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"Regency Romance with a modern sensibility

Unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. I adore Tessa Candle's books." –Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author.



He is back from the grave and hiding someone in a cave. Why would the duke's daughter trust such a knave?


As if returning from the dead were not taxing enough, Delville, the missing rogue heir to the Duchy of Pallensley, discovers that he is still most inopportunely engaged to a silk-sashed demoness. If he resurfaces to become a duke, she will expect her presumed dead fiancé to make good on the betrothal, and Delville would rather poke out his own eye. But he has another reason for not letting his true identity slip: he is a spy trying to discreetly rescue an abducted child from a dangerous criminal.


Things would be a lot less complicated if Lady Eleanor stopped popping up wherever she had the least business being. It is almost as though she is following him—which she probably is. He does have that effect on women. Mistaking her for a lady of the evening and kissing her does not appear to have helped matters. Yet he can hardly be blamed. It was rather dark in that cellar, after all.


Eleanor, scathingly sarcastic daughter to the Duke of Grendleridge, has a problem, and his name is Lord Auchdun. The insinuating pest follows her everywhere and cannot seem to comprehend her refusing his offer of marriage, by which he means to remove the taint of her mother’s scandalous past. Eleanor would sooner die an old maid than marry such a moralizing bacon-brain.


But evading Auchdun keeps throwing her into the company of a mysterious man who looks like a labourer, but sounds like a gentlemen—though he certainly does not act like one. When she discovers he is hiding a prisoner on her friend’s property, Eleanor has a choice: tell the Marquess of Fenimore of this skullduggery, or assist an insufferably presumptuous and probably dangerous rake in his crimes. And the kiss is of no consideration at all in the matter. Not in the least.



Two Brides and a Duke is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 4 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.


You will love this book, because you crave that witty Regency dialogue but still want strong, unconventional heroines and a peek into the boudoir. Is that too much to ask? Of course not! Go get your rollicking Regency Escape now…

“...not your typical historical romance, grasps your attention from the first page to the very last. It is action packed with twists and turns... difficult to put down.”—Aldine Crick, Goodreads Reviewer

 


Will love deliver them from evil, or will secrets seal their doom?

 

Her father’s mad will sends Elizabeth far away from a sheltered life in the English countryside to her aunt and uncle's vineyard in Venetia, and into a household of neglect and apparent lunacy. The Viscount Canterbourne rescues Elizabeth from ruffians, and his mysterious story captivates her imagination even as his heroics and kindness captivate her heart.


But when she encounters the nightmarish Lord Orefados and realizes the mage has imprisoned a friend in the remains of an ancient abbey, Elizabeth hurtles into a maelstrom of peril and dark sorcery.


Lord Canterbourne is full of pain and questions at the loss of his estranged father. He hopes the testamentary letter will explain all. Instead it sends him on a fool’s errand to deliver a box (which he must never open) to a man he has only ever seen once: shadowy, eccentric Lord Orefados.


With Elizabeth he shares an instant connection. Who else can understand his heart but a woman who has also been at the whim of parental madness, a woman who also bears the stigma of a paternal oddity?


When he discovers his dark family history and a secret wrong against Elizabeth’s parents, however, Canterbourne fears he can never tell her the truth. Yet if he doesn’t, he could lose her to the ensorcellments of Orefados, whose obsession with an outlandish ritual is reaching a fever pitch.


Can seduction break the spell? Will love deliver them from evil, or will secrets seal their doom?


Accursed Abbey is a full length Steamy Regency Gothic Romance novel with supernatural, magical elements and is Book 1 in the Nobles & Necromancy series (includes a glossary of terms). Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.

 

Get your copy and fall under the spell of Regency Gothic Romance today!


Gaston battled for duty and honor—until Ysmaine tempted him to fight for her love...

When the Templar knight Gaston unexpectedly inherits his family estate, he knows he needs a wife and heir. A marriage of convenience to a widow in need of assistance is a practical solution and the newly-wed pair leave Jerusalem, entrusted with the delivery of a package for the Templars. Away from the life he has known for years, Gaston quickly realizes that little is following his plan—especially his mysterious wife, whose presence awakens an unexpected fire...

