To most of the nobility, Prudence Varney was an outsider -- even her porcelain beauty could not erase her heritage of shame. Pursued by an evil lord bent of vengeance, Prudence escapes aboard a ship bound for the colonies in the guise of an indentured male servant.
Her charade goes unnoticed until she is purchased by Flynt Birket, a man whose dark and intriguing gaze senses her secret.
But even as she surrenders to the glories of his sweet embrace, a cruel destiny mocks their passion and threatens to destroy them forever.
While most of the women in town suddenly developed little ailments that needed the new doctor's immediate attention, April Truitt only developed a big urge to throttle him. The overbearing Gray Fuller represented everything she vowed to fight until her last breath. It was war... if only April could manage to resist the heavenly temptation of the handsome, single doctor's beside manner...
Constance Duncan may be the eldest of three sisters, but she has more important things on her mind than finding a husband -- for herself, at any rate. Through the Personals services of her popular newspaper, THE MAYFAIR LADY, Constance connects lonely hearts. But her own heart lies in her work, and nothing will distract her from it -- until she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a man of disastrously different views. Max Ensor is a politician whose outmoded attitudes outrage her -- even as his powerful presence intrigues her. Clearly there is only one thing to do with such an exasperating man: convert him! Little does Constance know that Max has the same plan in mind for her.... What follows is a fiercely passionate duel in which two headstrong people discover that, differences or not, sometimes one gender cannot -- will not -- do without the other.
One of the best things I got out of the book, besides a good story is how the author deals with the feeling of marriage taking away a woman's identity. The heroine want freedom to be herself. Her mother says,"What do you think freedom is?" "Independance." Her mother says"...True freedom is not independance..It is choice." It took me years to figure that one out.
I love stories where the daddy loves his kids to distraction. Trace knew how to play silly games and he really listened to them.
Geralyn mixes just enough fun with love and danger to keep my nose in the book until the end. She also makes the characters come to life so they feel like friends and family that I truly care about.
Every woman remembers her wedding night, even if she wishes she didn't. Sarah, Lady Weston, tries not to recall how her husband wooed, wed, and deserted her in the name of duty almost a decade ago. She is successful and content in her role of professional wedding designer, but for all her attention to detail, she neglected one important item. Sarah never had her marriage annulled. Isn't it just her bad luck that Nick now finds himself in need of a wife?
Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy -- until she meets the one man who can change her mind.
Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
THE MOST PRECIOUS TREASURES ARE FOUND DEEP WITHIN THE HEART.
Though Kyria Moreland is beautiful enough to earn the sobriquet "The Goddess" and rich enough to attract London's most sought-after gentlemen, she has yet to find love and refuses to marry without it. When she receives a strange package under mysterious circumstances, she is confronted with danger, murder and a handsome American whose destiny is entwined with hers....
Rafe McIntyre has enough charm to seduce any woman, but his smooth facade hides a bitter past. Still, he has seen enough of the world to know Kyria is in danger, and he refuses to let her solve the riddle of this package alone. But even he is mesmerized by the events that unfold as Kyria begins to sort out the mystery put to her by the arrival of a priceless antiquity. Who sent her this treasure steeped in legend? And who is willing to murder to claim its secrets and its glory for themselves?
Alone and lost in a land of desolate sands, flame-haired Kara anxiously searched the horizon, for she knew this remote place had once been a prison colony of rogues, outcasts, and killers. Then her breath caught in her throat as a stranger approached. Tall, blond, magnificent, he exuded a manliness as primitive as the hungers of the heart.
He was Aidan, a descendant of an outlaw, a man born to be her enemy, a man now ready to risk his destiny for this woman. His violent world held dangers that could destroy her, but his kisses promised a rapture that she had never before known. All Kara's training told her to escape... to forget the touch that inflamed her passions, the caress that reached to pleasure's core. But in one blazing moment of ecstasy, Kara knew there was no danger worse than losing him... and no peril greater than daring to love.
Ever since she could remember, dark-eyed Susan Armitage had longed for Logan Vance -- the one man who could never be hers. Then one day an unexpected twist of fate brought the virile adventurer into her life. Driven by a reckless desire she could no longer deny, Susan scandalized St. Louis society by agreeing to accompany Logan and his two young children on their long, perilous journey west through Indian Territory.
