Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…
Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author smart and sassy romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.
Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. If you'd like to be notified when her next book is available, visit her website at www.carolinelinden.com to sign up for her newsletter.
Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. She now lives in Vermont. Her historical romances published by Avon include the popular Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and The Wild Quartet. She contributed to the anthologies At the Duke’s Wedding and Christmas in the Duke’s Arms. The Best Laid Planner, which allowed her to use her lifelong knowledge of English roads, pubs, and kitchen appliances, is her first contemporary romance. She always has the most fun working with The Lady Authors. Visit her website at ww.mirandaneville.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter.
Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Romances of the Year, and How to Marry a Highlander, 2014 finalist for the prestigious RITA® Award. She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of history, she writes romance because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit www.KatharineAshe.com.
Approximately 140 pages.
All novellas previously published.
A STUDY IN SCANDAL
Lady Samantha Lennox is fleeing an arranged marriage when she finds herself lost, accosted, and almost drowned, only to be rescued by a handsome artist … who makes her start dreaming of happily-ever-after. A Scandalous novella.
THE SECRET OF MY SEDUCTION
A sensible spinster with a scandalous secret. A rakish businessman with a taste for risk—and pleasure. One very indecent proposal that won't remain secret or 'just business' for long. The final chapter in the Scandalous series
A FASHIONABLE AFFAIR
Felicity Dawkins is determined to save her family's dressmaking shop. The Earl of Carmarthen is determined to tear it down. But the attraction that sparks between them might upend all their plans … Originally published in Dressed to Kiss.
WHEN I MET MY DUCHESS
Everyone expects the Duke of Wessex's wedding to be the society event of the Season. But when the duke meets his future bride's sister, he realizes he's about to marry the wrong woman … and his wedding is about to become the scandal of the year. Originally published in At the Duke's Wedding.
It was a most coveted invitation—a glittering ball attended by all the important people of the ton. But Mariah, a ravishing beauty thought by all to be the catch of the season, never expected to find true love amid the shadows. The mysterious man she meets there ignites a passion within her she never thought possible. When he starts a clandestine midnight courtship in her bedroom, Mariah is scandalized—and enthralled.
From a man who knows just what he desires . . .
Harry Sinclair is a man of secrets who would do anything to protect those in his charge. But when he lays eyes on the stunning Mariah, duty and desire collide. Though every man in London lusts for her, he knows the fiery attraction between them is unparalleled. But in a world where trust can turn to treason and scandal can topple the throne, Harry and Mariah will fight a perilous fight for their precious love—and their lives.
Margaret de Lacey has accepted her unmarried statewith dignity, if not delight. She had no suitors when she wasyoung and starry-eyed, though regrettably poor,and it’s unlikely any man will court her now that she’s older,wiser, and still just as penniless. Until, that is,her brother unexpectedly inherits the dukedom of Durhamand settles an enormous dowry on her, making herthe most eligible heiress in town.
No gentleman in London is more in need of a wealthybride than Rhys Corwen, Earl of Dowling. He contrives anintroduction to Margaret because of her dowry, but sheswiftly sets him right: no fortune hunter will win her heart orher hand. Far from put off, Rhys is intrigued. Interested.Entranced. And soon the only thing he needsmore than Margaret’s fortune . . . is her love.
With One Night in London, the sensational Caroline Linden kicks off a wonderful new historical romance series about three brothers trying to protect their good names and their fortunes while finding true love. Readers of Elizabeth Boyle and Liz Carlyle will not be able to resist this tantalizing tale that has the middle son of a recently deceased English duke hoping to avoid scandal and ruin as he searches for the young wife his late father never divorced…and encounters instead a desperate beauty who needs his help to rescue an endangered child. Caroline Linden is a master of romantic adventure—as the RITA Award-nominated author has already proven with You Only Love Once, For Your Arms Only, and A View to a Kiss—and her ever-growing legion of fans will never forget this thrilling and sensuous One Night in London.
What happens in Bath stays in Bath—or not. Blame It on Bath is the second installment in Caroline Linden’s breathtaking new historical romance series, The Truth About the Duke, in which the three sons of the Duke of Durham, at risk of losing their inheritance, seek their fortunes…and, hopefully, love. Writing in a voice that will remind readers of Julia Quinn and Liz Carlyle, RITA Award-nominee Linden spins a wonderfully sensual yarn about a blackmailed nobleman facing the loss of his birthright and bent on revenge, and the willing heiress he intends to marry for her money—a lady who has loved him from afar for years.
Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love
Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.
Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.
But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…
“This is historical romance at its best.”
