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Dandelion by Bronwyn Williams
Nan Ryan - 2003
And if her rich gentleman benefactor was a tad overprotective, well, it was a small price to pay. She had a glorious future ahead.But it did not include being kidnapped by Cole Heflin, who seemed to be the only man on Earth she couldn't wrap around her delicate finger. He was a ruthless, conniving scoundrel who'd literally been unstrung from the gallows and paid to bring her back to the one place she'd vowed never to set foot again - home.Cole had never met a woman he didn't like, nor one he wasn't happy to love. Until now. Sure, Marietta was a little wildcat who drove him crazy with desire, but he wouldn't give her the satisfaction of knowing it. They had a lot of miles to cross on the way back to Texas, with her benefactor's hired gunmen on their trail and a dangerous frontier ahead. But the trip home was not nearly as dangerous as the temptation naughty Marietta inspired....
Constance O'Banyon - 1990
She fought the darkly handsome officer at every turn, clinging to her Indian ways and wondering at his notions of civilization. For certainly there was nothing civilized about the untamed yearnings he awakened as he cupped her ripe curves, rained tender kisses over her soft form and led her into a world of unforgettable ecstasy.SAVAGE BEAUTYNicholas Ballinger had one last duty to perform as a U.S. Cavalry officer - to make sure the troublesome half-breed waif, Alana Caldwell, safely reached her father in Virginia. Ballinger had no patience with female, and this one was proving to be a stubborn baggage, refusing his help and rebelling like a hellion against his attempts to get her cleaned up and presentable for the Richmond society she was about to join. He simply wanted Alana out of her filthy buckskins and off his hands, but once he glimpsed her - transformed from bedraggled brat to alluring beauty - he wasn't quite so eager to be rid of the raven-haired temptress. He wanted to hold her forever, to kiss her hungrily and savor her sweet response, to show her a love as fiery as a CHEYENNE SUNRISE
Norah Hess - 1996
And no one showed her more generosity than the rancher who offered to marry her. But shortly after Trey Saunders and Lacey were pronounced husband and wife, he was off to a cattle drive -- and another woman's bed. Shocked to discover that the dashing groom wanted her to be a pawn in a vicious game of revenge, the young firebrand refused to obey her vows. Only when Trey proved that he loved, honored, and cherished his blushing bride would Lacey forsake all others and unite with him in wedded bliss.
Her Secret Affair
Barbara Dawson Smith - 1998
Even if it means indulging her forbidden dream to take her place among the aristocracy. And even if it means battling Justin Culver, the Earl of Kern-the one man who can ruin her quest for justice.Arrogant and powerful, Lord Kern vows to stop Isabel. Yet, as they engage in a clash of wills, the fiery commoner threatens to breach the wall around his hardened heart. She alone can make him neglect duty and decorum: she alone can cause his downfall. And she alone can bring him to the heights of true love...or the depths of betrayal.
Candace Camp - 1983
Then she met the regal blue gaze of a golden-haired slave upon the auction block, and with one burning look he branded her as the victim of his desire and revenge. Tall, sapphire-eyed Jeremy Devlin was no simple servant. He was a nobleman's son betrayed into bondage, unhumbled by the lash, who treated Meredith and every woman as his possession. Again and again, she would be shamed by her own secret desires. Then they were secret no longer...and as her wildfire passions locked with his, all fears and doubts were swept away in the ecstatic storm of unexpected love...
The Dressmaker's Duke
Jess Russell - 2014
But when Olivia Weston turns up demanding payment for gowns ordered by his former mistress, Rhys is totally flummoxed and inexplicably smitten. He pays her to remove her from his house, and mind. But logic be damned, he must have this fiercely independent woman.Olivia's greatest fear is becoming a kept woman. She has escaped the role of mistress once and vows never to be owned by any man. Rather than make money in the boudoir, she chooses to clothe the women who do. But when a fire nearly kills her friend and business partner, Olivia's world goes up in smoke and she is forced to barter with the lofty duke.As their lives weave together, Olivia unravels the man underneath the Monk, while Rhys desires to expose the lady hiding behind the dressmaker. Will his raw passion fan a long-buried ember of hope within her? Can this mismatched pair be the perfect fit?
The Blind Duke
Emma Brady - 2018
One bad decision leads to an accident that leaves him blind and strips him of his place in society. Desperate to gain back his status, Thomas devises a plan to win the hand of the season’s more desirable woman but finds it more difficult than he expected and forces him to find help. Eloisa Noble has returned to London to help her beautiful cousin navigate the season in hopes of finding a husband. Memories from her own failed season years before haunt her and make her desperate to leave the city for good, but only obtaining the funds for independence will allow her that. An offer from the devilishly handsome Duke could be the answer to her problem, but she finds it difficult to keep it just business between them. As they work towards creating a couple that Society would approve of, the two of them might discover that love doesn’t care about appearances alone. They will look past the expectations of others and find that real beauty can be a surprise.