In the rugged Oklahoma wilderness, what had begun as a marriage of convenience soon erupted in a raging tempest of passions unbound. Yet as they gloried in the ecstasy of their sensuous union, Logan and Susan found their dreams threatened by the dangerous realities of frontier life -- and a desperate struggle for survival that would test the very limits of their bold and searing love.
It had taken fifteen years for the small town of Morey's Falls, in the Montana foothills, to come to terms with a tragedy that had touched all their lives. Now, Tanner, the son of the man who had been the cause of it all, had returned. His arrival stirred up old memories, feelings... and for Ellie Johnson Lundquist, it changed her life.
Tanner was a loner who wanted no one's help. But Ellie looked behind the facade and found an intensity strong enough to join them together and put the past to rest, and in doing so they found themselves as well.
When the tall, rugged stranger stepped out of the shadows and rescued her from a fate worse than death, Katherine MacKinnon knew she had found her bodyguard. With his steely arms and reckless courage, he would shield her from her clansmen, who refused to accept her as laird, and from the hated Duke of Blackthorne, who controlled her family's lands.
As her desire grew for the mysterious man who was constantly by her side, she had no idea that she was falling in love with the enemy himself....
She was the reigning belle of the ton for the fourth Season in a row, but Lady Regina Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne's daughter, was determined to avoid the perils of marriage. She had already seen enough to distrust all men. Then Clay Bannister, the dashing Earl of Carlisle, dared to steal a kiss and stir new and exciting desires.
When Bridget McQuarry settles in Primrose Creek, she has nothing to lose. Her husband, Mitch, was killed in the Civil War; she has lost her family farm to Reconstruction taxes. With her baby son and a sister to care for, Bridget vows to start anew out West. But when Mitch's best friend reappears in her life, he sparks a forbidden passion she thought was foreever buried.
Trace Qualtrough grew up with Bridget and Mitch -- three happy childhood friends. But the attraction that fluttered between him and Bridget was silenced when she married Mitch. Now Trace has come to fulfill Mitch's final wish -- to watch over the lovely, spirited Bridget. And now, Bridget and Trace must discover if their restless desire is a shattering betrayal -- or something sweeter the second time around.
Kidnapped by rebel forces in a mad plan to make her queen, Lady Judith Canmore could not wholly mourn her plight. For it reunited her with the Saxon knight of whom she'd dreamed as a young girl, the handsome Corwin of Lenvil. But would he be the answer to her womanly prayers?
Corwin knew the Lady Judith was a prize of power in the eyes of many a Norman lord. Though when he looked upon the lovely princess he had vowed to protect, he saw nothing but the woman he had grown to love... and was almost certainly fated to lose!
Diana Savarol vowed to stay away from her cousin, the rakish and hot-tempered Lyonel Ashton, during her visit to London -- for she knew that Lyonel, the sixth Earl of Saint Leven, was a rogue who used women as playthings, and she would not be one of them. But she was homesick for the West Indies and with only Lyonel to escort her on a perilous journey home, Diana's destiny became one with his as they braved the war-torn seas on a journey that would take them from glittering London to the tropical shores of Calypso Island. And, as the fires of battle raged around them, they found a love that burned more fiercely than any other. Diana surrendered to a passion within her that she could no longer deny....
Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, had been betrayed at the altar by another woman and vowed that no female would ensnare him again. Then Charlotte Edgerton burst into his life. Denbigh wasn't prepared for this headstrong American -- or the passions she inspired on first sight. He knew only that he had to civilize her, present her at court, and Almack's, and then marry her off to the highest bidder. It wasn't until he nearly lost her that he realized the truth: She'd somehow reversed their roles and become the captor of his heart.
It takes a swashbuckling sea captain to turn a meek Boston spinster into a passionate, daring woman....
Plain, awkward and painfully shy, Isadora Peabody didn't fit in anywhere -- not her elegant family, not Boston society and certainly not on board the SILVER SWAN, a boat bound for exotic Rio de Janeiro with the fiery captain Ryan Calhoun at the helm. Yet somehow Ryan's motley crew made a place for her -- while Ryan himself soon came to appreciate a great deal more than just her sound business sense....