Twice widowed, Ysmaine doubts she will ever wed again, let alone have a marriage of merit—until she is charmed by the gruff knight intent upon defending her. Ysmaine weds again, not only by her own choice but to a warrior whose honor she admires. She is determined to show Gaston that marriage has more to offer them both than an heir, but first she must win the trust of the wary man she has impulsively wed...

Neither realize that Gaston has been entrusted with the treasure of the Templars—much less that someone in their small party is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, can Gaston dare to trust his new bride? Can Ysmaine convince Gaston to confide what he knows? Can they solve the riddle together before the villain’s plan comes to fruition and all is lost?

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The Champions of St. Euphemia series follows the quest of a group of knights entrusted with a treasure in Jerusalem which they must deliver safely to Paris on their way to their respective homes. They find adventure and peril on the way, as well as romance. Since the stories overlap and build upon each other, they should be read in order.

1. The Crusader's Bride

2. The Crusader's Heart

3. The Crusader's Kiss

4. The Crusader's Vow

5. The Crusader's Handfast

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“Regency Romance with a modern sensibility

Unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. I adore Tessa Candle’s books." –Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author.



A second chance at love for Christmas—all she has to do is rob a duke.


Her fall from grace leaves Katherine Blake dirt poor and friendless save for a stray dog. Some Christmas this will be. She cannot even pay the rent, and the nasty, insinuating land agent is getting more suggestive every time he visits. The worst part is watching Dog and her three French hens suffer alongside her, because she cannot scrape together enough food to get them through another winter.


Robbery is a desperate scheme, but what choice does she have? Then, under a frozen fairy moon, the blasted Duke of Foxleigh shows up to ruin her life all over again…


An unhappy decision lies before the discontented Duke of Foxleigh. Shall he stay in London and endure a miserable Yuletide, plagued by his scheming ex-mistress, or shall he accept his friend’s invitation and spend Christmas at Blackwood Estate in good company, but subjected to the relentless spectacle of everyone else’s beatific domestic happiness? When a snowstorm threatens to halt his carriage ride to the country, he begins to think he made the wrong choice. Then a group of highwaymen drive him off the road, entirely. Merry ruddy Christmas, Foxleigh. Here’s your knock on the head!


Being held up a second time is beyond the pale, but when he awakens in the ramshackle cottage of a strangely familiar woman, he realizes his robber is really his savior, and none other than the long lost love of his life, Katherine. It is a miracle, and he intends make the most of his second chance, but then his ex-mistress shows up to ruin his life all over again…


Four falling turds, three French hens, two curdled loves, and a duke (in a pear tree).


Two Lady Scoundrels and a Duke (In a Pear Tree) is a Steamy Regency Romance Christmas novella and Book 5 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. You can read it as a standalone, but you will want to read more. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.


You will love this book, because you crave that witty Regency dialogue but still want strong, unconventional heroines and a peek into the boudoir. Is that too much to ask? Of course not! Go get your rollicking Regency Escape now…

 

 "Regency Romance with a modern sensibility
I love Regency Romance, but I adore Tessa Candle's books. She never fails to deliver an action-packed romp through London and the English countryside, featuring unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. And there's always tea. Very hot tea." – Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author

The ladies of Regency England are turning the tables. Can the Lords keep up?
This binge-worthy box of witty Regency Romance novels has just the right amount of steam and will lead you on a merry chase. Let the lords enchant you and carry you away to another time.

Three Abductions and an Earl
Lydia Norwood fails spectacularly as a débutante. When her family loses a fortune, she discovers that the ton is hard on a nouveau riche social climber, particularly one who is no longer riche and only wants to climb trees. A chance encounter with the earl only complicates matters. Will she risk everything to be with him?

Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke
Heiress and incorrigible do-gooder, Tilly Ravelsham has a double life. Despite falling for Rutherford, a delicious man about town, she is bound in a secret pact to the man about to marry her. But when he becomes the Duke of Bartholmer, will Rutherford decide there is such a thing as a young lady who is too interesting?

