MISTAKEN IDENTITYUnbeknownst to Miss Susanna Beverly, her stepfather had cheated her out of her rightful inheritance. Thus she was forced to become the companion of Miss Amelia Western, who was betrothed to Viscount Darlington. Who would have guessed she'd be mistaken for Amelia and kidnapped by Mr. Ben Wolfe's henchmen!Ben's intentions were honorable. He did at least intend to marry Amelia. But his real aim was revenge upon Darlington's family.Kidnapping the wrong woman upset all his plans, but as Ben got to know the forthright Susanna, he couldn't really admit to being sorry….
The cynical Earl of Devenish, often most deserving of his nickname Devil, little expected to be so powerfully drawn to his neighbor Mrs. Drusilla Faulkner.Quiet and demure in public, in private she showed a wit and strength of will to match his own. But her husband's untimely death was part of the puzzle he was investigating, and he couldn't be sure that she wasn't involved. . . .
Bess was a girl when she first saw her husband on their wedding day. Andrew, Earl of Exford, left after the ceremony, and as Bess blossomed into a lovely woman, she reveled in the freedom afforded by her absent spouse. Yet she knew the day would come when she would come face-to-face with her long-estranged husband.…On the day of his return, Drew found himself speechless at his wife's heart-stopping beauty and charm. Could it be that this once awkward girl was the bride he had deserted so long ago? Furthermore, could she ever forgive his cruel neglect and return his love?
THE MYSTERY MAN OF HER DREAMSAfter losing his beloved wife in childbirth, Thomas Dilhorne is a man inconsolable. Worried that his son will never recover from his grief, Thomas's father sends him to Melbourne to do a little business and try to enjoy himself. But an attack by robbers turns the Dilhorne heir into a man who can remember neither his name nor his past.Kirstie Moore can hardly believe it when her father brings home a mysterious vagrant! Fred Waring might have duped her father into believing he was a decent sort, but Kirstie has her suspicions. Soon «Fred» proves he's a good worker and works his charms on the Moore family, including beautiful Kirstie. But will she still love him when she discovers his true identity?
UNCOVERING SECRETSInspecting the property recently inherited from his great-aunt, Jess Fitzroy found a youth and two children playing cricket on his grounds.The «youth» was the widowed Mrs. Georgina Herron, but, in behaving like a stern papa, he infuriated her before he and she could come to terms.Jess didn't think of Georgie as suitable parti, until he learned the truth behind the facade she–and others!–presented to the world….
Bedding a lady…for his own gain!Sir Christopher Carlyon yearned to leave the dissipation of court, to have again the settled life he knew before the war. The only way was to accept a disgraceful bet from the Duke of Buckingham. If he could bed the astrologer's daughter, Celia Antiquis, the duke would give him the manor of Latter.When he met Celia she confounded all of Kit's expectations. She truly was the chaste woman of her repute, but also so very alluring! To seduce her would be a pleasure indeed, but how could Kit ruin her for his own gain?
Four years of war and even more years of trying to save the family estate have knocked the daredevil out of Jack Compton.He's hanging on to his place in society by the skin of his teeth. Seeing Lacey Chancellor joyously dancing the Charleston brings his passion for life back full force! As luck would have it, this wealthy heiress is drawn to him. But pride is a powerful thing. Unwilling to be branded a fortune hunter, will Jack choose honor over love?
Pretend marriage…real danger!The only way actress Catherine Wood could ensure her brother's release from jail was to accompany «Tom Trenchard» to Holland on a spying mission, while pretending to be his wife! With his roguish charm Tom made no bones about wanting Catherine in his bed–after all, she was an actress. But Catherine was determined to hold him at bay no matter how appealing he was. As they traveled into danger and depended upon one another, their attraction turned to love, and then misunderstanding. Would an eleventh-hour race against death finally make this «pretend» couple reveal the truth about their love?
Two young women, up from Steepwood to London for the Season, immediately attract the attention of two highly eligible young men.Tall, dark and confident, Athene Filmer seizes the opportunity to act as companion to her small, blonde and decidedly timid friend when she is launched into the ton. Illegitimate, with no dowry, Athene sees this as her one chance to make a rich marriage. But troubles arise when both young women consider Adrian, Lord Kinloch, to be the ideal husband.It's more than obvious to Athene that his formidably brusque cousin, Nicholas Cameron, is disapproving of her – seeing her as an adventuress on the make – but since Nick has shown no signs of offering her marriage himself, she knows she should dismiss all thought of him! But Nick will not be ignored. . .