Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….
Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.
Cum să-ți recucerești soțul înstrăinat și să scapi de datorii în patru pași extrem de provocatori și uimitor de plăcuți:
1. Află secretele intime ale celei mai bune curtezane din Londra.
2. Prefă-te că ești chiar tu o curtezană, cu numele de Juliet Leighton.
3. Călătorește spre Veneția și localizează-ți soțul.
4. Sedu-ți bărbatul, concepe-i un urmaș, și voilà – ți-ai asigurat viitorul!
Pentru Julia, ducesa de Colton, acest joc nu poate să dea greș. Până la urmă, soțul ei nu s-a deranjat nici măcar să dea ochii cu ea în opt ani întregi, din ziua nunții lor organizate în grabă, când ea avea doar frageda vârstă de șaisprezece ani. Dar ceea ce începe ca un flirt seducător se transformă repede în pasiune mistuitoare, iar sentimentul este reciproc. Este oare posibil ca bărbatul cu care s-a măritat ducesa curtezană să se dovedească a fi iubirea vieții ei?
Joanna Shupe a avut un debut fulminant cu seria „Minciuni periculoase“, impunându-se ca una dintre cele mai bune noi scriitoare de historical romance. Valoarea romanelor sale a fost confirmată prin câștigarea premiului Golder Heart din partea Asociației Scriitorilor de Romane de Dragoste din America.
Born into one of New York’s most respected families, William Sloane is a railroad baron who has all the right friends in all the right places. But no matter how much success he achieves, he always wants more. Having secured his place atop the city’s highest echelons of society, he’s now setting his sights on a political run. Nothing can distract him from his next pursuit—except, perhaps, the enchanting con artist he never saw coming . . .
Ava Jones has eked out a living the only way she knows how. As “Madame Zolikoff,” she hoodwinks gullible audiences into believing she can communicate with the spirit world. But her carefully crafted persona is nearly destroyed when Will Sloane walks into her life—and lays bare her latest scheme. The charlatan is certain she can seduce the handsome millionaire into keeping her secret and using her skills for his campaign—unless he’s the one who’s already put a spell on her . . .
Raves for Magnate
“Original and captivating . . . Complex and layered.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
“An engaging romance.” — Library Journal, Starred
“A sexually charged, intense, poignant and powerfully written love story.” —RT Book Reviews
“A beautiful romance . . . Sexy and clever.” —The Washington Post
As owner of a well-respected national newspaper, Calvin Cabot has the means to indulge his capricious taste for excess—and the power to bring the upper crust of society to its knees. So when a desperate heiress from his past begs for his help, Calvin agrees . . . as long as she promises to stay out of his way. Except, like the newsman, this willful beauty always gets what she wants . . .
Lillian Davies lives a life brimming with boundless parties, impressive yachts, and exotic getaways. But when her brother disappears, Lily knows that blood runs thicker than champagne and she’ll spare nothing to bring him back alive. Unfortunately, the only man who can help her is the one she never wanted to see again. Can Lily keep Calvin at arm’s length long enough to save her brother and protect her name . . . even when the tenacious powerbroker turns out to be absolutely irresistible?
Raves for Magnate
“Original and captivating.”—Publishers Weekly
“Intense, poignant, and powerfully written.” —RT Book Reviews
“Engaging . . . opulent.” —Library Journal
Nineteen New York Times, USA Today, internationally bestselling, and award-winning historical romance authors bring you scenes from their books, all of which feature a much-loved theme: characters with hidden identities.
Discover a new beloved author! Each excerpt is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night. Escape to Regency London, Renaissance Paris, the Highlands of Scotland, Stuart and Victorian England, turn-of-the-century New York, the Old West, and more! Among these samples from nineteen historical romance novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite!
This ebook contains scenes from…
Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley
Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold by Terry Irene Blain
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna
A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua
A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans
Miss Farrow’s Feathers by Susan Gee Heino
The Seducer by Madeline Hunter
Marrying Miss Shylo by Sharon Ihle
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson
The Scarred Heir by Denise Patrick
Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley
My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts
Much Ado about Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
Amber by Lauren Royal
The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe
Fortune’s Pride by Michele Stegman
Lachlan’s Revenge by R.L. Syme
Against the Wind by Regan Walker
A Marquess for Christmas by Vivienne Westlake
They call her Lady Unlucky…
With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.
Or is it Lady Irresistible?
Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.
When a series of onsite “accidents” make it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…
A rabble rouser for justice, Sophie’s latest mission is to fight for the rights of the poor, the wretched—and the employees at Madame Hartley’s brothel. She’s not concerned about the criminals who will cross her path, for Sophie has mastered the art of deception—including the art of wearing trousers. Now her fate is in her own hands, along with a loaded gun. All she needs is instruction on how to shoot it. But only one person can help her: Lord Quint, the man who broke her heart years ago. The man she won’t let destroy her again…
The last thing Damien Beecham, Viscount Quint, needs is an intrusion on his privacy, especially from the beautiful, exasperating woman he’s never stopped wanting. A woman with a perilously absurd request, no less! For Damien is fighting a battle of his own, one he wishes to keep hidden—along with his feelings for Lady Sophia. Yet that fight is as hopeless as stopping her outlandish plan. Soon all Quint knows for certain is that he will die trying to protect her…
How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...
1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan.
2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton.
3. Travel to Venice and locate said husband.
4. Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voila, your future is secure!
For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a ruse promises to be foolproof. After all, her husband has not bothered to lay eyes on her in eight years, since their hasty wedding day when she was only sixteen. But what begins as a tempestuous flirtation escalates into full-blown passion--and the feeling is mutual! Could the man the Courtesan Duchess married actually turn out to be the love of her life?