The newest woman at his door refuses to be afraid. She’ll not allow his face, his intimidations, or the oddities of the manor to scare her away. Her very presence threatens to reveal his secrets. He cannot have her stay...and yet to have her leave is unthinkable.
Vivian Suttley knows the true meaning of evil. Her desperation has led her to the daunting manor with its reclusive lord. She’ll chance the whispers and rumors if it means an escape. After all, Ashworth saved her once many years before; perhaps he can be her savior once again.
Her sister's mysterious disappearance will lead her to a deadly secret...
Caroline Verlaine knows something is wrong. Her sister has gone missing and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen-an estate with a deadly history.
The Stacy family has lived off the Dover coast for generations, carefully navigating the treacherous quicksands nearby. But the sands aren't Caroline's biggest threat. Everyone here has a secret, especially the enigmatic young heir Napier Stacy. No matter where Caroline turns, the ground she walks is dangerous. And the closer Caroline comes to unraveling the truth, the closer she comes to sharing her sister's fate.
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She's torn between two men.
One man is her destiny.
The other is her demise.
According to legend, a girl will see her future husband at the time of the hunter's moon. But when the handsome stranger revealed to Cordelia Grant disappears after an all-too-brief encounter, she has to wonder: Was he merely an apparition...or something more?
The memory of her mysterious gentleman continues to haunt Cordelia when Sir Jason Verringer comes calling. It's rumored the dashing land baron murdered his wife and mistress. But Cordelia knows, better than anyone, not to believe in society gossip. And there's no denying that Jason is dangerously compelling. Her future hinges on one choice.
West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.
Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?
Only the devil’s daughter knows…