Merely the Groom

Free Fellows League

Book 2
Amber House Books
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Can an English miss tame the wild heart of a Scotsman?

Colin McElreath, Viscount Grantham, has sold his soul to the devil—a devil of an irate English father. The powerful Baron Davies urgently requires a respectable husband for Gillian, his disgraced daughter, and he sees Colin as the perfect candidate. When Colin balks, Davies isn’t above using his daughter’s large dowry as an incentive—or applying a bit of blackmail.


Colin doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry at the irony. After a lifetime of avoiding society misses as one of the founding members of the Free Fellows League, he is about to marry one.


Miss Gillian Davies is about to become a blushing bride. And Colin McElreath is merely the groom…


Book 2 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Merely the Groom is a perfect 10!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Another wonderful story in the Free Fellows League Series!”—The Romance Reader’s Connection


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance

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About the author

After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel Golden Chances. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas.


She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages.


She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee.

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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Jun 29, 2015
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939541956
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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What’s a gentleman to do when a lady demands that he seduce her?

Jarrod, fifth Marquess of Shepherdston, gets the shock of his life when childhood friend Sarah Eckersley shows up on his doorstep one rainy night with a tempting proposition. The daughter of the village rector, Sarah is desperate for money and has decided that becoming a courtesan is her only hope for saving her family. And she wants Jarrod to teach her the art of seduction.


As the leader of the Free Fellows League, Jarrod is wary of a marriage trap. He agrees only to help Sarah find a husband—but soon finds himself bristling at the thought of any other man touching her creamy skin or kissing her luscious lips.


He reluctantly offers Sarah a marriage of convenience, in which he will be hardly a husband—until his heart decides otherwise…


Book 3 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur

Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance


 Can a lady tempt a Free Fellow to surrender his heart? 

As a founding member of the Free Fellows League—a group of four gentlemen who signed a pledge to never wed when they were lads—Griffin, Viscount Abernathy, swears that he will put off marrying as long as possible. But when he is suddenly called off to war, he has no choice but to obey his father’s wishes and find a wife…


Just days later, he marries the lovely Lady Alyssa. For a man committed only to his freedom, she seems a perfect—and perfectly undemanding—bride. Intelligent and self-sufficient, Alyssa craves her independence just as much as Griffin loves his. But as the irresistible attraction between them flourishes with every look and touch, they discover there is something they desire even more than a loveless marriage of convenience—the passion they find in each other’s arms… 


Book 1 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Barely a Bride is wonderfully charming! A must have!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Superb!”—The Best Reviews


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


Free, Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance

 If a spirited Highland lass kidnaps an English earl, does she get to keep him?

After Jessalyn MacInnes finds herself the new “laird” of Clan MacInnes, her well-meaning clansmen decide to go a-raiding to find her a bridegroom. When they toss their bound captive at Jessalyn’s feet, the last thing she expects to find is a strapping young Englishman with thick dark hair, the face of a fallen angel, and green eyes snapping with fury.


Neil Claremont, the earl of Derrowford, has journeyed to the Scottish Highlands with the Royal Corps of Engineers to fortify the king’s fortress, not to be kidnapped by a horde of barefoot savages and wed against his will. But when Neil first lays eyes on his bonny bride-to-be with her sparkling blue eyes, saucy wit, deliciously kissable lips, and steadfast devotion to leading her clan, he begins to remember that after every wedding comes the wedding night…


“Enchanting! A Hint of Heather captures the allure of Scotland. Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


“A Hint of Heather is strong and exciting with steamy sensuality. The wit and humor bring smiles, the romance makes you sigh, and the ending will have you cheering!”—Under the Covers


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


Highland romance, Scottish romance, English lord, Highland clans

London’s ballrooms and bedrooms thrive on scandal and decadent pleasure and the summer of 1814 will be no exception for the fourth Distinguished Rogue in Heather Boyd’s regency romances series.

Widowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.

Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable. Duty bound to marry, he’s determined to discreetly court an open-minded bride and prove the gossipmongers wrong by being on his very best behavior… until in his frustration, he mistakenly kisses the wrong lady and discovers that everything about the encounter feels so very right. Merrick never once believed he had a chance with shy Arabella, and when the unthinkable happens, she turns to him not for an affair or hopes of marriage but for his friendship and protection from her own family.

Can a rogue with a reputation for breaking hearts convince a widow who only hopes for an affair that their feelings are not only the stirrings of desire but the beginnings of the deepest and truest love?

What’s a duke to do when he sullies the reputation of London’s favorite bridesmaid?   

Daniel, ninth Duke of Sussex, has big plans—and they don’t include marriage. A member of the covert Free Fellows League, he’s determined to become one of England’s greatest war heroes. But his plans go awry when he’s injured during a mission and forced to take refuge in the home—and bed—of Miranda, Lady St. Germaine, one of society’s perpetual bridesmaids. Soon all of London is abuzz with gossip about Miranda’s mysterious lover…


Realizing his stay has compromised Miranda’s reputation, Daniel goes against his better judgment and proposes marriage. But Miranda will have nothing to do with a marriage of convenience—especially with the one man she’s always secretly adored.


Unless, of course, she can convince him to make her truly his wife…


Book 4 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance, Duke romance


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