Living as a refined lady, Dania Rhiannon has kept her true origins hidden. While soldiers swarm the streets of this northern outpost of the Roman empire by day, influential officers are drawn to her House of Women by night. Dania hasn't once been tempted before now to share in intimate pleasures, but her world is rocked when she realizes that one masterful warrior could all too easily seduce her into his arms.
But is Fabian Cornelius Peregrinus truly attracted to Dania--or does he suspect what lies beneath her mantle of respectability?
The time had come…duty called. Bound by his word, Sir Fergus Melrose would honor his betrothal, but first he must claim his betrothed….
His task wouldn't be easy. Lady Nicola Coldyngham was no longer the young lass who had worshipped his every move. Nor, since he'd spurned her childish love, was she willing to give up her heart so easily again.
Her defiance became his challenge—a challenge he was unable to resist. Spurred on by the promise of her fiery beauty, this was one contest Sir Fergus Melrose had every intention of winning.
Betrayed by an ambitious father, forcibly betrothed to the handsome yet enigmatic Sir Jon Raemon and soon to be bedded by the covetous King Henry, Virginia D'Arvall is the female pawn in a masculine game of desire, power and lust.
Ginny is determined to keep her honor, but in these dangerous courtly games, she will need to have her wits about her like never before. Will she realize that in Sir Jon she may just have all the love and protection she needs to survive?
Humiliated and betrayed by men, Lady Annemarie Golding has isolated herself from society. After a chance discovery of some intimate letters that could tarnish the Prince Regent's name she sees an opportunity to get revenge on erring husbands everywhere.
Only Lord Jacques Verne stands in her way. An aide to the Prince, he has his orders to obtain the letters—at any cost. His pursuit of Annemarie is deliciously persuasive…but if she agrees to become his mistress can she be sure it's truly her he wishes to possess?
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Two women, generations apart, both on the bring of scandal…
Phoebe shared more than her unruly dark curls with her ancestor whose portrait graced the walls of the Earl of Dysart's country home. Impatient of convention, both women had retreated from the excesses of London life.
Yet neither had enjoyed peace for long. Their retreat was a challenge to Society's most notorious rakes—a certain Viscount Ransome seemed set on making Phoebe his own. But secrets and passion were part of the fabric of the house and Phoebe had learned from her rebellious ancestor. She planned to bring the arrogant viscount to his knees….
Miss Letitia Boyce didn't begrudge her sisters their fun with the pick of London's available bachelors. She'd chosen her path and knew book-learning and marriage rarely mixed. Her proof was Lord Seton Rayne, who had made it abundantly clear that an unmarried schoolma'am was of no interest to him—no matter her good connections.
Wealthy and titled, one of the most notorious rakehells in town, Seton had every heiress hurling herself at him. So his sudden kissing of captivating, unconventional Letitia took them both by surprise….
Lady Rhoese of York was an undoubted prize. A wealthy landowner, she would fill the king's coffers well if one of his knights were to marry her.
Judhael de Brionne accepted the challenge. Desiring her land, the army captain was prepared to take Rhoese as part of the deal. After all, she was beautiful enough—albeit highly resentful—and surely he would be able to warm his ice-cold bride, given time….
Yet Sir Chase Boston, for all his impeccable manners and charm, reveals an undeniably exhilarating wild streak that taunts and teases her. She has kept her passionate nature tightly confined. Now it seems that this most improper husband may be the only man who can free her!
To the victor the spoils…Offered as the delectable prize at a jousting tournament by the King, the proud and beautiful Lady Eloise Gerrard is far from gaining the freedom to command her own destiny that she so ardently desires. Shocked to discover the King has every intention of winning the prize for himself, Eloise turns in desperation to the challenger. Sir Owain of Whitecliffe had once awoken all her youthful passions…and then heartlessly deserted her. Can she truly now wish to see him the victor—the conqueror laying claim to his prize?