—All About Romance
A stately home in the English countryside seems the ideal place for a bad boy billionaire and his bride to tie the knot. Until the Internet fails. And the oven breaks. And paparazzi invade. And police crash the bachelorette party. And four unlikely couples discover that passion never waits for perfection, and happily ever after is just an “I do” away.
"Deliciously sexy… A trip to the contemporary side of romance with historical flare."
Catherine Bybee, New York Times best selling author of the Weekday Bride Series
The Best Laid Planner by Miranda Neville
Arwen Kilpatrick gets her big break when she’s hired to organize the wedding of an old friend—to a billionaire. Arwen doesn’t have time for romance, not even with the sexy hotel handyman, Harry Compton. But putting on the wedding of the year means dealing with one surprise after another, including the discovery that Harry is so much more than he seems.
Will You Be My Wi-Fi? by Caroline Linden
All Natalie Corcoran wants is peace and quiet while she writes her cookbook. The lavish wedding party at the hotel next door is driving her crazy—especially the sexy lawyer who wants her wi-fi password. But Archer Quinn is swamped with work and will do anything to convince her to take a chance on him… first with her wi-fi, then with her friendship, and then with more. But he only has a week to persuade her they'll be scrumptious together…
The Day It Rained Books by Katharine Ashe
Swept away by a mysterious benefactor to the wedding of the year, librarian Cali Blake is living a fairytale. The only thing missing is Prince Charming. Instead the guests include the last man she wants to see—her archenemy, millionaire playboy Piers Prescott. Piers is determined to conquer Cali’s resistance to him, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. As long as she can remember it’s just for one week, could he be the perfect wedding fling?
That Moment When You Fall In Love by Maya Rodale
Sassy reporter Roxanna Lane might be falling for her date, sexy media mogul Damien Knightly, who just happens to be her boss. But he ruins everything by asking her to report on her best friend’s wedding. Damien Knightly is definitely falling for Roxanna, but thanks to an impulsive wager he must choose between losing the crown jewel of his media empire...or the woman he loves.
She can pour tea, manage a household, and sew a modest gown. In short, Eleanor Caulfield is the perfect vicar's daughter. Yet there was a time when she'd risked everything for a black-eyed gypsy who left her brokenhearted. Now he stands before her—dark, virile, and ready to escort her on a journey to find the truth about her heritage.
Leaving eleven years ago should have given Taliesin freedom. Instead he's returned to Eleanor, determined to have her all to himself, tempting her with kisses and promising her a passion she's so long denied herself. But if he was infatuated before, he's utterly unprepared for what will happen when Eleanor decides to abandon convention—and truly live . . .
Joan Bennet s-a plictisit să stea pe margine la baluri timp de patru sezoane și doar să privească cu jind cuplurile care dansează. Mulțumită unor povestiri erotice incitante – și deopotrivă scandaloase –, și-a făcut o idee despre ceea ce pierde rămânând fată bătrână. Oare ar fi prea mult să-și dorească un mic flirt? Așa că se decide să îi facă o vizită fratelui ei pentru a-I smulge promisiunea că va participa la un bal a doua zi.
Însă lucrurile se schimbă când îl reîntâlnește pe prietenul din copilărie al fratelui ei, vicontele Tristan Burke, un bărbat care o înfurie și o fascinează deopotrivă. Dacă Joan, la cei 24 de ani, este aproape o fată bătrână, vicontele Burke este un crai, bine-cunoscut pentru aventurile și firea lui nonconformistă.
Lord Burke își dă seama de la început ce este Joan: o pacoste. Nu numai că este sora celui mai bun prieten al său, dar pare să-l prindă întotdeauna pe picior greșit. Singura problemă este că nu se poate opri să nu se gândească la cum ar arăta Joan fără rochiile oribile pe care le poartă sau cum este s-o sărute până o lasă fără suflare. Dar oricare dintre aceste gânduri l-ar putea costa statutul de celibatar, ceea ce ar fi de neconceput – sau poate că nu?
Felicity Dawkins is determined to save her dress shop, Madame Follette's, from ruin. Times and styles have changed, but the upcoming coronation of King George IV is just the opportunity she needs to bring it back into vogue.
Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen, also has big plans for Follette's dress shop: he intends to tear it down to make way for the grand new boulevard he's building. All he has to do is persuade Felicity…
She won't sell. He won't be denied. But the attraction that sparks between them every time they meet might upend all their plans…
Originally published in Dressed to Kiss
Then he disappeared without a word . . .
The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again—
In a dark alleyway—
In a drenching rain—
In a chase with the police—
Can she fall again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?
All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society's mean girls.
All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.
Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton's scheming maidens all competing for a prince's hand in marriage, Ravenna's worst nightmare has come true.
Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.
When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they're perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor's not about to let Ravenna escape until he's gotten what he desires . . .