ABANDONED AT THE ALTAR
A man devastated by love
After three years of carousing and debauchery, Alex Cartwright, heir to the Duke of Hastings, has put his life back in order. Having embraced sobriety for two years, he has no intention of revisiting the past or risking his heart again. But the return of the very woman who introduced him to the darkest side of hell brings not only the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment, but the son he never knew he had...
A woman silenced by secrets
Threatened by the revelation of a secret that could destroy her family’s place in society and forever tarnish a dukedom, Charlotte fled England on her wedding day five years ago. Now, although it appears that secret is safe, when Alex discovers her other secret—their son—Charlotte has an altogether different battle ahead. She must now fight one love to hold onto the other—the man whose touch still makes her burn, for the child who is her very world.
Other books in The Elusive Lords series:
Sinful Surrender - Missy & James
A Taste of Desire - Amelia & Thomas
All's Fair in Love & Seduction (free novella) - Elizabeth & Derek
Connecting series: The Temptresses
Twice the Temptation - Catherine & Lucas
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She hopes to gain his affections
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true...that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiance by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort...
He is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing...
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.
Looking back, I should have seen it coming.
Paige didn't like that I went so far away to university. But it was going to only be for two years. She'd join me after she did her two years at community college. I thought we could swing that no problem. We were solid.
But she hated the distance. She hated not seeing me every day. She complained that I didn't come home enough. She hated that for months on end, texting and phone calls were our only form of communication. It wasn't enough.
She'd ask about the girls on campus. She'd gotten it into her head that girls were always making a play for me. I laughed and told her, even if that were true, I'd never cheat on her. She didn't seem completely reassured by that.
The bottom line is, Paige thought she was losing me. She wanted me home with her. But I could never imagine the level she'd sink to--the trap she'd set to make that happen.
And like an idiot I walked right into it.
And it's a mistake I'm going to have to pay for the rest of my life.
This is a 21,000 word (85 page) prequel to TRAPPED
Other books in the series:
Trapped (Includes the prequel, The Trap and Christmas Bonus short)
Played (Erin & Josh) - TBA
Connecting series: Unforgettable You
Only For You (Book 1) - Olivia & Zach
All Over You (Book 2) - Rebecca & Scott
Always Been You (Book 3) - April & Troy
Forever With You (Emily & Graham) - Sep 12, 2017