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 passionflower with roots deep in Montana soil, and maybe deeper still in his lonely heart….
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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?
If Leonora Freemantle couldn't spruce him up enough to pass muster with the Society swells at Bath, she'd be hastily married off. But not if he could help it, Rifleman Morse Archer vowed, for this beautiful bluestocking with her highbrow ideals and innocent charm was effortlessly teaching him the true language of love…!
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?
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!
Betrayed by his first wife, Simon Grimshaw won't marry again. But sultry nights in Singapore can be lonely—nothing a beautiful English mistress wouldn't fix!
Bethan Conway answers an advert to become a wife, believing it will help her secret search for her missing brother. But Simon isn't the ugly old man she was expecting. He's a hot-blooded bachelor who wants a woman in his bed—a position Bethan's more and more tempted to fill!
Lord Steadwell's three motherless daughters were heartbroken when their last governess ran off to elope. In her dowdy cap and spectacles, Grace Ellerby seems an ideal replacement—a nurturing, intelligent woman uninterested in marriage. No wonder Rupert doesn't recognize Grace as the golden-haired vision at a masked ball, who slips away before midnight….
Frightened by the unwanted attentions of previous employers, Grace resolved to hide her beauty…and her growing feelings for Rupert. One enchanted evening—and a sweet, breathtaking kiss—changes everything. For with Grace's three adorable charges playing fairy godmother, Rupert may discover his happy ending is closer than he thinks.
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.
Napoleon himself never gave Captain Gideon Radcliffe as much trouble as Miss Marian Murray. The fiercely protective governess won't rest until she gains permission for the daughters of his late cousin to stay on at Gideon's newly inherited estate. He agrees to let Cissy and Dolly remain at Knightley Park for Christmas. But by springtime they—and Marian—must go.
Marian is prepared to believe the captain a tyrant. The truth is far more complicated. Gideon is a kind yet solitary man who sees the navy as his only sanctuary. Can Marian's unwavering faith, and the children's Christmas cheer, convince him he's found safe harbor at last?
Yet that is the only life Maura knows. Until her wizard guardian announces she is to be queen—but that first she must find and unite wit their country's legendary "Waiting King" in order to overthrow the enemy occupation. Men have searched for the fabled warrior for ages—what chance has a young witch gifted in life-magic? Especially since she has only till midsummer's moon…and her guardian's wisdom is tragically taken from her….
Filled with fear and determination as well as wits and magic, Maura sets forth. Her only ally is the outlaw Rath. Having Rath as a companion is as dangerous as having an enemy along—but she must trust in him to save their country. As midsummer approaches, their mission is in jeopardy from the Han outlaws and treasure hunters—and even their own folk, who are wary of "the witch and the wolf."
But the greatest complication is the knowledge that if they do not find the king, Maura need not sacrifice all to be queen….
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!
A Father's Duty
As soon as Colonel Gavin Romney has healed, he'll return to war and see Bonaparte vanquished forever. Yet his children's governess is proving a formidable adversary on the home front. For pretty, determined Hannah Fletcher wants the earl to fulfill the one role he's sure is beyond him: loving parent.
Hannah can't bear to see her three motherless charges lose their father, too. When Gavin impulsively offers a marriage of convenience for the children's sake, she believes the gulf between them is too wide. Now the earl is ready to wage a very different campaign—for Hannah's tender heart, and for the family he longs to reclaim….
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 his beautiful, flirtatious wife scandalizes Almack's by being caught in the arms of his enemy, Bennett Maitland, Earl of Sterling, finally ends his unsuitable marriage. He banishes Caroline to his remote childhood home—only to end up trapped there with her!
Having lost the love of her cold husband, Caroline is outwardly defiant—yet her wounded heart aches for what they once shared. If she dares, she has one last chance to break through Bennett's icy reserve and rekindle the fiery passion that once consumed them!
If Jasper Chase won't trouble himself to find a new governess, Evangeline Fairfax must find her employer a wife. That way, his children will be well cared for once she leaves to start a charity school. Jasper reluctantly agrees to a matchmaking house party with one condition—that Evangeline give him lessons in courtship.
Devoted to improving conditions at his mill, Jasper unwittingly ignored matters at home. Only now, as Evangeline teaches him how to win a wife, does he realize what it means to be a true father and husband. And if this independent young woman would just say yes, her plan could have the perfect ending….
Glass Slipper Brides: From governess to Cinderella bride
Headstrong, valiant and dangerous she was, for Cecily Tyrell alone made Rowan DeCourtenay yearn to dismiss the guard around the citadel of his heart. Though would their love, born in disguise and adventure, survive when all his soul's dark secrets were finally exposed?
