Longing for adventure, Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for several nights of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the solitary years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.
Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification—for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty; Desmond has learned to close off his emotions, especially with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely woman to awaken his hidden passion. And touch his heart.
Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standings. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire—or love?
As owner of The Starling Club, one of London’s more popular brothels, Philomena McGrattan has seen and heard it all. There is little that surprises her anymore, and even less that interests her. When she is presented an opportunity at a tempting and bold seduction, she can’t help but rise to the challenge. A virgin son of a duke? How could she refuse?
An Improbable Encounter
Quiet and set in his ways, Lord Spencer Hornsby is a brilliant eccentric who prefers solitude and researching ancient civilizations. Alone in the Welsh countryside, with only his two wolfhounds for company, Spencer has little time or patience for the pleasures of society. But when an unexpected guest arrives at his isolated hunting lodge, Spencer cannot help but be irresistibly intrigued by the presence of this beautiful woman.
Philomena is shocked to discover that the odd professor stirs up feelings she thought long dead. Spencer, ever the man of research, is eager to learn all he can. Will they find deeper emotions are in play as they take their journey of discovery?
Living in a gothic, crumbling manor on the edge of a North Sea cliff, Lord Simon Wolstenholme is cloistered away from society. Horribly scarred from battle wounds, the baron lives up to his infamous title “The Beast of Stonecliff” in appearance and attitude. Simon comes to the realization he’s been alone too long.
Lila and Simon bargain and agree to a brief dalliance. A storm rages outside, but it cannot compare to the clash of emotions between a lonely man and a distrustful woman. Secret desires are revealed, hearts are laid bare. Many obstacles lay ahead of them until they admit their true feelings, though pride could destroy the fairy tale before it begins.
Rea is the owner of the brothel, The Blind Cupid, and harbors a desolate past of her own. As a result, she trusts no man. However, it is hard to deny the ruggedly handsome Rory is everything honorable and appealing. He awakens feelings she’s never experienced before.
A dreadful murder has them determined to bring the killer to justice. As danger lurks, secrets are revealed, and passion ignites. Despite the many obstacles, love blooms between them. Will the copper and the madam acknowledge their mutual yearning even at the peril of their lives?
For years Harrison Hornsby, Marquess of Tennington, heir to the Duke of Gransford, has been a scandalous rake. Unbeknownst to all he’d been leading an entirely different and secret life as physician to the poor. Though his younger brothers held out for true love, as the heir, Harrison feels he doesn’t have that luxury. The time has come to marry an appropriate bride. One who in society’s eyes is worthy to become a duchess. But fate has other plans.
A damaged woman
Life for Lydia Chesterton has not been kind. Once a respected nurse at a London hospital, she is alone and homeless due to disastrous decisions with regard to love and trust. Living on the streets and deathly ill, Lydia finds temporary sanctuary with Harrison. Her rescuer is hard to resist especially when he proposes a trade of secrets. With her dangerous past threatening her future, and Harrison bound by duty, a lasting love appears to be out of reach…unless they toss aside all obstacles and risk their hearts.
He gave her shelter from the storm and nursed her back to health. But Tremain Hornsby is more than just a village vicar performing a chivalrous duty. He's an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, the second son of a duke living under another name, hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet, despite his secrets, he cannot help but be drawn to the fallen beauty, and asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge.
And hers is lost...
Society has deemed Eliza Winston a disgraced governess. Dismissed, robbed, and left to perish, she finds herself in Tremain's home--and soon realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. Though a daunting task, Eliza is determined to thaw the vicar's frozen heart--but her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man that she's dreamed of, but a nobleman-- making him an impossible match.
Chastity Armitage is on the run from her lecherous stepfather. Desperate for food and lodging for her siblings, she takes to the streets. She never expected a tall, handsome man to appear from the mist and change her life forever. A choice lays before her: continue down the path of never-ending poverty or become the baron’s mistress.
Asher Colborne, Baron Wenlock, is shocked to discover the dressed-in-rags lady is Chastity Armitage, a young woman who had caught his attention at a ball three years past. Asher offers his assistance, but Chastity suggests a carnal contract. As a member of The Rakes of St. Regent’s Park, Asher is well aware of what such an agreement will portend.
Despite the scorching attraction, they decide to keep an emotionless business arrangement in place. That particular pact soon falls apart, as they cannot deny their feelings. Many obstacles lay in Chastity and Asher’s path. For the baron and the mistress, embracing true love will be the most challenging impediment they face.
Cailin Thorburn is every woman’s dream: A warrior who is fierce, passionate, and protective. Rendered unconscious during battle, he awakens in another place, time, and in another man’s body. Could this be magic? Convincing the bonnie lass, Skye, that he is Cailin is a daunting task.
Regardless of his strange time travel story and sexy Scottish burr, believing this extraordinary man is from another era becomes hard to deny. The attraction between them sizzles and Skye is left to wonder: Is Cailin truly as he claims?
Despite the pursuit of pleasures by The Rakes of St. Regent’s Park, weariness and boredom were setting in. Along with stark loneliness. No one felt this more than Christian Bamford, Duke of Allenby. Once the Galway Agency arrives, Christian is fascinated by Eleanora and her razor-sharp deductive mind and bold confidence. She attracts him as no other woman has done before.
When Christian proposes assisting her with her inquiries, Eleanora initially balks. But the temptation of being in the darkly handsome duke’s company is hard to resist. Swept up into an adventure and a passion neither had counted on, the blending of unlikely lives, occupations, and societal standing seems insurmountable. But for the independent Eleanora and the progressive-minded Christian, nothing is impossible. Not even love.
Angeline is damaged and feels nothing inside. After suffering through devastating loss and a horrible marriage, she and her son are destitute. Bran steps forward with an outrageous offer, and Angeline has no choice but to accept.
Considering that the attraction still sizzles between them, Bran will have to surrender his plans for revenge to bring Angeline back to life. They once loved each other, but doubt they can move beyond their grievous pain. However, it’s Christmas, and anything is possible.
Veronica Barnes is leaving behind a disastrous marriage along with her high-paying consulting career. Returning home, she is determined to follow a lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Meeting her secret high school crush, ‘the wicked bad’ Nick, stirs up her emotions in ways she never imagined.
Despite the mutual physical attraction—past and present—Nick and Veronica are wary, and, even though they would never admit it, —lonely. Breaking down the barriers of past heartbreak seems insurmountable, especially when the intimate bond moves toward something neither counted on—nor wanted. Acknowledging their feelings may be more than they bargained for.
After several dangerous years working as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan has stopped in Rockland City for some much-needed downtime. He’s only in town for six months, working for his extended family, and happily-ever-after isn’t in this world traveler’s vocabulary.
Julie has worked hard to change her life. But this handsome Irish charmer is just as enticing as any of the decadent cakes she sells, and she can’t resist the temptation of him. She’s planning to enjoy every second of their explosive chemistry—for as long as it lasts.
For his part, Lorcan didn’t count on meeting someone who could soothe his damaged heart and help heal his troubled soul. Never mind the searing attraction. But staying permanently in one place is not an option. However, Julie is determined to convince him that he has more to offer than just his ‘wicked Celtic kiss.’
A spur-of-the-moment holiday excursion brings the devastatingly handsome Connall to Kerrie Kelleher’s doorstep during Christmas week. It is not only his stunning good looks that draw her, but the sadness she sees in his eyes. Surrounded by all the holiday trappings and a searing hot attraction Connall cannot deny, he begins to wonder if that Christmas feeling will be enough to heal a painful past and allow love to enter his heart.