Unrepentant rogue Giles Wexham, Earl of Daventry, wrings pleasure from every moment and likes his carefree life exactly as it is. During his summer retreat to the country, he becomes reluctant host and nursemaid to his former betrothed, a woman he’d thought long dead, a woman Giles had mistaken for a ghost while he found pleasure in another woman’s arms.
Unbearable pain and laudanum have kept Lillian Winter apart from society since the accident that ruined her life. She’s endured six years of agony at the hands of incompetent practitioners, and longs for an end to her suffering. Finding herself in the Earl of Daventry’s care brings surprising relief from her injuries, and a glimpse into the life denied her. Yet as newfound pleasures lower Lilly’s resistance to the wicked earl, a long-forgotten danger returns to stalk her.
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He is back from the grave and hiding someone in a cave. Why would the duke's daughter trust such a knave?
As if returning from the dead were not taxing enough, Delville, the missing rogue heir to the Duchy of Pallensley, discovers that he is still most inopportunely engaged to a silk-sashed demoness. If he resurfaces to become a duke, she will expect her presumed dead fiancé to make good on the betrothal, and Delville would rather poke out his own eye. But he has another reason for not letting his true identity slip: he is a spy trying to discreetly rescue an abducted child from a dangerous criminal.
Things would be a lot less complicated if Lady Eleanor stopped popping up wherever she had the least business being. It is almost as though she is following him—which she probably is. He does have that effect on women. Mistaking her for a lady of the evening and kissing her does not appear to have helped matters. Yet he can hardly be blamed. It was rather dark in that cellar, after all.
Eleanor, scathingly sarcastic daughter to the Duke of Grendleridge, has a problem, and his name is Lord Auchdun. The insinuating pest follows her everywhere and cannot seem to comprehend her refusing his offer of marriage, by which he means to remove the taint of her mother’s scandalous past. Eleanor would sooner die an old maid than marry such a moralizing bacon-brain.
But evading Auchdun keeps throwing her into the company of a mysterious man who looks like a labourer, but sounds like a gentlemen—though he certainly does not act like one. When she discovers he is hiding a prisoner on her friend’s property, Eleanor has a choice: tell the Marquess of Fenimore of this skullduggery, or assist an insufferably presumptuous and probably dangerous rake in his crimes. And the kiss is of no consideration at all in the matter. Not in the least.
Two Brides and a Duke is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 4 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.
You will love this book, because you crave that witty Regency dialogue but still want strong, unconventional heroines and a peek into the boudoir. Is that too much to ask? Of course not! Go get your rollicking Regency Escape now…
Marie had the perfect life plan: she would satisfy her father's ambition by graduating as one of the first female doctors in Europe, and she would satisfy her mother's ambition by marrying a very suitable fiancé in a grandiose society ceremony. Only weeks away from completing the former, Marie is mere days away from achieving the latter. But her whole life is thrown into chaos when her fiancé dies, mysteriously returns, and then is shot and killed, and Marie risks her own reputation to save the life of the man falsely accused of the murder.
Gordon, Lord Stanmore, finally tracks down the conman who stole from his estate, only to find himself embroiled in a murder plot. The woman he rescues offers to rescue him in return, by marrying him and providing an alibi. Gordon's ready agreement to the scheme grows the more time he spends with his new wife. Her wit, her intelligence, her calm, her charm: Gordon finds himself more and more enchanted with this woman he met by mistake. But as the clues to the identity of the murderer start to align with the clues to the thief, they reveal a more elaborate scheme than he could have imagined, and though he might desire Marie, Gordon is unsure if he can trust her.
As their chase leads them out of Amsterdam and into the UK, both Gordon and Marie must adjust to the life that has been thrust upon them and decide if marriage came first, can love come after?