Captain Reginald "Trey" Wilson had a devastating secret he has been keeping from his wife. He married her knowing he is unlikely to ever sire children because of his injury in the war. When his good friend, Viscount Huddleston, comes to him with the name of a researcher with a new piece of equipment that allows the man to see living cells, Trey knew he had to see him immediately.
In Edinburgh to visit this research biologist, Trey learns that it is unlikely he would ever have a child of his own seed. Later that night he comes upon a fellow officer, Corporal Graham, from his time in the army. They spoke of old times renewing their friendship, and Trey confides to Graham the extent of the damage from his injuries. Graham's sister, he said, was in charge of an orphanage, and upon his invitation Trey agrees to meet with the woman.
That one meeting changes Trey and Caroline's lives forever as they adopt seven sisters abandoned by their father after the death of their mother. And, to add to their new family, Caroline discovers she is, in fact, carrying her captain's heir.
Sandy Raven has a husband who spoils her rotten, and kids that are just a hair’s breadth away from perfect. She’s addicted to House Hunters International and has never missed an episode, though she acknowledges that she could never live in most of those countries because the houses are just too small. She is also addicted to Starbucks’ Chai Latte, and never passes up an opportunity to have one.
Sandy grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast with sand between her toes and perpetually frizzy hair. Which is why she now lives in the middle-of-nowhere Virginia, in a place with minimal to moderate humidity (for perfect, non-frizzy curls,) rolling hills and farmed forests. The only downside to that is the temperamental satellite internet and the closest Starbucks being a thirty minute drive away.
Home is a renovated old farm house she shares with her hero husband, in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, where she’s owned by more cats, dogs and horses than she cares to admit to. She’s a long-time member of RWA, and is a member of VRW and the Beaumonde. Second to writing is her love for her horses. She practices natural horsemanship, and loves to ride her barefoot Tennessee Walkers on the trails and in the woods around her home.
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.
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.
Lady Sarah Halden stows away on the wrong boat when she thinks to enter a sailing race with her brother, Lucky. She lands in the company of Lucky’s business partner, Ian Ross-Mackeever, heir to the first Earl Mackeever. Sarah finds the gruff captain handsome and desires him in ways she’d never wanted a man before. With the help of a salacious little book filled with erotic images, Sarah decides to seduce her captain. At the halfway point of the race, instead of simply letting her return home with him, Lucky forces Sarah and Ian to marry.
Ian Ross-Mackeever doesn’t believe in family. His own father sent him away when he was a boy to live in a different country with a grandfather who despises him and aunts who didn’t know what to do with him. He was immediately sent away to school where he became friends with Lucky Gualtiero, a young man whose family is everything Ian’s is not.
After a rocky start upon discovering his stowaway, Ian warms to Sarah’s presence in his life during the voyage home from New York. Her sense of adventure and unwavering love for family forces Ian to embrace her affections and the possibilities of a future with her at his side. Sarah shows Ian that running from destiny is more difficult than accepting fate, and every day spent not cherishing those who love you is a day wasted.
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.
Lord Christopher Fenwicke, Viscount Huddleston, returned from Afghanistan minus a good portion of his left leg. The pain he lived with was alleviated only with the opium he took daily. And while it dulled the pain, it would never give him the ability to do the things he used to love doing. But more than that, the thing that frustrated and upset him the most, was the fact that he hadn’t been able to make love to his wife since his return. Telling this to his wife was, for him, the lowest point in his life because he couldn’t explain what had caused it, and the expert he consulted could give him no hope for a cure.
Beverly tries to think of what could be causing this affliction, and when she hits upon what she believes the cause to be, she has to then try to convince her husband to let her help him. Christopher would try anything if it would give him back his passion for living again, and most especially the ability to make good on that promise he made to the wife he adored.
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.
But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.
Phoebe Grenard has just learned that her father sold her and her sister to pay his gambling debt when Harry and his friend walk into the shop that she and her cousin operate. She demands to see this contract her illiterate father supposedly signed, and Harry insists on taking her to London himself.
Phoebe grows more attracted to him each day. Kissing him was a mistake, but one she couldn’t stop herself from making each time he held her. Harry desires his friend’s sister more the longer they’re together.
The money-monger needs young women to work in his brothels and he preyed on men like Grenard to get those young girls. But the man doesn’t count on Phoebe and Lydia’s determination to remain free, nor Harry’s resolve to live up to his deceased friend’s last wishes to keep his sisters safe. And for Harry, keeping Phoebe safe means one thing—her marriage to him.
Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...
She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.
Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé.
But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected...
Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.
A marriage of convenience is the only solution.
No one would have ever paired the shy, stammering wallflower with the sinfully handsome viscount. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Evie is a woman of hidden strength—and Sebastian desires her more than any woman he's ever known.
Determined to win her husband's elusive heart, Evie dares to strike a bargain with the devil: If Sebastian can stay celibate for three months, she will allow him into her bed.
When Evie is threatened by a vengeful enemy from the past, Sebastian vows to do whatever it takes to protect his wife . . . even at the expense of his own life.
Together they will defy their perilous fate, for the sake of all-consuming love.