By Julia London
USA Today bestselling writer Julia London, "a proficient and flexible writer" (Publishers Weekly), introduces an attractive, wildly romantic and emotionally charged new trilogy during which 3 aristocratic younger women, upon learning they're destitute, lodge to determined ability to maintain appearances...and locate the husbands in their desires.
whilst the younger girls of the Fairchild kinfolk research that their stepfather has absconded with their past due mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously filthy rich rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and inheritor to a dukedom. a lot to her surprise and enjoyment, the marquis sweeps her right into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. yet after their passionate marriage ceremony evening, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior explanations of his personal. not just does he count on her to convey an inheritor whereas he keeps to get pleasure from a rogue's existence, yet Ava additionally suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge. Marriages of comfort paintings for a few, yet for Ava a loveless bond will not do. So she devises a daring plan to confront her husband's demons in order that he should be loose to decide on to offer her his middle for the precise cause: simply because she is the one girl he'll ever really wish.
By Christine Merrill
It is a season of secrets and techniques, scandal and seduction in excessive society! Set in Regency England, this continuity sweeps you from glittering ballrooms, to a smuggler's cove in Cornwall, to the wilds of Scotland, a Romany camp, and again back. each one tale has a passionate, severe, important courting however the thread linking them jointly is a darkly risky, but attractive stranger, who's out for revenge, providing a silken rope as his calling card. via him, a long-forgotten earlier is stirred to existence, and the infamous occasions of 1794 which observed one guy murdered and one other hanged for the crime, are introduced in to question. used to be the precise guy delivered to justice or is there nonetheless a treacherous assassin at huge?
By Kate Noble
Unique book: 2005
From the acclaimed writer of Compromised comes a story of affection and warfare one of the ton.
Phillippa Benning is the unequalled great thing about the Season. but if one other woman demanding situations her for a marquis's attentions, Phillippa entices him to a mystery rendezvous-only to bump into The Blue Raven, England's most famed undercover agent, lurking on the website of her deliberate tryst.
The Blue Raven has exposed an enemy plot directed at upcoming society features, yet he's not able to infiltrate London society. Phillippa makes a suggestion: in alternate for entrée one of the ton, he has the same opinion to have his real identification printed on the Benning Ball-guaranteeing her unmatched notoriety. because the risk attracts nearer, the mysterious undercover agent and Phillippa supply in to mutual hope. but if the sport turns lethal, betrayal waits round the nook, and Phillippa needs to come to a decision as soon as and for all-is it the parable that captured her middle, or the fellow?
By Gaelen Foley
Popular storyteller Gaelen Foley unfurls the seductive story of the rakish Lord Alec Knight, who by no means hunted for love--until it used to be correct in entrance of him. . . .
Lord Alec Knight, the main bold and good-looking rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society girl admirers. along with his impossible to resist wit, fortunate hand on the gaming tables, and attractive air of secrecy, he could have any girl he wishes. but if the single lady he may have thought of marrying ties the knot with another person, Alec realizes he doesn't are looking to be with simply any lady--he desires to locate the affection of his life.
The boldly lively, appealing leave out Becky Ward takes his lifestyles via typhoon after he rescues her from peril. Alec quickly learns that she is at the run from her cousin, the murderous Prince Mikhail Kurkov. Becky has exposed a menacing mystery in regards to the prince--now not anything will cease him from searching her down. in the middle of risk, Alec and Becky locate themselves deeply interested in one another. After the 2 spend an all-consuming evening of sin, Becky's knight in shining armor vows on his honor to guard her till the top. yet prior to lengthy, Alec is conserving her with greater than honor--and it sort of feels the as soon as untamed rake of London simply can have discovered what he has been trying to find all alongside . . . real love.
By Stephanie Laurens
Unique booklet: 1998
How can an honourable girl like woman Catriona Hennessy unite with a rake like Richard Cynster? although charmed by way of his commanding presence, she can't hand over her independence. Marriage had now not formerly been on Richard′s time table, yet possibly taming the girl used to be simply the problem he wishes - if he could have the rights of the wedding mattress with no making any revealing grants of affection?
