Black Silk by Judith Ivory

By Judith Ivory

A Dutiful HeartAs befitting her identify, wonderful publish Channing-Downes used to be the correct, obedient spouse of an getting older marquess -- till her husband's demise left her penniless and alone...with one final marital legal responsibility to meet. Entrusted with offering a small black field to its rightful proprietor, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the infamous Earl of Netham, existence has been ceaselessly marred by means of rumor and scandal. yet Graham wishes not anything to do with a bequest from the fellow he holds accountable for his smash -- or with thebewitching emissary who brings it. within the face of breathtaking erotic secret -- within the throes of an infected ardour unbeckoned yet very unlikely to disclaim -- a rogue's hardened center might be undone through love...and a staidbeauty in straits may perhaps research the beautiful, sensuous freedom of hand over.

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Someone to Watch Over Me: Stories by Richard Bausch

By Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch is a grasp of the intimate second, of the methods we search to make lasting connections to each other and to the realm. Gew writers evoke the complexities of affection as subtly, and few seize the poignancy of the surprising perception or the rhythms of normal dialog with such delicacy and humor. To learn those twelve stories--of love and loss, of households and strangers, of small moments and large epiphanies--is to be reminded back of the ability of brief fiction to delight and circulate us, to make us chortle, or cry. In those profound glimpses into the personal fears, joys, and sorrows of individuals we all know, we discover published an entire variety of human adventure, instructed with amazing strength, readability, and compassion.

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Whirlwind Affair (Whirlwind Jamisons, Book 2) by Jacquie D'Alessandro

By Jacquie D'Alessandro

Unique e-book: 2002

[b]Can an unconventional liaison become the affection fit of the season?
After the scandalous duel that made her a widow, Alberta Brown used to be left destitute--and in ownership of a cache of ill-gotten items. made up our minds to correct the wrongs of her thieving husband, she sailed to England to find the landlord of a gentleman’s ring bearing an exciting coat of fingers. yet a chain of mishaps on- board quickly confident Allie that she was once enmeshed in a deadly video game. but none was once extra dangerous--or irresistibly tempting--than the rushing stranger ready at the dock.

The marriage-minded Lord Robert Jamison used to be trying to find a girl who aroused that definite anything. He by no means anticipated to discover her during this uncommonly lovely, fiercely self sustaining American he’d been requested to escort again to a superb kingdom property. Allie used to be in grave danger--worse, she vowed by no means to marry back. but Lord Robert’s will was once simply as strong--and he deliberate to make this maddening creature his spouse, whilst ardour drove them into every one other’s arms...and a reckless liaison flamed into the season’s so much indiscreet and impossible to resist affair of the guts.

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The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds

By Abigail Reynolds

"I had no longer identified you a month ahead of I felt that you just have been the final guy on the planet whom i may ever be prevailed directly to marry." Elizabeth Bennet's livid reaction to Mr. Darcy's marriage suggestion in Jane Austen's satisfaction & Prejudice has resonated for generations of readers. yet what if she by no means had an opportunity to claim it? might she discover ways to realize Mr. Darcy's admirable traits on her personal? The final guy on this planet follows Elizabeth and Darcy as they try to discover their manner during the maze in their prejudices after Elizabeth, opposed to her higher judgment, consents to marry Darcy rather than announcing these recognized phrases. of the main loved characters in English literature discover the that means of real love on a tumultuous and passionate trip to make a hit in their marriage. THE PEMBERLEY adaptations by way of Abigail Reynolds is a sequence of novels exploring the roads now not taken in delight & Prejudice.

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Because of You (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Cathy Maxwell

By Cathy Maxwell

A Scandalous marriage ceremony lovely Samantha Northrup knew her accountability was once to marry, yet this orphaned vicar's daughter desired to be swept off her ft via anyone whose kisses made her ft curl. She by no means dreamed her orderly lifestyles will be became the other way up whilst a mysterious stranger got here knocking on her door one stormy evening. And once they have been present in a compromising place, she stumbled on herself marrying a guy she slightly knew . . . yet could not face up to. A now not So handy Marriage What Samantha does not be aware of is that her unknown bridegroom is Yale Carderock, the disinherited son of a duke, banished via his father years sooner than. Now the prodigal has returned—rich, yet in basic terms slightly reformed. Yale is bewitched by means of his bride's blameless hearth, and he is aware he is powerless to withstand her awakening sensuality. yet is that this outcast from society valuable of her delicate love?

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To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, Book 2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

By Elizabeth Hoyt

THE something HE can't REVEAL
For years, Melisande Fleming has enjoyed Lord Vale from afar . . . looking at him seduce a succession of fanatics, and as soon as catching a glimpse of heartbreaking depths underneath his roguish veneer. whilst he's jilted on his marriage ceremony day, she boldly bargains to be his.

[b]TO the single girl HE such a lot DESIRES

Vale gladly weds Melisande, if purely to provide an inheritor. yet he's pleasantly stunned: A shy and correct girl by way of day, she's a wanton at evening, giving him her body-though no longer her center.

IS HIS inner most want . . .

Determined to benefit her secrets and techniques, this sinner starts off to woo his seductive new wife-while hiding the nightmares from his soldiering days within the Colonies that also hang-out him. but while a dangerous betrayal from the earlier threatens to rip them aside, Lord Vale needs to naked his soul to the lady he married . . . or possibility wasting her perpetually.

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With This Ring (Vanza, Book 1) by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

Unique booklet: 1998

Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and surely reclusive.  But he's additionally a famous antiquities specialist, that is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.

The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is trying to find the Forbidden earrings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects performed a job in her uncle's death.  Beatrice unearths Leo each piece as interesting as one of many heroes in her novels--and she's confident he's the one one that may help her.  But after purely 5 mins in her corporation, Leo is bound he's by no means met a lady extra infuriating...and likely to rescue him from boredom.

Yet the alliance might end up to be the largest mistake in their lives.  For a villain lurks in London, anticipating the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings--knowing that once they do, that day can be their last....

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Mistress by Amanda Quick

By Amanda Quick

Unique booklet: 1994

After a yr of grand adventures traveling the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia vivid lower back to England to find that the true pleasure was once at domestic. apparently her Aunt Zoe has fallen sufferer to a sinister blackmailer and purely Iphiginia can wish to forestall the offender ahead of he can do extra damage. Her plan is electrified: Imitating history's such a lot mythical beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society because the marvelous mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the notorious Earl of Masters. Rumors trace that the Earl has disappeared on the blackmailer's arms, and by way of posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is confident she will be able to ferret out the villain. in a single day, Iphiginia is remodeled right into a imaginative and prescient with a bunch of keen admirers, together with one she doesn't count on -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides right into a shimmering ballroom one night to cooly reclaim his "mistress". he's every thing they are saying he is... smug, beautiful, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't support yet be enthralled. but if Marcus consents to play together with her charade, she doesn't recognize that the made up our minds earl has plans of his personal: to tease and tempt her, till the gorgeous deceiver turns into greater than his mistress in identify only.

From the Paperback edition.

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