Rory Jameson is a rake, it's true. And he's caught many a thief while on secret missions for the Crown, but none has been this intriguing, this enticing. He will make Winter repay what she took so shamelessly . . . and melt her icy façade with the heat of his wicked touch. But her kiss sets his soul on fire—and now he will never be satisfied until he has made this alluring temptress his own.
When Cassandra Sheridan agreed to an arranged marriage to the Earl of Hampstead, she never dreamed the cad wouldn't even bother to appear for their betrothal ball. It seems her intended cares more for gallivanting than meeting his bride-to-be! So Cassie decides to enjoy an adventure of her own and sets out across Scotland…and meets a dashing stranger who has elevated dueling and deception to an art form.
A dedicated spy on a mission, the Earl of Hampstead has more on his mind than a silly party. Now fate has thrown him together with a vivacious lady whom he must protect from harm, and whose sensuous beauty is proving most distracting. Worse still, Devlyn is horrified to discover she's the very woman he's engaged to marry!
With their lives and reputations in equal peril, do they dare surrender to their irresistible desires?
Michael Fallon is the third son of a Duke, and when the love of his life was betrothed to his older brother, Michael left England to serve in the military. Now he's a captain stationed in Cairo, and he inadvertently rescues Brianna Donally from the deserts. Michael is the most exciting man Brea has ever known, and the attraction between them is undeniable. A 'modern' woman, she sees nothing wrong in initiating an affair, but when Michael unexpectedly inherits the family dukedom, the 'marriage of convenience' Michael proposes is anything but, and Brianna suddenly finds herself falling in love with a man she vowed never to trust with her heart.
Dangerous passions collide in the Highlands in Claimed by a Scottish Lord, the second book of the exciting historical romance series author Melody Thomas began with Beauty and the Duke. The story of a desperate—and desperately handsome—noble Scotsman who takes his enemy’s daughter prisoner, only to discover that she’s everything he ever wanted, Claimed by a Scottish Lord brims with Melody Thomas’s trademark wit, adventure, and searing sensuality. If you’ve missed Judith McNaught’s historicals—or simply adore curling up with a classic Kathleen E. Woodiwiss or Stephanie Laurens romance—then you just might have found a new favorite in Melody Thomas.
Once, ten years ago, they were young lovers, sharing sinful touches and desperate ecstasy. But he was bound by his promise to wed another. Since that fateful time, Christine Sommers has grown into a headstrong beauty, the kind of woman who thinks nothing of daring travels to the ends of the world. But for all her achievements, Christine has never found anyone who makes her heart race the way Erik Boughton once did.
Since that fateful time, Erik Boughton, the Duke of Sedgwick, has become something of a beast, at least according to the gossips of the ton. They say that he's cursed, that any woman who shares his bed will meet an untimely end. But when he comes to Christine, desperate for her help to preserve his family and his title, she does not fear the devil duke. Enthralled by his ravenous desire, she would give him anything he wished, even her body . . . and her heart.
Melody Thomas brings breathtaking new life to a classic fairy tale in This Perfect Kiss. A poignant, passion-filled Cinderella story unfolding in the Highlands of Scotland, Thomas’s Kiss tells the heart-soaring tale of a haunted “Prince Charming” reunited with the mysterious woman who enchanted him with a kiss at a masquerade ball years earlier. Every reader who misses the lush romance of the emotion-rich historicals of Judith McNaught and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss—and current fans of the work of historical romance superstar Stephanie Laurens—will be thrilled to discover a new favorite in Melody Thomas.
Since childhood, Ryan Donally adored Rachel Bailey, though the brilliant, beautiful lass saw him as just another rowdy boy. The years pulled them apart, carrying Rachel to a place of responsibility and respect few women of her time enjoyed . . . while Ryan ascended to undreamed-of heights of wealth and success, and bound his heart to another.
Now fate has brought them together once again—and Rachel sees not the boy she once spurned, but a breathtaking man she desires. Yet Ryan has moved on and is unwilling to forgive, and Rachel hides a secret shame that could destroy everything she has worked for. Then, in one moment of unrestrained passion, the walls between them tumble, and the price they must pay is a marriage neither can afford. But will a sensuous fire too-long resisted bring tragedy . . . or will it forge a glorious and undying love?
Bethany Munro was once madly in love with the dashing Ian Rockwell. Then Ian left on a mission for the Crown, and Bethany was forced to put her heart aside. . . until one glittering night when she spies him across a crowded ballroom, and the feelings she once felt come rushing back. But she has her secrets. . .
. . . and so does he. Sir Ian Rockwell has led a dangerous life and is now a suspect in a crime he did not commit. He never imagined the naïve girl he knew so long ago could be the beauty standing before him now, or that she would be the one who could help him prove his innocence. But in a world of glamour and intrigue, where nothing is as it seems, their perilous game of seduction soon turns into a night of sin, a night where they both discover the only thing more dangerous than passion is falling in love.
On one final mission for the Crown, David Donally is hunting for a missing treasure. His only clue is a dazzling, gem-encrusted earring, and it is leading him to the most desirable woman he has ever known . . . an enchanting thief he once seduced and betrayed in the name of duty . . . an exquisite lover he'd believed was dead . . . his wife!
Meg Faraday thought her former life was behind her—until the night the treacherous husband she'd eluded suddenly appeared. By rights she should despise the handsome spy who had captured her heart, then shattered it. But the fire between them still burns, and what was once an irresistible passion has now become a dangerous game of betrayal . . .
La tercera entrega de la saga de los Donally.
Tendría que haber sido la velada más importante para Ryan Donally, el baile donde celebraría sus logros profesionales y anunciaría su brillante compromiso con una joven de la aristocracia. Pero la inesperada aparición de Rachel Bailey ha roto el espejismo. No solo le ha venido a la memoria el recuerdo de su amiga de la infancia, de un primer beso y de unas palabras cruzadas con amargura, sino también todo lo que ha tenido que dejar atrás para hacerse un hueco entre la elitista sociedad victoriana: su humilde origen irlandés, su familia, su religión y sus sentimientos.
Durante los últimos años Rachel ha luchado en silencio para alcanzar sus propios sueños, mientras ocultaba a todos secretos y errores del pasado. Aunque nunca pudo olvidar a Ryan, únicamente ha viajado a Londres desde Irlanda para pedirle un favor. Por nada ni por nadie abandonaría la independencia y la libertad que tanto le han costado ganar.
Hasta que un momento de pasión, y la sombra del escándalo, vuelve a unirles... esta vez en un matrimonio para el que ninguno de ellos está preparado...