Lady Sybil Anson thought she had it all. Even a match of the heart, despite so many London elite marrying for convenience. But the night before their betrothal was to become official, the love of her life vanished—with a hastily scrawled note and little more. She feared the worst as her heart ached for Gideon, and the scandal sheets simply made matters worse with their preposterous musings on the hows and whys of Viscount Galway’s disappearance. Now, more than a year later, he’s unexpectedly back, and Sybil will have her answers.
Many, many years ago, Gideon Lyndon made a grave mistake. One he’s spent most of his adult life trying to rectify. And despite the progress made, the sacrifices were extensive and damaging. On the verge of repairing one misdeed, he finds himself faced with his greatest challenge yet: winning back the woman he has loved since the moment he met her. But after a year of silence, convincing his headstrong paramour to take him back will not be easy. Especially since he can’t even explain why he left—not if he wants to keep her safe.
Quiet, reserved, Lady Ophelia Fletcher always has her nose stuck in a book; hence why she didn’t witness the death of her friend the fateful night of her passing. Now, she writes the Mayfair Confidential column to expose unsavory men as a way of making amends for not backing her other friend’s claims of murder. When a handsome stranger arrives to meet with her father, Ophelia is helpless to keep from investigating the dashing lord.
Colin Parnell, Lord Hawke, has a promise to uphold: find the book that proves his grandpapa worked as a spy for King George II and did not die as a no-good smuggler off the coast of Kent. Shrouded in mystery and scandal, the Parnell family has been at war with one another for decades, and Colin is determined to put a stop to it all by discovering proof of the family’s honorable past. Unfortunately, the book he seeks is in the hands of a fiery-haired beauty, and he’ll need to enlist Ophelia’s help to uncover the truth.
Ophelia is more than happy to use her skills to help Lord Hawke. But will their search for answers lead to misadventure, or will they get something greater than they bargained for: the truth and each other?
Roderick Crofton, the Duke of Montrose, had his entire family fortune stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. After a scandalous article surfaces in the London Daily Gazette, written by the notorious Mayfair Confidential columnist, Roderick finds himself financially destitute, without a betrothed, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. With little option left, Roderick has only one choice: find another wealthy heiress to wed. His quest brings him to Lady Lucianna Constantine, and soon, he can’t deny that he wants her for more than just her dowry.
However, Luci has secrets that could change everything. And when Roderick uncovers what those confidences entail, it could mean misfortune for all involved.
Heiress Without a Cause
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes
The Marquess Who Loved Me
The Earl Who Played With Fire
The lady bent on vengeance.
Lady Canton has a list. A list of men she is ruining, one by one. The work is satisfying—as each and every one of the despicable men deserves it—and if Livia has to bend the rules of propriety for success—so be it. What she doesn’t anticipate is a past love barging into her life, determined to stop her.
The man that will stand in her way.
Lady Canton threw him over years ago to marry a lecherous old fool for his title, so the last thing Lord Reggard wants is to entangle himself with her again. But when Livia threatens to ruin one of his best friends, Tieran is forced to take matters into his own hands to stop her.
A second chance at first love.
Livia never stopped loving him, and Tieran is intent on using that fact to his advantage. Never mind the callousness of his actions—his loyalty to Livia died years ago and he has no desire to revisit the past with her. Yet the past may be the one thing Tieran cannot escape, and he may very well discover he never stopped loving her as well.
Note: The books in the Lords of Action series by K.J. Jackson are each stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.
"Romance the way it was meant to be!" - Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews
~ A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac will never marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride.
~ Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by her dead husband’s crimes. With two adolescent sons and no means of support, she reluctantly takes refuge in Cornwall.
A Pretend Marriage…
To grant his mother’s dying wish, Justin devises an elaborate charade. Her days are numbered, after all, and soon he’ll return to his life of unfettered romantic conquests and adventure in France.
But, what if his mother isn’t really dying? And what if he begins to enjoy the very thing he’s avoided his whole life?
Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series:
1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon)
2 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
3 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
4 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
5 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
6 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
7 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)
Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family intertwines with Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family series:
1 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a prequel novella to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
2 - CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 - HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)
"A delightful Regency romance. . .The mystery is nicely done, the romance is enchanting, and the secondary character are enjoyable." 4 Stars. Romantic Times
"Bolen is a masterful storyteller who brings us enchanting love stories that offer fresh outlooks on love, while combing humor and mystery." – Regency Inkwell
5-Star Hall of Fame book. – Historical Romance Critic
"This book is funny, sweet, romantic, mysterious, and historical. . . .I found myself laughing out loud several times." – The Indie Bookshelf
1749 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS
1781 - SILVER STORM
1783 - CAROLINE
1789 - TOUCH THE SUN
1793 - SPRING FIRES
1798 - SMUGGER'S MOON
1808 - THE SECRET OF LOVE
1814 - SURRENDER THE STARS
1814 - HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT
1818 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE
1818 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN
1903 - TEMPEST
When the Earl of Martingale died, his daughter Marianne discovered he had been stealing. When she tried to return the items, it only created a scandal that could destroy her and her beloved younger sister. Now she's found one more item and decides to just sneak it back to the victim in the hopes to keep her disgrace from growing.
Alexander Wittingham, the Duke of Avondale, has isolated himself since his sister died. But when he catches the fetching Marianne trying to return his sister's stolen broach, her presence awakens desires in him, longings he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years. When he realizes her dire straits, he makes her a shocking offer that could save her...if she's willing to surrender her body.
Their affair draws them close physically...and emotionally. But will Alexander ever accept Marianne to be more than his lover? If he does, will it be too late?
An attraction that starts as a game becomes something too powerful to ignore. But falling in love is a mistake neither can make. Their secrets and schemes set them on a collision course — one that their families may not survive. Is the growing love between a daring, clever thief and a prim, determined debutante enough to conquer everything and win the Heiress Games?
OTHER BOOKS IN THE HEIRESS GAMES SERIES:
Duke of Thorns (Heiress #1)
Lord of Deceit (Heiress #2)
PRAISE FOR THE HEIRESS GAMES:
“Ms. Ramsey has woven a story of revenge, passion, deception, destiny, desperation and romance, into an utterly compelling Regency Historical Romance.” - April Renn, My Book Addiction
“Sara Ramsey delivers another story as only she knows how. I have read every single one of Sara's books and I can say I've never been disappointed. Her stories are the kind you can't ever put down once you start reading.” - Evie Knight, In Love With Romance
“Sara Ramsey just gets better with each book. Octavia and Rafael are a revelation.” - Dana Grisham
“Sara Ramsey has woven an intricate and utterly compelling story around deceit, hypocrisy, and revenge unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Octavia and Rafe are amongst the most fascinating and complex characters I have ever seen, and Octavia ranks as one the strongest, fiercest, most intriguing women I have ever seen….Such a rare talent is not seen that often, and I will be awaiting the next book in this series with bated breath, as it promises to be as wonderful as LORD OF DECEIT.” - Monique Daoust, Buried Under Romance
“Ms. Ramsey has the knack for writing snappy, humorous dialogue and there’s much to enjoy in their verbal sparring, which is often funny and poignant – sometimes at the same time – and I enjoyed the insights we were given into the Briarley family dynamic through the ages. They sound like a completely bonkers lot!” - Caz, All About Romance
“The passion fire and chemistry between Gavin and Callie is scorching and the writing flows so perfectly that you forget you a reading a story. This is a truly magnificent piece of art and should be appreciated as such.” - Jessi, Goodreads
“Amazing book! And I sincerely believe Sara Ramsey is one of the best among the regency romances authors. Her stories are never trivial, her heroines unpredictable and unusual for the time, strong, smart and funny and her male protagonists are absolutely magnificent.” - Cinzia, Goodreads
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
Stunning heiress Sophie is known in Society as Lady No because she's spent the past few years refusing the advances of every suitor. But when her beloved aunt challenges her to say yes for just one Season, she can't refuse.
Rowan Sinclair has just had his inheritance stripped and is in dire straights. When he discovers Sophie's secret reason for suddenly saying yes, he knows he can use it to his advantage, even if he doesn't feel good about it.
Their unexpected connection quickly turns passionate and grows into something deeper than either ever could have expected. But can Sophie overcome her reasons for saying no in the first place? And when she finds out the truth about his courtship, will she ever forgive him?
Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind...
Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
Miss Ivy Barnett was warmly welcomed into society as the American niece of Lord Kendal, but she quickly discovered that the Englishmen she met were no more interesting than their American counterparts. At least, not until she met the straitlaced Earl of Claymere, the most unattainable bachelor in all of England who made it known to one and all that he would not marry for at least another decade.
No one could have predicted . . .
Claymere had never met anyone like the bold and beautiful Miss Barnett, and her effect upon his senses was dizzying. One passionate embrace led to another, and suddenly, Claymere could not imagine a life without her. He proposed, and she rejected his proposal. A year ago, he would have felt relieved. But not now.
