‘The game is on with Pembroke’s little sister...’
Lord Andrew Framlington watched Miss Mary Marlow. The woman had been warned to keep away from him, but she had a little contrary in her soul. She had not been deterred. Perhaps she had a taste for bad hidden beneath her cold denials, or a liking for naughtiness in her soul – either of which appealed.
“Stop pretending you do not like me...” Drew had urged Mary, "Stop running..." Her body urged her to as much as he did. Something pulled her towards him. Something unknown and all consuming... and yet how could she disobey her father and her brother...
The Marlow Family Secrets series continues...
Lady Elinor, the ethereally beautiful wife of Sir Lucien Reveley, is lusted after by many but known by no one. Famously cold and unfeeling, she is regarded by the gossiping Ton with curiosity. Yet beneath her seeming serenity hides a desperate woman - married to a man whose public persona belies the sadistic, sensual monster within.
Finally pushed to breaking point, Elinor flees, desperate to escape the increasingly debauched demands of her husband. Living a modest life in hiding, Elinor keeps herself safe, but when she meets a man who sees beneath her reserve, a man who makes her tremble for his touch, the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her fragile peace . . .
A stunning new voice in Regency romance, Christine King's love story is filled with secrets, danger and ferocious passion. Perfect for fans of Terri Nixon, Stephanie Laurens or Elizabeth Hoyt
She's headstrong and impulsive. He's bound by honor and duty. Scandal can be their only fate.
Abandoned as a mute child, Eileen has no last name and no memory of her childhood. Despite her early years in poverty, she discovers a happy life with a loving adoptive family, friends, and her painting. But when her aristocratic neighbor steals her wayward heart, she learns that family and art are not enough.
Once a careless rakehell, Drake Neville returns home to the responsibilities of his newly inherited estate. As wealthy Lord Sherbourne, he is obliged to marry his childhood betrothed—but his creative soul is drawn to the beautiful artist with no name. He cannot marry her—yet he will never forget her.
After Eileen helps save Drake’s young cousins from a Jacobite rebellion, he expresses his gratitude by searching for her family. But he uncovers a deadly web of deceit, a nightmare that endangers Eileen, their families, and Drake’s carefully planned future.
Together, they must risk honor, name, and life itself to face the past that haunts her and jeopardizes any chance at love. . .
Georgian England, aristocrat, orphan, Jacobites, Ireland, mute child, artist
This time, he’ll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage—even if it means losing her heart for good.
The Lady Always Wins is a short story of 18,500 words (about 60 print pages). This story was previously published in the anthology “Three Weddings and a Murder.”