At a house party attended by both the duke and her aunt, Amelia is horrified at her aunt’s behavior and decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia's astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!
Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.
Only he never asks her.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
Sold into slavery by men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.
Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he's in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.
Her brother for an heir.
What neither expected was to fall in love.
Luchino Gualtiero, is a man to whom family means everything. Second to family is growing his tea import company, and he’s come to Watkins Shipyard to have two new ships built. He’s enjoyed married women in the past, so has no issue bedding the beautiful wife of the shipyard owner. But when it comes time to leave her, his heart cannot forget her.
Shortly before her husband’s death, Mary-Michael realizes she is carrying the captain’s child. A spurned suitor accuses her of adultery, claiming to be the child’s father to gain the Watkins fortune, and she is forced to ask the captain to care for their child in the event she is found guilty and hanged.
Lucky will do whatever is necessary to have Mary for his own—and to be a part of his child’s life—even kidnap her from her cell and take her on the high seas with him. He knows she’s long fought her feelings for him, and aboard the Lady M he will convince her that his love for her is as endless as the ocean.
Heiress Without a Cause (Mayfair #1)
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mayfair #2)
The Earl Who Played With Fire (Mayfair #4)
Genre: Regency Historical
Setting: England, 1813
Length: 91,000 words (full-length novel)
You may like this if you like: reunited lovers, scandalous widows, powerful alpha males, female friendships, painters, fabulous house parties, and couples who rediscover how to love each other
What the reviewers say:
“Deeply moving, often painful and truly romantic, Sara Ramsey's third Muses of Mayfair book is a poignant journey from start to finish… Such a moving, immersive work that I couldn't stop reading until Ellie and Nick's story had played out. Sara Ramsey has written a deeply emotional, challenging and ultimately rewarding story that should be savored.” - Bridget, The Romance Reviews
“This book takes the [historical romance] genre to another level...The novel is filled with characters who are complex and compelling, who have stories of their own to tell...I found myself making excuses to extend my reading time just that bit further.” - Margaret Fisk, Tales to Tide You Over
“This is one of the sexier regencies I've read, so if you like steamy scenes it should be an auto-buy. It's a sexy romp, with a little intrigue...Recommended for lovers of sexy regency hijinks and revenge plots.” - Elyse, Goodreads
“Yet again I enjoyed the continuation of The Muses of Mayfair series by Sara Ramsey...It is so very easy to fall in love with the story of each one of these friends. Each woman is so very remarkable in her own right and so very strong.” - Robin, Romancing the Book
After two years in hiding to protect his family, Gabriel Wendover, Marquess of Hesketh, leaves behind the woman he loves and returns home to untangle the plots against him. When the lady turns up on his doorstep to paint portraits of Gabriel's brother and sister-in-law, he's not sure whether it's by accident or design. And now she could be in harm's way too.
Polonaise Hunt is an accomplished artist who is determined to paint the prestigious Wendover family portraits, but coming upon Gabriel in his new situation changes everything. Despite their mutual passion, trusting Gabriel could cost Polly everything she holds dear.
The Lonely Lords:
Gareth (Book 1)
Andrew (Book 2)
Douglas (Book 3)
David (Book 4)
Nicholas (Book 5)
Ethan (Book 6)
Beckman (Book 7)
Gabriel (Book 8)
What People Are Saying about Gabriel:
"Captivating... Burrowes proves herself to be a master storyteller!"; —Romance Junkies
"Exquisite... A riveting historical tale and an amazing love story."; —Long and Short Reviews
"A true super star of the historical romance genre... Exquisite."; —CK2's Kwips and Kritiques
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke, the prequel novella ~ Spinster Amelia is a companion to her aunt when she finds herself deflecting a potential scandal by accepting a marriage proposal from the widowed eighth duke of Caversham. The affection and love that blossoms between them creates the foundation for their family to thrive for generations.
Caversham’s Bride ~ Desperation brings together Ren and Lia, two strong-willed lovers who will both have to learn to compromise if there is to be any hope for a future for them. Once love conquers their stubbornness there is no limit to the depth of passion they share.
Already His ~ Honor and trust are lessons that are not easily come by when they pertain to Elise and Michael, lovers who are both too proud to give quarter. But even the mighty fall when love finally brings them together. Once they realize they were both wrong about the other and they are free to love each other, they become the lovers they were meant to be all along.
Loving Sarah ~ Impulsive and adventurous Sarah never intended to turn her handsome captain’s life upside down by landing aboard his boat. Ian was running from his destiny while hiding aboard his ship and sailing the world. But when they are forced to marry to save their reputations, they both have to grow into their new roles as husband and wife, and becoming a family.
Lucky’s Lady ~ Lies, deception, forgiveness, and redemption. Encouraged by her dying husband to seek a sire for the child she desires, Mary-Michael decides who better to use for her purposes than Lucky, the handsome captain who will leave once his business with her husband’s shipyard is through. But neither of them counted on their instant passion leading to love.
Plus a special bonus transitional short story, WHAT THE FATES DECREE, introducing the next generation. Look for the first book in the new sub-series, The Titans of the Revolution, where the children of The Caversham Chronicles navigate their way in the changing world of Victorian England.
Revisit the Mackenzies in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Book 4.5 of the New York Times bestselling Mackenzies series.