She intrigued him.... 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... more info>>
Miss Eleanor Southeran was reliably informed that independence of mind was not a desirable quality in a young lady. But, convinced that she could not love any of the fashionable fribbles of the Ton, Eleanor had so far evaded matrimony. Meeting Mr. Jonas Guthrie, a forthright, coolly cynical gentleman, was a refreshing change--until the scandal that surrounded his name was revealed. Believing herself deceived about his character, Eleanor intended never to see him again. But Jonas had other plans ... more info>>
Francesca Shelwood is mortified when Marcus Carne reappears in her life--he stole the most magical, illicit kisses from the young, innocent Francesca! And she swore never to forgive him after being punished for her "wanton" behavior.... Now, on her inheritance, Marcus has returned to offer the unimaginable--marriage! An indignant Francesca refuses, but very soon she walks headlong into danger--and the only man ready to sacrifice his life, and reputation, for her sake is Marcus....
Respected spinster Miss Emily Winbolt, so cool and cynical with would-be suitors, puts her reputation at risk after tumbling into a stranger's arms. Suddenly, bleak loneliness is replaced with a wanton, exciting sense of abandon.But Emily is an heiress, and her rescuer none other than Sir William Ashenden, a man of some distinction. He needs to marry, and she yearns to believe that William wants plain, upright, suddenly reckless Emily—not for her fortune, but for herself….
"Till death us do part."A solemn wedding vow, and one Lord Deverell's young bride most ardently wishes to bring about-sooner rather than later! Only minutes after the wedding ceremony Alexandra is brandishing a pistol, accusing her husband of ruining her family.So Deverell makes one more vow-that he's completely innocent and will prove it. If she isn't totally convinced, then he'll take the consequences. He sets about winning Alexandra's trust-using every means at his disposal.