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Absolute Pleasure
St. Martin's, Feb 2003, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0312984596 Over the years her widowed father made it clear that Lady Elizabeth Harcourt first responsibility was to him. However, in 1812 when she was twenty-seven years old her father marries seventeen year old Charlotte. The teen, befitting the role of wife, takes over the running or perhaps the destroying of the household as her childish ways drive off the servants that is when she does not fire th...
Complete Abandon
St. Martin's Sep 2003, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 031298460X The deceased vicar's daughter Emma Fitzgerald detests Lord John Clayton who neglected his responsibilities for a year and has hosted a week of debauchery. Besides changing the manor house into a den of iniquity Emma feels John went to far when he evicts several villagers in arrears on their payments to him. She rips him up and down in front of his older half-brother Ian. Emma shocks John ...
Further Than Passion
Not for a moment did Miss Kate Duncan believe the outrageously expensive love potion was real. Intent upon proving to her cousin, Lady Melanie, that it is indeed a fake, she secretly drinks it late one night, only to find herself immersed in a world of sensation. Wandering through the darkened house, she stumbles upon a most erotic scene. Hiding in the shadows, she watches in fascination as a man and woman make love. Yet as she gazes at the hand...
Love Lessons
Abigail asks James Stevens, illegitimate son of an Earl, to teach her about the "mechanics" of sexual intercourse so she might advise her younger sister before marriage. The two end up as lovers but as they come from different social classes a marriage seems out of the question....

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More than Seduction
St. Martin's, Sep 2004, 6.99, 352 pp, ISBN: 0312997523 In 1813 Anne Paxton Smyth, illegitimate daughter of an earl, pretends to be a widow so that she run Mrs. Anne Smythe's Healing Spa and Bathing Emporium for women. Lady Eleanor Chamberlin arrives desperately pleading with Anne to nurture her war wounded brother Stephen back to health. Anne says no in spite of the vast sum of money offered. Hopeless, Eleanor leaves Stephen on the stoop befor...
Total Surrender
St. Martin's, Jul 2002, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0312978413 In 1812 England, though the daughter of an Earl, Lady Sarah Compton knows her family is ruined due to the bad judgment of her kind but now deceased father and the absolute idiocy of her brother Hugh believing that gambling away everything is his divine right. Needing cash to support his decadent lifestyle, Hugh demands Sarah snare a wealthy husband, but she thinks little of the idea especial...


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