Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.
A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.
London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers . . . being perfectly scandalous together.
Lord Oliver Stonendon, or Stone Heart, as the ton refers him, flirts with every debutante. He's handsome, rich, and quite a catch, but he hasn't proposed—not since Katharine Daltry flatly refused him five years ago. To Katharine, he hasn't changed one farthing from the arrogant, selfish young man he once was.
Katharine prefers to avoid balls, masquerades, and other fripperies of the season, and hones her painting skills at home instead. But when Katharine's country relations come to London for the first time, their ignorance leads to scandal. Katharine steps in to fight the gossips, and Lord Stonendon sees the chance to aid her cause. As they find themselves spending more time together, Katharine starts to realize he may not be the man she thought he was.Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!
Praise for The Bride Insists:
"Perfectly delightful Regency romance....Remarkably executed."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"Deft writing, an engaging cast of characters, a charming plot, and just the right amount of sensuality."—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Too Wicked to LoveHe is Ethan Sinclair, the Earle of Chasebourne, the most notorious rogue in all of England. She is Miss Jane Mayhew, the keen-witted spinster Ethan had never even noticed. But when Jane discovers his love child abandoned on her doorstep, she is determined to see him face responsibility.If it weren't for the baby she claims is his, Ethan would have nothing to do with her. The last thing he wants is to become involved with the prim and proper Jane. But sometimes, the last thing you want is the one thing you need.
Richard Heartly has exiled himself from society since the war, plotting his revenge for a terrible betrayal. A masked ball at Thorncliff Manor is intended to be a brief diversion. Instead, he encounters a fascinating young woman as entranced by the music as he is. He can’t reveal his identity to Lady Mary. But her siren song keeps drawing him back, and their clandestine meetings could be hazardous to his plan—and to her virtue . . .
Avoiding an unwanted marriage was easy when Lady Mary was ignored by the ton. Thanks to her dazzling appearance at the masquerade, she’s a wallflower no longer. Eligible suitors abound, yet the only man she wants is the brooding, seductive companion who keeps his face hidden. A man who tempts her to disclose her own shocking secret, one that could divide them forever . . .