For as long as she could remember, Bertie had lived her life by following signs and had comfort in knowing that whatever her choices through life she would always be on the right path if she followed her signs.
But now, when she had the most important decision to make in her life, the signs only sent her into a whirl of confusion. All pointed towards her setting her sights on a very nice gentleman whom she liked very much but the problem was that her heart secretly longed for another. How could the signs possibly be wrong? Was it time for her to stop looking for signs and follow her heart instead? Bertie didn’t know if she could do it.
*Originally published by Avon Books under the title Stolen Splendor.
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Contemporary Romantic Suspense
One of Daphne Wade's guilty pleasures is to watch the Duke of Tremore as he works, shirtless, on the excavation site of his ducal estate. Anthony Courtland is by far the most exciting and handsome man she has ever known, and she dreams of one day being able to speak with him without getting tongue tied. Anthony, meanwhile, only sees Daphne as a hard worker on his excavation team. He considers her a plain young lady and says so in a careless remark to a friend, unaware that Daphne is outside the library door, her heart shattering to pieces. So Daphne decides she will not be so silly any longer. She begins to be tutored in the social graces, forcing Anthony to see the beauty who has been right in front of his eyes.
His Every Kiss
Dylan Moore is slowly going insane. It has been five years since the accident that took away everything he held dear...five years since he felt anything other than despair and loss. But at a ball, he easily sees through the disguise of a young woman posing as a male musician. But unlike other females he has encountered, she refuses to succumb to his charms and leaves him wanting more. But another surprise awaits Dylan that night, for upon his return home, he is informed of a visitor - eight-year-old Isabel, his daughter. Grace Chevel knows all about Dylan Moore, an arrogant fellow with a wicked reputation who seems to be squandering his wealth while someone like her struggles to put food in her belly. She refuses to be one of Dylan's conquests, but when he proposes she become a governess to his new-found daughter, she can't resist. And now, Dylan has a thing or two to learn when it comes to women, because both Grace and Isabel are about to wreak sweet havoc on his life, as the wall around Dylan's heart comes crumbling down with the power of love.
The Marriage Bed
Everyone in society knows that the marriage of Lord and Lady Hammond is an unhappy one. Everyone knows they have barely spoken to one another in over nine years. But what no-one in society knows are the reasons why ...Lady Viola Courtland was a romantic and impulsive young girl when she fell instantly in love with the handsome and dashing Viscount Hammond. Unbeknownst to Viola, John Hammond had already given his heart to the only woman he would ever love—his cousin's wife—but he was in dire financial straits and desperately needed to marry a wealthy heiress. In Viola, he thought he had found the perfect woman—beautiful and rich with a sweet nature. But Viola was neither practical nor sensible when it came to marriage, for she fully expected her husband to love her and was determined to settle for nothing less. Soon, however, John's secret was unwittingly revealed, but by then they were married and it was too late. Until one day, John finally came to his senses and prayed it wasn't too late to win back the love of his very own wife.
She's No Princess
A Royal Pain...The illegitimate daughter of a prince and a notorious courtesan, Lucia has been confined to schools and convents for most of her life. But that hasn't stopped her from causing one scandal after another. Exasperated, her royal father decides that his exquisite hellion of a daughter must be married immediately. And Sir Ian Moore, Britain's most proper diplomat, is the perfect man to choose her a groom. Diplomacy, not matchmaker, is Ian's forte, but he vows to get Lucia married off as soon as possible so that he may return to his real duties. Yet, despite an abundance of very eager, worthwhile candidates, none is a match for Lucia's spirit and fire. And the more time Ian spends with the infuriating beauty, the more reluctant he is to marry her off. Could it be that he has already found Lucia the perfect husband...and it is Ian himself?
Captain Thomas Glanville will be damned if he's going to hand the cross over now that he finally has the means to buy a ship of his own. He may be at the mercy of a fiery woman who will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, but Catherine has no idea who she's dealing with—and Thomas has his own means of charming a woman into his mercy and his bed...
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* His Pirate Seductress
But Faith Downing isn't happy to see Nathanial. In his absence, his younger sisters have ignited the chain of hysteria that resulted in twenty deaths—including Faith's aunt, to whom Nathanial owed his life. Yet through her acrimony, Faith can't prevent herself from responding to the man Nathanial has become, handsome and kind. A man who kindles something in her that speaks of sin.
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* An Unexpected Sin
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A holiday to England, new places, new faces - it was just what Julianna Edwards needed to liven up her ordinary life. But that holiday becomes a nightmare when she finds herself transported two hundred years into the past. With no idea how she had time travelled and even less idea how she was going to get back home, Julianna must learn to blend into this strange new world while continuing to search for answers.
But as the weeks turn into months with no answers forthcoming, Julianna must face her worst fear of being stuck in the past forever. How was she gong to survive life in the nineteenth century with no home and no money? Charming and handsome William Winston may hold the answers to her problems - but could she really give up all hope of ever returning home?
Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end to any chance of rest. Though he christens her Jetta, she knows nothing of her real identity, save that someone is trying to kill her. As she recovers, it will not be easy for Aulay to protect her and keep her honor intact when she mistakenly believes they are man and wife…
Jetta sees beyond Aulay’s scars to the brave, loyal warrior she’s proud to call her own. But as the attempts on her life grow more brazen, Jetta realizes that not all is as she believes. And if Aulay is not her husband, can she trust the desire flaring in his eyes, or his promise to defend her with his life?
Imperious and handsome, Sir Gaden Brehnt is on a mission to overthrow King James. Brehnt has made many enemies by joining sides with the usurper. Enemies that now threaten the lives and safety of those he cares about.
Jocelyn Chambers is beautiful, stubborn and fiercely independent. She has her life planned out before her, and her plans do not include losing her freedom to the dictates of a husband. But when she tries to save her friend from a disastrous betrothal, she comes face to face with Gaden, a man who turns her ordered world upside down.
Thrown together when she becomes an unwilling pawn in Sir Gaden’s mission, Jocelyn resists his arrogant authority as she is drawn deeper into his dangerous world. But she soon finds she has another battle to contend with – her traitorous heart as she becomes irresistibly drawn to this dark-haired knight.Everything is at risk: her life, her reputation, and, above all, her heart.
West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.
Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?
Only the devil’s daughter knows…
Samantha very much dislikes arrogant men and takes every opportunity to put them in their place. The rogue pirate, Jake Belconnen, is no exception. But when circumstances place them in close proximity on his ship for several weeks, she finds it harder to maintain her dislike.
The last thing Jake needs is a passenger on his cargo ship. When that passenger turns out to be Samantha, the most obnoxious woman he has ever met, a woman who is determined to think the worst of him, sparks fly.
When Samantha’s life is placed in peril and it becomes a race against time to save her, Jake soon realises he has another fight on his hands – his growing affection for this spitfire. Torn between the only life he has ever known and his love for this woman, he must make the biggest decision of his life …. but would it be the right one.