My Fair Lord
Wilma Counts - 2017
Now these cultured ladies are ready to make their own happy endings—each in her own way . . . Lady Henrietta Parker, daughter of the Earl of Blakemoor, has turned down many a suitor for fear that the ton’s bachelors are only interested in her wealth. But despite the warnings of her dearest friends, Harriet and Hero, she can’t resist the challenge rudely posed by her stepsister: transform an ordinary London dockworker into a society gentleman suitable for the “marriage mart.” Only after a handshake seals the deal does Retta fear she may have gone too far . . . When Jake Bolton is swept from the grime of the seaport into the elegance of Blakemoor House, he appears every inch the rough, cockney working man who is to undergo Retta’s training in etiquette, wardrobe, and elocution. But Jake himself is a master of deception—with much more at stake than a drawing room wager. But will his clandestine mission take second place to his irresistible tutor, her intriguing proposal . . . and true love?
They Call Her Dana
Jennifer Wilde - 1989
With the pride and intelligence that was her heritage, Dana soon achieved wealth, fame... and the avid attentions of four different men.Set against the glittering panorama of the nineteenth-century South, here is the story of an indomitable woman who would let no man stand between her and destiny, who would let nothing keep her from discovering the secret of her birth...
A Cajun Dream: A Tale of Jolie Blonde
Cherie Claire - 1999
"A Cajun Dream will bring a smile to readers' faces. Ms. Claire has captured the sweetness of falling in love the first time with the gentleness of Dorothy Garlock and the tenderness of Pamela Morsi." — Maria C. Ferrer for Romantic Times magazine "What a marvelous debut! Cherie Claire is sure to earn a bevy of fans with this charming and heartwarming tale." — Rexanne Becnel, author of Blink of An Eye
The Duke of My Heart
Hanna Hamilton - 2017
Iris Warwick has the best possible life. Her family is very wealthy, her face is one of pure beauty, and her name is so well known that everyone is in awe of her. Women are jealous of her and men want to marry her. The only problem is she doesn’t want any of it. After her mother passed away, Iris shunned society and remained indoors, preferring the company of the family maid, Daisy, and her daydreams rather than anyone else. She would be quite happy to remain that way forever more, so when her father’s impending death means she has to get married, Iris isn’t sure that she can cope. The only knowledge she has of marriage has put her off entirely. That’s when the plan is born.... When Daisy suggests that the girls switch places just for one night while she helps Iris to escape her betrothed, Iris is ecstatic at the idea. She has been locked away for too long to make a connection with anyone now. This could be the answer. But one night can change everything. The switch has an effect on the girls that neither of them was expecting, and now no one knows quite what to do... ♥ A historical romance novel full of twists that'll keep you turning the pages♥ *The Duke of My Heart is a historical standalone story of 100,000 words (around 420 pages). No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a super sweet happily ever after. Get this book for free with Kindle Unlimited!
Annabelle Anders - 2020
The British are stuffy, and arrogant, and think far too highly of themselves. Particularly, the ones who referred to themselves as Lords.Julian Wellstone, the Earl of Westerley, never walked away from a bet but should have known his luck would someday run out. He should have known a time would come when the gambling tables would turn against him.Which is exactly what happened when he played “one more hand” and lost the game of a lifetime to American Whiskey King, Mr. Daniel Jackson. Jules has no choice but to honor the bet and court the man’s daughter—a chit who managed to get under his skin from the moment he met her. But honor is everything.Until love deals him a new hand. And once the lines are blurred, all bets are off. Will he fold and walk away, or will he ante up his heart and risk everything for the love of a lifetime?
Peggy Waide - 2000
But a Gypsy curse has doomed the esteemed duke of Badrick to a life without a happy marriage, and not even a strong-willed colonial heiress with a tendency to find trouble can change that. Stephen decides that since he cannot have her for a wife, he will convince her to be the next best thing: his mistress. But Phoebe Rafferty needs a husband, and fast. She has four weeks to get married and claim her inheritance. Phoebe only has eyes for the most wildly attractive and equally aggravating duke. But he refuses to marry her, mumbling nonsense about a curse. With time running out, Phoebe vows to persuade the stubborn aristocrat that curses are poppycock and the only spell he has fallen under is love.