of Marquess of Derebourne. Having recently lost his beloved wife and child, the last thing he wants is to be caretaker of Hillcrest Abbey. Nor does he want to be attracted to Derebourne's widow, but he is. This woman who wears breeches isn't anything like the ladies he's waltzed with in the ballrooms of London. It doesn't take Claire long to realize she wants this man, and when he resists, she comes up with a plan she calls The Training of a Marquess and works her horse-whispering magic on Chase.
JUDGE : I did not quite catch it : ' People would say , “ Here is — ” ! You said
something ? WILDE : Yes , ' Here is the definite sin of Dorian Gray ' , my idea
having been to write a book with a certain atmosphere about it . CLARKE : I
believe , Mr ...
Author: Merlin Holland
Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB)
One of the most famous love affairs in literary history is that of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Bosie Douglas. As a direct consequence of this relationship, Wilde underwent three trials in 1895. In this text, Merlin Holland presents the original transcript of the Wilde versus Queensberry trial.
Praise for M. C. Beaton and her novels “The best of the Regency writers.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightful tale . . . romance fans are in for a treat.” —Booklist “Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humor and ...
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Rosetta Books
A collection of seven Regency romps that draw you into a world of seduction, scandal, and sin—from the New York Times bestselling author. The Dreadful Debutante: When Miss Mira Markham takes her hoydenish ways to London, she unexpectedly lights up the Season—and makes a most unexpected match. The Savage Marquess: An innocent country vicar’s daughter enters into a marriage of convenience with a depraved nobleman—and realizes she may be in over her head. Miss Fiona’s Fancy: Fiona risks everything—including her heart—when she bets that she’ll catch the attention of the handsome and eligible Marquess of Cleveden. The Viscount’s Revenge: His attraction to an impoverished woman threatens Lord Charles Hawksborough’s impending marriage—and exposes a dangerous secret. The Chocolate Debutante: While braving the treacherous waters of London Society to help her niece find a match, bluestocking Harriet Tremayne doesn’t count on attracting the attentions of a lord . . . Lady Margery’s Intrigue: Forced to snare a rich husband, a confirmed spinster never plans on falling in love—especially with a man she simply can’t stand. The Paper Princess: Fleeing an unwanted marriage match, a woman impersonates a princess. But Lord Arthur Bessamy sees through her deception—and sets her heart on fire. Praise for M. C. Beaton and her novels “The best of the Regency writers.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightful tale . . . romance fans are in for a treat.” —Booklist “Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humor and adventurous spirit.” —Publishers Weekly
Last season, Lady Nina Trent fell for a scoundrel.
Author: Renee Ann Miller
Publisher: Zebra Books
Last season, Lady Nina Trent fell for a scoundrel. This year, she intends to choose more wisely . . . When a duke more interested in fox hunting and sports than womanizing comes to town, Nina thinks him the perfect catch. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to notice her. But Lord Elliot Havenford, Baron Ralston, a notorious flirt, has a proposition: he’ll not only pretend to vie for her hand, hoping to draw forth the duke’s competitive nature, he’ll also give Nina lessons in seduction. An aristocrat in possession of two dilapidated properties must be in want of a fortune. Elliot’s proposition is a subterfuge, for he hopes to capture Nina’s hand—and her dowry—by slyly seducing her himself. Though he feels guilty over his deception, their interludes, filled with dancing, flirtation, and increasingly heated kisses, are impossible to regret . . . until he realizes he has unwittingly placed Nina in grave danger. What’s a scoundrel in love to do, except finally risk his heart for real?
Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans: A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER And don’t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords ...
Author: Bronwen Evans
The lady’s intent is seduction. And he doesn’t mind being seduced. . . . “Bronwen Evans never disappoints!”—Shana Galen, author of Traitor in Her Arms Widowed Lady Charlotte Dexter married for duty as all good ladies are taught to do. Love is for the poets, not for the peerage. Now, with her elderly husband dead, it’s time to marry again. Charlotte wants—needs—children. Given that she’s no longer a blossoming flower, her pool of likely husbands is growing ever smaller. So she studies the current batch of ton bachelors, those she knows are looking for a wife, and decides to hold a party at her estate. The catch? This party is for men only, and at week’s end, one of her guests will be her fiancé. Lord Marcus Roberts, Duke of Sinclair, or Sin to his friends, has no idea why he agreed to accompany his friend to Lady Charlotte’s house party. Known as the ton’s most notorious rake, Sin is decidedly bored with the season’s entertainments. So he’s highly amused to realize that the beautiful but eccentric Lady Charlotte has organized a husband hunting party, and he settles in to see what poor cretin is caught. But as he gets to know Charlotte, suddenly the idea of any of these men marrying her stirs the jealous beast. But is he willing to relinquish his bachelor ways to secure the fair lady’s heart? Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans: A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER And don’t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords series: ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS | ATTRACTED TO THE EARL Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
She inhaled deeply , trying to catch her breath , and as she did , she caught the
luscious scents of bay rum and fresh linen . She nodded , her ... The marquess
had only been nineteen then , but he ' d already managed to put a price on love .
Author: Kathryn Caskie
Meet the "Seven Deadly Sins" The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace . . . until their father decrees that they must reform. Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste . . . or regret in poverty! The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as the Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and denied their inheritance unless they mend their wild ways, they travel to London to seek respectability. No member of the clan is more scandalous than Sterling Sinclair, the Marquess of Blackburn. The ladies of the ton are powerless to withstand his rakish charms . . . until Miss Isobel Carington comes along. Ten thousand pounds if she marries Sinclair! Isobel is horrified to learn that's the amount wagered at White's Club—and now all of London is eagerly betting on her future! She's already publicly spurned the marquess, a man she hardly knows, but she's sure he is up to something, as he launches a bold campaign of seduction anyway. But soon she is surprised to learn there is much more to this man than reckless adventure and bad behavior . . . and, against her will, she begins to relish the thrill of sinning with this stranger . . .
Reginald (1904) “Reginald on Besetting Sins' 5 I always say beauty is only sin
deep. ... and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from
somewhere and catch them. ... 22 Lord Salisbury (3rd Marquess of Salisbury)
I830–1903 British Conservative statesman; Prime Minister 1855–6, 1886–92,
1895–1902 on ...
Author: Oxford University Press
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With his tail of carriages and servants , the marquess had traveled for seventeen
hours . The men staggered ... The sin that ate out the heart , yet still devoured
long after the heart was a hollow shell . So this was the ... Come , lad , I'll catch
Author: Jean R. Ewing
Newly arrived home from the Napoleonic Wars in search of adventure, Dominic Wyndham finds more than he bargained for when he agrees to help a stunning Highlander woman, in exchange for a dalliance in the seven deadly sins--one for each day of a seven-day journey. Original.
Bourne is wicked as sin, just like the men who frequent that club.” Penelope ... “
One does wonder how someone as pristine as Penelope Marbury can care for
someone as wicked as the Marquess of Bourne.” Far too easily ... “Perhaps
Penelope would give you some tips—you could try to catch one of the other
Author: Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Fabulous' Eloisa James 'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn 'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . . A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance - including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures. Bourne may be a prince of London's underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness - a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart. This is the first novel in the Regency romance Rules of Scoundrels series by New York Time bestselling author Sarah MacLean - perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James *Winner of the RITA Award for Best Historical Romance in 2013* Rules of Scoundrels series: A Rogue by Any Other Name One Good Earl Deserves a Lover No Good Duke Goes Unpunished Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover Praise for Sarah MacLean: 'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker 'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick 'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment Weekly 'Great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor' RT Book Reviews
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