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Red Roses Mean Love


Jacquie D'Alessandro - 1999
    But . . . Red Roses Mean Love.She dreamed of roses....Orphaned and abandoned by her fiancé, Hayley Albright is determined to care for her younger siblings even if it means having to give up her own dreams. She doesn't expect to ever find love or get married . . . until one moonlit night when she saves the life of a mysterious stranger. . . . And he wants only to make her dreams come true....Lord Stephen Barrett woke up gazing at the face of an angel. He was alive. And safe, for now, from the killer stalking his every move. Allowing Hayley to believe he is just a tutor of modest means, Stephen stays on for reasons of his own, never anticipating the passions Hayley would stir in his cold, wary heart. Her innocence is pure seduction. Her touch is sweet temptation. And suddenly the man who has everything is willing to risk it all--for a woman who has nothing to give . . . but all her heart. . . .

All You Need is a Duke


Bianca Blythe - 2020
    And he's going to find her a husband.When Margaret Carberry’s mother drags her upstairs at a ball, Margaret does not expect her mother to tie her to the bed and lock the door. Unfortunately, Margaret’s mother has taken it upon herself to declare Margaret compromised—whether or not Margaret wants to resort to such tactics to snare a husband. Jasper Tierney, the Duke of Jevington, is surprised to encounter a half-clothed woman sprawled upon his bed. He is even more shocked to discover her identity. Margaret Carberry is renowned as an incorrigible wallflower, not a seductress, no matter how appealing her bare flesh is against his bedding. When Margaret declares she won’t go along with her mother’s scheme and will find a husband on her own, Jasper vows to assist her, lest Margaret’s mother concoct another method to arrange a compromising situation. Jasper is certain of one thing: he has no desire to marry. As Jasper works to match Margaret to a fellow duke, the prospect of a forced marriage with her lacks its earlier loathsomeness. Perhaps he missed his chance for true bliss.

Heir and a Spare: The Complete Collection


Fiona Miers - 2017
     Book 1- Sarah's Duke A newly minted Duke knows he must marry to suit his position, but after coming to the aid of a lovely vicar's daughter, he wants only her by his side. As for the lady, she's searching for a quiet, comfortable life, not the grandeur of a ducal seat—unless it contains a certain duke. Book 2 - Lady Charlotte's Marquess A duke's daughter, raised in a loveless, arranged marriage, vows to marry only a man she can truly love. But when she's surrounded by rogues and callous noblemen, how will she ever find him? Unless he's closer than she thinks. Book 3- Lizzie's Earl She's a widow seeking a gentleman to give her the family she wants and enjoy life on her country estate. He's a London rakehell seeking a wife he can wed, bed and forget. Who will prevail? Book 4 - Hannah's Duke An American miss wants nothing more than a husband and an easy life, the ton's foremost rake is the last thing on her mind. But when Hannah catches the eye of the aforementioned Ducal heir, sparks and tempers are going to fly. Almost 800 pages of steamy romance.

To Woo a Wicked Widow


Jenna Jaxon - 2018
    That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way. Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted.

The Footman


Minerva Spencer - 2020
    Her arranged marriage—and one glorious but ill-fated kiss with a handsome footman—cured her of any romantic notions she’d ever entertained. Now a widow, all Elinor plans to do is rebuild her life—without a man in it. She certainly has no intention of falling for the charming and entirely too tempting American who seems so determined to win her favor …Stephen Worth is no longer the impoverished footman who lost everything because of the impulsive actions of a reckless young lady. Having reinvented himself long ago, his sole focus now is revenge. He’ll do whatever it takes to extract a pound of flesh from all who wronged him so long ago. And if that means ruining the lovely Elinor in the process? So be it.But it’s not long before Elinor finds herself drawn to Stephen despite her best intentions—and before Stephen starts to wonder if maybe a life with Elinor is worth more than his revenge. Can Stephen and Elinor overcome their painful pasts and take a second chance on love? Or is the cost of trust simply more than they’re willing to pay?