Three Masks and a Marquess
The mysterious and desperate Widow Colling is not all she seems. She is not even the Widow Colling. But she can hardly be blamed for assuming false identities: it is the only thing keeping her alive. The self-indulgent Marquess of Fenimore is also not all he seems. A resolute bachelor, he poses as a dour woman-hating curmudgeon, but the case of the vanishing widow fascinates him. How can he resist the allure of the one woman who decidedly does not want his attention?

This collection contains the first three books in the Parvenues & Paramours series, which are all full length Regency Romance novels. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.

Order your copy and escape to Regency England today!

Death and danger won’t halt this loyal lady from aiding her earl in uncovering the dark secrets within his family. A spine-tingling Regency romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth.

 

Falling for her isn’t permitted.

 

Following the brutal murder of his father and elder brother, James Hargrove, the Earl of Donnelly, comes into a title he never expected. His future was set, to join the 18th Royal Hussars and dedicate his life to his king and country. Now, he’s been dragged into the shadowy depths of the underworld as he seeks to discover the impossible—to uncover who murdered his loved ones.

 

Lady Sophia Trentbury has long since loved the earl and fears for his life when she learns of his decision to uncover who murdered his father and brother. She’ll do whatever it takes to aid him in his mission, even if she must immerse herself in London’s deadly underworld of spies and espionage.

 

As the earl is swept into a lethal circle of deadly enemies, he must discover what is truth and what is deception, and all while protecting the scorching love of his lady who won’t leave his side, even when he demands it. Can he hope for victory?

 

REGENCY ROMANCE SERIES

The Duke’s Bride, #1

The Earl’s Bride, #2

The Wartime Bride, #3

The Earl’s Secret Bride, #4

The Prince’s Bride, #5

 

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 The Awakened Prince is Book 2 in Royals of Cardenas, a historical romance series set in the fictional kingdoms of Cardenas and Barony, following the lives of the royal Rothchester family.When a devious plot against the royal family results in her husband’s death, Princess Isabelle Rothchester is left with a broken heart and an uncertain future. Only one year after his brutal murder, she has no choice but to choose a new husband and return to her own kingdom, taking her place as queen and repairing the war-torn land.
After a deadly scheme against his family leaves Prince Serge hovering on the edge of death, he awakens from a coma to find that his elder brother has died and his youngest brother has taken the throne in his stead. When it is suggested that Princess Isabelle take him as her husband, Serge begins to hope that all his secret dreams will now come true. He has secretly loved Isabelle his entire life, and the fact that she was promised to his brother has brought him no end of pain. Now, he has the chance to claim her for his own, hopefully earning her heart in the process.
Despite the unexpected spark of desire between them, Isabelle resists the new path her heart is taking as she clings to her first husband’s memory. Can she let go of her past and learn to love Serge in return, or is she destined to a life tied to one man as she mourns the other?
And in the midst of it all, the rebellion washing over Barony comes to a boiling point. Together, they must fight to save their kingdom … and in the process, each will unlock the hidden potential they never imagined they possessed, learning that they truly are stronger together.

She’s searching for love.

He’s searching for anything other than love.

Somehow, they might just be each other’s best match.

 

For years Captain Anteros Bourbon—aka The Cobra—has eluded his father. He has dedicated his life to fighting the war against Napoleon by building his fleet of ships and sinking his enemy’s warships, although he hides a deadly secret. He is a lost Prince of Naples and Sicily, and now his father has found him and is demanding he marry and produce the required heir. Never will he take on a wife though, or expose her to his dangerous activities, so instead he devises a plan to make it appear to his father that he has wed. He enlists the aid of an English lady he trusts by asking her to speak false marriage vows with him. A winning plan for sure, one which should rid him of his father’s man spying on him.

 

Lady Olivia Trentbury has been infatuated with Anteros Bourbon since the first day she met him. He has aided her family in so many ways, and when he arrives on her doorstep asking if she’ll speak false marriage vows with him, she can’t turn him away. She takes all care when his father’s spy is near, although unfortunately the villain is intent on removing her from Anteros’s sight. The spy steals her away as his hostage aboard a ship bound for Sicily. Forced to survive treacherous waters as Anteros follows in hard pursuit, she discovers staying alive has never been more of a challenge.