But scandal followed Amelie and, unwittingly, she falsely confessed to an intimate relationship with Nicholas, Lord Elyot, heir to the Marquess of Sheen! Enchanted and intrigued, Nicholas was quick to take every advantage of the situation….
Helene Follet hasn't had close contact with Lord Burl Winterson since she chose to spend her life caring for his brother. Now she's forced to live under Burl's protection, because he has become guardian to her precious young son. Burl has grown hard and cynical over the years, while Helene covers her hurt with an ice-cool front. What she really craves is to finally find a loving home in his safe, strong arms. Neither can admit that they are still tantalised by the memory of one magical, fateful night…
Para el exoficial de caballería Quinto Tiberio Marcial el deber siempre era lo primero. Su próximo cometido, escoltar a una cautiva del emperador romano, debía ser fácil. Pero una sola mirada a la feroz esclava bastó para que Quinto deseara anteponer sus deseos a todo lo demás. Poderoso y curtido en la batalla, el romano hizo entrar en conflicto los sentimientos y la razón de la princesa esclava, que presa de emociones recién descubiertas, no tardó en preguntarse si quería salir de aquel peligroso viaje a Aquae Sulis con su virtud intacta…
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Humillada y traicionada por los hombres, lady Annemarie Golding se había aislado de la sociedad. Tras descubrir unas cartas íntimas que podrían difamar el nombre del príncipe regente, vio la oportunidad de vengarse de todos los malos maridos.
Pero lord Jacques Verne se interponía en su camino. Trabajaba para el príncipe y tenía órdenes de recuperar las cartas… a cualquier precio. Se propuso seducir a Annemarie de manera deliciosamente persuasiva… pero, si accedía a convertirse en su amante, ¿cómo podía estar segura de que era a ella a quien deseaba poseer?
Traicionada por su ambicioso padre, prometida por la fuerza en matrimonio con el apuesto pero enigmático sir Jon Raemon y a punto de convertirse contra su voluntad en la amante del caprichoso rey Enrique, Virginia D’Arvall era el peón femenino en un juego de deseo, poder y lujuria protagonizado por hombres.
Ginny estaba decidida a conservar su honor, pero en medio de las peligrosas maquinaciones de la corte iba a necesitar todo su ingenio para lograrlo. ¿Se daría cuenta de que en sir Jon podía encontrar todo el amor y la protección que necesitaba para sobrevivir?
For ex-cavalry officer Quintus Tiberius Martial duty always comes first. His task to escort the Roman emperor's latest captive should be easy. But one look at his fiery slave and Quintus wants to put his own desires before everything else...For Princess Brighid, her powerful, battle-honed captor has her head in conflict with her heart. Bound by a new-found bondage of emotions, it's not long before Brighid wonders whether she wants to come out of this perilous journey to Aquae Sulis with her virtue intact…!
The Medwins and the La Vallons were longtime enemies. After Silas La Vallon's sister was taken by the Medwins, the wealthy merchant had no choice but to retaliate and abduct Medwin's daughter Isolde. Held captive in his house, then taken abroad to Belgium, the beautiful hellion softened to Silas's sweet words and gentle kisses during the long days and longer nights. But Isolde could not forget he was a La Vallon and she was a Medwin. Theirs was a love that could never be….
Though Queen Elizabeth I's court at Richmond was a notorious hotbed of illicit liaisons and broken hearts, only beautiful Adorna Pickering remained unscathed…and unattainable. For whenever an admirer crossed the line, she sought the protection of her father, the Master of Revels.
Only one man held the power to overcome her skittish ways—Sir Nicholas Rayne. With a reputation blacker than sin, Nicholas represented everything Adorna knew to avoid. But how could she remain indifferent when his slightest touch—his very boldness—left her weak with desire? And though Adorna didn't want to be just another easy conquest, she'd willingly forsake everything she held dear for one night spent in his arms….