By Candice Hern
"Fans of the historic romances of Sabrina Jeffries, Loretta Chase, and Jo Beverly will get pleasure from this attractive, nationwide Readers' selection Award winner by way of ny occasions bestselling writer Candice Hern.
Beatrice, woman Somerfield, is simply too busy appearing as chaperone for her headstrong niece to take her friends' suggestion to discover a lover. until eventually a depressing stranger at a masquerade ball makes her notice what she's been lacking. while she ultimately discovers his id because the Marquess of Thayne, the very guy she has virtually been pushing into her niece's fingers because the trap of the Season, Beatrice is horrified. yet Thayne is punctiliously captivated via Beatrice, and reveals himself more and more interested in the attractive, sensual, extra mature and complex woman Somerfield, and shortly discovers he wishes greater than a love affair. Beatrice, although, has vowed by no means to marry back. but if their inner most fling ends up in public scandal, multiple existence is became the wrong way up.
""Effervescent, unconventional, and brimming with sincere sensuality."" Library magazine (starred evaluate)
""A infrequent examining event. Leaves you begging for more."" Romantic occasions (Top choose)
""Candice Hern writes as an artist paints�with attractive strains and targeted consciousness to information. the ultimate piece of labor is anything to treasure. The May/December romance among Beatrice and Gabriel basically made their love affair much more detailed, and Ms. Hern graces this subject with splendor. the ultimate statement in their love is unforgettable."" � Romance Reader at center (Top Pick)
By Connie Brockway
"A girl pressured. . .
In the glittering international of Regency England, Anne Wilder performed a deadly game. A widowed woman by way of day, by means of evening she turned a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roved excessive above London's black rooftops, pressured via phantoms from her prior to take ever larger risks. Until her stressed spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's catch. . . the place seduction was once her simply method out.
A guy obsessed. . .
She'd performed him for a idiot, making the most of his hungry reaction to flee from his clutches. But as Jack searched for his thief, his center fell captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn among illicit ardour and gentle love, Jack is duty-bound to seize the audacious legal, no matter if it potential ripping society aside to do so. Now he stalked her throughout the *ton,* by no means knowing the beautiful widow who captured his middle was once an identical lady who roused his so much violent passions.
A love that confounded king and state. . .
By Eloisa James, Connie Brockway, Julia Quinn
Step into the glittering international of Regency and get ready to have your hearts warmed by way of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway . . . in the course of their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to go to their elderly uncle in his decrepit fort, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are provided with exact presents: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas social gathering and abducted 4 wonderful would-be brides for his heirs to select from . . . in addition to one very indignant duke, Lord Bretton.As snow isolates the fortress, and as hours develop into days, the main honourable intentions divulge to temptations as fabulous as they're irresistible.
By Anne Mallory
"Anne Mallory makes her Avon debut with this intriguing new novel within which every body has whatever to hide...**Masquerading the Marquess** is certain to be enjoyed by means of fanatics of Regency–era ancient romance and mysteries.
Calliope Minton is a caricaturist in hide. For her most modern function she secures the aid of Stephen Chalmers, the single real gentleman she is aware and trusts. regrettably the position additionally plops her correct into the lap of James Trenton, Marquess of Angelford, her favorite topic of ridicule and private enemy. With James round, maintaining her shrewdpermanent cover turns into tougher that she anticipates, in particular because she's pretending to be a courtesan.
James Trenton has sufficient on his brain attempting to notice the id of the caricaturist who has been humiliating him within the papers, and the very last thing he wishes is the extra distraction of Calliope Minton.
But while Stephen disappears and dying threats commence, Calliope and James reluctantly shape a partnership to discover their buddy – and discover a traitor. Slowly mistrust transforms into friendship and animosity into desire.
By Lauren Willig
"The heroines of Lauren Willig's bestselling red Carnation sequence have engaged in espionage far and wide nineteenth-century Europe. within the 6th stand-alone quantity, our reasonable English heroine travels to India, the place she unearths freedom—and risk—more interesting than she ever imagined.
Everyone warned leave out Penelope Deveraux that her unruly habit might land her in shame sometime. She by no means imagined she's be whisked off to India to offer the scandal of her hasty marriage time to die down. As woman Frederick Staines waits, Penelope plunges into the treacherous waters of the court docket of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the place nobody is kind of what they seem—even her husband. In an odd state, the place complicated court docket costume mask much more tricky intrigues and a deadly undercover agent referred to as the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card, there's just one individual Penelope can trust...
Captain Alex Reid has larger activities than play nursemaid to a couple of noblemen. Or so he thinks—until girl Frederick Staines out-shoots, out-rides, and out-swims each guy within the camp. She additionally has an uncanny skill to attract out the lethal plans of the Marigold and positioned herself in harm's manner. With probability looming from neighborhood warlords, treacherous court docket officers, and French spies, Alex realizes that an alliance with girl Staines simply should be the one factor status within the approach of a plot designed to rock the very foundations of the British Empire...