 

Can Anteros capture his lady back before it’s too late?

 

Grab your copy today, because everyone loves an adventure on the high seas.

 

Each book in this series is standalone, and can be enjoyed out of sequence.

REGENCY BRIDES SERIES:

The Duke’s Bride, #1

The Earl’s Bride, #2

The Wartime Bride, #3

The Earl’s Secret Bride, #4

The Prince’s Bride, #5

Her Pirate Prince, #6

Chased by the Corsair, #7

Stolen by the Pirate, #8

 

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A fiercely loyal lady, along with her brooding duke come head-to-head in a battle of wills! An unforgettable Regency romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth.


He must steal a lady…then steal her love.


Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.


The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s carriage when he discovers little Ellie is inside and intent on eloping with a man to Gretna Green who she barely knows. He can’t allow her to make such a terrible mistake, yet convincing her might mean giving into his desire for the golden-eyed enchantress who has followed him around since he was a lad.


Her pouty lips and bountiful charms can no longer be ignored, only convincing her of the truth of his intentions will mean jeopardizing both his sanity and a lifelong friendship as well.


REGENCY ROMANCE SERIES

The Duke’s Bride, #1

The Earl’s Bride, #2

The Wartime Bride, #3

The Earl's Secret Bride, #4

The Prince’s Bride, #5 

Her Pirate Prince, #6

Chased by the Corsair, #7

Stolen by the Pirate, #8

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 Industrial heiress, Marigold Bellowes, knows that marriage is just another business transaction. She would, seeing as she’s been pursued by greedy men who only want her father’s fortune for years. But she’s determined to take her fate into her own hands and not to be a prize in a merger. So when she meets rising star of Parliament, Alexander Croydon, she sees a merger that would benefit them both instead of turning her into a useless ornament.

 

But Alex carries secrets that shield a broken heart. He finds Marigold clever and vivacious, dazzling at social events and sensual in bed, but he will not let himself get too close to her. Until a bitter twist of fate exposes James, Alex’s illegitimate son, and potentially the only heir he will ever have.

 

When revealing James as Alex’s heir makes the toddler a target for Alex’s enemies, Marigold and Alex must let go of their heartache to come together to save him. In the process, they discover a camaraderie that could lead to the love both have craved, a love that has been under their noses all along. But has it come too late, and is it enough?

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Very Hot

 

If you would like to read about events leading up to August Sunrise, check out A PLACE TO BELONG, part of the West Meets East series, available now.

 

And be sure to pick up the two accompanying novellas to August Sunrise, WINTERBERRY SPARK and WINTERBERRY FIRE.

 

The Silver Foxes of Westminster Series consists of:

 

DECEMBER HEART (and its accompanying novellas)

--Starcross Lovers

--Starcross Dreams

AUGUST SUNRISE (and its accompanying novellas)

--Winterberry Spark

--Winterberry Fire

MAY MISTAKES (and its accompanying novellas)

--Brynthwaite Promise

--Brynthwaite Summer

SEPTEMBER AWAKENING

A woman who’s lost everything. 

Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she’s lost. A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.

A man battling the ghosts of his past.

Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in blue. Everything simple and easy—until a chance encounter changes it all.

When Taylor’s solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron wills clash and passion flares…a killer lurks.

And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.


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“Fans of Kristen Ashley and Devney Perry will really love this one.” - Garden of REden Book Blog


“A tender, steamy and poignant love story with a healthy dose of cleverly-plotted mystery and suspense that will keep you guessing until the very end...absolutely fantastic.” - Mary Dube, Frolic


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Perfect for readers of Kristen Ashley, Nora Roberts, and Devney Perry.


She disguises herself for the battle.

 

He must find her, protect her, no matter the cost.

 

It’s a war, to end all wars.

 

Miss Julia Chalmers isn’t like any other lady a gentleman would ever meet. Yes, she wears gowns and skirts, but she much prefers to don lad’s clothing, a disguise which allows her to roll up her sleeves within the trenches as she aids her father, an engineering professor of great renown. Their current mission: Halting the French in their bid to take over Portugal.

