Elizabeth Bennet thought Fitzwilliam Darcy’s absence was the one thing she most wanted. But when he leaves Town Elizabeth struggles with an inexplicable lowness of spirit and she’s finally forced to confront the feelings she’s long denied.
Darcy’s journey to the West Country was meant to help him leave the past behind. But when Elizabeth arrives on his doorstep with a look of hope in her eyes, and without Nicholas Harington, he realises that the future he had given up on may be possible after all...A Fair ProspectVolume I - Disappointed HopesVolume II - Darcy's DilemmaVolume III - Desperate Measures
Praise for Adrienne Chinn:
‘The Lost Letter from Morocco has great authenticity, immediacy and is an emotive and engaging read.’ Rosanna Ley
‘Rich, evocative and utterly immersive, this beautifully written book swept me away to Morocco. I could feel the heat, was captivated by the intense, exotic world, and found Addy's journey to get to the bottom of long-buried secrets absolutely gripping.’ Jenny Ashcroft
‘Evocative, sensual and authentic, it's a novel that gives a true flavour of Morocco in all its maddening and seductive contrasts, embodied so brilliantly in the character of Omar. I loved it.’ Jane Johnson
Every gentleman has his secrets...
After years of marriage to a selfish man who preferred gambling to his young bride, Jane, the widowed countess of Stanwell, now seeks what she was long denied-a satisfying lover. Naturally, a lady needs a list of eligible candidates, which doesn't include the dangerously handsome (if far too arrogant) Gareth Ramsey...until he steals a sinful kiss from Jane's all-too-willing lips.
Reputed as an arrogant barrister, Gareth's real occupation is as a spy in the service of His Majesty, and his suspect is on Jane's list of possible lovers. With her life in danger, there's no safer place for Jane than with him-and in his bed. But Jane is as distracting as she is infuriating, and keeping her by his side while he pursues his mission might just endanger them both...
The widowed Lady Isabel Avenbury has one remaining younger sister to shepherd into an advantageous marriage, and then she will be free. Free to take a lover to fill her lonely nights-the only option left for a woman on the delicate edge of a certain age. Except when she chaperones her sister to a country house party, she is taken aback by her sudden, undeniable attraction to the host. And deliciously scandalized when she finds a copy of the notorious, much-gossiped-about Ladies Book of Pleasures in his library.
When Seth Rowland, Marquis Lyndham, notices his book is missing, his interest is piqued as to which of the potential young brides at his party has absconded with it-and he's shocked to discover it's Isabel. Though older than the women he'd planned to court, the powerful beauty exudes a sensuality he cannot ignore. The book inspires them to begin a desperate, passionate affair. But their time together is running out and they must choose. Follow society's rules, or take a chance at love.
Length: Full-Length Novel
Heat Level: Deliciously sensual
This book is the first book in The Ladies Book of Pleasures series.
Notorious Widow Lisbeth Carslake, Countess of Blackhurst was acquitted of her husband's murder, but no one believes in her innocence. Known as the Black Raven, bringer of bad luck and death, she is eviscerated by the gossips and mocked in the clubs.
She's also the subject of London's most scandalous wager.
Oliver Whitely, Earl of Bellamy, needs money, but it takes more than a few drinks to take on The Black Raven Wager. He finds himself drunk, at her house, and—more surprisingly—agreeing to a business proposal at the end of a fire poker.
She will let him win the wager, and he will help find her husband's killer before the killer finds her. But business agreements don't mean trust, and Lisbeth certainly doesn't trust Oliver, her body's reaction to him, or her heart.
Love may be the biggest gamble of their lives, but is it a wager their hearts can afford to lose?