By Julia Quinn
"STARCROSSEDIt used to be for sure love at the beginning sight. yet Victoria Lyndon used to be simply the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was once the rushing younger earl of Macclesfield. absolutely what their meddlesome fathers insisted should have been true-that he was once a reckless seducer made up our minds to spoil her innocence. . . and she or he used to be a shameless fortune hunter. So it probably was once for the simplest while their plans to elope went hopelessly awry.MOONSTRUCKEven after a seven-year separation, Victoria-now a governess-still leaves Robert breathless. yet how may possibly he ever back belief the raven-haired deceiver who had shattered his soul? And Victoria may possibly by no means supply her middle a moment time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the 1st. yet a keenness fated should not denied, and vows of affection yearn to be stored. . . even if one gives you the moon.STARCROSSEDIt used to be indubitably love firstly sight. yet Victoria Lyndon was once basically the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble used to be the rushing younger earl of Macclesfield. absolutely what their meddlesome fathers insisted should have been true-that he used to be a reckless seducer decided to spoil her innocence. . . and she or he used to be a shameless fortune hunter. So it probably was once for the easiest while their plans to elope went hopelessly awry.MOONSTRUCKEven after a seven-year separation, Victoria-now a governess-still leaves Robert breathless. yet how may well he ever back belief the raven-haired deceiver who had shattered his soul? And Victoria may by no means provide her center a moment time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the 1st. yet a keenness fated are not denied, and vows of affection yearn to be stored. . . even if one grants the moon.
By Sari Robins
"Heath Bartlett doesn't are looking to think that his formative years pal had any half within the dastardly crime he's investigating—but the bewitching, intoxicating attractiveness is definitely hiding **something**. And he'll do no matter what essential to discover the truth.
The **ton** sees her in basic terms because the castoff of a disreputable rake. honestly, girl Tess Golding is preserving her personal mystery, so she dares now not hand over to Heath's intimate temptations—even notwithstanding, whilst Heath comes inside of arm's succeed in of Tess, passions flare. regardless of that the chance to the Crown is simply too nice, and the hazard to their susceptible hearts even better . . . while a fondness this heated is unleashed, occasionally even the most powerful needs to submit.
By Adele Ashworth
"The well-known soprano, Lottie English, is—unbeknownst to anyone—really the girl Charlotte Hughes. Colin has been admiring Lottie from afar for nearly 3 years while he ultimately makes a decision to invite her to be his mistress. as an alternative, girl Charlotte indicates they marry in order that he can finance a ecu journey for her, and he could have her legally. Colin has the same opinion, and shortly discovers anyone on the theater is attempting to harm her. yet it's in simple terms whilst her dressing room is vandalized does Charlotte exhibit that she possesses an extraordinary, unpublished piece by way of George Handel that she supsects is the cause of all of the violence. thankfully, Colin secretly works for the govt. as a forger, and jointly they concoct a plan to establish the thief. As they interact, they detect real love within the face of danger.
By Mary Balogh
"All of London is abuzz over the upcoming arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, on the such a lot glittering social occasion of the season. a few whisper of a sad love affair. Others say he's so aloof and passionless that no longer even the best attractiveness might catch his recognition. yet in this magnificent afternoon, one girl did seize the duke’s eye—and she used to be the single lady within the room who wasn’t even attempting. Christine Derrick is intrigued via the good-looking duke…all the extra so whilst he invitations her to turn into his mistress.
What red-blooded girl wouldn’t take pleasure in a tumble within the bedsheets with a consummate lover—with no strings and no questions requested. An infuriating woman with very sure perspectives on males, morals, and marriage, Christine confounds Wulfric at each flip. but while the lone wolf of the Bedwyn extended family vows to seduce her any approach he can, anything unusual and beautiful is going on. Now for a guy who idea he’d by no means lose his middle, not anything below love will do.
With her trademark wit, riveting storytelling, and hot sexual sparks, Mary Balogh once more brings jointly polar opposites: an impossible to resist, high-and-mighty aristocrat and the impulsive, pleasure-loving lady who exhibits him what real ardour is all approximately. a guy and a lady so mistaken for every different, it could end result basically within the excellent fit.
By Sophie Jordan
"She had misplaced approximately every little thing . . .
When a bad tragedy left her penniless and by myself, woman Astrid Derring did no matter what it took to outlive. She fired part her employees, borrowed robes, and subsisted on cucumber sandwiches from the galas she attended. She persevered the wagging tongues of the *ton* and the indecent proposals from noblemen who deemed her ripe for the plucking. eventually, she unearths how to break out the disgrace and restoration her sturdy identify. however it would require a deadly trip to Scotland, the place she is going to come face-to-face with threat . . . and a sinfully good-looking rogue who could be the maximum risk of all.
Any gentleman might lend his hand to a woman in misery, yet good-looking, rough-hewn Griffin Shaw isn't any gentleman, and Astrid is way from secure in his corporation. Accompanying her during the Highlands is a small fee to pay for luring her into his mattress. Entranced through her boldness, enchanted together with her attractiveness, he's made up our minds to thaw her chilly center. besides the fact that, he quickly reveals himself in need of greater than a quick affair with the right kind woman. not anything below the whole give up of her middle will fulfill him.