Vowing never to fall prey to something as foolish and impractical as love, the sinfully handsome Duke of Worthe has long been regarded as one of London’s most profligate rakes. However, entering into a scandalous liaison with the sister of his closest friend is not something even he would consider, despite her breathtaking allure and his fierce, overwhelming desire to possess her. Or so he thought…
Raised by four doting older brothers, and possessing a reckless streak as bold as her fiery red curls, Scarlett McPhearson has long been accustomed to getting what she wants. After becoming acquainted with Alec Weston, the most sought-after bachelor in England, she discovers something she wants more than anything she has ever wanted before, to capture the heart of the man she has come to adore. Willingly surrendering her innocence to a man who offers her passion beyond her wildest dreams, but no false promises of happily ever after, Scarlett will risk pain, sorrow and devastating heartache to win his everlasting love...
Original Publication Date: 8/1/2012
To secure the wellbeing of her beloved family, Melody Settrington agrees to marry Charles Cavendish, the elderly Earl of Edgington, despite her reservations. However, the innocent young beauty has no idea what her new husband will demand of her once they are legally wed. It isn’t long however, before Melody discovers that the widowed earl had a purpose in choosing her for his bride, the daughter of an impoverished country baron. Impotent and childless, Charles is in desperate need of an heir, in addition to someone he can force into going along with the heinous scheme he has concocted.
Gavin Montrose, son of the wealthy Duke of Rutherford, is as charming as he is handsome. However, unbeknownst to him, he is also the man Charles Cavendish has selected to father his heir. Abducted from the grounds of his family’s country estate, he awakens to find himself in the midst of a nightmare. Assuming that he has been abducted for ransom, Gavin is stunned to learn of his mysterious abductor’s true purpose. To gain his freedom and protect his family from harm, he must father a child he will never meet, with a woman whose name he will never know and whose face he will never see.
Desperate to safeguard the people they love, both Melody and Gavin have no choice but to go along with the insanity that has been forced upon them or suffer the unbearable consequences. Compelled to meet in absolute darkness in the bedchamber of an isolated cottage, their identities a fiercely guarded secret, they will develop a bond neither of them had anticipated and discover a passion more powerful than either of them could have possibly imagined. But dare they call it love?
Years later, when fate intervenes and Gavin and Melody’s paths inadvertently cross…
When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?
Much to his aggravation, the wickedly handsome Duke of Sethe, is wanted by every husband-hunting, title-chasing female in the country, or so it seems. Twice betrayed by women he loved, Nicholas Leighton is no longer the gullible young fool he was in his youth. Having grown cold and cynical, as well as older and wiser, he has vowed to never again allow another woman to affect him emotionally, for he has learned his lessons and learned them well. So, when the breathtakingly lovely Ashleigh St. John suddenly and unexpectedly enters his life, as well as his home, he is determined to keep the alluring interloper at an emotional and physical distance. Unfortunately, he quickly discovers that some things are easier said than done.
Reckless and daring, Ashleigh St. John is an unconventional young lady with the heart of a hopeless romantic. When she meets Nicholas Leighton she knows she has met the man of her dreams, but unfortunately, the man of her dreams seems bound and determined to keep her at a distance, hiding behind a self-erected wall of cool detachment and calculated indifference. Willing to do almost anything to break through the intractable barriers that guard his heart, she will willingly surrender her innocence and time and again risk her ravaged heart to ultimately win his trust, and more importantly his love.
The Reformed Rakes Series:
Book 1 – Until You (Nicholas)
Book 2 – You, and Only You (Alex)
Book 3 – When Only a Rake Will Do (Brendon)
(Although these books are part of a series, each can be read as a stand alone novel.)
Publication Date: 6/1/2012
Taking a week off from her internship at the Denver Art Museum, twenty-two-year-old Brooklyn Foster is headed up to her family’s private cabin near Vail, Colorado for a little rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, she isn’t aware that her brother-in-law, an all-pro defensive lineman, has already offered the use of the cabin to his friend and former teammate, Ryan Landry, the drop-dead gorgeous NFL superstar she’s had a not-so-secret crush on since she was a teenager. As luck would have it, he is also the same man who rebuffed her youthful advances four years earlier, after she ineptly attempted to seduce him in one of the most humiliating moments of her life, and much to her dismay, the same man who can still start her heart racing with only a smile.
Temporarily sidelined from his position as one of the most-celebrated wide receivers in the NFL due to a mild concussion, Ryan Landry eagerly accepted his close friend Wade Calloway’s offer to rest and recuperate at his cabin in the Rocky Mountains, unaware that he wouldn’t be the only one making use of the luxurious retreat. But when Wade’s sister-in-law, the lovely Brooklyn Foster arrives unexpectedly, he can’t deny that spending the next week with the tempting young beauty holds a great deal more appeal than it should. And all too soon, and despite the warning bells ringing in his head, Ryan realizes that keeping his hands off of his temporary roommate isn’t going to be easy, for it is glaringly apparent that Brooklyn in no longer the off-limits, precocious teenager she once was.
Locked away from the outside world by a fierce winter blizzard, their passion for one another can no longer be denied and soon eclipses even the furious storm raging outside, leaving them both wondering what the future holds once they leave their perfect mountain hideaway.
Please note: This is a novella/short story.
When Britney Taylor is assigned to serve as NHL superstar Jake McCoy’s personal assistant, she is anything but pleased. Although most women would be overjoyed at the chance to spend two months with the drop-dead gorgeous hockey player at his luxurious cabin in Stanley, Idaho, she isn’t one of them. Haunted by the demons of her past, she’s spent the past four years hiding behind a protective wall she’s built around herself. But now, all that she’s done to protect herself is suddenly in jeopardy.
When the owner of the Minnesota Blades, determined to re-sign Jake for the upcoming season, offers him the temporary use of his personal secretary to get him through the off-season, it might have seemed like the perfect solution. That is, if the woman in question was anyone other than Ms. Britney Taylor, aka The Ice Queen. Her cool, almost frigid demeanor has earned her the unflattering nickname within the organization and from what Jake is able to tell, it’s a fitting title. Unfortunately, however, desperate times call for desperate measures.
What neither Britney nor Jake can anticipate, however, is what will happen once they arrive in Stanley. That a burgeoning friendship will slowly ignite into a passionate love affair that neither one of them ever saw coming.
As their time together draws to an end, Britney is faced with perhaps the most difficult decision of her life. To hold on to the man of her dreams and live the life she never thought possible, she will have to break free from the past and overcome the fears that threaten to crush her one shot at happiness. But can she…
Suddenly Jake, a man to whom everything in life has come easy, will have to fight for what he wants, the woman he loves, the woman he can’t imagine living without. But can he prove to her that he’s worth fighting for, or will her deeply-rooted fears destroy their chance at happily ever after…