An unhappy marriage, to an adulterous wife, has left widower Mr. Ranulf Montgomery immune to the wiles of women. He certainly has no time, or sympathy, when the young and beautiful Miss Darcy Ambridge, is found hiding in his carriage, as he makes the long journey from London back to his home in Scotland.
Darcy Ambridge acts out of desperation when she decides to throw herself on the mercy of Ranulf Montgomery. Convincing that hard and cynical gentleman of her dire circumstances seems impossible, however. Can Darcy break through the hard shell that now surrounds Ranulf’s emotions, and find the warm gentleman she once found so intriguing? Or will Ranulf simply abandon her to the attentions of the lecherous gentleman determined to bed her?
As desire rages out of control between the two of them, Ranulf dearly wishes to rid himself of Darcy’s company. Something he knows he cannot do, in all conscience, until he finds the culprit of the series of ‘accidents’ now threatening to injure or kill both of them.
Who could possibly want to see one or both of them dead? The unscrupulous gentleman Darcy is running away from? Or perhaps someone from Ranulf’s past, set on revenge?
Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.
Other books by Carole Mortimer
Regency Unlaced Series:
The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)
Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)
Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)
Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)
Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)
Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)
More books to come in this series.
Contemporary Knight Security Series – spin-off to Alpha Series:
Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)
Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)
Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)
Caleb (Knight Security 3) Coming soon.
More books to come in this series.
Contemporary Alpha Series:
Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1) - FREE
Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)
Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th Book
Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)
Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)
Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)
Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)
Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)
Series is now complete.
FIVE WICKED KISSES
To pay off her father’s debt, Juliana Tate must accept five kisses from the Earl of Eastbrook... but she never suspects how delicious each kiss will be.
MAID FOR SCANDAL
Miss Anna Harcourt disguises herself as a maid to be near the man she think she loves, but little does she know how far this charade will lead her ... or how close to scandal.
THE PIANO TUTOR
Encouraged by her scandalous friend to take a lover, Lady Diana Waverly finds that the new piano tutor is more than he seems – especially when it comes to passion.
TO WED THE EARL
Miss Miranda Price detests her neighbor Edward Havens, the rakish Earl of Edgerton—but when he catches her breaking into his library at midnight, secrets are revealed that will change the course of their lives... forever.
Keywords: Regency Victorian Romance, Novella and Short Romance Collection, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance at Love, Unrequited Love, Nobility, Short Stories, Courtney Milan
But then her mother asks me to marry her.
I say yes.
Now this woman will be mine forever.
Maybe the prophecy really is true. I’m committing to a woman that will never love me in return.
But it was better to be her husband than allow someone else to take my place. It was better to conquer her body every night than be lonely with someone else.
He’s a man with an unknown past and a mysterious future.
He’s a criminal, a liar, a mastermind and the love of my life.
I became a criminal for him.
I rescued him and now it’s his turn to do something for me.
When I discover that everything I believed about my family is a lie, I need his help to uncover the truth.
Who am I ?
Where do I come from?
Why is there so much deceit?
I’m in a dark place and I’m all alone and he is the only person who can pull me out of it.
He is my only hope, what happens if that’s not enough?
Dive into the decadent and delicious 4th book of the new and addictive Tell Me series by bestselling author Charlotte Byrd.
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*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*
Gabriel Legend is unlike any other man I’ve ever met.
He came into my life like a hurricane, shattering all my assumptions and preconceived notions.
I wasn’t prepared for him. I wasn’t prepared for any of it.
But life doesn’t wait until you’re ready. Whatever happens next, I know one thing for certain.
I will never be the same Scarlett I was before I met him.
House of Scarlett is the second book in the Legend Trilogy and should be read after The Fall of Legend, book one in the utterly addictive Legend Trilogy.