His Betrothed


Gayle Callen - 2001
    When she'd first met Sir Spencer Thornton, he was far from the man of her dreams. But the Spencer she nurses back to health now is very different from the aloof nobleman who once scorned her. And in his strong embrace, Rose discovers passion...with the one man she can never trust. He was a determined groom! Spencer had jumped at the chance to escape London and serve Queen Elizabeth as a spy against Spain. And though he's now dependent on Rose's good graces to hide him from the traitor trying to kill him, Spencer decides to play an even more dangerous game: to make Rose fall in love with him so that he can reject her. But the impetuous girl has become a strong beauty, and Spencer's intended revenge turns into a wholesale wooing of the one woman he can't resist -- his betrothed.

The Waiting Bride


Rose Pearson - 2019
     And they always made his heart sink. He knew the words were not for him, but for their families who took great delight in reading the correspondence between them. In truth, Marianne had told him in secret, with great relief to himself, that she too was not excited by the long-held expectation of their marriage. And so, by excusing himself through duty to King and Country, Lord Philip Galsworthy managed to hold off the wedding for a year with hopes that the two families’ interest in seeing them married would wane. With more effort he also managed to extend his station in India for another year, and then another, but now there was nothing more he could do. He had to return home, and the wedding plans would be already in motion by the time his ship saw the shores of England again. Their ages would not permit any more postponements, and so it was time for him to return and fulfill his duty to house and family. Only, his time away exposed a loneliness that he never knew was quite there. A loneliness that was only remedied by the regular letters from Marianne, which slowly turned his memory of her from the duty he was trying to avoid to the love he could not live without. Cringing again at the closing to the last letter he received, Philip wonders if it’s possible for her feelings to have changed as well, or is his return still secretly dreaded by his now beloved Marianne. Other books by Rose Pearson: The Duke’s Daughters Series The Duke’s Daughters: A Sweet Regency Romance Boxset A Rogue for a Lady My Restless Earl Rescued by an Earl In the Arms of an Earl The Reluctant Marquess (Prequel) A Smithfield Market Regency Romance The Smithfield Market Romances: A Sweet Regency Romance Boxset A Rogue’s Flower Saved by the Scoundrel Mending the Duke The Baron’s Malady Love and Christmas Wishes: Three Regency Romance Novellas

Smitten with an Ethereal Lady


Bridget Barton - 2019
    Many years ago, an accident on a rainy day, had put an end to any chance of her becoming a bride. Charlotte has resigned herself to an inevitable fate - she became a social recluse, who even her parents never speak of, because of the affliction that torments her; a ghost daughter, who must stay hidden away. But when she meets the kind and handsome Marquess, her heart flutters for the first time! Can she let go of her secret and believe that love is on the cards for her too?Sebastian, the Marquess of Wharton, has no desire to marry. The vapid society ladies that his mother insists on throwing on his path do not interest him at all. All that changes when he suddenly meets a beautiful lady on a crowded street, and he is forced to reconsider his perspective. Despite all his mother's efforts, Sebastian is smitten with the mysterious Charlotte and cannot stop thinking about her. Will he be able to discover her well-kept secret and convince her that she is the one who owns his heart?Even though they were instantly attracted to each other, each one repelled those thoughts for their own reasons. Nonetheless, avoiding that powerful chemistry cannot last long. Can Charlotte ever hope to let go of her painful past, and learn to embrace life, and a chance of true love? Will Sebastian be able to break free of society's norms and follow his heart?"Smitten with an Ethereal Lady" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society


Charlotte Stone - 2017
    Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary for the word: curious.  . One might also find her name under1- scandalous2- disastrous,3- slightly mad.  . But the latest rumors about the lady have all of London holding their breaths.She's begun a Spinster's Society.  . Who'd have ever thought the daughter of a duke could have so much fun? .In Lorena's opinion, no one is more attractive than Emmett Starr, the Earl of Ashwick.She's been in love with him for years but mishaps always occur whenever they are in the vicinity of one another for too long.Like that small incident when she burned his London townhouse to the ground...But that doesn't stop the earl from wanting her now more than ever, and he intends to have her.If one looked up Ashwick in Mr. Johnson's dictionary, they'd find:arrogant,aggressive,authoritative,and ... after Lorena gives her body and soul over to the temptation of all that is him... addictive.Suddenly, being a spinster doesn't hold any of its previous appeal.In fact, Lorena barely remember her name, much less what her society is actually called.But what will a life with the earl mean for the future of her new club?Perhaps, it's time for Mr. Johnson to give 'spinster' a new meaning...  . Page Count: around 330 pages

