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The Somerset Sisters

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Finding a worthy husband should be simple for three beautiful debutantes in Regency London. But the Somerset sisters have a way of making it delightfully complicated . . .
 
Violet Somerset has always preferred a library to a ballroom, but to please her grandmother she agreed to one London season. With nothing to show for it but heartbreak, she’s reconciled to spinsterhood. Until a notorious rogue known as the Devil of Dare requests an introduction to her timid, gentle youngest sister, Hyacinth. Violet will do anything to stop the match—even if it means posing as Hyacinth herself . . .
 
Nicholas Balfour, the Earl of Dare, is enjoying the life of a rake far too much to take a wife. But he must keep his promise to his grandmother. He’ll simply choose the meekest bride he can find, install her at his estate, then carry on as before. Hyacinth sounds perfect—until he discovers that her sweet demeanor hides the tongue of a viper and the mind of a bluestocking . . .
 
As Violet’s ruse threatens to unravel, however, she may find the tables turned. Soon she may have no choice but to tolerate her handsome fiancée—or fall in love with him . . .
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About the author

Anna Bradley is the author of The Sutherland Scandals and The Sutherland Sisters novels. A Maine native, she now lives near Portland, OR, where people are delightful and weird and love to read. She teaches writing and lives with her husband, two children, a variety of spoiled pets, and shelves full of books. Visit her website at www.annabradley.net.
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Lyrical Press
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Published on
Aug 7, 2018
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781516105335
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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He Took Her By Surprise

When a naked earl climbs through the window into her bedchamber, Lady Elizabeth Runyon does the proper thing: She screams. Loudly. And then. . .well, Lizzie has had enough of being proper. She wishes to be bold. Wanton, even. She won't be commanded to put on her nightgown. Just this once, she will be absolutely daring. . .

He Couldn't Refuse

John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers--a level-headed, calm sort of female--he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor. To begin with, she is a true English rose, blushing a delectable pink. And she is not entirely clothed.

The Man Is Practical

As marriage proposals go, Charles Draysmith's suit is as romantic as the moors in December. Emma Peterson might be only a vicar's daughter, and he the new Marquis of Knightsdale, and perhaps he would rather marry her than endure the marriage mart. But when he suggests how much he'll enjoy securing an heir, well, a lady can only endure so much.

Tell Me What You Want

New to London society and rather. . .awkward. . .Lady Grace Belmont would just as soon hide behind the palm trees as dance with a man she doesn't know. But Baron Dawson is on the hunt for a wife.

The Surprise Of Her Life

Sophisticated. Scandalous. In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking. How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome--and exceedingly naked--man?

The Naked Truth. . .After eight Seasons in London, Lady Jane Parker-Roth is ready to quit the dull search for a husband in favor of more exciting pursuits. So when she encounters an intruder in her host's townhouse, she's not about to let the scoundrel escape. Until she discovers she's wrestling a viscount--Edmund Smyth, the one noble she wouldn't mind meeting in the dark.

Indiscretion Is Just The Beginning. . .

One night of slight overindulgence-oh, all right, he was drunk-and Stephen Parker-Roth finds he must betroth himself to prevent yet another scandal.
She never wanted marriage...

When a friend is forced to consider a marriage of convenience, Lady Amelia Staunton is determined to rescue her. But her plans trap her in an illicit seduction, and Amelia must marry him herself. Malcolm's all-consuming kisses and devilish humor might make up for her lost freedom, but she believes he will force her to abandon the Gothic romances she yearns to write. Since she can't escape him, she must distract him from her secret...

He isn't looking for love...

A powerful autocrat with a well-hidden rebellious streak, Malcolm MacCabe doesn't need another beautiful mistress - he needs an obedient wife. Obedience is not one of Amelia's virtues. But he's too enthralled by her wit and passion to let her go - even if it means risking the political reputation he is building to save his clan.

Their hearts can't survive the scandal...

Despite their intentions, every wicked embrace binds them together. But as their conflicting desires combust into insatiable hunger and unavoidable ruin, they must decide whether to pursue their personal destinies alone - or fight for the love that could destroy them both.

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Series: Muses of Mayfair #2

Other Books:
Heiress Without A Cause (Mayfair #1)
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mayfair #2)
The Marquess Who Loved Me (Mayfair #3)

Genre: Regency Historical
Setting: Scotland/London, 1812
Length: 94,000 words (full-length novel)
Sensuality: Hot
You may like this if you like: arranged marriages, compromising situations, secret writers, female friendships, reiving, hot Scottish earls, and sexy kisses in moonlit libraries

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Reviews:

“The Muses of Mayfair series is a rollicking riot of misadventure for four unconventional women… Beautifully written by brilliant new author Sara Ramsey, readers must not miss a single book in this lively series.” - SingleTitles.com

“Sara Ramsey makes Scotsmen Prefer Blondes throb with life. The sparkling humor, sensual, sizzling love scenes (my gracious, do they rev up the heart rate!), dialogue that keeps the reader on full alert, the undercurrent of suspense, compelling descriptions of people and places, plus characters so strong they almost jump off the pages with energy and determination keeps one turning pages.” - Camellia, Long and Short Reviews

“I am declaring myself an irrevocable fan of Sara Ramsey. Heiress Without A Cause was good, but Scotsmen Prefer Blondes is even better. The interaction between the characters...was AWESOME. The sensual tension had me on my toes.” - Evie Knight, In Love With Romance

“A delicious tale, SCOTSMEN PREFER BLONDES, the second novel in talented author Sara Ramsey’s MUSES OF MAYFAIR series, is a witty, passionate battle of wills. This enticing historical romance will captivate readers from the very beginning...Combining passion, suspense, secrets, clever repartee, humor, betrayal, romance and love, Ms. Ramsey has penned a winner.” - Dottie, Romance Junkies

“Scotsmen Prefer Blondes is an enjoyable read because of the ease that Sara Ramsey poses the simple yet complexly interlaced story conflicts. Romance scenes are titillating and steamy hot...Very nicely done, Ms. Ramsey!” - Viviane Crystal, Crystal Book Reviews

“Scotsmen Prefer Blondes is an excellent read. It's has humor, scandal, and fire. The characters are endearing and you want them to succeed in life and love. This is becoming one of my favorite series. I can't wait for the next book!” - Marcie, To Read or Not to Read

From an elite London gentleman’s club to a genteel Scottish estate, scandal becomes a family affair in this dazzling tale of deception and unexpected love . . .
 
Miss Miranda is not really a Miss, exactly. Nor is her name Miranda, exactly. But to escape her tyrannical duke of a father, changes were required. Now in the Scottish countryside, employed by her new brother-in-law’s unsuspecting friend, Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick, Miranda feels safe—except for the danger of falling in love. And the Viscount’s broad shoulders and seductive brogue are no help at all. Certainly, a peer of the realm would never entertain a dalliance with the help . . . And definitely not kiss the help . . . Except this Viscount isn’t a typical peer of the realm . . .
 
Between managing Temptations and his newly acquired ward, the last thing Heathcliff needs is investigators inexplicably hounding him about the whereabouts of some duke’s runaway daughter. At least he’s secured a governess—no doubt a sour woman. Or so he expects, until he meets intriguing Miranda. Now Heathcliff is the one faced with temptation. But there’s more to lovely Miranda than meets the eye—a truth that could change the course of all their futures . . .
 
Praise for Kristin Vayden’s Heart of a Cowboy
 
 “Obsessed. That’s how I felt while reading this book, like every page was better than the previous. Just try to put this down, I dare you.”
 —#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken 
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