 

As Napoleon’s French force bears down on them, Major Harry Trentbury works diligently with a team of engineers in Portugal as they build fortified Lines of redoubts, trenches, and garrisons across the entire width of the peninsula to protect the city of Lisbon. At every turn he clashes with the professor’s daughter, a beautiful and quick-witted lady who stokes both his anger and passion to rise, his need for her an infuriating emotion he can’t seem to shake. As tensions increase and a battle becomes imminent, he rides out and fights on the front line, only disaster looms—she has followed him, disguised as a lad.

 

Protecting her now is essential, but when he suffers a terrible fall on the battlefield and awakens with a fatal loss of memory, all could be lost… Until he sees her.

 

Could she be the one to unlock his memories and bring him back to the land of the living?

 

If you adore epic romance set in Regency times, then grab your copy today. This is thrilling, adventurous romance written by New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth. She loves bringing readers stories that they just can’t put down.

 

Each book in this exhilarating series is standalone, and can be enjoyed out of sequence.

REGENCY BRIDES SERIES

The Duke’s Bride, #1

The Earl’s Bride, #2

The Wartime Bride, #3

The Earl’s Secret Bride, #4

The Prince’s Bride, #5

Her Pirate Prince, #6

Chased by the Corsair, Book 7

Stolen by the Pirate, Book 8


 

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Can a gentleman looking for a governess find the greatest treasure of all?

When James Craig is awakened by the sound of a woman’s weeping, he fears he’s once again being haunted by a ghost from his past. The powerful railroad tycoon has given up all hope of escaping his nightmares. But when he opens his hotel room door, he finds not a memory, but a flesh-and-blood woman. A woman who makes him ache to take her into his arms and dry her tears…


Elizabeth Sadler came to San Francisco with a heart full of hope. After her dreams of a bright future are dashed, she finds unlikely solace in the arms of a stranger. A stranger who just happens to be looking for a governess for his four motherless daughters.


Although she tries to resist their charms, Elizabeth soon finds James’s little girls — his “Treasures” — sneaking their way past her defenses. But it’s their handsome father who poses an even greater danger to her battered heart as Elizabeth finds his stolen kisses and tender touches utterly irresistible. As the shadows of the past gather around them, James and Elizabeth must decide just how many dangers they’re willing to brave to claim the greatest treasure of all — true love.   


Book 1 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE and THE HEIRESS BRIDE (Coming Soon)


“The Treasure Bride is a tender treasure of a book!” —Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


 “Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


“The Treasure Bride is an incredible diamond. Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


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Their passion was ignited by a treachery neither of them could have ever foreseen, yet it resulted in a love that was destined to last forever…

To secure the wellbeing of her beloved family, Melody Settrington agrees to marry Charles Cavendish, the elderly Earl of Edgington, despite her reservations. However, the innocent young beauty has no idea what her new husband will demand of her once they are legally wed. It isn’t long however, before Melody discovers that the widowed earl had a purpose in choosing her for his bride, the daughter of an impoverished country baron. Impotent and childless, Charles is in desperate need of an heir, in addition to someone he can force into going along with the heinous scheme he has concocted.

Gavin Montrose, son of the wealthy Duke of Rutherford, is as charming as he is handsome. However, unbeknownst to him, he is also the man Charles Cavendish has selected to father his heir. Abducted from the grounds of his family’s country estate, he awakens to find himself in the midst of a nightmare. Assuming that he has been abducted for ransom, Gavin is stunned to learn of his mysterious abductor’s true purpose. To gain his freedom and protect his family from harm, he must father a child he will never meet, with a woman whose name he will never know and whose face he will never see.

Desperate to safeguard the people they love, both Melody and Gavin have no choice but to go along with the insanity that has been forced upon them or suffer the unbearable consequences. Compelled to meet in absolute darkness in the bedchamber of an isolated cottage, their identities a fiercely guarded secret, they will develop a bond neither of them had anticipated and discover a passion more powerful than either of them could have possibly imagined. But dare they call it love?

Years later, when fate intervenes and Gavin and Melody’s paths inadvertently cross…

The Duke Who Stole My Heart is the sweet/tame version of The Duke’s Bride.


