Calista Langley operates an exclusive ‘introduction’ agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning – a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past – and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…
London’s most scandalous bachelor has finally gone too far. Caught in a situation that was innocent but too compromising, James Simpson is forced to admit that he must do the honorable thing and marry the lady. Unfortunately, marriage alone will not be enough to appease her father. He won’t agree to do a dowry unless James can find a suitable husband for the lady’s elder sister – the shy and awkward Lucinda Cardington.
Lucinda doesn’t care that she is close to being ‘on the shelf’; she has more serious pursuits in mind. She enjoys the friendship she and James share over their love of photography, but she leaves dreams of romance to silly young ladies like her sister. James does manage to find a match for Lucinda, and his efforts to get them together are about to succeed…until James comes to the distressing realisation that he doesn’t want Lucinda in anyone’s arms but his own.
Celebrated actress Elise deVries is a chameleon. Her talent for slipping seamlessly into every role has captivated London audiences since her stage debut at sixteen. Elise’s ability to morph into any manner of person has also served her incredibly well in her secondary occupation–at White Knights & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.
Fifteen years ago, Noah Ellery walked away from a life of titled privilege and has never once glanced back. He was happy to be shed of the burden of public life, and no one else seemed very eager to drag him back to it. Until now. When the beautiful and enigmatic Elise shows up on Noah’s doorstep, her request for his help ends the peaceful refuge he’s built for himself. With a fortune and a life hanging in the balance, Noah must decide whether he will continue to hide safely away or accept Elise’s offer and become the man he thought he’d forsaken forever.
‘Grace Burrowes is terrific!‘ Julia Quinn
‘Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure‘ Tessa Dare
A difficult duke, a determined lady and too many secrets . . .
Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man — maybe too decent for his own good. That’s precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven’s backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She’s asked him nicely, she’s called on him politely, all to no avail — until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She’s vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they’re not.
A Rogues to Riches book
Praise for Grace Burrowes:
‘Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic’ Mary Balogh
‘Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!‘ Eloisa James
‘If you’re not reading Grace Burrowes you’re missing the very best in today’s Regency Romance!‘ Elizabeth Hoyt
‘Burrowes is a writer of towering talent‘ USA Today Happy Ever After
Daredevil Mittie Humphreys developed her taste for adventure on horseback, on her family’s prosperous Kentucky horse farm. But her love of horses is surpassed by her passion for the thrill of the skies, especially since the dashing pilot Ames first took her up in his plane. When handsome British aviator Bobby York offers her flying lessons, he is equally surprised–and beguiled–by Mittie’s grit, determination, and talent. Soon, Mittie is competing in cross-country air races, barnstorming, and wing-walking. But when Calista “Peach” Gilson, a charming Southern belle, becomes her rival in both aviation and in love, Mittie must learn to navigate her heart as well as the skies.
A witty and sparkling Regency romance novella by Eloisa James, author of My American Duchess, linked to the bestselling Essex Sisters series
Eighteen months ago, Lizzie Troutt’s husband died in his mistress’s bed, leaving her determined to never marry again . . . and unfortunately virginal.
Eighteen years ago (give or take a few) the Honorable Oliver Berwick blackened his own soul, leaving him hardened and resolutely single.
When the chance for redemption in the form of a country house party invitation comes his way, Oliver is determined to prove himself a gentleman.
Until he breaks all the codes of gentlemanly behaviour . . . once again.
Praise for Eloisa James:
‘Eloisa James is extraordinary.’ – Lisa Kleypas
‘Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James’ Julia Quinn
History has never been this much fun’ Australian Women’s Weekly
HE THOUGHT HE’D SEEN IT ALL . . .
The rogue’s life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is far too bright and beautiful to be wasting her youth as a paid companion. Now home to keep his mother from ruin, William intends to learn what’s afoot by keeping his friends close-and the tempting Miss Hughes closer still.
