But Jack Bow is dead. And Temperance Challinor's quietly respectable life is changed forever.
Practical Temperance has no time to grieve for the irresistible rogue who gave her one night of comfort in a blazing city. She must protect her unborn child—by pretending to be Jack's widow.
A foolproof plan. Until she arrives at Jack's home…and the counterfeit widow of a vagabond becomes the real wife of a very much alive duke!
For eight years Gabriel Vaughan, Marquis of Halross, has believed he was duped by a clever, money-grabbing harlot. He has tried to forget the beauty who left him at the altar, and then an accidental meeting in Venice places her entirely at his mercy!
Although Athena Frances Fairchild claims to be innocent, maybe this is just another of her deceptions. It's time to exact a little revenge. So when Athena needs a safe passage back to England, Gabriel sees his chance. Years ago he would have been proud to have Athena accompany him as his wife. Now Gabriel will insist she travel…as his mistress!
Lady Desire Godwin's gentle existence is rudely interrupted when a handsome brigand crosses the parapet of her rooftop garden. She watches, dismayed, as the impudent stranger is carried off to jail.
As the Great Fire rages across London, Jakob Balston uses the confusion to escape. He fully expects that Desire will have already fled town. Only, she is still there, at the mercy of the flames and…alone.
Is his intention rescue or abduction as he rows them both to safety upstream? He must surely be after her wealth, because no man could possibly want a woman as scarred as she….
When Major Cole Raven rescues Honor O'Donnell from a rushing river in war-torn Spain, he knows he could find love with this brave, beautiful—unattainable—young woman. An oath to a dying soldier to protect Honor throws them together, and with the dangers of war all around them an irresistible passion flares.
The handsome major stirs Honor's spirit as never before, but responsibilities await as they return to England—family duties that will force Cole to deny what he most desires. Unless he can find a way of keeping his honor as well as the woman he loves….
Lady Angelica Lennard wanted her brother brought out of France, and Benoît Faulkener was just the man to do it. Fully expecting a piratical smuggler, Angelica was mortified to discover a respectable shipowner.
Some things about him still didn't add up, but Benoît didn't seem a stranger. He couldn't, when the warmth and intimacy that they shared made her feel so safe. But when danger threatened, and his steely will showed through, she couldn't help but wonder who was the real Benoît—the quiet gentleman or the rakish adventurer?