Lady May von Hoffen has been plagued all her prim young life by the scandalous behavior of her widowed mother and the licentious men she consorts with. When she finally finds herself free of her mother and in sole possession of Lark House, she relishes the sense of decorum and freedom it gives her. But the surprise discovery of the injured Frenchman Etienne hiding on her estate—the man who once rescued her from an attack on her virtue and the only man she’s ever been able to trust—turns her newly peaceful solitude into a maelstrom of bewildering thoughts and disturbingly passionate curiosity.
Etienne is a self-avowed rake, and even now is on the run from ruthless adversaries who accuse him of trying to murder a marquess and seduce his wife. Following a stabbing that nearly claimed his life, he finds sanctuary on the land of an unfamiliar estate, hoping to recover and evade capture. But when the lady of the house turns out to be none other than the lovely and innocent Lady May, his feels his heart stir even as his body is gripped by pain and the fear that she will renounce him.
As May nurses Etienne back to health and learns the truth of his supposed crimes, along with a much-needed education on the relations between men and women, a burning desire smolders between the two opposites, and soon they will be forced to trust each other and their feelings in order to save one life and two hearts.
“[The Rogue’s Folly] caught me right in my emotional center and did not let me go.” —All About Romance
This books was originally published under the title Lady May’s Folly.
An overprotected widow ready to kick up her heels meets a notorious rake trying to reform. Each sees the other as a shortcut to change…until the sparks fly! A sparkling prequel to The Saint of Seven Dials series.
A runaway duke’s daughter is thrown into the arms of that legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either needs, but when was love ever wise?
An American heiress and a duke's son are forced into a marriage neither wanted. Can unexpected passion turn to love while both hide secret identities? Trusting each other could lead to a lifetime of happiness—or to disaster.
A former spy becomes the next Saint of Seven Dials to hunt down a deadly traitor but is distracted by a studious and opinionated young lady. Is she the innocent bluestocking she seems, or the very traitor he’s been seeking? And which is in more danger—his heart or his life?
A penniless beauty assumes the identity of the Saint of Seven Dials to save her young brother from the streets. A nobleman, smitten and intrigued by the lovely newcomer, digs beneath the surface only to discover a secret that could ruin them both. But perhaps love is worth the risk...
What secret in Harry’s past changed a celebrated war hero into a drunken wastrel? Is he already beyond hope, or can becoming the next Saint of Seven Dials–and the love of the right woman–transform him back into the man he always had the potential to become?
Better a rich man’s doxy than a poor man’s wife...or so her father, a dissolute gambler, assures Olivia Hart on the evening he trades her virtue to a scandalous rogue as payment for his debts. Now Olivia’s only hope of salvaging her reputation and safeguarding her sister depends upon a too-handsome scoundrel whose every look, every touch, tempt her to toss aside honor and yield to her passions. She must not succumb...
Tempted by Love
A reclusive nobleman haunted by his past sins, Gabriel Townsend, Lord Beaudeville, wants no new gossip attached to his name as he escorts his sister through her season. When a seemingly random encounter throws a young lady of gentle birth in his path, Gabriel suspects a devious marriage trap. To divert this disaster, he must join forces with a woman he knows he should despise, even as she stirs his desire and awakens long-denied dreams...
As irresistible passion leads to love, a desperate enemy sets out to destroy them. Will they discover the truth behind the nefarious plot? Or will a new scandal prove the ruination of their fragile alliance?
Praise for A Scandalous Rogue
“Stupendous. I instantly fell in love with A SCANDALOUS ROGUE. The novel has it all: realistic characters, adventure, passion and most important of all, romance. The minute Gabriel and Olivia meet, the tension between them is wildly out of control. I loved Olivia's fiery spirit and Gabriel's honest and somewhat arrogant manner. A SCANDALOUS ROGUE'S story is awe-inspiring.” -Romance Junkies
Naomi Barnaby's husband, the Earl of Walridge, just died under mysterious circumstances. Her third husband to do so in just a handful of years. She wants to know if the men in her life were murdered and hires investigators Captain Marcus Ridgeway and Everett Bryant, Marquis of Glenmarrow to look into the matter.
When the alluring Naomi is attacked in their driveway, Marcus and Everett decide to take a far more personal interest in protecting her and uncovering who killed the men in her life. Soon the three are involved in an intense affair that challenges feelings between each member of their triad.
