A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.After a humiliating Season, Hester Perceval hid away and concentrated on stimulating her intellect–since her heart was broken! Indeed, Hester was a beautiful genius who cracked codes and solved puzzles, arousing the interest of a pen pal, «Zeno.» When she discovered her enigmatic correspondent was Robert, Lord Dungarron–the man who had caused her shame during her Season–she took flight. But Robert found her and convinced Hester to help him uncover a devious plot. And as they toiled over codes and puzzles, they began to discover an overpowering love that defied all reason.Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief…and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
A woman like no other Miss Jessica Beresford is headstrong, impetuous and poorly-dowered.Benedict Ashcroft, Earl of Wyvern, knows he should steer well clear of her, no matter how dazzling her beauty. His late brother has seemingly lost the family fortune, and Ben's last hope is to marry a well-behaved heiress! Jessica's exquisite loveliness is matched by her kind heart, and Ben is soon torn between duty and desire.So when she unlocks a secret that embroils them both in mystery and danger, Ben must secure both his family's future–and Jessica as his bride!
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. . .
Marriage on trial!From playboy lover… When gorgeous millionaire Raoul de Chevnair chose Leigh as his bride, it seemed he'd left his flirtatious bachelor days behind for good. But had he? Their marriage had scarcely begun before his playboy habits returned and Leigh found him in the arms of another woman… . … to faithful husband?That was five years ago. Leigh is no longer a naive teenage, bowled over by Raoul's charm. So when he vows to win back her trust, Leigh is determined not to give in that easily! It's all very well for Raoul to sweep her off on an exotic second honeymoon, but Leigh needs a lot of convincing that Raoul has decided to take his marriage vows seriously after all!Helen Brooks creates «rich characters, sparkling interplay and a riveting emotional conflict.» – Romantic Times
Mistress for a night…Lord Dunstan found Miss Louisa Fraser captivating, though she was another man's mistress. He couldn#39;t have been more startled–or pleased–when she offered herself for one night of passion if he would save her and her misguided brother from financial ruin. So, on the appointed night, Lord Dunstan received the shock of his life. His bewitching miss was a virgin!Beloved wife for eternity…What started out as an innocent proposition turned into a marriage of convenience where neither party could trust the other. Would the birth of their child and imminent danger bring these two lost souls to a confession of their soul-searing love?
A Lady's DeceptionWhen the Earl of Carlyle suddenly decides to leave London to become better acquainted with the young daughter he barely knows, Miss Antonia Hadley's plans go awry. Believing the man abandoned his daughter, Antonia has no compunction about persuading the earl's servants to help her deceive him. Determined to help little Clara overcome her fear of horses, Antonia teaches her to ride, under the guise of a Mr. Anthony Davlin. Soon the earl notices something just a bit odd about his daughter's riding instructor. Can Antonia keep her secret, or will Carlyle expose her innocent deceit?
A Young Woman Disappears. A Husband Is Suspected Of Murder. Stirring Times For All The Neighborhood.When poor relation Deborah Staunton finds herself destitute, through no fault of her own, she is thrown on the mercy of the Percival family. Help presents itself in the highly eligible shape of Hugo Percival. Could he ever consider her as a possible wife?All Hugo wants is a well-ordered life with a calm, gentle lady, not an accident-prone miss who spreads disaster in her wake. Yet as the lively Deborah infiltrates his world, he begins to wonder whether she isn't exactly what he needs….
Daniel, Earl of Cavendish, finds the frivolity of the ton dull after the adventures and hardship of the Peninsular War.But boredom rapidly disappears when he's drawn into the mystery surrounding the abduction of gently bred girls. His investigation endangers his mother's new companion, Miss Elizabeth Travers. Although she is tainted by scandal, her cool and collected response commands Daniel's respect–while her beauty demands so much more.
Honor meant everything to Cam Anderson. And as commanding officer on her latest mission, she finally had a chance to prove herself.But the moment she met Officer Gus Morales, she knew she was in trouble. For the men under Gus's command weren't used to taking orders from a woman. And Cam wasn't used to the paralyzing attraction she felt for Gus. The ruggedly handsome soldier made her feel things a commander shouldn't feel. Made her want things no honorable woman should want. Now Cam faced her greatest challenge yet: Could she stand strong in the face of danger–and still yield to the desires of her heart?
When nurse Paige Warren rescues a young pregnant Italian woman, she doesn't expect her impulsive act to bring a prince into her life. Paige phones Italy, leaving a message for «Marco,» but Dr. Marco Alberici–who won't use his royal title–arrives in person!He disrupts her surgery and her hormones–not good, when she think thinks he's Lucia husband! Finding out he's her brother is a relief, but should Paige really accept his invitation to return to Italy with them?