Author: Edith Layton
Title: The Chance
A brave nobleman who'd successfully fought Napoleon's toughest soldiers, Raphael Dalton was no stranger to treachery and warfare. Yet nothing this modest hero has experienced can prepare him for the famous beauty Annabelle, the toast of the London ton.
With his unruly red hair and solid, honest face, Rafe doesn't think he has a chance with the flirtatious beauty who seems not to notice him. And when scandal threatens to ruin the reputation of a friend's sister, Breanna, Rafe's hopes may be dashed for good. To stop malicious tongue-wagging, Rafe offers to marry the exotic, raven-haired beauty. It isn't only honor, though, that sparks the proposal, for a smodering attraction draws him to this spirited woman as well.
Little does Rafe know, however, that Annabelle still wants him for her own. While he's a master at outwitting opponents on the battlefield, the painfully shy soldier is defenseless when it comes to the fairer sex--and Annabelle will use every weapon she can, while Breanna hopes for his attention too. Now Fafe has the chance to find true love--but only if he doesn't lose his head...
Author: Elizabeth Boyle
Title: The Matchmaker's Bargain [SS from Hero, Come Back]
Where, oh where, is Reggie Carmarthen, the handsome aristocrat Stephanie Laurens introduced in On a Wild Night? After all, he deserves to meet his match. And I must know the whereabouts of dashing Harry Chamberlain, Earl of Granville--from Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd--one of the most charming rogues it's ever been my pleasure to encounter.
And I find the courageous, strong, yet tender type so sexy--don't you?--and I ache for the haunted but still extremely desirable James Reyburn from Elizabeth Boyle's Once Tempted to find his eternal love.
In The Matchmaker's Bargain, a whimsical tale that reels with delightful screwball scenes, Boyle binds her engaging heroine to a former rake-turned-recluse, who soon recognizes this sprightly girl has taught him to live again.
James Reyburn returned from the war a wounded man, but love has a way of healing all wounds, even a broken heart.
Author: Elizabeth Elliott
Title: The Warlord
DARK AND FORBIDDING...
Lady Tess longed to return in peace to her beloved Remmington Castle -- but she never thought that the price of reclaiming her land would be marriage to the most notorious warlord in all of England. Fierce and fearless, Kenric of Montague had never admitted defeat, and now he demanded Tess's loyalty -- and her surrender. But how could she give herself to a man who pledged to keep her safe yet stirred her most dangerous passions?
BEAUTIFUL AND INNOCENT...
Scarred by war and the dark secret of his birth, Kenric of Montague had no wish for a wife ... until he beheld Tess of Remmington, the magnificent woman pledged to be his bride. Yet even as he gave in to his aching hunger to possess her, he vowed that Tess would never tame his savage heart. But when a treacherous plot threatens to part them, Kenric will find himself drawing his sword -- and risking his life -- to save the only woman who could capture his soul....
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Title: The Raven Prince
THERE COMES A TIME IN A LADY'S LIFE
Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits.
WHEN SHE MUST DO THE UNTHINKABLE...
The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior.
AND FIND EMPLOYMENT.
When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. Then she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London for his "manly" needs. Well! Anna sees red-and decides to assuage her "womanly" desires...with the earl as her unknowing lover.
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Title: To Beguile A Beast
CAN A WOUNDED BEAST . . .
Reclusive Sir Alistair Munroe has hidden in his castle ever since returning from the Colonies, scarred inside and out. But when a mysterious beauty arrives at his door, the passions he's kept suppressed for years begin to awaken.
TRUST A BEAUTY WITH A PAST . . .
Running from past mistakes has taken legendary beauty Helen Fitzwilliam from the luxury of the ton to a crumbling Scottish castle . . . and a job as a housekeeper. Yet Helen is determined to start a new life and she won't let dust-or a beast of a man-scare her away.
TO TAME HIS MOST SECRET DESIRES?
Beneath Helen's beautiful facade, Alistair finds a courageous and sensual woman. A woman who doesn't back away from his surliness-or his scars. But just as he begins to believe in true love, Helen's secret past threatens to tear them apart. Now both Beast and Beauty must fight for the one thing neither believed they could ever find-a happy ever after.
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Title: To Desire A Devil
After seven years in hellish captivity, Reynaud St. Aubyn busts into his ancestral home half mad with fever, demanding his due. Can this wild man truly be the last earl's son, thought murdered by Indians?
NOTHING IS MORE INTOXICATING
Beatrice Corning is the niece of the present earl and a proper English miss. Yet she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in a certain portrait. Now, suddenly, he's here, in the flesh -- and luring her into his bed.
THAN SURRENDERING TO A DEVIL.
Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savage ways to the noble man inside. And Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as her loyalty to her uncle raises his suspicions. But can she tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title -- even if it means sacrificing her innocence?
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Returning from the Crusades, unbowed and triumphant, the noble knight, Dominic le Sabre, comes to Scotland to claim his reward--the beautiful Saxon bride promised to him by the conqueror King.
The well-beloved daughter of a sacred tribe of Celtic mystics, Lady Margaret of Blackthorns vows never to yield to the bold Norman invader who has been forced upon her. For she fears an ancient curse may bring further bloodshed to her battle-scarred land ... and sorrow to her marriage bed.
With a word, the stunning, high-born enchantress could turn her wedding into war. But the savage fire of Dominic's embrace ignites an extraordinary love ...A love that neither violence nor treachery can tear asunder.
Author: Eloisa James
Title: When Beauty Tamed The Beast
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she's betrothed to a Beast.
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.
Linnet is not just any woman.
She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love -- in just two weeks.
Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return. If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?
Author: Eloisa James
Title: Enchanting Pleasures
Series: Pleasures Trilogy BOOK III
Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland...until she meets his commanding older brother Quill.
But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires?
When Gabby's shocking decolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated.
But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love....
Quick Note: Hero also has a limp.
Author: Emily Bascom
Title: Major Westhaven's Unwilling Ward
Lily is horrified to learn her late brother has placed her under the guardianship of brooding Major Daniel Westhaven!
He's insufferably rude and arrogant, and clearly disapproves of her--so why does Lily find herself longing for his touch?
Battle-scarred Daniel wants nothing to do with society, and intends to swiftly fulfill his promise and find troublesome Lily a husband.
Only, she brings light into his dark life--and his even darker heart. But surely a beauty like Lily would never choose a beast like him....
Author: Emily May
Title: Beauty and the Scarred Hero
THE SCARS OF MAJOR REYNOLDS
Major Nicholas Reynolds returns from the Battle of Waterloo a hero. Once, his rakish good looks ensured he had his pick of beauties, but now his battle-scarred face exiles him from high society.
Lady Isabella Knox is horrified by the cruel gossip surrounding Nicholas, but intrigued by the man whose steely glance makes her blush on the outside...and burn deep on the inside.
A few stolen kisses later this beauty knows she's lost her head -- and her heart -- to the most notorious gentleman of the ton....