Diane Gaston's dream job had always been to write romance novels. One day she dared to pursue that dream and has never looked back. Her books have won Romance's highest honours: the RITA Award, the National Readers Choice Award, Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, and Golden Heart. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three very ordinary house cats. Diane loves to hear from readers and friends. Visit her website at: http://dianegaston.com
Raphe Matthews hasn’t stepped foot in polite circles since a tragedy left his once-noble family impoverished and in debt. The bare-knuckle boxer has spent the last fifteen years eking out an existence for himself and his two sisters. But when a stunning reversal of fortune lands Raphe the title of Duke of Huntley, he’s determined to make a go of becoming a proper lord, but he’ll need a little help, and his captivating neighbor might be just the woman for the job…
After her sister’s scandalous match, Lady Gabriella knows the ton’s eyes are on her. Agreeing to tutor the brutish new duke can only lead to ruin. Although she tries to control her irresistible attraction to Raphe, every day she spends with him only deepens her realization that this may be the one man she cannot do without. And as scandal threatens to envelop them both, she must decide if she can risk everything for love with a most unlikely duke.
She’d been arrested? Mia couldn’t believe what was happening to her! How could the police accuse her of killing her ex-fiancé?! She was a kindergarten teacher! But here she was, standing in front of the judge, her eyes wide with fear and confusion.
Into this chaos strode the largest, most handsome man she’d ever seen in her life! Ash Thorpe stepped into the courtroom and took charge, not just of her defense but of Mia’s heart. He was funny, kind, intelligent and charming. He had but one flaw in Mia’s eyes: he thought she was a murderer!
How could she have lost her heart to a man who didn’t trust her? Her life had been so simple twenty-four hours ago. Now she was confused and lost in a sea of insanity that only got more crazy by the minute. And the only man who made sense, who helped her wade through the complicated judicial system, didn’t believe in her.
Ash had a thorny problem. It wasn’t enough that he was trying to navigate the dangerous waters of a murder trial, he was falling in love with his client! To give in to his urges would be an unforgivable breach of ethics, but so would be giving less than his best! Ash and his team were running a mile a minute trying to come up with a strong defense, but his concentration was suffering from the emotional and physical responses that Mia’s presence created. He might be able to save her in court, but would he lose her from his life?
Enjoy His Captive Lover - book one in The Thorpe Brothers Series!
This box set includes a mix of great love stories about marriage:
A RING FROM A MARQUESS by Christine Merrill
The de Bryun Sisters
Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, sees Margot de Bryun as perfect marriage materialâ€"until a stolen family ruby is traced to her jewelry shop. Infuriated, Stephen demands she become his mistress…
BOUND BY DUTY by Diane Gaston
The Scandalous Summerfields
When Tess Summerfield is discovered sheltering in Marc Glenville's arms, only marriage can silence the scandal. Marc's work tears him away, but reunited years later, can they rekindle their flame?
PROMISED BY POST by Katy Madison
Wild West Weddings
When Anna O'Malley becomes a mail-order bride she hopes to find security by marrying a wealthy ranch owner. Instead she finds herself entranced by Daniel Werner—her fiancé's brother!
FROM WALLFLOWER TO COUNTESS by Janice Preston
Most girls would dream of marriage to the dashing Earl of Stanton, darling of the ton. For plain Lady Felicity Weston, who is used to being ignored, it's a terrifying prospect!
Look for Box Set 2 of 2 for more timeless stories from Harlequin® Historical!
Lord Devlin, fils cadet du riche marquis de Heronvale, profite d'un séjour à Londres pour se rendre chez lord Farley, un lord dévoyé dont l'hôtel particulier abrite un tripot. Il gagne et se voit offrir en récompense une jeune beauté très convoitée par les clients du lieu, la mystérieuse miss M. Il en tombe amoureux fou et forme aussitôt le projet de l'arracher, ainsi que sa petite fille de trois ans, à sa triste condition. Mais l'argent lui manque pour les faire vivre, et les dispositions testamentaires de son père prévoient qu'il n'entrera en possession de son héritage qu'à l'unique condition d'épouser une femme de son rang...