But the shared history between Marcus and Everett is something that cannot be ignored. And those threatening Naomi may destroy everything the three could mean to each other and the unique future they long to build.
Miss Hannah Blankenship's awful father has finally done what he's threatened to do for years: arrange a marriage for her. And she's certain she knows the man he's chosen, a disgusting viscount even older than he is! She only knows one way to end this horrible engagement and that is to get rid of the innocence that has been the bartering point. So she goes to a hell, looking for trouble.
Duncan Cavendish is at the hell trying to drink his own trouble away. As the second son of an earl, he has very little control over his future. His brother has demanded he settle down in order to inherit and now Duncan is stuck. But the alluring stranger who takes him to her bed helps him forget...and makes him want.
But when Hannah realized it is Duncan, himself, who is her intended, she is shocked. The two decide to marry so that Duncan may get his money and Hannah her freedom. But their searing attraction may lead to feelings neither prepared for. And leave them both wondering if their mutual insistence to stay at arm's length is truly the best course of action.
Despite being thrown from her home and stripped of her place in society at a young age, Madame Marce Davenport is proud of what she’s accomplished with her family and the notoriously scandalous Craven House. Except it’s all built on a lie. When an arrogant duke strode into her home years ago, offering her a way to keep the brothel open, she agreed to his game of deception. But now that her siblings have found their happiness, Marce can finally live the life she’s always wanted: one that embraces the truth. And that means severing ties with the man who has claimed too many of her days—both in reality, and fantasy.
Rowan Delconti, the Duke of Harwich, has been angry for so long: at his father, at the woman who broke apart his parents’ marriage, and at the children who won is father’s love. He’s determined his mother won’t be unhappy again—even if it means pretending to be married to Marce, so that his mother will think he’s found love in his life. But the beautiful madame fuels his fire like no other, and the charade starts to feel all too real.
When Marce and Rowan’s secrets finally come to light, their passion may not be enough to staunch the hurt of the past. Can two people who were so wrong for each other, realize they’ve been right all along?
Many years later Clarissa has a fashionable school for young ladies. She is successful and respected; she tells herself she is happy.
And then suddenly, shockingly, Alistair returns to her life.
A young lady is faced with the impossible choice of losing her precious racing stable or accepting the treacherous hand of her handsome, wealthy neighbor.
Lily Weston struggles to save her family’s racing stable while her brother’s gambling submerges them deeper into debt. She’s confident their prized thoroughbred will win a substantial purse at a prestigious race in a month, however, the machinations of her handsome neighbor hurtles Lily into a web of deceit…and temptation.
Julian’s attempts at wooing Lily gently have gone unnoticed. When her brother’s bungling efforts to save their indebted racing stable goes awry, Julian finds himself in a unique position to help his beautiful neighbor and grasp his secret desire.
The Earl of Stoneacre has long admired Hestia. He can’t help but be smitten with a woman with her strength, honor and purpose—not to mention her legendary beauty. But she’s made her indifference plain, and Stoneacre is not a man to push in where he’s not wanted.
Now they’ve been ordered to work together to defeat the Wicked Lord Marstoke once and for all. As the uneasy allies face untold peril and confront their pasts, trust and passion grow . . . but the greatest danger of all might be succumbing to a love that could never survive the obstacles in their way.
Each believes they can bring the other around to their way of thinking. Both recognize the rising passion between them—but they are far too different, their circumstances too convoluted, for them to ever fall in love . . .
After failing to find a suitable wife, Lord Ian MacLachlan turns his attention to restoring his crumbling estate in the wild, remote Scottish Highlands. When his less scrupulous brothers rove the countryside, they bring back an unexpected prize: a beautiful woman wearing a priceless sapphire. The honorable Ian apologizes for the mistake and offers to return her home.
Home is the last place Miranda Worth wants to be. It took all her courage to run away from her intolerable situation, and she believes a lie is her only defense…even though Ian’s eyes make her want to tell him everything. But if she waits too long for the truth, she may lose everything she loves.
Lady in Sapphire is a stand-alone novella set in the Secrets of the Zodiac world.
For as long as she could remember, Bertie had lived her life by following signs and had comfort in knowing that whatever her choices through life she would always be on the right path if she followed her signs.
But now, when she had the most important decision to make in her life, the signs only sent her into a whirl of confusion. All pointed towards her setting her sights on a very nice gentleman whom she liked very much but the problem was that her heart secretly longed for another. How could the signs possibly be wrong? Was it time for her to stop looking for signs and follow her heart instead? Bertie didn’t know if she could do it.