The Illusions of Love is a romance, yes. But it is also a character study of a family that has somehow lost its way. It’s a coming-of-age story introducing Sarah Jane Trowbridge, a young woman whose romantic dreams clash with reality when her grandmother “buys” her a husband who clearly doesn’t want her. It’s the story of the moral dilemma of her new husband, Dante Muir, who struggles to reconcile what he’s always believed of himself with the cold-blooded bastard who agrees to marry in order to save the family estate.
Mostly, this is Sarah Jane’s story, her journey from timid dreamer to a woman in her own right, and what she learns along the way. Or, to hear Sarah Jane tell it:
Some people might be born to climb mountains, lead armies, or change the world. But most people could only do the best they could under the circumstances, living their lives as honestly as possible, hoping to make those they loved comfortable, helping those less fortunate, and trying not to hurt anyone else along the way.
Kasey Michaels began her career scribbling her stories on yellow legal pads while the family slept. She totally denies she chiseled them into flat rocks, but yes, she began her career a long time ago. Now Kasey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 110 books. Kasey has received four coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, three for historical romance, The Secrets of the Heart, The Butler Did It, and A Gentleman By Any Other Name, and for the contemporary romance Love To Love You Baby. She is a recipient of the RITA, a Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency era historical romances. She is an Honor Roll author in Romance Writers of America, Inc., and is a past president of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Please visit Kasey at www.KaseyMichaels.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKaseyMichaels.
When Lucien Tremaine rides off to war, it’s with the promise he’ll return to the life he leaves behind … to his loving parents, to his beloved fiancée. It is that promise, that dream of reunion, which brings him back to Tremaine Court, only to be plunged into a living nightmare. Wounded, sick and disillusioned, he flees his family home with only one thought clear in his mind. Revenge. That single thought — and one image, that of the infuriating grey-eyed woman who has witnessed his disgrace, seen him vulnerable, at the very nadir of his existence.
Kate Harvey has lived her own nightmare, and can see her own heartbreak and shame reflected in the eyes of Lucien Tremaine. But that doesn’t mean she’ll grant his demand to leave him alone, not when danger threatens at Tremaine Court. Can she goad him into returning, and are her motives purely concern for those who live there … or is her heart telling her something her mind refuses to accept?
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…
The Lady’s Plan
When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly…until she discovers the most beautiful man she’s ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it’s even begun.
The Bastard’s Proposal
When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie’s feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, can’t help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him—especially when he discovers she’s headed for a night of pleasure . . . on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires…for a price.
An Unexpected Passion
Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She won’t give up her plans; he won’t give up his power . . . and neither of them sees that if they’re not careful, they’ll have no choice but to give up everything . . . including their hearts.