Scarred Hero [Author M-P]

Author: Mary Balogh
Title: The Secret Pearl
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Fleur. That was her middle name. The name she told the man to whom she sold herself out of desperate want. But her full name was Isabella Fleur Bradshaw, gently born and brutally expelled from her sheltered life. His name was Adam Kent, Duke of Ridgeway, the wealthiest lord in England, but scarred in war, bitterly betrayed in marriage.
She feared his overpowering physical passion. He fought to keep from loving her. They each had so much to teach each other and so much to learn... 'n a drama of desire played out on a vast estate - where a man and a woman come closer and closer to their moment of heart-pounding truth...

Author: Mary Balogh
Title: Simply Love
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Anne first spied him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening--a lone figure of breathtaking strength, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For teacher and single mother Anne Jewell, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows--and passions--run deeper than she could have ever imagined. As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence. Yet he senses in Anne a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. As scandal looms, suddenly the unwed mother and the war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives....

Author: Mary Jo Putney
Title: Veils Of Silk
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Laura Cameron thinks she has suppressed her sensual nature behind a facade of Victorian propriety, until she meets the courageous army major Ian Cameron.
The golden-eyed Laura offers hope for a new life to Ian after his years of captivity in Central Asia has shattered his dreams. And Ian, in turn, offers her a marriage proposal she dares to say yes to. And so, together, they journey from India's lush plains to its wild mountain passes, struggling to build a marriage unlike any other. Yet the danger and intrigue that surround them are less perilous than the veiled secrets of their own hearts. Only indomitable courage and unshakable love will free them to claim the fiery passion they both fear... and desire.

Author: Meagan McKinney
Title: When Angels Fall
Description: [From Fictiondb]
It was five years since Elizabeth Alcester had laid eyes on her former stable boy Ivan Tramore . . . five years since her world had collapsed in devastating ruin around her. Now, penniless and desperate, she finds herself at the mercy of a cruel, ruthless stranger--a man who vows to possess her, whose hot searing caresses fan the treacherous flames of her darkest desires.
Tramore had returned home in triumph--the unwanted bastard was now Lord Ivan, eleventh Marquis of Powerscourt--the most powerful man in London. Yet one woman had sworn to defy him . . . the proud beauty whose touch had branded him forever. But when at last he holds Lissa trembling in his merciless embrace, his lust for vengeance suddenly explodes in a frenzied fever of passion. And now no power on heaven or earth can tear him from the innocent arms that hold him captive, or protect her from the rapturous moment . . .

Author: Nicole Byrd
Title: Beauty In Black
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Although many assumed that lovely widow Marianne Hughes would marry again, she has no desire to do so and is content with her independent single state.
But her status as a respectable widow makes her an ideal chaperon, so she reluctantly agrees to guide the beautiful Louisa Crookshank in her first London season. She never imagines that soon she and Louisa will be rivals for the same enigmatic gentleman...
Man in Shadows
John, Marquess of Gillingham, had been a recluse since smallpox had left him scarred, too proud to be the object of pitiful stares. But the-need for an heir has forced him to London to seek a bride. One golden beauty catches his eye, but it is her elegant chaperon who keeps his attention. Soon he finds himself entangled in a web of desire and deception, but someone else is spinning a web of danger around them all, and threatens to destroy all John and Marianne hold dear--including each other...

Author: Pamela Claire
Title: Ride The Fire
Description: [From Fictiondb]
There was only one rule on the frontier -- survival.
So when a wounded, buckskin-clad stranger appeared at the door of her isolated cabin, Elspeth Stewart felt no qualms about disarming him and then tying him to her bed. Newly widowed and expecting her first child, she had to protect herself at all costs. And Nicholas Kenleigh threatened not only her safety, but her peace of mind. The terrible scars on his body spoke of a tortured past, but his gentle touch and burning gaze awoke longings she had never expected to feel. Bethie had every reason in the world to distrust men; the cruelty she had suffered at their hands had marked her soul, though her blonde beauty showed no sign of it. But little by little she found herself believing in Nicholas, in his honor, his strength. As he brought her baby into the world, then took both mother and daughter into his care, she realized this scarred survivor could heal her wounded spirit, and together they would...

Author: Patricia Francess Rowell
Title: An Impetuous Abduction
Description: [From Fictiondb]
Moments after Persephone Hathersage stumbled upon a band of thieves, the terrified young lady was spirited away on horseback!
But trepidation soon gave way to scandalous desire when her brooding captor tenderly nursed a feverish Phona back to health.
Spellbound by the battle-scarred blackguard who kept her confined in an ancient fortress, Phona knew any impropriety with this nameless rogue would tarnish her reputation forever, not to mention plunge her into even further peril! However, appearances could be quite deceiving....

Author: Patricia Grasso
Title: To Love A Princess
Description: [From Fictiondb]
An illegitimate daughter of the Russian Czar, Amber Kazanov knows time is running out.
Her stunning beauty has made her prey to nefarious schemers, and she flees to England to find a husband before her uncle can sell her to the highest bidder. Here she is introduced to the one gentleman who might help her. But Miles Montgomery is a man laid low by life's cruelty, a man who has given up on love and happiness. Fortunately, Amber has not given up on him...
Shrouded in darkness and tragedy, Miles Montgomery, the Earl of Stratford, bears the emotional and physical scars of the fire that killed his wife and shattered his world.
Despite himself, he is intrigued by this exquisite beauty, and he asks her to remain as his houseguest. Yet he fights the attraction he feels, masking his deep longing behind harsh words and cold indifference...until a glorious night of passion seals his fate. And when a shocking turn of events threatens to steal Amber from him forever, he is must choose either to dwell in the past or to embrace the future--before it's too late.

Author: Patricia Potter
Title: The Diamond King
Description: [From Fictiondb]
The fighting at Culloden nearly destroyed Alex Leslie.
Once a Highland nobleman with a truly brilliant future, Alex left the battlefield with a scarred face and wounded spirit -- and a hatred of the British that still ravages his soul. As captain of a privateer bound for diamond-rich Brazil, Alex captures every British vessel he encounters -- and takes a lovely, but defiant, lady captive...
Alex has every reason to hate Jenna Campbell.
The feisty Scottish lass belongs to the British-allied clan he most despises. But somewhere in the wild Brazilian jungle, his dislike gives way to fierce desire -- and the kind of love he thought he'd never find...
Quick Note: Hero also walks with a limp.