“Whenever I’m asked which of my characters is my favorite, the answer always is Phadra Abbott. I love her scarves, her toe rings, and her desire to live life to its fullest.”—Cathy Maxwell
As stubborn as she is beautiful, Phadra Abbott will not be deterred when she sets her mind on something. The headstrong heiress has decided to track down her spendthrift explorer father—and nothing is going to stand in her way…not even her handsome, but oh, so stuffy guardian Grant Morgan.
Though strong and level-headed, Grant has watched his well ordered life go disastrously awry since he first tried to arrange the irrepressible Miss Abbott's future. And now he has no choice but to accompany Phadra on her latest misadventure—for it's not only his sworn duty that compels him, but a raging, newly born desire to hold his maddening, enchanting adversary in his arms ..and love her for all time.
Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Contact Cathy at email@example.com or the old-fashioned way at PO Box 484, Buda, TX. 78610.
He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance.
And they played for the ultimate prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.
Marry the local vicar—a stodgy man with six impossible children. Never! Deborah Percival is determined to discover passion in a man’s arms, not duty in a dull marriage. And when she becomes stranded at a countryside inn, tantalizing Anthony Aldercy, the Earl of Burnell, offers her the chance to fulfill her dreams. Deborah knows she should say no—but how can she resist?
The earl is determined to repair his reputation—and a marriage to a demure high-born lady of the ton will do this—but he cannot deny Deborah’s charms. Her lush curves tease his senses, while her delicious honesty touches his heart. But when she disappears, he’s desperate, so he searches all of London to find her, refusing to rest until he brings her into his life—and his arms—again.
Perhaps Deborah is not the only one being tempted…
Sheepish and repentant, James arrives on Caroline's doorstep to make amends— unaware that the young widow and her eccentric aunt are intent on retaliation. James merely meant to seduce a bewitching minx and have done with it—and, suddenly, he's a kidnapped prisoner in Caroline's cellar. But most shocking of all, James realizes that he has no desire whatsoever to be free—for the audacious Caroline has inflamed his senses, destroyed his reason . . . and completely captured his heart.