But that was back when he was a servant and she the laird's awkward daughter. Now he'd returned, an upstart fortune hunter bent on her sister, and Claire Talbot swore to stop any heartbreak before it started—even if that meant tempting away a man who'd only grown decidedly more appealing.
Claire Talbot had to be the most exasperating woman in England or Scotland, Ewan decided. And she stood between him and the bride he wanted! Or did she? For her grace and fire made him yearn that every day be an adventure…and every night a dream come true!
Of that Governor Sir Robert Kerr was certain, just by considering their chaperon! Though a widow, Mrs. Jocelyn Finch was young, vivacious and utterly determined to have her own way—especially with him!
Challenging the governor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a duel was obviously a poor way to introduce herself. But when Sir Robert accused Jocelyn and her charges of something, well, less ladylike than husband-hunting, what else could she do? Besides, someone had to show this straitlaced, yet gloriously compelling figure of a man that there was more to life than doing one's duty!
When Lucy Rushton's lover was killed in battle, she was his brother, formidable viscount Drake Strickland, to protect her unborn child. The marriage tore her heart, yet after their vows were sealed, Lucy saw another side to her stern husband—a compassionate, captivating gentleman of substance who lured her in ways Jeremy never had!
A Secret Love…
Duty-bound to care for lovely Lucy, Drake never expected sharing his home would warm his cold, bare life. And when her eyes flashed with provocative beauty, sending an irresistible invitation, he longed to believe his wife's heart was wholly his.
Jane Harris, on the run fr om life back East, hoped only to survive. Still, everything in this breathtaking territory was overwhelming—including
John Whitefeather, a blue-eyed Cheyenne leader who'd awakened her to womanly desire.
John Whitefeather knew what it was like to be an outsider. That was why he was so drawn to Jane. But this shy violet was blossoming into a passion?ower with roots deep in Montana soil, and maybe deeper still in his lonely heart….
Desperate to safeguard the future of her precious nephew, penniless Lady Artemis Dearing will do anything—even marry the man whose brother ruined her darling sister!
Hadrian Northmore's suffered enough heartbreak— he will not lose his brother's son, too. Calculating and deceitful as Lady Artemis may be, he will marry her if he must! But Hadrian isn't prepared for overwhelming desire, or his new wife's sweet disposition. There's been some mistake…his hard-built defenses are crumbling before his very eyes!
Her hands bound by blackmail and duty, Laura Penrose was forced to marry her sweetheart's ruthless cousin. Now a widow, her sweetheart has returned.
Ford Barrett, Lord Kingsfold, believes Laura betrayed him and has a debt to pay—she owes him a wedding… and a wedding night!
Laura sacrificed herself once out of duty—she won't be taken again for revenge. But this new, dark, dangerous Ford discards her pleas…. Can she tell him she never wronged him, before he discovers her more innocent secret?
Edmund Fitzhugh was willing to thrust his head back into the matrimonial noose to protect Julianna from her wicked stepbrother. But the maiden was betrothed to his nephew, gone at sea. So their forbidden union was secretly a marriage in name only. Yet, sharing his home with the much younger beauty fueled a passion he'd thought long buried….
Julianna Ramsay was at sixes and sevens! Who would have thought that Edmund's gentle care could ignite in her a woman's ardor that far eclipsed her girlish fancy for his absent nephew? And what of the day when her fiancé returned? Would she then have the courage to choose love over duty?
Atrapada por el chantaje y el deber, Laura Penrose se vio obligada a casarse con el implacable primo de su amado en ausencia de éste. Años después, ya viuda, él regresó por fin._x005F_x000D_
Ford Barrett, el nuevo lord Kingsfold, siempre había creído que Laura lo había traicionado y que por tanto estaba en deuda con él. Le debía una boda… ¡y una noche de bodas!_x005F_x000D_
Laura se sacrificó una vez por el deber… pero no volvería a sacrificarse para saciar su venganza. Sin embargo, aquel nuevo y peligroso Ford, de un atractivo casi salvaje, no atendía a razones, y Laura tenía que convencerlo de que nunca lo había traicionado, antes de que descubriera su más íntimo secreto…