. . . UNTIL HE MEETS HER
He’s tall, dark, and damnably intelligent-unfortunately for Jenna. She and the duchess are in the “redistribution business,” taking from the rich and giving to the poor, and it’s going great – until he shows up. But even as William plots to make an honest woman out of her, Jenna will use all her wiles to reveal just how bad a rogue he can be . . .
As a mercenary for Lyon’s Ridge Castle, Cailean Grant can finally unleash his inner warrior and try to forget the darkness tormenting him. One day, as he’s walking through the local village, he notices from afar the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, her eyes haunted with sadness. Just as he’s about to approach her, he’s attacked from behind…and wakes to find this beautiful woman nursing him back to health. But he has a dark secret, one that could keep this Christmas love from growing into more.
Temperance Menzie will never get over the grief of losing her beloved father or her desire for revenge on the men who murdered him. But when she finds a braw warrior injured in the woods, she’s unable to leave him behind. As she nurses him back to health she can’t deny how drawn she is to his warm smile and his quick wit. But there’s so much she doesn’t know about his sexy stranger…
As the days grow colder, their nights heats up. Will they get the gift of forever for this Christmas? Or will Cailean’s secret past destroy their blossoming love?
Darroc MacConacher’s clan has been driven from their land by the powerful MacKenzie family. The MacConachaers now live on a remote isle, where Darroc, as chief and leader, plots the revenge he hopes will restore his family’s name and honour. When the tides of fate land Arabella MacKenzie in his arms, Darroc can’t help but admire her strength and bravery, and much to his annoyance, he also notices her beauty. Arabella is the daughter of Darroc’s greatest foe and a relationship with her is out of the question.
Lady Arabella doesn’t believe in grand passions. Her father has scared away every suitor who ever called on her and now none even bother to try. Finally, Arabella decides to take her life into her own hands by demanding to visit the islands that are part of her dowry. When disaster strikes at sea, Arabella is rescued by Darroc, and she is completely unprepared to discover true love in the arms of an enemy.
Left an orphan and nearly penniless, Nora Lewis is anxious for a new start, far away from the memories of her deceased parents and the solider fiancé she lost in the Great War. When a distant uncle in England leaves his property to her, Nora sees the new opportunity as a blessing and moves from America to carve a future for herself in Britain. But her new home turns out to be a dilapidated cottage and sheep business bordering the estate of a disgruntled WWI veteran. A man who doesn’t want Nora to stay.
Collin Ashby is struggling with life after serving in the Great War. The economic crash of 1921 has threatened his family’s centuries-old estate, but a well-matched marriage and acquiring the sheep business next door might pull the estate from possible ruin. And prove to Lord Ashby that his second and only living son is not a failure. But Collin doesn’t count on their new neighbor being a pretty, American woman with a strong determination not to leave.
Tom Poole has amassed a fortune in the gold fields of Australia, but his humble beginnings and dark past make him an unlikely candidate for the woman who needs his help-and his love-the most.
Haughty beauty Margaret Vaughn is famous for her opulent inheritance. But she is living a lie. Soon she will be forced to disclose that her estate is saddled with debts she can never repay. She schemes to marry a rich man, only to discover on the eve of their marriage that he is also a sham who was about to marry Margaret for her wealth. In desperation, Margaret agrees to marry Tom Poole, even though she despises his low background. Tom has managed to win her hand, but can he find a way to win her love?
‘Fabulous’ Eloisa James
‘Smart, sexy, and always romantic’ Julia Quinn
‘For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean’ Lisa Kleypas
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance – including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures. Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness – a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.
This is the first novel in the Regency romance Rules of Scoundrels series by New York Time bestselling author Sarah MacLean – perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James
*Winner of the RITA Award for Best Historical Romance in 2013*
Rules of Scoundrels series:
A Rogue by Any Other Name
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished
Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover
Praise for Sarah MacLean:
‘Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge‘ The New Yorker
‘Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot’ BookRiot.com
‘Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean‘ Amanda Quick
‘MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page’ Entertainment Weekly
‘Great chemistry, intelligence and sparkling humor’ RT Book Reviews