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A Belated Bride
Arabella Hadley, on her way back from a smuggling job, runs a rider off his horse, whom she discovers is Lucien Devereaux, the Duke who had ruined her ten years before and left her for another woman. Lucien has returned to Yorkshire to investigate a traitor who is going to smuggle in jewels to sell for Napolean's coffers. Arabella takes Lucien to her home to recover from his injuries, and her two meddling aunts decide to try to throw the two togeth...
An Affair To Remember
Anthony Elliot, the Earl of Greyley, has just inherited five troublesome children, and he cannot find a governess who will stay to manage the rowdy bunch. Sara Montrose, Alex's half sister, suggusts he hires Anna Thraxton, gentry who recently turned governess due to poverty, even though he and Anna have a history of disliking each other. Anna, after much persuasion, takes on the role of governess for Anthony. Anna is a specialist with misbehaving ...
And the Bride Wore Plaid
Devon St. John, looking to escape the curse of the St. John talisman ring (which brings the curse of marriage to the owner), flees to his friend's home, Lord Strathmore. Devon is put into the only ready room in the castle since arrive in the middle of the night, and wakes up to find a attractive woman in his room. Katherine Macdonald, Lord Strathmore's bastard little sister, is surprised to find a man in her room, and she is even more surprised whe...
Catherine and the Pirate
Catherine Markham's parents died four years ago, when she was just thirteen years old. Her brother, Royce, twelve years older than she, became her guardian. More than her brother, he's become her best friend. Devastated by his loss at sea during the American Revolution, when she recieves a ransom note stating that Royce is still alive, Catherine grasps at this one chance to save her brother. She convinces her brother's best friend, Derrick St. John, to t...

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Confessions of a Scoundrel
Brandon St. John and Verena Westforth meet when Brandon is sent by his family to bribe her into rejecting his brother Chase. Verena has already rejected Chase, but takes the money to teach Brandon a lesson, especially since he kissed and called a bonus. Verena makes a laughingstock of Brandon, even though she secretly feels passion for the arrogant nobleman. Brandon and Verena both get caught up with a plot to steal a list of England's spies,...
Her Master and Commander
Dying without a legitimate heir, the Earl of Rochester sends his butler, Reeves, in search of his two long lost twin sons, the first of which is Captain Tristan Llevanth. He sailed the seas and fought at Admiral Nelson's side, yet after being wounded, he can no longer live a life on the seas. Prudence Thistlewaite, a young widow, plans to open up a seminary for young ladies. However, she lacks the capital. Thus, when Reeves appeals to her to help...
How to Treat a Lady
Chase St. John is guilt-ridden man who decides to leave England, only on his way out he is robbed and knocked out. Harriet Ward and her family, whose family has only one mortgage payment to make, have made up an imaginary fiance, Captain John Frankenham, to persuade the bank to give them an extension. Harriet and sisters find Chase with a bloody head and bring him home to nurse him back to health. They think Chase has amnesia (which he does not) ...
Lady in Red
Marcus St. John, the Marquis of Treymount, has been given the duty of finding the magical St. John Talisman ring, which his brother had accidently lost at a soiree in Scotland where prize cakes were given out, some with prize jewels. Honoria Baker-Sneed found the prized St. John ring, she is unaware until Marcus St. John arrives at here demanding it back. Honoria and Marcus are usually competitors at antiquities auctions, so when Marcus arrives, ...
The Abduction of Julia
Alec MacLean, who must marry a daughter of the former Earl of Covington, attempts to abduct and elope with Therese Frant. But instead he ends up with the Frant Dragon, Therese's companion, Julia Frant. Julia is the dowdy cousin of Therese, but she too was once the daughter of the Earl of Covington, and since she has secretly desired Alec since she met him, she offers to marry him in Therese's place. Alec finds out Therese was working with his cous...
The Seduction Of Sara
Lady Sara Carrington is a widow who was shamed by her husband's death, which occured during a tryst with his mistress. Lord Nick Montrose is a man with a torrid childhood and an illness of reoccuring migraines which he believes will kill him. Sara is sent to Bath to wait while her brothers decide on a husband for her, which she does not want. Sara decide to look for her own spouse in Bath, a man who will look the other way while she continues her w...


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