No Greater Love


Katherine Kingsley - 1992
    She had heard of the devastatingly good looks and unpardonable passions of this man exiled to India by his uncle, Lord Raven, for his scandalous behavior. She had been warned to beware of him by the mistress of Ravenswalk, the ravishing and ruthless Lady Jacqueline Raven.Now Nicholas Daventry had returned to Ravenswalk . . . to claim the legacy he said was his by birth . . . to wreak the vengeance he said was his due . . . and to plunge Georgia into a dizzying, dazzling vortex of desire, as she discovered that she was now the stranger—in a world of love that this man she did not know knew so very well.

The Love List


Deb Marlowe - 2013
    Now, as all of Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, the scheming Lord Marstoke has revived it--and transformed it into a weapon.A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . .Miss Brynne Wilmott escaped the monstrous Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and the incredible generosity of Hestia Wright, the former courtesan pledged to help any woman in trouble. But now Marstoke's Love List is threatening her new future--and forging her into a weapon made to destroy her friend.The Request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . .The Duke of Aldmere doesn't believe in meddling. Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble. He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott's affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth. But she's discovered that his brother is mixed up in this business as well. Reluctantly, they agree to work together.Their search leads them through some of London's most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke's plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected. Yet the danger and intrique are as nothing compared to the effect than Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .

Her Scandalous Affair


Candice Hern - 2004
    Imagine his surprise when he spots the exquisite heart-shaped ruby brooch on the bosom of the equally exquisite Lady Isabel Weymouth! Could this popular young socialite actually be a jewel thief?Richard is determined that the brooch be returned to his family. So when an opportunity presents itself, he pilfers the jewel from the lady's bedroom, but is stunned when she steals it back the very next day! Clearly the enchanting Isabel is a more formidable opponent than he imagined, and the former soldier finds himself battling wits and wills with the captivating temptress. Passion ignites between them as the competition heats up, and suddenly there is more than a ruby brooch at stake in this game of hearts.

My Lady Thief


Emily May - 2010
    Arabella’s past is no secret—it’s even earned her the nickname Miss Smell o’ Gutters—but she does have something to hide. Something very dangerous…Adam St. Just is one of Society’s most sought after bachelors. He’s also the man responsible for Arabella’s nickname. Bored by polite society, he sets out to unmask Mayfair’s elusive thief ... but he’s not prepared for what he discovers.A page-turning enemies-to-lovers Regency romance. If you love stories brimming with emotion, humor, and captivating characters, then this novel is for you!

Lord of Regrets


Sabrina Darby - 2014
    Not while he remained under his grandfather's vise-like control. But when Natasha announces her out-of-wedlock pregnancy - which would destroy his inheritance - Templeton explodes into a rage. One that sends Natasha running into the unforgiving night, never to return...Now five years have passed, and Lord Templeton has finally found his beloved. And this time, the viscount will have her.However, Natasha has settled into a new life with her young daughter. Lord Templeton's arrival fills her with terrible fear... and undeniable longing. He has come to claim her. Yet even as her body still longs for his touch, her anger still burns. She is no mere possession. But Lord Templeton will do whatever it takes to bring her back into his arms and back into his bed. Even if it means resorting to blackmail to make Natasha his wife...

Unlacing Lady Thea


Louise Allen - 2014
    In boy's clothes that barely conceal her delectable curves, his childhood friend Lady Althea Curtiss—desperate to escape an arranged marriage—arrives, demanding free passage! Rhys accepts his unlikely traveling companion with great reluctance—the scandal is sure to blow up in his face—until he finds there is far more intimate territory Lady Thea is curious to explore. Soon he realizes that he is in danger of awakening not only Thea's sensuality, but also his own long-buried heart…. "Allen reaches into readers' hearts." —RT Book Reviews on Married to a Stranger