Twelve Nights as His Mistress

Rescued from Ruin

Book 6
Elisa Braden
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***A romantic, steamy NOVELLA in Elisa Braden's best-selling Rescued from Ruin series***

Wooing may not be his strong suit…
Admittedly, when it comes to courtship, the Marquess of Wallingham’s strategy has been a few roses short of a bouquet. Charles Bainbridge has spent two long years wooing the woman he loves, waiting patiently until he is half mad, Now, at a winter hunting party, he has one last chance to persuade her they are meant to be. And this time, he won’t let meaningless doubts, his meddling mother, or a few mishaps and mangled bonnets stand in his way.

And passion may not be hers…
Safe and comfortable inside her tidy, carefully ordered existence, Julia Willoughby has never known longing like this. Others see Charles as the quiet, manageable sort. Julia sees the truth: This dragon’s son has a fire of his own. Enough to sear her with a touch, a glance, a kiss. For the sake of his happiness, she refuses to bind him in a childless union. Her heart, however, isn’t so easily convinced, for it wants Charles rather madly.

But a marquess must do what a marquess must do…
Outraged at the thought of losing her to a dusty country squire, Charles makes a final offer: Spend twelve nights in his bed, and if she can still deny they are perfect for each other, he will let her go. But not before thoroughly tempting the lovely, stubborn Julia to trade sensible predictability for the sweet chaos of true love.
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About the author

Reading romance novels came easily to Elisa Braden. Writing them? That took a little longer. After graduating with degrees in creative writing and history, Elisa spent entirely too many years in “real” jobs writing T-shirt copy ... and other people’s resumes ... and articles about giftware displays. But that was before she woke up and started dreaming about the very unreal job of being a romance novelist. Better late than never.

Elisa lives in the Pacific Northwest, where you're constitutionally required to like the colors green and gray. Good thing she does. Other items on the "like" list include cute dogs, strong coffee, and epic movies. Of course, her favorite thing of all is hearing from readers who love her characters as much as she does.

If you're one of those, visit www.elisabraden.com, and sign up for Elisa's free email newsletter so you don't miss a thing.
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Elisa Braden
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Published on
Dec 31, 2016
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Pages
106
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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In Elisa Braden’s enchanting new Midnight in Scotland series, the unlikeliest matches generate the greatest heat. All it takes is a spark of Highland magic. 


“Make me a lady, and I’ll make ye a Highlander.” –Mad Annie Tulloch, Scottish lass

“Challenge accepted.” –John Huxley, English gentleman


No lady can tempt him more than the next shore

Everyone wants handsome adventurer John Huxley to settle down—family, friends, London society. Everyone except John. He’s evaded too many scheming title huntresses to trust in happily-ever-after. Now, a vow made to a dying friend has him locked in a land dispute with a stubborn Scot who offers one way out: Win the Highland Games. John likes a challenge, but this one’s impossible. Still, with training from the Scot’s stepdaughter, victory might be within reach. He only has to teach the fiery, foul-mouthed, breeches-wearing lass how to land a lord. It seems “impossible” is just getting started.


She’s no lady—she’s Mad Annie Tulloch

Everyone calls her Mad Annie. True, her best friend is a ghost. And yes, her greatest talents involve cooking for giants and taunting ridiculously handsome Englishmen. But she’s not mad—she’s desperate. To save her friend, Annie must marry a lord. The trouble is no lord will look twice at a hoyden like her. This calls for “Lady Lessons,” and she knows just the uptight Englishman to provide them.


When did a simple bargain become a battle of desire? 

Amidst cursed castles, caber tossing, and questionable chaperones, John and Annie’s wildfire attraction threatens to send their plans up in flames. And when Annie’s family is targeted by a dangerous enemy, John is tempted to stay, to fight, and to win the greatest prize of all: A fiery lass’s tender, loyal heart.

A USA Today Bestseller


"A page turner! An innocent and a rake, both with dark secrets come together with explosive passion." -Goodreads


A Wallflower Who Guards Her Secrets

Miss Polly Kent has no illusions about finding love. Not only is she a wallflower, but her freakish ability to read others’ emotions has led to devastating rejection time and again. When it comes to her future, she knows that a marriage of convenience, one in which she can keep her secret affliction hidden, is the only safe choice. Yet when fate throws her into the path of the ton’s wildest rake, she discovers that desire can jeopardize the most carefully laid plans… 


A Rake Who Makes No Apologies for His Past

Sinjin Pelham, the Earl of Revelstoke and heir to a duke, has a reputation darker than London’s fog. His exploits have made him the envy of men and the desire of women, but behind his wild and jaded façade lies a painful secret. He knows that no woman can love the devil inside him, yet when he is accused of a ghastly crime, the only one who stands by him is a beautiful virgin, one whose wanton innocence makes him long for the one thing he cannot have…


When Good and Wicked Make Perfect 

A marriage that begins with smoldering passion soon deepens into something more. All the while, a dangerous enemy lurks, waiting to strike. As Sinjin and Polly untangle the threads of mystery to clear his name, they must confront their greatest fears, risking all for their love—and their very lives.


All of Grace's books feature hot steamy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and exciting mystery and adventure. Her books are standalones which can also be enjoyed as part of her interconnected series.


Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga)

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)

Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)

Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)

Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)

Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)

Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)

Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)


Mayhem in Mayfair

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)

Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)

Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)

Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)


Game of Dukes

Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)

Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)

Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)

Book 5: The Return of the Duke (Knight & Fancy)


Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels (hot Victorian romance)

Book 1: Olivia and the Masked Duke (Preorder now!)


Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones

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