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Ruthlessly practical, most certainly, for Dominie De Montford swore she'd bed the devil himself to safeguard her people. Now all she held dear stood endangered, and the one man who could rescue them was the one man she despised--Armand Flambard, first to hold her heart...and first to break it!
The warrior in Armand Flambard had died on the battlefield--felled by a terrible secret born of civil war. Should Lady Dominie glean even a hint of the truth, she would surely loathe him as much as she'd once loved him. But mayhap this new call to arms was a battle cry to rouse their longslumbering desire...!
Blade wants to sow his wild oats one last time before duty forces him to marry. And being in such close proximity to fiery Genia has him more than tempted to break his golden rule—to never seduce a virgin!
Maura must journey into the unknown, searching for a magical staff#nbsp;— one that will grant the awakened king one grand wish. But separation from her consort breeds jealousies, devastating secrets and ties to an intimate enemy. Stricken by doubt, Maura and Rath are tempted to ignore the call of fate#nbsp;— but what will happen to the country if they do?
Now Con ap Ifan had returned, a tested warrior and a talented bard. But Enid of Glyneira remained unimpressed. No stolen kisses or honeyed promises that faded with the dawn could tempt her to abandon hearth, home and betrothed—not even for the father of her cherished firstborn son!
Con wanted Enid more than words could tell. But could he dally with her, now a widow with children, forever? For though she'd always been his heart's melody, his soul's rhythm, he knew the siren song of the wider world might break their passion's bond!
How could she tell her cherished paramour of his impending fatherhood? Hawthorn Greenwood, despite his straitened circumstances, would surely make a responsible, honorable offer of mariage—which Felicity could never accept. For she would only wed him in truebound love—or not at all!
Thorn Greenwood had thought to but share an idyllic Season with Lady Lyte—and instead found his soul's partner. But Felicity had abruptly ended their liaison. Did she think him a fortune hunter? A rank falsehood that, for the only wealth he sought was the bounty of her love!
Lucius, también conocido como lord Daventry, se había recluido lejos de la sociedad para ocultar una herida de guerra que le había desfigurado la cara. No quería la compasión de nadie y se resistía a los intentos de su abuelo por emparejarlo con Angela... hasta que se enteró de que el anciano estaba a punto de morir y decidió sugerirle a Angela que se comprometieran de manera temporal solo con el fin de satisfacer a su abuelo.
Pero no contaba con tener tiempo de llegar a conocer a aquella apasionante mujer. Pronto ambos deseaban con todas sus fuerzas que aquel compromiso no acabara nunca, pero ninguno de los dos imaginaba que el otro sintiera lo mismo...
O que tinha feito? Leonora Freemantle apostou, pondo várias coisas em jogo, que a educação, e não o berço, era o que fazia de um homem um cavalheiro. Porém, agora que se tinha tornado tutora do sargento Morse Archer, não sabia se obteria bons resultados. Conseguiria polir as suas maneiras ou acabaria por cair no ridículo e tornar-se um escândalo público?
Se Leonora não conseguisse fazer dele um oficial elegante, que conseguisse conviver com a nata da sociedade de Bath, teria que se casar rapidamente com um homem que não conhecia. Contudo, Morse Archer jurou a si próprio que isso não aconteceria, se ele pudesse evitá-lo. Aquela mulher culta estava a ensinar-lhe, sem qualquer esforço, a linguagem do amor verdadeiro.
Con deseaba a Enid más de lo que jamás sería capaz de expresar con palabras, pero no sabía si podría pasar el resto de su vida con una viuda y sus hijos. Porque, aunque ella siempre había sido la melodía de su corazón, sabía que el canto de sirena que lo atraía hacia el ancho mundo era capaz de romper cualquier vínculo, por muy fuerte que fuera.
Not the lasting kind, anyway. Life was too hard for romance to survive for long. Marriage for money was best, she was sure—or had been until she met Harris Chisholm, earnest and penniless yet willing to gamble on life, love—and her!
Harris Chisholm was a man of his word.
He had promised to deliver Jenny Lennox into the arms of her intended. But could he willingly surrender the woman who'd made him more than himself, the woman who'd become his heart's true friend and partner? "Never!" his soul whispered. "Never…!"
Lucius, também conhecido como lord Daventry, tinha-se retirado para longe da sociedade para ocultar uma ferida de guerra que lhe desfigurara a cara. Não queria a compaixão de ninguém e resistia às tentativas do seu avô para o juntar a Ângela... até que ficou a saber que o idoso estava quase a morrer e decidiu sugerir a Ângela que se comprometessem de forma temporária só para satisfazer o seu avô.
Mas não contava ter tempo de chegar a conhecer aquela bela e apaixonante mulher. Rapidamente, ambos desejavam com todas as suas forças que aquele compromisso não acabasse nunca, mas nenhum dos dois imaginava que o outro sentisse o mesmo...
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…