Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected . . . but just might be exactly what he needs.
Perhaps it was his devotion to his ward, Miss Josie Storm, the irresistible little minx he'd rescued from gypsy captors. Who'd have guessed such a tragic waif would become such a beautiful lady?
With suitors lined up offering for Josie'shand, "Don Juan" Devenish was suddenly feeling less like a parent and more like a jealous lover! A situation Miss Josie Storm found most agreeable indeed!
"If you are not already an avid Veryan fan, she can become addictive."
St. John Fotheringay-Phipps has nearly
forgotten who he truly is. As the dashing, amusing dandy known to all in
society as Fungy, he has hidden himself behind a mask of merriment.
But he is reminded that there are pleasures beyond society -- when he finds
himself feeling responsible for the innocently lovely and fiercely
intellectual Rose, the daughter of a famed archaeologist, and her charming, if
socially inept, family.
Rose Grace knows that she cannot gamble with her future. She has
suddenly been thrust into the role of mother to her two young sisters,
companion to her brilliant, distracted father --and family savior. She
needs to do the right thing -- to forget her own desires and
quickly find a wealthy husband before the creditors come beating
at their door. Then why is she distracted by the foppishly handsome Fungy,
who seems so very irresponsible and pleasure-loving? Surely he's the last
person whose advice she should follow!
They call him the Duke of Ruin.
To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.
Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.
Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.
When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.
Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?
And a two-legged dog.
And a foul-mouthed parrot.
And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .
Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.
Not if he ruins her first.
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
His terms are simple:
- They will be husband and wife by night only.
- No lights, no kissing.
- No questions about his battle scars.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
- They will have dinner together every evening.
- With conversation.
- And unlimited teasing.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…