The Duke s Accidental Wife

The Duke s Accidental Wife
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781939713438
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Intrepid Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy... The Duke of Ravenwood isn't cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn't know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other's company long enough to turn a compromise into love? Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Accidentally Compromising the Duke
Author: Stacy Reid
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9781633756533
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Release: 2016-05-30
Editor: Entangled: Scandalous
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

England, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke. Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one he is not attracted to—a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one. Each book in the Wedded by Scandal series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Accidentally Compromising the Duke Book #2 Wicked in His Arms Book #3 How to Marry a Marquess

The Earl s Innocent Mistress

The Earl s Innocent Mistress
Author: Marcia Skye
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1082169854
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emma and her older is in dire strait. Only the protection of rich gentlemen can save them from danger. And just their luck, an infamous madame is willing to accept them in her Courtesan Ball.Despite her misgiving, Emma agrees to her sister's mad scheme. Until on the day of the ball, her sister leaves her alone in a den of sin. Then, she meets someone she knows, someone from the life she has left behind. And thank her lucky star, he doesn't remember who she is.Charles has no need for a mistress. He is thirty and three, he is ready to respectably settle down. Yet, fate brings him to the infamous Courtesan Ball, and not only that, now, he is saddled with a mistress. A young woman with big, vulnerable green eyes, who refuses to leave his mind.

For Love of the Duke

For Love of the Duke
Author: Christi Caldwell
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9781944240011
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Release: 2014-10-09
Editor: Christi Caldwell Ink
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father’s passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she meets Jasper… In a desperate bid to avoid a match arranged by her family, Katherine makes the Duke of Bainbridge a shocking proposition—one that he accepts. Only, as Katherine begins to love Jasper, she finds the arrangement agreed upon is not enough. And Jasper is left to decide if protecting his heart is more important than fighting for Katherine’s love.

Born to Bite

Born to Bite
Author: Hannah Howell,Erica Ridley,Diana Cosby
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781420132786
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Release: 2013-09-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reprinted Edition Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood--and bound for eternal love. . . Dark Secret by Hannah Howell Alone in the world and on a desperate search, Murdina Dunbar finds an ally in mysterious Sir Gillanders Baldwin. Something about her sexy protector stirs her blood. Soon, not even whispers that he's a dangerous demon can keep her from his bed. . . Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare he claim her, knowing he might lose her forever?. . . Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley Rumored to be a vampire, rakish Mr. Macane is ravishing all the ladies of the ton! Yet, Miss Elspeth Ramsay cannot bring herself to tremble in his presence. But once Ellie feels the thrill of his teeth at her throat, she finds herself biting him back!. . .

The Duke s Perfect Wife

The Duke s Perfect Wife
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101561591
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

The Major s Faux Fiancee

The Major s Faux Fiancee
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781939713322
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Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. The one-time dandy knows Society demands perfection—and he'll ensure his old friend finds just that. Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool's chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love... Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

The Earl s Defiant Wallflower

The Earl s Defiant Wallflower
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781939713278
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Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress—and fast!—he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is! Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart. Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

Never Kiss a Duke

Never Kiss a Duke
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062867438
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of Orpah Mag's Best Romance Novels of 2020! A disinherited duke and a former lady are courting much more than business in the first novel in Megan Frampton’s newest titillating series, Hazards of Dukes. Everything he had ever known was a lie… Sebastian, Duke of Hasford, has a title, wealth, privilege, and plenty of rakish charm. Until he discovers the only thing that truly belongs to him is his charm. An accident of birth has turned him into plain Mr. de Silva. Now, Sebastian is flummoxed as to what to do with his life—until he stumbles into a gambling den owned by Miss Ivy, a most fascinating young lady, who hires him on the spot. Working with a boss has never seemed so enticing. Everything tells her he’s a risk she has to take… Two years ago, Ivy gambled everything that was precious to her—and won. Now the owner of London’s most intriguing gambling house, Ivy is competent, assured, and measured. Until she meets Mr. de Silva, who stirs feelings she didn’t realize she had. Can she keep her composure around her newest employee? They vow to keep their partnership strictly business, but just one kiss makes them realize that with each passing day—and night—there’s nothing as tempting as what is forbidden…

The Brigadier s Runaway Bride

The Brigadier s Runaway Bride
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781939713377
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Miss Sarah Fairfax is having a wretched year. Her intended perished at war. His child is in her belly. To secure her future, she resigns herself to a loveless marriage. Just as she’s about to say I do, her fiancée returns from the grave to crash the wedding... but he’s no longer the charming, carefree man she remembers. After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He'll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life. Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

The Duke Heist

The Duke Heist
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781538719503
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Forever
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Travel to the Regency era with a New York Times bestselling author's novel of "irresistible romance," in which a woman looking to recover a stolen painting accidentally kidnaps a duke instead (Eloisa James). Chloe Wynchester is completely forgettable—a curse that gives her the ability to blend into any crowd. When the only father she's ever known makes a dying wish for his adopted family of orphans to recover a missing painting, she's the first one her siblings turn to for stealing it back. No one expects that in doing so, she'll also abduct a handsome duke. Lawrence Gosling, the Duke of Faircliffe, is tortured by his father's mistakes. To repair his estate's ruined reputation, he must wed a highborn heiress. Yet when he finds himself in a carriage being driven hell-for-leather down the cobblestone streets of London by a beautiful woman who refuses to heed his commands, he fears his heart is hers. But how can he sacrifice his family's legacy to follow true love? "Erica Ridley is a delight!" —Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series

The Unwanted Wife

The Unwanted Wife
Author: Vanessa E. Silver
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: LB Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a historical steamy romance short story (word count 5,059). Claudia cannot help but fear for her future when her cruel husband Terry puts her up for sale in front of a boisterous crowd to bid for her, done out of spite for her supposed disobedience towards him. Leaving Claudia no choice but to wait for fate to reveal to her who will be her new husband and master!