 

My dearest brother,

 

Harry, if you receive this letter it will be because I’ve eloped with an honorable American shipping merchant and will soon be sailing far from England to his home in the Americas. This decision doesn’t come easily. I’ve tried my best to convince your dear friend, the Duke of Ashten, to live again and remove himself from his own self-imposed exile, but in doing so I have instead been reminded of the day he first stole my heart. Eight years old, I was at the time, six years younger than the two of you. I adored chasing you both down to the river, climbing trees, and watching you fish. That was when I first fell in love with Ashten, but unfortunately that love is not reciprocated, even though I wish it were.

 

Our dear sister posts this letter to you on my behalf as my valise is now packed and I’m about to escape from under Mama’s eagle eyes for Gretna Green. An adventure awaits me, one hopefully without a brooding duke and a battle of wills at play.

 

Please, remain safe during this dreadful war. I miss you, terribly.

 

Your ever-loving sister, Ellie.

 

Each book in this series is standalone, and can be enjoyed out of sequence.

SWEET REGENCY TALES SERIES

The Duke Who Stole My Heart, #1

The Earl I Adore, #2

To Love During War, #3

My Secret and the Earl, #4

The Prince Who Captured Me, #5

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The saloon owner and the angel…

Will Keegan is no stranger to rescuing damsels in distress. He has been using his saloon, the Silken Angel, to save Chinese girls from the ruthless San Francisco brothel owners who would enslave and exploit them. But when a beautiful, tambourine-banging missionary with big blue eyes and skin as soft as silk comes calling at his saloon, he’s the one who needs rescuing.


Julia Jane Parham is on a mission of her own. Leaving behind her life as a proper English miss raised in Hong Kong, Julia has come to San Francisco to find her dearest friend Su Mi, the victim of an arranged marriage that turned out to be a cruel hoax. When she witnesses Will buying Chinese girls for his saloon, she has no choice but to believe him the worst sort of villain.     


But that doesn’t explain why Will is always there when she needs him. Or why she only feels safe in his strong and tender embrace. Or why one kiss from his lips can make her shiver with delight and forget she can’t afford to trust him. As their passions flare and the dangers around them deepen, Will realizes that to save both of their lives, he must win Julia’s trust…and her heart.


Book 2 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE, and THE HEIRESS BRIDE (Coming Soon)


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!” — Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


“The Treasure Bride is a tender treasure of a book!”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


Victorian romance, Western romance, Americana romance, San Francisco romance

 

London’s ballrooms and bedrooms thrive on scandal and decadent pleasure and the summer of 1814 will be no exception for the fourth Distinguished Rogue in Heather Boyd’s regency romances series.

Widowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.

Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable. Duty bound to marry, he’s determined to discreetly court an open-minded bride and prove the gossipmongers wrong by being on his very best behavior… until in his frustration, he mistakenly kisses the wrong lady and discovers that everything about the encounter feels so very right. Merrick never once believed he had a chance with shy Arabella, and when the unthinkable happens, she turns to him not for an affair or hopes of marriage but for his friendship and protection from her own family.

Can a rogue with a reputation for breaking hearts convince a widow who only hopes for an affair that their feelings are not only the stirrings of desire but the beginnings of the deepest and truest love?

A week of no-strings fun is never that simple.


Tessa Sullivan figures she can handle a no-strings-attached fling with the handsome stranger she meets at her sister’s Spring wedding. After all, she doesn’t believe in love. Or so she tells herself.


Trevor Jackson’s painful past leaves him adamant he’ll never open his heart again. But a week of uncomplicated fun with the beautiful bridesmaid? Now that’s an arrangement he can work with. 


All’s well that ends well—a mutually enjoyable relationship that will end as simply as it started—until someone breaks the rules and falls in love.


Romancing Wisconsin, a USA Today bestselling series 

Mistletoe Mischief

Mistletoe Magic

Mistletoe Match-Up

Mistletoe Rules – short bonus story

Autumn Wish

Autumn Bliss

Autumn Kiss

Autumn Glimmer – short bonus story

Spring Fling

Spring Serendipity

Spring Dreams

Spring Spark – short story

Summer Scandal

Summer Bride

Summer Secrets

Summer Wager – short(ish) story

To everything there is a season... 


