Having just inherited his uncle’s viscountcy, George Bennett-Jones is informed by his mistress that he must find a bride, preferably the daughter of an aristocrat. Through a series of lessons, she instructs George on the finer points of meeting and courting a woman of the ton—and she has one in mind for him.
It’s love at first sight when George spies Lady Elizabeth Carlington dancing with the Earl of Trenton. But the auburn-haired beauty is quite sure the earl will offer for her hand, and she has every intention of accepting—even if his kiss has her feeling as if she were being kissed by her best friend’s dog!
When Elizabeth mentions the unfortunate kiss during the ball’s supper, George implies there is an art to kissing, innocently offering to replace her poor first impression with a proper kiss. Intrigued, and unaware that George is a viscount and a secret patron of her charity, Elizabeth accepts his offer at the next ball. George is more than happy to accommodate her. His kiss has the daughter of a marquess so stunned, so amazed and so aroused, she makes another rather unexpected request, one that gives George a chance against the blond-haired, blue-eyed Earl of Trenton .
Will the evening he has planned for Elizabeth convince her to accept his hand in marriage? Or simply leave her with a vivid memory of what she will be missing if she accepts the earl’s marriage proposal? The lessons of a mistress prove invaluable in The Kiss of a Viscount.
Godfrey, Viscount Thorncastle, has a secret he’d rather not tell anyone, including the woman for whom he has held a candle for over twenty years. Elise Burroughs Batey, 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!
Meanwhile, Adam Comber, Viscount Breckinridge, has finally decided it’s time to marry—or perhaps a pending deadline has him motivated to find a bride. Why not the very first woman he spots from the bow window at White’s? He may not be the best at mathematics, but he's pretty sure she's got his number.
As an arithmetic teacher and dance instructor at a finishing school, Diana Albright has a secret she’d rather the ton not learn, especially the rather handsome man who has just informed her she will be his bride. What a bounder! Of course his proposal is just a lark.
Or is it?
Does the viscount really intend to take her as his wife? Some numbers just don't quite add up in The Secrets of a Viscount.
When Baron Jasper Henley is caught kissing a marquess’ niece in the gardens during a ball, he agrees to marry the girl. It’s not the first time he’s been forced to marry—he and his late wife had been caught kissing in front of the same fountain prior to his marriage proposal—but he had always intended to marry Sophie.
While on a visit to London to visit her uncle and his new wife, Marianne Slater is happy to attend the Season’s entertainments—even if she can’t see very well. The world is a blur unless it’s close-up. Usually a wallflower at balls, Marianne is stunned when a gentleman approaches and offers to escort her in the gardens. A clear-eyed innocent kiss suddenly results in the blurry whirlwind of a quick wedding and its subsequent aftermath.
Determined to show his new bride the wonders of the ancient world as part of his next archaeological expedition—their wedding trip—Jasper will do whatever it takes to see to it Marianne can see more clearly. But as things come into focus for her, Jasper may find his own vision clouded by an unexpected revelation. Can the insights he discovers from bits of history open his eyes to future possibilities? He may prefer blindness in The Vision of a Viscountess.
The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity – he doubles as Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler.
While attending a garden party as the Earl, he meets and falls in love with Lady Emelia. The attraction is instant and mutual, and a stolen kiss won’t cause any harm. Will it?
But when Fennington asks permission to marry Emelia, her father denies him, requiring him instead to court Emelia for eight weeks. Only allowed to see her once each week, Fennington devises a scheme to see more of her by posing as Mr. Pepperidge.
Each week they meet in the park where Emelia provides him with the gossip she hears whilst paying calls in Mayfair parlors. It’s that, or he'll print the scandalous news of her kiss with Fennington in The Tattler!
Meanwhile, Andrew Burroughs, the long lost love of Jane Vandermeer, Dowager Countess of Stoneleigh, returns to her life with a promise that he'll spend the rest of his life with her in London. The future suddenly looks bright, until The Tattler prints a report of Andrew kissing another woman. Now hurt and angered, Jane sets out to discover the truth while Emelia is about to discover one of her own—all while a new Gossip Goddess shares news of philandering fake aristocrats.
With mistaken identities ruling the reports in The Tattler, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love The Gossip of an Earl? The Tattler knows!
An overactive imagination has never been too much a problem for the viscount. It comes in handy during boring sessions of Parliament and keeps the widower entertained on lonely nights when there are no events to attend. Now that his daughter is making her come-out, he is looking to remarry and has set his cap on a widowed countess.
Charity, Countess Wadsworth, is relieved to be widowed and has no intention of finding another husband—except on behalf of others. She has just accepted an offer to be the matchmaker at the charity, "Finding Wives for the Wounded."
Until Lancaster makes a comment about having spent an evening in the gardens with her, Charity has no idea she's a major player in the viscount's daydreams. Her only interaction with the viscount was a waltz! So just how much has this man imagined? He seems to know far too much—including her secret wish. And does he realize it's not about to become reality? Or is it? The lines between dreams and real life are about to become blurry in The Charity of a Viscount.
Will a week be enough time for Michael to court his new wife and convince her of his affections? Or will he regret his last-minute efforts to accomplish too much in too little time? Only time will tell in "Tuesday Nights".
He must steal a lady…then steal her love.
Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.
The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s carriage when he discovers little Ellie is inside and intent on eloping with a man to Gretna Green who she barely knows. He can’t allow her to make such a terrible mistake, yet convincing her might mean giving into his desire for the golden-eyed enchantress who has followed him around since he was a lad.
Her pouty lips and bountiful charms can no longer be ignored, only convincing her of the truth of his intentions will mean jeopardizing both his sanity and a lifelong friendship as well.
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Too bad things never work out the way they’re planned.
Daniel has loved Clarinda since her come-out. Circumstances—and an untimely case of mistaken identity—cost him his chance with her once, but he’s not about to let that happen again without a fight. When she’s out of mourning, he fully intends to properly court her...if she’ll have him, that is.
Soon, Daniel and Clarinda find themselves dealing with the arrival of the dowager countess, the appearance of the late earl’s disgruntled ghost, and the rather fishy circumstances surrounding his death. Can they overcome everything that stands between them and find their way back to each other? Or will their second chance at love end as badly as their first?