The Duke s Bride

The Duke s Bride
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943794263
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Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An emotional, rags to riches, temporary governess romance from a New York Times bestselling author: Single father and confirmed bachelor Jack Skeffington is the mastermind behind an international smuggling ring, yet unable to control his rambunctious ten-year-old twins. What he needs is a stern, experienced, no-nonsense governess. What he gets is his business partner’s untouchable sister, whose delectable body Jack yearns to pull close. Mademoiselle Désirée le Duc cannot wait to return to France and regain her lost vineyard. But to do so, she must repay crippling debt. Determined to buy freedom, she accepts temporary employment from an Englishman with a wicked smile and a big… wine cellar. His kisses taste like heaven and his arms feel like home. How can she choose between two families separated by the sea? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!

The Duke s Stolen Bride

The Duke s Stolen Bride
Author: Sophie Jordan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062885388
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

USA Today Bestseller! From USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan comes a scandalously sensual romance in her beloved Rogue Files series. “Deliciously sexy!”—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author An urgent dilemma… To save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutor… A scandalous solution… Other men deprive themselves of pleasure for propriety’s sake. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, would much rather be depraved. He slakes his desires with professionals who ask nothing of him but his coin. Marian’s proposal—that he train her without taking her virtue—is an intriguing diversion, until their lessons in seduction spin out of control. And a most unlikely duchess… When Marian is blackmailed into engagement by a man she despises, Nate impulsively steals her away. Though he never intended to take a wife, he can’t tolerate the idea of Marian forfeiting her freedom to another. But can he bear to give her what she demands—a real marriage?

One Night for Seduction

One Night for Seduction
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781943794294
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A forbidden love, opposites-attract, feel-good romantic romp from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author... When the Wicked Duke dares the Duke of Colehaven to find a suitor for an unmanageable ward, Cole immediately accepts. He's on a winning streak, and besides, how unmarriageable can a pretty young lady be? He appoints himself bodyguard and duenna, only to discover his own desires may be the greatest danger of all. Diana Middleton lives a double life, bringing dishonest merchants to justice. Shaking off a meddling duke should be child's play. Yet the more they lock horns, the more she wants to lock lips. Her scandalous secrets would derail his political career. But surely there’s no harm in one little seduction…

The Duke s Wicked Wife

The Duke s Wicked Wife
Author: Elizabeth Bright
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781640638501
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Release: 2020-03-16
Editor: Entangled: Scandalous
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sebastian Sinclair, the Duke of Wessex, is not in love with Eliza Benton—nor anyone else, for that matter. But he must marry and produce an heir, and love is not required for either. His future duchess must be of high birth and good nature, a lady unlikely to snipe at him over breakfast. In short, the complete opposite of Eliza. So who better to help him find a bride? Eliza Benton is not in love with the Duke of Wessex. He’s infuriating, arrogant, and an ass of the first order. Not that she has any intention of marrying anyone now that her secret dream is on the cusp of becoming reality. A husband would ruin all her careful plans. But she’s all for finding her nemesis the perfect bride, anything to get him from underfoot so she can focus on her writing. Thank goodness Sebastian and Eliza aren’t in love. That would be disastrous.

The Rebellious Bride

The Rebellious Bride
Author: Francesca Shaw
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781460856307
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Release: 2012-07-06
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A FORCED MARRIAGE Travelling unchaperoned with the eligible Lord Hal Wyatt would seriously harm Sophia Haydon's reputation except that she already knew herself to be a ruined woman. When Hal heard the full story, however, he realized the beautiful, courageous Sophia wasn't ruined so much as in disgrace with her family. But the two of them had spent days and nights alone together, so marriage seemed inevitable. Sophia yearned to be Hal's bride, but since he was only marrying her out of duty, not love, she was going to rebel every step of the way.

The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist
Author: Anne Tyler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780143196334
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this irresistible #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon’s best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined. A fresh and timeless tale of unexpected bliss, The Accidental Tourist showcases Tyler’s talents for making characters—and their relationships—feel both real and magical. “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating…One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this.” —The Washington Post Look for Clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available now.

The Captain s Bluestocking Mistress

The Captain s Bluestocking Mistress
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781939713308
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Release: 2015-03-02
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed... Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love? Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

One Night with a Duke

One Night with a Duke
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943794706
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Release: 2020-10-09
Editor: Erica Ridley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a New York Times bestselling author: Sparks fly in this definitely-not-falling-in-love workplace romance between a handsome drifter chasing adventure, and a small-town jeweler who would never leave her home behind… Dashing Scot Jonathan MacLean never returns to the same town twice. The happy-go-lucky philanthropist seeks constant adventure… and is desperate to outrun his past. When a blizzard traps him in a tiny mountaintop village, he meets a woman who tempts him with dreams he'd long since abandoned: Home. Community. Love. But other people’s livelihoods depend on him leaving for good as soon as the snow melts. No-nonsense jeweler Angelica Parker has spent her life fighting for recognition. She's Black, she's a woman, and she will prove her creations are the equal to any artisan in England. With the project of a lifetime on the line, there's no room for error—or distractions. Especially not the handsome charmer whose unquenchable cheer and melting kisses have become more precious than jewels... The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!