But that hasn't stopped the roguish Crispin, Viscount Dale, and the impetuous Lady Henrietta Seldon from waging their own battle … of the heart. Every stray glance, every chance encounter threatens to reveal the secret passion that keeps drawing them together.
But finally, after years of flirting with disaster …
Crispin and Henrietta find themselves locked in a wine cellar, and now there is no denying the love and loyalties that have lured them in and torn them apart time and time again. Will this one last chance—this tempting night of desire—ignite a fire that will never be extinguished, no matter the price?
Inferior and seduction are bitter tasting words...
How could Caro love and hate the same man? How could she be foolish enough to harbour that love for years; to hide herself away from the world because of her embarrassment over her failure to be loved in return? Because she is a fool...
Yet Rob Marlow sees not that but courage in her, and this beautiful young man, who gives her back the strength she's lost is someone she longs to cling to for the physical comfort she has missed since the end of her marriage.
Integrity, idealism and honour are at the heart of Rob Marlow, and yet he knows that perhaps pride is his weakness, but he thought it his only possible weakness until he spends a summer with his sister and discovers a new addiction, Caro, his brother-in-law's dependent sister.
A gorgeously romantic book in the Regency romance series, The Marlow Family Secrets.
Fiercely independent, Lady Violet Rimes, the merry widow, has played the ton, dangling men from leashes like a pack of adoring hounds, always the one in control. Never has a man toyed with her.
An idle, attractive, rake, Lord Geoffrey Sparks has had little to do other than enjoy life. He has let Violet play her games for months without complaint: he likes her company – and admittedly her bed.
But in recent months things have changed between them. He likes her for who she is and not simply the notorious widow. He thought his feelings were returned, but now she has suddenly vanished without a word...
Heartbreaker or heartbroken?
Don’t miss the other novels in the series,
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
The Passionate Love of a Rake
The Scandalous Love of a Duke
The Lost Love of a Soldier
USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee delights readers with the first in a vibrant, saucy Regency romances series.
Mellie Smithson has a plan...
Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating-although admittedly handsome-guest of her father. Unwilling to settle, Mellie will do anything to escape to London...
Trevor Anaedsley has a problem...
Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until he gets engaged. Beset by creditors, Trevor escapes to the country-ostensibly to visit his old tutor Mr. Smithson-where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him-but will this fake engagement go as Trevor and Mellie plan? Or will they find that even the best laid plans often go awry?Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!
Rakes and Rogues Series:
50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Book 1)
One Rogue at a Time (Book 2)
The Richer the Rogue (Book 3)
Praise for 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake:
"Lee creates a wonderful read full of madness and mayhem..." -RT Book Reviews, 41⁄2 Stars
"With its wonderfully whimsical characters and fanciful plot, Lee's latest...is tailor-made for readers who like their Regency-set historicals served up with plenty of frothy fun." -Booklist
"Full of witty banter and steamy love scenes, Lee will keep you entranced until the very end." -Historical Romance Lover, 5 Stars
A Flawed Jewel: Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?
Saved by My Blackguard: Together Paul and Evelyn rely on each other to survive the raging storm, villainous pirates, and a little bit of culture shock. Can they get past each other’s differences and learn to trust each other and find love.
Forever My Earl: Hannah Knight dreams of a happy-ever-after in the arms of the man she loves, but war has kept them apart. Garrick, the Earl of Manchester returns home; however, love is the last thing on his mind. Can two lost souls find their way back to each other?
When an Earl Turns Wicked: Jonas Parker, the Earl of Harrington has no intention of ever marrying. He enjoys living unencumbered by the responsibility of a family and has been on his own since he was a young man. Nothing will alter the course he’s set for himself. Lady Marian Lindsay wants to be a physician and she’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish her goal, even coerce one of her father’s young compatriots into taking her to a house party. Propriety must be met at all costs because Jonas refuses to be wed at the end of Marian’s expedition…
Extra! Extra! Read all about it ... In THE GOSSIP OF AN EARL, The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity—that of Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler. While attending a garden party as Fennington, he meets and falls in love with Lady Emelia. The attraction is mutual, for despite knowing better, she allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow. Who will know but them? Why, Mr. Pepperidge, of course! Desperate to spend more time with Emelia, Fennington employs a bit of blackmail to force Emelia to meet with him. Disguised as Mr. Pepperidge, he insists she provide him the on-dit she hears in Mayfair parlors. That, or he'll print the news of her kiss with the earl in The Tattler! With mistaken identities ruling the reports in the rag and a new Gossip Goddess sharing news of obscure aristocrats, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love gossip?
When a widow just out of mourning returns to her position as a operative with the Foreign Office, she's assigned to help another spy regain his abilities after his experience with the horrors of war. What she doesn't know is that he's been assigned to her for an entirely different reason. Deception and intrigue highlight THE ENIGMA OF A WIDOW, a sensual tale of two spies with the same insane assignment—each other.
Nothing makes a man more lonely than his secrets. The same might be said for women. THE SECRETS OF A VISCOUNT finds Godfrey, Viscount Thorncastle, with a secret he’d rather not tell anyone, including the woman for whom he has held a candle for over twenty years. Elise, the widow of Lord Lancaster, has had enough of marriage, but pining for the chance at motherhood, she may just have to consider Godfrey’s proposal. If he can just get it right. The man has some preconceived notions about his true love, none of which are true. But then, she has some of the same notions about him. And none of them are real! Misunderstandings must be overcome in this sensual tale of secrets and numbers.
"Regency Romance with a modern sensibility
I love Regency Romance, but I adore Tessa Candle’s books. She never fails to deliver an action-packed romp through London and the English countryside, featuring unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. And there’s always tea. Very hot tea."
–Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author
The mysterious and desperate Widow Colling is not all she seems. She is not even the Widow Colling. But she can hardly be blamed for assuming false identities: it is the only thing keeping her alive.
Her mission is simple. She must only avoid detection, dodge the merciless pursuit of the most notorious madam in London, and stay alive until her twenty-first year. Then she can get her life back—or at least make a new one for herself, perhaps even have the home she has always longed for.
The interfering marquess-next-door is not making it easy for her, however. He is determined to find her out, and she will do anything to evade him, including hiding in plain sight, right beneath his patrician nose. This subterfuge may conceal her face, but it exposes her heart. When she discovers she no longer wishes to hide, will she risk revealing herself to him and put her future happiness, her very life, under his power?
Frobisher, the self-indulgent Marquess of Fenimore, is also not all he seems. A resolute bachelor, he poses as a dour woman-hating curmudgeon to repel the incessant onslaught of ruthless debutantes and pushy mothers. But going into hiding at his country estate leaves him utterly bored.
The case of the vanishing widow presents a charming diversion. He loves a mystery and secretly cannot resist the allure of the one woman who decidedly does not want his attention. When he discovers the heroine behind the mask, she will challenge his own identity and shatter all his pretenses. But will she also shatter his heart with one final deception and the ultimate disappearing act?
Three Masks and a Marquess is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 3 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.
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