By Mary Balogh
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York Times bestselling writer Mary Balogh returns to the beauty and sensuality of Regency England as she keeps the mesmerizing tale of 4 striking women–friends and academics at omit Martin’s institution for ladies. on the middle of this spellbinding novel is Anne Jewell, a instructor haunted via a scandalous past…until she meets a guy who teaches her an important lesson of all: not anything is easy while it comes to love.…
She spies him within the deepening nightfall of a Wales evening–a lone determine of breathtaking power and masculinity, his good-looking face branded by way of a mystery discomfort. For unmarried mom and instructor Anne Jewell, newly arrived along with her son at a sprawling property in Wales at the invitation of an influential good friend, Sydnam Butler is a guy whose sorrows–and passions–run deeper than she may have ever imagined.
As steward of a distant seashore manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive lifestyles faraway from the pity and disdain of others. but nearly from the instant Anne first seems at the cliffs, he senses during this wonderful stranger a kindred soul, and among those cautious hearts, hope stirs. not able to withstand the fervour that has rescued them either from loneliness, Anne and Sydnam proportion a day of beautiful lovemaking. Now the unwed unmarried mom and war-scarred veteran needs to come to a decision that can without end adjust their lives. For Sydnam, it's a probability to heal the ache of the prior. For Anne, it's the wonderful promise of a destiny with the guy who will dare her to bare her inner most secrets…before she will supply him all her center.
By Christie Kelley
It has been 5 years seeing that girl Jennette Selby's fiance died. every one dating season for the reason that has been packed with suitors wanting to win her affection. yet Jennette's guilt has triggered her to swear off marriage. For her secrets and techniques are as darkish as she is gorgeous, and the unintentional dying of her fiance used to be tainted via a forbidden attraction...Matthew Harris, the hot earl of Blackburn, has been scorned by way of the ton for by chance killing girl Jennette's fiance. pressured to promote his estates and abandon his tenants if he doesn't marry a prosperous, first rate girl, Matthew turns to woman Jennette to aid him discover a compatible spouse. yet sharing such shut quarters simply re-ignites an all-consuming wish neither can face up to - at the same time each shadow of the earlier threatens to rip them aside.
By Stephanie Laurens
Four daring, courageous, and made up our minds ex-officers of the Crown band jointly to smash the traitorous fiend referred to as the Black Cobra.
He races to accomplish their venture opposed to escalating odds -- his activity made extra perilous while he loses his heart.
She's decided to defy conference and reside a solitary lifestyles -- till she tastes the reckless excitement came across purely in his arms.
Drawn jointly by means of destiny, united by way of fiery ardour, they pursue their shared destiny...one they'll dwell to determine provided that they unmask the Black Cobra.
By Johanna Lindsey
Left penniless and in dire straits, Kelsey Langton realizes that purely through permitting herself to be bought at public sale canshe rescue her sister's destiny. So the proud, determined woman enters the notorious condominium ofEros, resigned to changing into a few well-heeled gentleman's plaything -- and Lord Derek Malory is the top bidder for Kelsey's charms.
A good-looking and irredeemable scoundrel, Derek quickly attracts the sensuous, unsuspecting maiden right into a international of exceptional pleasures and unsafe rivalries. yet Kelsey is aware she should always safeguard the secretof her highborn prior -- at the same time her grace, spirit, and wonder attract her new "master" to give up his scandalous methods and take a bet on precise love.
By Jane Austen
Persuasion, through Jane Austen, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at cheap costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are a number of the striking good points of Barnes & Noble Classics: All versions are superbly designed and are published to more desirable standards; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to enhance each one reader's figuring out of those enduring works. In her ultimate novel, as in her prior ones, Jane Austen makes use of a love tale to discover and lightly satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. Persuasion follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They have been fortunately engaged until eventually Anne’s good friend, woman Russell, persuaded her that Frederick used to be “unworthy.” Now, 8 years later, Frederick returns, a prosperous captain within the military, whereas Anne’s kinfolk teeters at the fringe of financial disaster. They nonetheless love one another, yet their previous errors threaten to maintain them aside. Austen could seem to color on a small canvas, yet her characters comprise the complete variety of human ardour and ethical complexity, and the author’s beneficiant spirit renders all of them with figuring out, compassion, and humor. Susan Ostrov Weisser is a professor of English at Adelphi college, the place she focuses on nineteenth-century literature and women’s stories. Weisser additionally wrote the advent to the Barnes & Noble Classics version of Jane Eyre.