Love finds a way during the four seasons in the Romancing Wisconsin Series. Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, and best of all, Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he's just met.


EXCERPT:


Gesturing toward her empty glass, Trevor asked, “Can I buy you another?”


“It’s an open bar, but no, thank you.” Red-gold curls bounced as she gave a quick shake of her head. One of the daisies came loose and tumbled past her shoulder. He caught it as she added, “I should’ve stopped at one.”


“Why didn’t you?”


“The first went down so smooth, I figured a second might carry me through to the end of the night.”


Brushing his thumb over the petals of the flower in his hand, he imagined her skin would feel equally soft. “Are you in love with the groom?”


“No.” Her shocked gaze collided with his, then she laughed again. “God no. I barely like him.”


He arched his eyebrows. “Couldn’t tell from your toast.”


Speculation filled her eyes. “What was wrong with my toast?”


“Nothing.” He placed his hand with the daisy against his chest, and her attention dropped to the flower as he added a touch of drama to his voice. “It was very touching. Inspiring. Heartwarming.”


This time the roll of her eyes was accompanied by an unladylike snort.


“If you didn’t mean it, then that was an Oscar-worthy performance.”


“Oh, I meant it.” She glanced toward the reception where the festivities were still in full swing. “But it certainly did not make it sound like I was in love with Nash.”


“And yet you’re out here drinking for a reason. Is it because you don’t like him?”


She shook her head. “I misspoke a moment ago. I like Nash. Now, anyway. Six months ago, not so much.”


“Why’s that?”


Her gaze met his once more. “You don’t know the story?”


“No.” He did his best not to get lost in the rich blue of her eyes. It was hard with the way they stood out against her fair, lightly freckled skin, framed by long, frosted lashes and shimmery shadow that complimented her spring dress. Up close, the whole combination made her look somewhat like a fairy.


A sexy fairy whose daisy-laden, disheveled, reddish-gold locks suggested she’d been rolling around in May flowers, even though it was only mid-April. He knew the tumbled curls were a result of her enthusiastic dancing earlier, but he much preferred the alternative image his imagination provided.


Suspicion replaced speculation when he didn’t answer her question. “You’re not a friend of the groom?”


“No.”


“And I know you’re not a friend of the bride. So, how did you hear my toast?” Blue eyes narrowed for a second before she accused, “Did you crash my sister’s wedding?”


He grinned, dropped the daisy onto the bar, and lifted his watered down scotch for a sip. The fairy was very protective of her family.


“Wow. Not even a hint of remorse.” Indignation filled her expression as she slid off the stool. “You need to leave.”


“Relax.” His grin widened as he set his glass down. “I promise I won’t steal the gifts.”


“Damn right you won’t.”


She snatched her handbag and spun toward the dance floor, presumably to go round up the cavalry. Trevor caught her arm before she could storm away.

~~~



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Unable to read or write, an earl discovers love in the last place he expects to find it—within the embrace of a brilliant woman—in this sexy, irresistible novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.

What’s an earl to do?
The Earl of Argyle has died suddenly, leaving his brother Guy Neville at a complete loss. The dull-witted second son, as his father used to call him, Guy is now responsible for the estate and his brother’s seat in the House of Lords. Shamed by an inability to read or write, his distress is multiplied by an inquiry from a dyed-in-the-wool bluestocking who wishes to use the Argyle library and study a rare plant on the estate. Guy’s first instinct is to decline her request—until he catches a glimpse of Miss Abigail Pinehurst.

How’s a girl to behave?
Abigail cares for only one thing: plants. She is unconcerned about how she looks, what she wears, or the impression she makes on men. An orphan who turned to books for solace in a miserly, cruel institution, she now makes her living illustrating the greenery she adores. Lord Argyle, in fact, with his uncanny memory and chiseled features, is the first man to capture her attention—a ridiculous distraction since he is so far above her station. But her unreasonable heart has a mind of its own.

Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans:
A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER

And don’t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords series:
ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS | ATTRACTED TO THE EARL

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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